According to the Internet Food Association,
Top Chef co-host Tom Colicchio was cooking at best-selling cookbook author (Jewish Cooking in America) Joan Nathan's house at one of the Art, Food, Hope dinners <!-- Alice Waters and Ayelet Waldman --> put together to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table, when Nathan started to choke on a piece of food. Colicchio sprang into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver on Nathan. She was impressed: "He's strong."
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