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Celebrity Chefs

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Watch Five Celebrity Chefs Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Videos)

    By now your Facebook page has been filled with videos of friends (and celebrities) getting doused with buckets of ice water. Maybe you've even been dared to pour a bucket of water over your own head. While in South Florida this may sound like a refreshing (though extreme) way of keeping cool during ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces Tour Dates; Florida Included

    Paula Deen is going on tour, y'all. And she's stopping in Florida. Paula Deen Ventures has just announced that the cook and entrepreneur will set out on a 20-show nationwide tour, starting in June 2014. Although dates are still being announced, several Florida cities are listed, with Orlando and Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Five Strange Celebrity Chef Endorsement Deals (Videos)

    There's nothing new about celebrity chefs endorsing products, and some of them make a great deal of sense. Take, for example, Martha Stewart's range of cookware items. After all, who wouldn't want to cook like the domestic diva herself, and if purchasing a set of Martha's steak knives or a Dutch ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Paula Deen Real Job Offers: Porn, Dancing With the Stars?

    Paula Deen, the homey southern cook with the sparkling blue eyes who made everyone salivate with her over-the top recipes, has taken quite a tumble in the court of public opinion. Since a legal deposition was made public in June, Deen's empire has crumbled with major sponsors like Food Network, Wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Paula Deen: After Today Show, Caesars Cancels Contract (Video)

    After skipping out on Matt Lauer late last week, Paula Deen made an appearance on the Today show this morning to address the scandal that hit the celebrity chef last week -- but is it too late? Deen, who was listed as the fourth-highest-earning chef in 2012 by Forbes, had the rug pulled out from un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Paula Deen's Plight Makes For Awesome Taiwanese Animation

    After the National Enquirer broke the news that Paula Deen had admitted using racial slurs during a videotaped deposition last week, there's been a tidal wave of updates regarding the celebrity chef best known for her love of butter and boisterous laugh. Read Also: Paula Deen Slavery Comment: Natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBEWFF 2013: Food, Booze, and Celebs Take Over South Beach

    For four glorious days every year, Miami Beach is taken over by a cadre of chefs, celebrities, and fans of food and wine in an indoor-outdoor hootenanny known as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.For those looking to hobnob with the likes of Robert Irvine, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Sunny Anderso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Sexiest Toques at SoBeWFF and Where to Find Them

    For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sexy male chefs h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2013

    Emeril Lagasse TV Show, Films Locally -- Guanabanas, Buccan, Swank Farms, and More (Photos)

    In terms of celebrity chefs, some are much bigger deals than others. Yeah, Rachel Ray seems cool enough. And Giada is ridiculously gorgeous. Tyler might have some great cooking tips. But Emeril Lagasse is the real deal. The chef and restauranteur is known not just for his awesome personality --  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Five Reasons To Schlep to Miami

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to Miami Beach in one week and if you didn't get your tickets, better hop to it. The festival, which turns the white sand of South Beach red with vino, may be expensive and a bit of a drive, but if you're into food, wine, and chefs-turned-celebrities it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012 Offers Food Truck: Impossible Tickets

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is this weekend, bringing celebrity chefs, amazing dinners, and lots of fine vino to south Florida. On the roster of events, which includes multiple parties, celebrities grilling at Burgers by the Beach, and a Grand Tasting, is the Golf Digest Celebrity Chef G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Is Toast at NYC Wine & Food Festival Roast (Video)

    Snarkmeister Anthony Bourdain found himself the main course last evening when both celebrity chefs and professional comedians made mince meat out of him at the "On the Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" at Chelsea Piers. The $400-a-plate event, part of the New York City Wine & Food Fes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Paula Deen Blooper Reel Reveals Potty Mouth

    Oh how we love Paula Deen more than a stick of butter. Not only is she the queen of southern hospitality, but she has something in common with Clean Plate Charlie -- the lady can curse up a blue streak.See also: Paula Deen Named Maxim's Hottest Female Television ChefOf course, while the fact that Ms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Tickets Go On Sale Soon

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2013 event schedule. The multi-day festival that brings a host of celebrity chefs, events, parties, and dinners to Miami Beach, runs from February 21-24, 2013. While that may seem far away, we suggest you start making plans and circling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    It's Anthony Bourdain's Birthday: Five Awesome Gift Ideas for Our Favorite Celebrity Chef

    Anthony Bourdain, television star, author, chef, and champion snarkmaster is celebrating his 56th birthday today.  Though one could counter that the man has plenty to be thankful for this year -- what with television deals with both CNN and ABC, a publishing deal with Harper Collins' Ecco Books ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Broward & Palm Beach Represent at Burger Bash

    ​Last Night's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival was a meat lovers dream.  Vegans were out of luck with a mind-blowing choice of 32 different burgers available for the eating (and three different desserts...just in case you still had some room).Celebrity chefs were on han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paul & Young Ron's Celebrity Cook-Off

    ​Big 105.9's morning show hosts Paul & Young Ron held their annual celebrity cook-off yesterday at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The competition, which was broadcast on the radio and streamed live had Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer pairing off against each other in a 30 minute battle to cook th ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Tickets Still Available for These Events

    ​There's no denying that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is South Florida's premier foodie event. The four-day festival turns Miami into one giant celebrity-chef mosh pit -- where the likes of Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, and Rachael Ray all come together to mingle with fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Mario Batali, Food & Wine Magazine: Help Get Rid Of The Ponytail

    ​Mario Batali is getting rid of half of what's made him famous. No, we wish the Crayola-colored Crocs would go. Instead, the chef/restaurateur and host of our favorite show, The Chew, has agreed to lop off his ponytail -- if the price is right!

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Five Food Shows We'd Love to See in 2012

    ​I'll admit I'm totally obsessed with shows on the Food Network, Travel Channel, and Cooking Channel. In fact, I recently upgraded my cable service (and bill) in order to get the Cooking Channel when the free trial period ended -- just so I could watch Emeril tour the USA and Nadia G. vamp her way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Skydiving With Anthony Bourdain? You Can for Ten Grand

    Laine DossTony Bourdain can be yours -- if the price is right!​I found what I want Santa to bring me for Christmas -- skydiving with Anthony Bourdain, followed by burgers and beer.Gilt City has just announced the craziest offering that we've ever seen -- an opportunity to go tandem skydiving with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    The Simpsons' Food Blog Rap: Blogging a Food Blog

    Courtesy FoxMario Batali makes a guest appearance on The Simpsons​The Simpsons' episode The Food Wife aired last night, bringing the jaundiced cartoon family into the food blog world.When Marge, Lisa and Bart start their Three Mouthkeeters blog, they immediately turn into food snobs, taking Anthon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Emeril Lagasse Sizzling Skillets: A Cookbook For Busy People

    William Morrow/Harper CollinsEmeril's Sizzling Skillets - one pot recipes for busy or lazy people.​Emeril Lagasse and his signature "Bam!" was the likely catalyst that sparked the celebrity chef revolution.Lagasse changed the television cooking show from the video instructional manuals of Julia Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Paula Deen Tries to Kiss Jay Leno (Video)

    Paula Deen wants to go lip-to-chin with Jay Leno.​We love Paula Deen, and when we grow up, we want to become just like her -- eternally buzzed, with a constant cackle and stylish stretch pants. Ladies like this eat life. Their joy is infectious, so when they do completely inappropriate things -- l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Tickets for Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Sale Monday

    Brustman Carrino PR​Calling all gourmands and scenesters: Tickets go on sale Monday for the foodist event of the year: The 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, to benefit FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.Remember Paula Dean's pants episode, or Mario B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Win a Copy of Anne Burrell's Cookbook, Cook Like A Rock Star

    ​With holiday entertaining fast on the approach, perhaps you'd like to stretch your culinary cred by cooking up a show-stopper: braised short ribs, rack of lamb, or a whole fish, for example. Celebrity chef Ann Burrell walks aspiring home chefs through each recipe in her how-to book, Cook Like a R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Drink & Food Events This Week in Broward/Palm Beach Counties

    Steve Parker via Flickr Creative CommonsGet lost in a beer or two at M Bar. ​It's something of a quiet week in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, presumably because South Florida residents will be girding their loins -- and leaving time to pick up the lederhosen and dirndl from the dry cleaners -- f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Mario Batali Joins Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio as a Simpsons Character

    Matt Selman Mario Batali looks a little yellow as a Simpsons character.​Someone in Simpsons-land is a complete and total foodie (or ran our of movie stars to feature) because this season of The Simpsons is turning out to be quite awesome. First, we told you abour Anthony Bourdain an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Ruth Bourdain's Answer To Alton Brown: Mein Fanf

    Ruth BourdainRuth Bourdain sets her own rules for dealing with celebrity chefs.​Ruth Bourdain, that crazy morph between Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain, is at it again. In response to Alton Brown's Fanifesto, Ruth Bourdain has issued his/her own guidelines for fans on her Comfort Me With Offal bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's Big Week: Emmy and a Book Deal (Photos)

    Anthony Bourdain via TwitterLooking good, Anthony!​Here's a riddle --  what do Anthony Bourdain, cream, and pond scum have in common? They all rise to the top!Just a few weeks ago, bad boy Bourdain placed his foot in his mouth when he told TV Guide that Paula Deen was "the most dangerous pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio to Guest on The Simpsons

    Matt Selman, via TwitterAnthony Bourdain is making an appearance on The Simpsons​Who would have guessed that Springfield would become a foodie destination? The Simpsons' 23rd season will see both snarkmaster extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain and Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio make guest appearanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    The Five Least Laborious Foods To Make For a Labor Day Party (Videos)

    Rachael Ray MagazineThrow a labor day party without the labor with these simple recipes.​Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie shared five easy recipes for tasty libations without the labor. We realized that at some point, you're going to need food to go with those drinks. Lucky for us, celebrity chefs h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Paula Deen To Anthony Bourdain: Get a Life

    Don't mess with a southern lady.​Anthony Bourdain very bluntly tells anyone who will listen exactly what he thinks of Food Network celebrities like Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, and Sandra Lee. In an interview in TV Guide, Bourdain called Southern Belle and butter aficionado Paula Deen "the most danger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Chefs' Recipes Set to Music by One Ring Zero

    ​Food is art, the foodie scribes tell us. You eat with your eyes.  But is food music? Do we eat with our ears?  Well, yes. At least according to musicians Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp -- AKA One Ring Zero -- who in October will unveil their latest venture, a book-CD package called The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Women's History Month: Five Female Celebrity Chefs That You Love or Love to Hate

    sandralee.com​March is Women's History Month! As it winds down, what better way to celebrate than by sharpening our claws on the female celebrity chefs that we love? ... or love to hate. 

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Interview With Emeril's Miami Beach Chef, Tim Doolittle, Part I

    Rob Camarena​Tim Doolittle is the chef de cuisine at Emeril's Miami Beach. Hailing from Kansas City, Chef Doolittle has worked in the industry since he was 18. His resume includes Wolfgang Puck and some of Kansas City's best American restaurants. Most recently, he specialized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Closing Party: Guy Fieri Makes Pizza, Booze for Everyone

    All photos by Laine Doss Guy pouring in the booze.​There are a lot of celebrity hosts at the various South Beach Food and Wine Festival events. By what we can tell, hosting duties at these events pretty much mean showing up and schmoozing with friends and fans. Some hosts are seen more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village: Bring on the Celebrity Chefs

    All photos by Laine Doss Anthony Bourdain brought the wheel of death.​Once a year, South Beach turns into the ultimate playground for adults. Filled with shows, food, and fun, it's basically Disney World for grownups. At the Grand Tasting Village, guests are given a Waterford Crystal glass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bubble Q: Celebs and Champagne Sparkle

    All photos by Laine Doss​Last evening's Bubble Q on the beach has everything a huge tropical soiree could ask for - good music, great food, stunning decor, champagne corks popping endlessly and celebs. A gigantic white chandelier was the focal point of the tent, under which handsome me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Let Them Eat Cake: A Sweet Fantasy

    ​ All photos by Laine Doss​While most larger SoBe Wine & Food Festival events happen in the giant tents on the beach, the location on the ticket of the Let Them Eat Cake party, hosted by Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse, was that of a parking garage on Lincoln Road and Alton Roa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    10 Survival Tips For The South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Tony Bourdain will be at the SoBe Wine & Food Festival​This weekend South Beach turns into Disneyworld for foodies as The South Beach Wine & Food Festival Roars into town. The event is larger than life and brings together celebrity chefs and the people who worship them for one wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: A Tom Colicchio Smackdown (He Is So Hot)

    NBC Universal Tom Colicchio​Top Chef is probably Bravo's last and only foray into "real" reality television. For eight seasons we've gotten to enjoy the drama of cooking rather than drunken behavior, screaming matches and random hookups (though the show has had its fair share of all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    10 in '10: The Top Food News Stories of 2010

    RealityKings.com​Video that gave new meaning to the term "food porn," trucks that gave a new dimension to take-out meals and new restaurants from celebrity chefs were all among the food and restaurant stories that tickled our taste buds (or other organs) in 2010. This list of the top 10 local food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Must-See TV: Six Food Shows We'd Like to Watch in 2011

    ​Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    The List: 13 Things Foodies Should Be Thankful For

    ​Thursday, November 25, is, of course, Thanksgiving Day. It's a day for Americans from coast to coast to gather family and friends and, in the spirit of the holiday, watch interminable football games between two pathetic teams of losers who couldn't beat their own grandmother with a tire iron. Tha ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 18, 2010
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    November 18, 2010

    South Park Riffs on Food Network with "Creme Fraiche"

    South Park's rendition of Food Network star Guy Fieri. ​I used to never miss an episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. It's skewering of pop-culture fads and personalities is unmatched, even if it often devolves into shock-value programming in the process. But last night's episode, titled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Video: Paula Deen's Pants Fall Down on Stage

    I heard the sound of an excited crowd and saw Paula Deen get introduced onstage at Sunday's South Beach Wine and Food Fest. In a tent at 13th and Ocean, I maneuvered as close I could get for an angle to shoot video.Paula Deen is a funny lady. I don't own a tv and I'm not familiar with her work, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Food And Wine 2009 - Chef De Cuisine Jason Smith Talks Table 8

    Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me Chef ... More >>

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