I love, love, love Top Chef. I also love when New York papers and magazines do fun Q&As with people. Today, my two loves came together for a New York Times piece on Top Chef co-host and Craft, Craftsteak, ‘Wichcraft owner Tom Colicchio. He’s not the most hilarious guy, but I still like the insider’s peek into his pretty normal life.
Some of my favorite bits:
Worst thing about his kitchen: It’s a New York City apartment kitchen. It’s narrow. I can’t open the refrigerator and the oven door at the same time. But you don’t need to have a Rolls-Royce kitchen to make a great meal.
Most-used cookbook: Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key. So I would say Jacques Pépin’s book “La Technique.” I don’t have the copy I had when I was 14, but I have the new edition signed by Jacques.
Worst thing about TV stardom: Because of the show, some people come to my restaurant looking to be blown away. Sometimes the expectations are a little too high.
Can’t wait for season 6 of Top Chef!