10:52 pm January 19, 2009, by John Kessler
It isn’t every day Alice Waters runs out into a crowd of the country’s best chefs and shouts, “Does anyone know the Heimlich maneuver?” Good thing Tom does.
The Craft-y chef was in Washington, D.C., at the opening party for Art.Food.Life — a series of pre-inauguration fundraising dinners held throughout the city and featuring meals from the nation’s top chefs, including Scott Peacock. Daniel Boulud and Lidia Bastianich were also in attendance. According to one eyewitness report, the party’s hostess, legendary Jewish food expert Joan Nathan, got a piece of chicken stuck in her throat. Colicchio obliged and sent the chicken flying promptly.
“He’s so strong!” exclaimed the grateful Nathan when all was said and done.
Read all about it here.
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