Top Chef Columbus Ohio Report!
Again one of our fellow TC fans is kind enough to share their road trip to see Chef Richard and Chef Hung in Ohio. This event was on July 12th.
From Guest Chef reporter Catherine.
This stop on the TC tour was a little different. Instead of parking at a Whole Foods Top Chef brought it to the historic North Market , one of my favorite places. This weekend was also the Ohio Food and Wine Festival.
Richard and Hung were our chefs for the day. They were both funny and excited to cook for us. Hung's recipe was all about "explosive flavors" encouraging the group to use some different ingredients like tamarind, oyster sauce, and fish sauce. He filled us in that his new restaurant in the West Village will feature seafood.
Richard talked about his new restaurant Flip, which will be a burger place. Richard also talked about a 'fried food comeback' mentioning a fried mayonnaise and cheese sandwich, we'll just have to see if that one makes it on the menu!
Both chefs answered quite a few questions from the crowd, here are the highlights:
-How do you cut salt in a dish? Hung: add lime juice, tamarind, or chilies
-What do you like to eat? Richard: I grew up eating hamburgers and fries. I love ranch dressing and honey mustard and I make no apologies for it.
-Will you be on TV again?Hung: no interest
Richard: has a show 'in the works'
-What is in your fridge at home?Hung: water, if that
Richard: usually leftover pizza and Gatorade, but more food now that my wife is home with the baby.
-What advice would you give young chefs? Both: Tough, hard punishment-get ready.
On to the recipes! Both chefs made great dishes. I suspect Richard had something else in mind-- the oven was heating up and he checked the temperature during Hung's segment, but when he was up he made a salad.
Click HERE to see the recipes.