Baltimore Chef Wins Food Network’s “Chopped”
Chef David Thomas, owner and executive chef at Baltimore’s Ida B’s Table, took home the $10,000 first prize on Food Network’s Thanksgiving-themed episode of “Chopped.” “I felt good about what I was presenting based on the ingredients that I had,” said Thomas. “But you know, I was cooking for Martha Stewart. It could have been anybody’s game.” Ida B’s, in downtown Baltimore, opened in 2017 and features a menu of modern takes on traditional soul food. Thomas’ winning menu included macaroni and cheese, turkey, fried turkey livers, and a dessert.