Bacon isn't the most important ingredient in a BLT - according to 'Top Chef' judge Tom Colicchio

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Award-winning chef, restaurateur, and " Top Chef " judge Tom Colicchio owns a gourmet sandwich shop called 'Wichcraft with locations in New York City. He explains why tomatoes are the most important ingredients in a BLT sandwich. Following is a transcript of the video.

TOM COLICCHIO: Our BLT at 'Wichcraft - right now it's our most popular selling sandwich as you would imagine. But we only serve it from mid-July until probably mid-September.

It's only when we can get local tomatoes and particularly, tomatoes from one farm. Eckerton's Farm - Tim Stark at Eckerton's Farm has, by far, the best tomatoes I've ever had. And so, when he has tomatoes, that's what we buy.

And so, our BLT really should be a TBL 'cause it's really about the tomato.
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