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What Tom Colicchio knows about salad dressing

July 7, 2011 | 11:20 am

Colicchio What do great chefs know that the rest of us don't? That's the question our Master Class series tries to answer. In the case of Tom Colicchio, chef and owner of the Craft family of restaurants and host and head judge of "Top Chef," he says it's sometimes just a matter of being able to see things in a different way. And one of the best examples is vinaigrette.

Sure, everyone knows how to make a salad dressing, but what about using vinaigrettes as marinades? Or even as braising liquids? Check out Thursday's column to find out more. And when you're done, look at the step-by-step photo gallery he narrated. Still got questions? Go to our Facebook page and ask them.


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Photo: Tom Colicchio. Credit: Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times