What are Tom Colicchio’s favorite foods?

Mushrooms. I think a mushroom is as close as you can get to eating dirt, and so it kind of brings you back to, right to the earth, right to your roots. And that’s why I love it. You taste the mushroom, and you taste the dirt that it sort of comes up in, if it’s a wild mushroom. Cultivated mushrooms — a different story. They’re not raised in dirt. Beets have that same quality. You taste the earth. And to me, I guess that’s important for some reason.

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