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Happy Family's Shazi Visram Talks to Chef Tom Colicchio about Organic Food for Kids

Pull up a Chair Event Sign

There aren’t many topics in the realm of food, cooking and nutrition that are as hot right now as that of organic foods. While some might think that organic food is an adult interest, the truth is that feeding babies and children organically grown food is absolutely vital for the health of a growing young brain and body.

At a fantastic cocktail party and reception hosted by Colicchio and Sons Restaurant (owned by celebrity Chef and Top Chef judge and host, Tom Colicchio) I was introduced to the excellent work of Happy Family Organic Foods and the company’s dynamic founder and CEO Shazi Visram. Visram is perhaps best known for creating HappyBaby, the first premium baby brand to enter the market in five small stores in New York City. Today, it is the leading premium brand of baby and toddler meals in the US – sold in over 13,000 stores and featuring nine different lines of delicious, organic foods focused on the optimal nutrition of infants and children.

To that end, she has created Happy TV, an engaging online webseries that debuted just last week. Visram offers that she “created Happy TV to showcase and share insights from the innovators and thought leaders behind the brands that are making mindful choices to support the health of local communities and the planet.” After the cocktail party, we were invited to participate in the filming of a segment of Happy TV, which was very fun. In a relaxed conversational setting, Shazi and Tom discussed a variety of nutrition-related topics including hunger in America, school lunch programs, cooking with a farm to table approach and the importance of feeding children organic food.

Shazi and Tom

Shazi and Tom answered questions from the intimate audience and Colicchio also spoke about his wife, filmmaker Lori Silverbush’s new documentary, A Place At The Table (formerly entitled Finding North). That is a film I definitely want to see when it shows in New York.

Watch the first episode of Happy TV at This Link and find out more about Happy Family Organic Foods by clicking This Link.

Gail Meets Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio and Gail Worley

I’ve been saying it for years: Celebrity Chefs are the new Rock Stars! It is no secret that I love writing about Food and that Top Chef is my favorite food-centric reality TV show. So, it is always serious fun for me when I get to meet Cheftestants from various seasons of Top Chef as well as the celebrity chef judges that make the show so educational and entertaining. Top Chef!

You can imagine then that it was particularly thrilling to be invited to attend party at Colicchio and Sons Restaurant, owned by Top Chef judge and host, Tom Colicchio, at which I not only got to eat Tom’s delicious food but also got to meet him. The purpose of the event was to promote the  excellent workof Happy Family Organic Foods, and I will be writing a separate blog post about that. In the meantime, I needed an excuse to post this photo of Me and Tom taken at the event, because I’ve had a crush on him for about five years, and let me tell those of you who feel similarly that he is even hotter in person than he is on TV. Hotness! Plus, super nice and cool. I am also saving up my cash so I can eat at his restaurant again, because the food was just insane.

The Lunchbox Auction: Fighting Hunger One Lunchbox at a Time


Pink Lunchbox by Fashion Label Heatherette

Gourmet magazine, in conjunction with the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund, is holding an exclusive star-studded fundraising party in New York City. At the event, partiers can preview custom-designed lunchboxes by a selection of various celebutantes and “personalities” including Mario Batali, Beastie Boys, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Colicchio, Salman Rushdie, Cameron Diaz, Rachael Ray, Mike Myers, Ellen Page, Michael Stipe, Liv Tyler and Diane Von Furstenberg, among others. Five lunchboxes will be auctioned off live at the event, to be held on Thursday December 11th at the Milk Gallery in NYC. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cocktails will be provided. More information on the kick off party and the auction event are available at The LunchBox Auction Dot Org. Tickets are $135 per person, with partial proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund. Tickets can be purchased here.

Orange Lunchbox ByLisa Maria Presley

People Magazine's Sexiest Man of 2007: So Wrong

This Man is Not Sexy

Bringing Sexy Back…Not!
Tell me its not true: Matt Damon Voted Sexiest Man Alive.

Uh, Matt Damon? Seriously? Um, I think not. Matt Damon is gross. I can think of at least ten guys I know who are hotter and sexier than Matt Damon.

Gail’s Choice for Ten Living Men Who are Sexier Than Matt Damon

Keef

  1. Keith Nelson from Buckcherry

Sixx

2. Bloated, nearly 50-year-old, Post Rehab Nikki Sixx

Andy!

3. Anderson Cooper, oh yes.

Sexy Neal!

4. Neal Smith circa 1972

OG!

5. My Gay Friend Geoffrey

Tim Gunn!

6. Co-host of Project Runway, Tim Gunn

Tom!

7. Chef Tom Colicchio Holding Raw Meat

Yul!

8. Yul Kwan from Survivor

Bill R

9. Gentleman Rock Star, Bill Rieflin

Simpsons’ Terry!

10. Simpsons’ Cartoon Version of Terry

The next time that People magazine has one of these “Sexiest Man” polls, they need to get in touch with me. Because I will set them straight.