Mike Colameco kicks off Food Talk this week on the line with Florence Fabricant, legendary food critic for The New York Times, chatting about her book “City Harvest: 100 Recipes from Great New York Restaurants.” The new book features an exclusive collection of 100 delicious new recipes benefiting City Harvest, the renowned food-rescue organization that feeds over 1.4 million hungry New Yorkers every year, from star chefs including Dominique Ansel, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm, Anita Lo, François Payard, Marcus Samuelsson, Ivy Stark, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Florence highlights her insightful notes on using leftover ingredients and second helpings, making this an ideal cookbook to return to again and again.  After the break, Mike welcomes Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier and Chef Andy Bennet of Rouge Tomate, prepping for an official reopening, and discussing the importance of their healthy menu and, of course, the vast variety of wines offered.  Perhaps one of the few restaurants employing a full time nutritionist, Andy shares a great overview of his cooking philosophy, plus the group discusses the recent news surrounding Danny Meyer eliminating tipping at his restaurants.

“We’re trying to produce something that is delicious and a byproduct of that is it’s healthy for you.” [32:00]

–Chef Andy Bennett on Food Talk