I dont know too many parents that want to feed their kids soda, but high-fructose corn syrup is cheap. The price of soda in 20 years has gone down 40 percent while the price of whole foods, fruits and vegetables, has gone up 40 percent and obesity goes up right along that curve.

— Tom Colicchio

The most craziest Tom Colicchio quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Im not a fan of grilling meat, since that tends to dry it out, and I find grill marks leave a bitter taste. A good steak house will offer different options for preparation, and I would ask them to broil or pan-roast the steak and finish it with butter. It ends up a dark chocolate color and stays very juicy.


Most cooks try to learn by making dishes.

Doesnt mean you can cook. It means you can make that dish. When you can cook is when you can go to a farmers market, buy a bunch of stuff, then go home and make something without looking at a recipe. Now youre cooking.


Too often, chefs just want to experiment - they want to use liquid nitrogen before they know how to use heat.


As a chef, I had started working with groups like Share Our Strength and various local food banks in New York, raising money for hunger-related issues. And not only me, but the entire restaurant industry has been very focused on this issue.


A couple of months ago, I was down in Florida for the Food and Wine Festival.

And this journalist grabbed me and said, 'How does it feel to be a TV guy? You're no longer in the restaurant business.' And I laughed. I asked him, 'How long do you think it takes me to do a season?' He said, 'Well, 200 days.' And I was like, '200 days? Try 20!'


Once you have your basics down, you can start breaking the rules.


I travel around and hear from so many kids.

Their parents say they were always very picky but they watch the show and they want to try stuff. The show is entertainment, but I think it has done so much for the public perception of what food can be.


Mushrooms can be very fancy. It's the closest you can get to eating dirt.


People are not hungry because we dont produce enough. People are hungry for political reasons.


I don't really like money - I like the things you can buy with money.


It's my belief that cooking is a craft.

I think that you can push it into the realm of art, but it starts with craft. It starts with an understanding of materials. It starts with an understanding of where foods are grown.


With conglomerates selling companies to liquidators, who close down plants and move to non-union areas, it's about time progressive union leaders step in to stop such job-losing tactics... ESOP should become a part of future bargaining packages!


About Tom Colicchio

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Chef
Birthday August 15, 1962