Chopped host Ted Allen's tips for a simple, classic holiday party

December 2015
By: The Examiner

G: Since you haven’t been to Salt Lake City --- yet --- what are your favorite cities to eat in?

TA:  I hear Salt Lake is very nice, beautiful city, with lots more to do.

I don’t really have a favorite, there are so many. One trend I love is in every mid size city you can find more artisanal restaurants and options now. I love Columbus, Ohio. Nashville is hot. San Francisco always has great food and artistic chefs, and John Besh who has 12 restaurants, 10 in New Orleans, he is killing it. I love Rome to eat, New York, Paris isn’t terrible, and I had an amazing organic burger in Indiana. Nice grass fed meats. People love the American food trends. Tradition.

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