12/12/2012 09:41:00 AM

The Best Thing We Ate Last Night: Chewy Cookies From Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres was in good spirits at last night's Tasting Table Food Fight, a culinary event that billed itself as a grudge match between frenemies of the food world. Are crispy tacos better that soft? Is fatty brisket better than lean? Torres was in the house to make the claim that chewy chocolate chip cookies are the best, and (perhaps aided by a sugar high), he was literally jumping for joy as he handed out his massive sweet treats. We also witnessed him making a few air guitar gestures and posing for photos with excited patrons.

The always gracious chef actually was encouraging dessert fiends to vote for his competitor, Tate's Bake Shop, claiming that they were "an actual cookie maker." Their crispy version was perfectly tasty, but the gooey chocolate oozing out of his version made it the clear winner in our mind. Santa better watch out because if these things are left out on Christmas Eve, they won't be around for long.


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