Colicchio Hates the Term ‘Celebrity Chef’ But Loves Kevin Gillespie’s Bacon Jam

Gone fishin'.
Gone fishin'. Photo: Courtesy of Bravo

The New Potato has a long talk with Tom Colicchio about his life as one of the pioneers of celebrity chefdom, a term he “hates” and finds “silly” because, “You don’t say celebrity actor.” He also thinks some people do wrong by overordering at Craft, and says there’s only so many way to re-create a dish because, when it comes to culinary technique, “It’s like music, there are only twelve musical notes. You can’t help but hear the Beach Boys in REM.” Additionally, he uses Kevin Gillespie’s bacon jam and is mostly keeping tracking of this season’s winner of Top Chef, Paul Qui. [New Potato]