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Kelly Ripa and Kathy Griffin Eat Candy-Laced Pate on 'Iron Chef America' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 24th 2011 8:40AM
Iron Chef: AmericaThis week on 'Iron Chef America' (Sun., 10PM ET on FOOD) Chef Marc Forgione took on 'Top Chef' fan favorite Lee Anne Wong in Battle Halloween.

Kathy Griffin and Kelly Ripa were given the task of judging a range of dishes all prepared using the secret ingredient: Halloween candy.

We love Chef Wong, but honestly didn't think her duck liver pâté on crostini looked too appetizing: The strawberry hard candy gastrique lent it an unpleasant bloody tinge. Still, given some of the secret ingredients in the past, the judging panel got off lightly.

Ripa joked that adding candy's "a great way to get your kids to eat pâté," while über-dieter Griffin didn't manage to convince us that she really is "a pâté fanatic." Forgione's offerings, however, seemed to fare better with the ladies. Did he take home the title?

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'Top Chef All Stars' Two Chefs Depart with Dignity

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 17th 2010 11:00AM
top_chef_logo_bravoLast night's third episode of Bravo's 'Top Chef All Stars' was a bittersweet affair. Two of the remaining sixteen chefs were eliminated after a particularly difficult challenge in which they were asked to re-create the style of some of the finest chefs in New York City.

Four teams visited four different places: David Burke's Townhouse, which specializes in New American cuisine; Ma Peche, the restaurant owned by David Chang that blends the French and Vietnamese styles; Michael White's Marea, a new style Italian restaurant; and wd-50, Wiley Dufresne's adventure in molecular gastronomy.

The two eliminated chefs found themselves attempting to emulate Michael White and David Burke. Both dishes showed ambition, but were flawed. In a competition as tough as 'Top Chef All Stars,' those flaws were enough to send these two chefs packing.

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The Latest Eliminated 'Top Chef' Contestant Was 'Ready to Go'

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 29th 2010 4:15PM
art_smith_padma_lakshmi_top_chef_bravoYou might think that when Padma Lakshmi tells a chef to "pack your knives and go," it's the worst thing that could happen. However, this week's eliminated cheftestant from 'Top Chef: DC' had a very different take on leaving the show, and in retrospect, won't let the experience affect what's next.

Who was it and how did he/she reach this conclusion? Find out in the exit interview below.

WARNING: Spoiler Alert!

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Starz Eyes 'Insatiable'

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 13th 2010 3:00PM
InsatiableLeave it to a premium cable network like Starz to figure out a way to combine The Food Network with Cinemax. They will be producing a series based on former New York magazine writer Gael Greene's 2006 memoir of her time as a food critic.

Greene has most recently been seen on television as a judge for 'Top Chef Masters' on Bravo. She's been writing about food for over 40 years.

But don't let her career as a writer fool you into thinking of this as another cookbook. She slept with porn stars, famous chefs and the Studio 54 set (including a tryst with the King of Rock and Roll). In other words, it's perfect fodder for one of those cable adult dramas that creep into the softcore porn territory (and can use the analogy of eating as sex).

Starz itself is becoming a player in the game with the success of its 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' series. It looks like the network seeks to continue the streak.

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School Kids Find Jamie Oliver's Food Revolting

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 31st 2010 3:01PM
jamie oliverJamie Oliver's 'Food Revolution' is only two episodes in but it has already brought some serious numbers for ABC. Anyone that has been watching the series, though, can tell that the celebrity chef's mission to bring healthy eating habits to Huntington, West Virginia has not been an easy task. Tears have been shed, chicken nuggets have been dumped, lunch ladies have been angered.

For viewers, most of this article from the New York Post is pretty much stating the obvious, saying that a majority of school children are not pleased with the state of things. What is interesting, though, is the rise of brown bag lunches from home (mostly chips and cookies) and some thoughts from the food services director on how the change has been implemented.

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Are You Ready For Another Gordon Ramsay Cooking Competition Show?

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 26th 2010 2:04PM
Gordon RamsayDo we really need another food competition show on television? And do we need another show that stars chef Gordon Ramsay? Neither of those questions matter because we're getting one anyway.

'Masterchef' premieres on FOX July 29. Ramsay will be the head judge on this show, along with restaurateur/wine expert Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot Bowles, who will also coach the contestants. This show will feature amateur chefs who have to go through a series of challenges, with one of them becoming the winner of the competition. I know, that description could be cut and pasted into a post about seven other food competition shows on the air right now, but if something isn't broken...etc, etc.

The press release uses phrases like "follow their dream" and "unique platform" and "passion and excitement," but I don't see anything about what the exact prize will be, whether it's cash or a position at a restaurant or a set of cookware. Unless the prize is knowing that three food and wine experts declare you the winner.

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Gordon Ramsay Cuts Finger on 'Ellen' But Doesn't Yell at Himself

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 25th 2010 5:11PM
I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often when there is a chef giving a cooking demo on a talk show. Gordon Ramsay was chopping food on 'Ellen' and actually cut his finger. The moment a guest on my talk show cuts his finger, that's when we stop taping, clean up the area, give him a Band-Aid and a glove and have him start the demonstration over. Even then I'd hesitate in eating it.

I once cut my finger slicing linguica on a slicer and had to go to the emergency room. Don't worry if you ate pizza at Valentino's in the mid-'80s, I threw it out.

Can you imagine if one of the contestants on 'Hell's Kitchen' had cut his finger during a challenge or during dinner service? You can imagine what Ramsay would say: "Oh, bollocks! What is wrong with you? What a donkey? Get the f**k out of my kitchen! Close it down!"

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Jeff Garlin is a Food Addict (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 24th 2010 5:05AM
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Jeff Garlin Jeff Garlin knows he's "really screwed up," but once he accepted the fact that he's a food addict, that Oprah lightbulb went off in his head.

"I haven't had sugar in over a year," he told Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM). "I haven't had fast food in over a year ... if you have a cookie and go, 'here just have a piece,' that's like me taking my first drink,' so I don't do it."

Good for you, Jeff! Stay the course, because you look fabulous.

Watch the video after the jump.

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I love Sandra Lee but not her new show

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 25th 2010 5:27PM
Sandra LeeBefore I go any further I want to say that this isn't another one of those Sandra Lee-bashing articles. I actually like her. Semi-Homemade Cooking is one of my favorite Food Network shows. Having said that, I have a lot of problems with her new (or should I say new-ish) show Money Saving Meals.

I mean, seriously, does this show need to exist? I know times are tough for a lot of families right now, but I don't think that we need to figure out our meals to the point where we know how much each serving costs when we cook the meal for our family. She's always talking about how each serving "only cost $1.07" or "if you buy this you'll save 22 cents!"

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Overweight Americans say no to Jamie Oliver

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 20th 2010 4:02PM
Jamie OliverAccording to statistics, over half the people who live in Hungtington, WV are officially obese. But that doesn't mean they want to eat better.

British chef Jamie Oliver has a new series for ABC starting in March titled Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, and as part of the show Oliver wanted to help the people of Huntington eat healthier and lose weight. The people had other plans. They said no to his help, which actually caused Oliver to cry. One radio person in the area actually said "we don't want to sit around and eat lettuce all day," which I'm sure is exactly what Oliver was proposing.

I'd love to hear the complete story about this. Was Oliver really pushed away from the town with pitchforks and torches, or did they simply not want to participate in the show? And did schoolkids really think that potatoes were tomatoes??

You know what I had for dinner last night? Nachos.

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What You Missed Last Night: The Daily Show predicts the future!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 14th 2010 1:00PM
Every day on the morning shows, daytime shows, and cable shows, we see various "experts" and "trendspotters" who tell us what fashion, food, toy, and/or tech product is going to be the next big thing. Often these are ridiculous predictions, as The Daily Show pointed out last night.

I'd write more, but my flowers are boiling over.

[Watch clips and episodes of The Daily Show and other shows at SlashControl.]

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Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong was half fun, half terrible

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 16th 2009 12:29PM
Gordon RamsayThis was not what I was expecting.

I don't think I've ever been as confused by a TV show while I was actually watching it. Maybe because Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong was live or maybe it was because Chef Gordon Ramsay had to move at such a frantic pace to get everything done in an hour.

Whatever the reason, I found myself hating the show at first, then kinda liking it, then hating, then liking it, then finding it a little stupid, and then kinda liking it. On a scale of 1 to 10, which 1 being "I hated it" and 10 being "I loved it," I'll give it a 5.

How's that for a politician-like decision?

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Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: The Runaway Girl (season premiere) - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 3rd 2009 3:30PM
Gordon RamsayTV viewers who only know Kitchen Nightmares from the FOX version might be surprised by the original UK version. Sure, he gets ticked off and swears in the UK version (and some of the swears are unbleeped!), but it's also a quieter, more serious show than the FOX version. Ramsay narrates himself, unlike the FOX version which uses a Hell's Kitchen-like narrator and approach that is more loud and abrasive.

Last night was the season premiereon BBC America. What did you think?

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Review: Top Chef - Meat Natalie

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 29th 2009 12:40AM
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After last week's restaurant wars, which I found really disappointing, I was hoping for a really tough challenge tonight. As Hemal guessed, having Natalie Portman as a guest judge did turn this main competition into a vegetarian duel. Oooh, yum. Vegetables. More about the kale and mushrooms after the jump.

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Top Chef: Pigs and Pinot

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 15th 2009 1:10AM
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Well, things have certainly heated up on Top Chef, haven't they? Oh, I'm not talking about in the kitchen; I'm talking about in the house. These chefs are getting testy, or some are. Eli mentioned in the open that there was a lot of "emotional stress." Well, he should know because he's behind some of it. Then there's motor mouth Robin. Could she really be as yappy as she appears to be on camera?

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