Tom Colicchio

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Anthony Bourdain Is a Cartoon Character... Again

    Anthony Bourdain will guest-star as famous TV food dude Anthony Gourmand in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig slated to air sometime in 2015. In the episode, Craig becomes obsessed with Anthony Gourmand, the host of a television series called Foodventurer. Sanjay and Craig meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Boca's La Ferme Introduces New Craft Cocktail Menu

    "James is one of the most talented mixologists we have ever worked with," says La Ferme's owner Bobby Shapiro in his latest news release. "Owning Flex Mussels in Manhattan and a number of other restaurants over the years, we've worked with quite a few mixologists, and James' cocktails are well worth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Chris Miracolo, Chef at Max's Harvest in Delray: A Q&A About Good Food, Mean Customers, and the Swedish Chef

    He's been around these blocks a few times. He was young when it all began. At the ripe old age of twenty, chef Chris Miracolo began making a name for himself in the South Florida dining scene. Under the guidance of local culinary celebrities -- Mark Militello, Norman Van Aiken, and Peter Boloukos -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2012

    Dumpster Dive Breakfasts, Toilet Bowl Dinners, and Other Absurd Links

    The Perennial Plate Episode 84: Dumpster Diver from Daniel Klein on Vimeo. Here's a roundup of five strange and disturbing food-related links. 1. Check out this video on dumpster diving with chef-activist Daniel Klein, who has worked with Tom Colicchio and Thomas Keller, among others. "I've gained ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2011

    While Cooking on the Cheap, Colicchio Is Spit Out by a Six Year Old

    ​A six year old spit out Tom Colicchio's food on a stage in Washington earlier this week, reported Tim Carman of The Washington Post. Part of the Great American Family Dinner Challenge, Austin Jackson rejected two dishes prepared by teams of top chefs cooking meals based on a food stamp budget of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Mario Batali, David Chang, and The Recipe Project's 'Brains and Eggs' Song

    I'm currently in mad love with The Recipe Project, the Brooklyn band One Ring Zero's collection of famous chef's recipes set to tunes. The book project started like this:Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, co-founders of the band One Ring Zero, decided to turn Chris Cosentino's recipe for Brains and Egg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    Top Chef Texas: Padma, Pee-wee, and the Alamo (Video)

    ​Top Chef season nine is coming to Bravo, and this time, we're in for beef, beef, beef as the cheftestants battle their way through the Lone Star State. Top Chef Texas promises to be more than "big hat, no cattle," from the look of the promo, in which we're promised 29 (!!!) cheftestants, Padma i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Mario Batali Joins Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio as a Simpsons Character

    Matt Selman Mario Batali looks a little yellow as a Simpsons character.​Someone in Simpsons-land is a complete and total foodie (or ran our of movie stars to feature) because this season of The Simpsons is turning out to be quite awesome. First, we told you abour Anthony Bourdain an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio to Guest on The Simpsons

    Matt Selman, via TwitterAnthony Bourdain is making an appearance on The Simpsons​Who would have guessed that Springfield would become a foodie destination? The Simpsons' 23rd season will see both snarkmaster extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain and Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio make guest appearanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Chefs' Recipes Set to Music by One Ring Zero

    ​Food is art, the foodie scribes tell us. You eat with your eyes.  But is food music? Do we eat with our ears?  Well, yes. At least according to musicians Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp -- AKA One Ring Zero -- who in October will unveil their latest venture, a book-CD package called The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Top Chef Masters Recap: Better Than A Mess Hall

    NBC Universal ​Last week my favorite cheftestant, Hugh, was sent packing for his mayo as science project (which is ironic because I always thought of mayo as more "weird science" than condiment). That leaves Mary Sue, Floyd, Traci and Naomi to duke it out for spots in next week's finale. Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Top Chef Masters Recap: Heaven & Rock & Roll RV Hell

    ​The cheftestants walk into the kitchen to see Curtis and gourmet ingredients. Curtis says these ingredients are heavenly..... Quickfire Challenge The table is full of heavenly ingredients like foie gras, scallops, prime beef and nary a bug or canned good is in sight. The catch? Remember th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Show: The Top Ten Moments

    NBC Universal​Bravo reunion shows are basically one and the same -- a schmaltzy way to pimp out yet one more cheap episode of the shows you love to say you don't ever watch. At least Top Chef is the most intelligent of mindless television (Hey -- at least it's not Real Housewives of Miami). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: And The Winner Is........

    NBC Universal   ​This is it...the finale. Padma and Tom meet Richard and Mike. Tom says there are no twists and turns - just show us your future - your challege is to create the restaurant of your dreams (that's it? OK - I'll just write you the great American novel in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Wife Welcome New Baby

    ​Top Chef mentor, judge and hottie Tom Colicchio welcomed a brand new baby boy into the world yesterday. Tom tweeted that his wife Lori Silverbush gave birth to a 7.9 pound son, Mateo Lev Colicchio, yesterday at 12:11PM in New York City.  

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Chef Zach Bell Named James Beard Award Finalist

    Cafe Boulud Chef Zach Bell​Chef Zach Bell of Palm Beach's Cafe Boulud has been named a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef (South). Chef Bell is the only South Florida chef to be named a finalist for the award. Other finalists in this category include John Harris ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Padma Wears a Bikini and The Cheftestants Are Mean To Conch

    NBC Universal ...And then there were three.​Last episode Carla was thrown off. First Fabio then Carla? Who could I possibly root for? Richard? Antonia? I'm a little depressed. Quickfire Challenge Back in the sunny Bahamas, we have Mike, Richard, Antonia and Tiffany left - boy vs. girl. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Cooking For The King

    NBC Universal ​Wer'e in the finals in the Bahamas. The cheftestants walk into a fort where they meet the winners of their seasons and Eric Ripert. Quickfire Challenge Tom Colicchio says they're going to go head to head against the winner of their particular season. The winner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Fuggedaboudit! Cooking Family Style At Rao's

    NBC Universal Cheftestants​Last episode we had Marcel pack his knives after he led his team to defeat in restaurant wars.  Quickfire Round The Cheftestants walk into the kitchen to find Padma and Isaac Mizrahi. It's fashion week and Padma is plugging her jewelry line and Isaac is ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Restaurant Wars (Fabio Charms Everyone)

    NBC Universal Fabio Viviani ​Recap: on Last Week's Top Chef, the chefs were taken out on the S.S. Minnow for a three hour tour and fish fry.  Carla won a trip to Amsterdam and both Jamie (finally) and Tiffany were sent packing. Quickfire Challenge: The cheftestants walk into Le B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: A Tom Colicchio Smackdown (He Is So Hot)

    NBC Universal Tom Colicchio​Top Chef is probably Bravo's last and only foray into "real" reality television. For eight seasons we've gotten to enjoy the drama of cooking rather than drunken behavior, screaming matches and random hookups (though the show has had its fair share of all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Must-See TV: Six Food Shows We'd Like to Watch in 2011

    ​Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Ten Signs You're Watching Too Many Cooking Shows

    ​10. You bleach your hair blond, buy a junker Camaro, and run around saying things like, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner."  9. You can sit through an entire episode of Top Chef without ever reaching for the clicker.  8. You believe Kelly Choi has talent.  7. Rachael Ray no longer ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Top Chef Interview With Kenny Gilbert, Bravo Star and New Executive Chef at PGA National Resort

    Chef Kenny Gilbert, star of Bravo's Top Chef and new executive chef at PGA National Resort and Spa.​Watch any of this season's episodes of Top Chef and it's clear that the level of competition has been raised higher than ever. There have been furious quickfires with crab parts exploding across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    2010 James Beard Winners Announced

    ​Last week, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2010 winners for food media and restaurants. Although South Florida had a few dogs in the race, Broward and Palm Beach didn't come up with any wins. But Miami's own Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink managed to snag Best Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Weston Detective Chris Bauer Stars in TLC Special "The Message" Tomorrow Night

    PI Bauer delivers his message​A Chicago-based Private Investigator who owns a vacation home in Weston, Chris Bauer says he spends his leisure time when he comes to Florida "people watching" on Las Olas or at downtown art shows. In other words, Bauer's always at least halfway on the job. He has sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Purge the Bird and Braise Yourself Some Short Ribs

    Photo by Flickr user Dave Lifson​I love me some good poultry. I've basked in the glory of wings, become reverent in the presence of a well-cooked turkey, waxed lyrical about Thanksgiving leftovers. But it's right about this time every year that I find out I have a poultry limit. It's time to flush ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Ron Duprat's Top Chef Recap Episode One

    ​Episode two of the new Top Chef Las Vegas premiered last night, which means we've seen Hollywood Beach Marriott Executive Chef Ron Duprat twice now on the program. Each week, we're going to recap what happened to the Haitian native Duprat on the show -- and maybe point out some funny stuff too. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Blind Drunk

    flickr user: Christina SnyderEver get the urge to make like Gordon Ramsay or Tom Colicchio? You know, "This tastes like shit! Pack your knives and go!" Well, at Rustic Cellar in Boca you can feed your inner megalomaniac in a blind wine tasting and judging set for Thursday, May 28. Beginning at 7 p.m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Behind The Scenes For SoBe Food Fest Prep

    It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    All the Nasty Bits from an Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali

    Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    The Television Hi-Life

    Carlos Fernandez may flop on Top Chef, but his restaurant usually holds up.