Posts Tagged ‘Tom Colicchio’

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Top Chef Reunion Show

Yes, I watched some of the Top Chef reunion show last night, and let me say this right from the start: The main reason Fabio won fan fave is because Americans are still suckers for Italian accents. Could this show have been less about the art and craft of cooking? That Baldies-with-Photoshopped-Hair segment? Jump. The. Shark. Time. Whoa, […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: From Tiki to Lakshmi

It's Friday, people, which means it's time to start thinking about drinks, hamburgers, and mayonnaise. Not necessarily in that order. Amuse Bouche is carrying a torch for the Tiki bar revival. Michael Ruhlman confesses to his love for making mayonnaise. It's apparently a visual thing, which may be a guy thing, come to think of […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Top Chef Edition

District gastronomes can barely contain themselves about tonight's Top Chef finale. Their excitement, of course, has to do with Carla Hall, the local caterer who will compete for top honors against a couple of dome-heads: Boulder, Colo. chef Hosea Rosenberg and Finnish hell-boy Stefan Richter, a caterer based in Santa Monica, Calif. The blogs are […]

Tom Colicchio Sells Out Grant Achatz for Diet Coke

OK, let me see if I have this right: Tom Colicchio, the celebrated toque and head judge on Top Chef, mocks one of the most inventive culinary minds in the country, Alinea's Grant Achatz, for the sake of selling more Diet Cokes? Make no mistake, that shrimp balancing on wires in Colicchio's Oscar-night commercial is […]

Walter Scheib to Alice Waters: Lay Off the White House Chef

If you haven't heard already, Alice Waters was in town during the inauguration, trying to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen, among other groups, and beat the drum for local and sustainable food issues while the world's attention was turned to D.C. I don't know how successful these celebrity-chef-driven dinners were in meeting their goals, […]