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  the story behind todd english   From culinary phenom to world-class chef
Todd English grew up in an Italian family passionate about ingredient-driven food and always knew he wanted to be a chef, even when being a chef wasn’t cool.
 
After graduating with honors from the Culinary Institute of America, Todd English furthered his studies in Europe, first in France, then Italy. In 1991, he was named National Rising Star by the James Beard Foundation and has received numerous accolades and awards for his culinary expertise since.
 
Todd has furthered his influence in the food industry as a restaurateur with Olives locations in NYC, Boston, and Las Vegas; Beso in Los Angeles; Tuscany in Connecticut; Kingfish Hall and Bonfire in Boston; Figs in Boston and Florida; and BlueZoo and da Campo Osteria in Florida. He has also authored the critically acclaimed The Olives Table, The Figs Table and The Olives Dessert Table cookbooks.
 
Todd English joined HSN in 2005 with innovative and health-conscious GreenPan™ technology cookware and Italian-inspired tableware and accessories. From preparation to presentation, his collection makes it easy to cook like a professional in the comfort of your kitchen.
 
Todd sits down with us to share his culinary travels, favorite kitchen tools and why he believes there’s no place like HSN.
savory selections

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tools of the trade
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