Anyone with good bread recommendations is automatically a hero in my book. So when Andy Cohen – who is already right up there for his hilarious talk show Watch What Happens Live and for being Exec Producer of F&W favorite Top Chef (starring our own Gail Simmons) – came around with a list of his favorite bread-centric places in St. Louis, I freaked out.
Cohen, it turns out, is from St. Louis. And grew up in the food business. “My great grandfather started a food manufacturing company called Allen Food. I drove a fork lift one summer, I made deliveries in a van. I worked in customer service. I spent a summer on a factory line like Laverne & Shirley screwing on bottle caps,” he says. (To which, I say, can I please see some video footage?)
Cohen’s cousin Josh Allen is still in the St. Louis food business. His beloved bakery Companion is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In honor of the big birthday, Cohen is starring in their new ad campaign. And also sharing some high carb favorites. “It’s impossible to not eat carbs in St. Louis,” says Cohen. Hurray for that!