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Old 01-21-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Top Chef Judge is a Hero

"Top Chef head honcho Tom Colicchio may be considered the "bad guy" when it comes time to axe one of the cheftestants during judge's table, but for now this restaurateur could be called a hero.

The reality-show judge saved fellow foodie Joan Nathan from choking to death during the "Art. Food. Hope." benefit in Washington, D.C. on Monday, according to the Internet Food Association. While being cornered by some bitter Top Chef fans who where less than thrilled about last week's elimination of Ariane, Colicchio heard a cry for help from another famed chef, Alice Waters, and immediately ran over to perform the Heimlich maneuver saving Nathan who had a chunk of chicken lodged in her wind pipe."I did what anyone else would have done and was just happy to be there," Colicchio told TVGuide.com. "I'm thrilled Joan's well."

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Old 01-21-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Good for him! I think I'd like him as a person...though one can never really tell...
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That's good to hear!

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:53 PM   #4
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Thats good - a good man to have around in an emergency.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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I lost a good chef at my school choking on a peice of lamb. It happened while teaching a class. I wasnt in it but he was an awesome guy,

huge biker dude that was one heck of a chef
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