What We're Reading: September 16, 2015


The story of an unconventional dumpling in an unexpected place. [Saveur


JBF Award winner Tom Colicchio's inclusion of a service charge at his restaurant, Craft, sparks a conversation about the future of restaurant dining. [Eater


California winemakers in trouble: how wildfires are heating things up in Napa Valley. [Forbes


Another food market's opening in downtown Manhattan; here's why you should keep your eyes on the South Street Seaport. [... Read more >

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Ask a Chef: Tom Colicchio's Tips for Reducing Food Waste


Let’s get real for a second: chefs all across the country are talking about food waste, but it’s not just up to the producers, restaurants, and knife-wielders to lead the charge. There’s plenty that consumers and home cooks can do to help tackle the problem, and sometimes a little advice is all it takes to get started. Below, we arm you with tips on reducing waste in your own kitchen from world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and multiple JBF Award winner Tom Colicchio, who recently debuted as MSNBC’s first-ever food correspondent.


Plan Ahead

Make a list before heading to the grocery store; it will help curtail impulse purchases that wind up getting thrown out.

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Throwback Thursday: Tom Colicchio at Chefs & Champagne '91



Here's Tom Colicchio at 1991's Chefs & Champagne, where he prepared grilled squab pastrami with caraway foccacia and corn relish. That year's benefit was held at the Water Mill estate on August 24.


Chefs & Champagne now takes place at Wölffer Estate Vineyard, but the rest of the formula endures: talented chefs, elegant food, and endless bubbly. Check out pictures from this year's event on our Facebook page


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Opening Today: A Place at the Table

Tom Colicchio didn't live-tweet this week's Top Chef finale, but he had a decent excuse: the JBF Award winner was attending the premiere of A Place at the Table, a new documentary about hunger in America, co-directed by his wife, Lori Silverbush, and Kristi Jacobson. The film, which was shown at Sundance, follows three individuals who struggle with food insecurity, and includes commentary from Colicchio, actor Jeff Bridges, author Raj Patel, nutrition policy expert Marion Nestle, and others. A Place at the Table opens today, so have a look at the list of theaters that are showing this important work. Watch the official trailer below:


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Recipe Roundup: Spring Soirée

Chris DiMinno's recipe for wild mushroom stew with egg yolk, adapted by the James Beard Foundation


There's nothing like the arrival of the first spring vegetables to inspire us to get back into the kitchen. Take your cue from the market and plan a menu featuring the best of the season's offerings.


Crispy Baby Artichokes with Lemon Aïoli
Deep-fried to a light golden crisp and served with a tangy mayonnaise, these artichokes are addictive.


Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg Yolk
Chris DiMinno's hearty stew is made with the first mushrooms that peek out of the earth in spring.


Tom Colicchio's Spring Pasta
This rustic ravioli is filled with chervil-... Read more >

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Immaculate Infatuation: Tom Colicchio

Lex Luther preaching his plan for world domination.

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JBF Kitchen Cam