Gordon Ramsay

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    September 12, 2014

    3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen Makes it to Week Two on Hell's Kitchen: A Q&A on Competing, Gordon Ramsay, and Hollywood

    While you may think you know everything there is to know about being a chef from watching reality T.V., cooking competition shows are nothing like working in a real kitchen. Sure, tempers flare whether the cameras are there or not. But in a real-life situation, you'd be hard-pressed to find a chefs ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen Competing on Hell's Kitchen (Video)

    Somewhere, Gordon Ramsey is gearing up his foul mouth yet again. On Wednesday, September 10, his scream-filled cooking show Hell's Kitchen is premiering again, and this time only one South Florida chef has made it to the competition. 3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen is competing for a head chef pos ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013: #3 "Reality" TV Cooking Shows, a la Amy's Baking Company

    The world of gastronomy is as subject to the whim and whimsy of the "trend" as any industry, from fashion to music. Some foods are eternal, like pizza, and others come and go from our midst, for better or for worse. So, we got together all of the food writers we could find and asked them what they ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Gordon Ramsay's Hilarious Potty Mouthed Christmas (Video)

    For most of us, Christmas is a time of good cheer, when carols fill the air. For Gordon Ramsay, however, the holidays are all about cursing up a storm. The celebrity chef known for having the mouth of a sailor, has just released an outtakes video from his Christmas Special.

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    October 7, 2013

    Amy's Baking Company is Casting for a Reality Show (Video)

    Attention all south Florida servers and bussers who love the heat but can't stand the humidity and are thinking of moving to Arizona: Amy's Baking Company is now hiring. If the name of the Scottsdale restaurant sounds familiar, it's because Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the owners of Amy's Baking Company, ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    MasterChef Casting Call in Orlando October 12

    Are you a frustrated attorney who thinks he knows food better than the chef at his favorite restaurant? Or maybe you're a blogger who turns her home into a test kitchen? In any event, if you're a home cook who's obsessed with food, it's time to prove you've got MasterChef talent. MasterChef is th ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus Throws Fit in Coffee Shop (Video)

    There have been a lot of coffee shop freakouts, lately. First, there was Amy and Samy from Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona who gained national attention when they pissed off Gordon Ramsay and the rest of the world. Notable in that particular case is the fact that it's actually the owne ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Steve Martorano Planning Second Vegas Location, Another in Atlantic City

    Only a day after showing Jimmy Kimmel how to pull his fresh, warm, creamy mozzarella Steve Martorano has announced he's planning a second Las Vegas restaurant in the Paris Hotel slated for spring 2014. The 200-seat restaurant will offer a large bar and patio, with a clubby design similar to Martora ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Restaurant Blow-Up: Executive Chef Philip Anthony Licausi Leaves 3rd and 3rd

    The restaurant industry is not known for being kind or gentle. All you have to think about is Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay's crazy, angry antics. While sensationalized TV shows tend to highlight the worst of the worst in terms of restaurant drama, sometimes in real life it can be just as bad. Unfo ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    30. Robyn Almodovar of Palate Party Food Truck

    New Times' Best of Broward - Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restauranteurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies -- that make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Chef Andy Trousdale of Le Bistro: A Q&A on Cooking Across the World and Gordon Ramsay

    Chef Andy Trousdale, an expat form northern England has been in the South Florida culinary scene for a number of years. A former yacht chef and culinary instructor at the Art Institute, he's had ample experience with teaching culinary enthusiasts about a wide range of strange and exotic foods.  ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    October 15, 2012

    MasterChef Casting in South Florida

    If you've always dreamed of going on television and being verbally assaulted by Gordon Ramsay, your opportunity is coming soon to south Florida.MasterChef is casting for its fourth season. The Fox cooking competition features Ramsay mentoring amateur chefs who think they've got what it takes to make ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Q&A With Hell's Kitchen Winner (and Cooper City High Alum) Paul Niedermann

    Cooper City High School has a reputation for many things: high academic standards, football, hooking scandals, the kids responsible for the murder in the book Bully, and, now, celebrity chef Paul Niedermann. Since winning season nine of Hell's Kitchen, Niedermann, a Cooper City High alum, has t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Palate Party's Robyn Almodovar Hosts Hell's Kitchen Watch Party Tonight

    There's only one thought that comes to mind when we watch Hell's Kitchen, the combination cooking show/fraternity hazing hosted by foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay on Fox television -- "is it worth it?"For local chef Robyn Almodovar, the answer is yes. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate's food truck, Palate ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Art Institute Students, Ralph Pagano Star in New Cooking Show

    All Mixed Up, a new half-hour cooking competition, is premiering on Lifetime Television on September 7 at 7:30 a.m. What makes this show stand out in a sea of culinary-based reality shows? Both host and contestants are from South Florida.This three-part series' contestants are all current students a ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Wicked Awesome Snackbar in Boca Raton Serves Wicked Good Eats

    The plaza- and stripmall-saturated landscape of South Florida means that dozens of interesting independent restaurants and bars are lost in the shuffle, visible only to those who know to seek them out. Wicked Awesome Snackbar in west Boca Raton is one of those all-too-easy-to-overlook spots. It's a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Ovenella Heats Up in Boca

    ​Artisan pizzas, inventive pastas and specialties ranging from chili-roasted "angry prawns" to citrus and ginger-marinated skirt steak with salsa verde are coming out of the kitchen of chef Mennan Tekeli at the new Ovenella (499 S. Federal Hwy., 561-395-1455) in Boca Raton. Proprietor and former B ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Ten Ways to Ruin Easter Dinner

    Tricia WoolfendenThis lumpen bunny cake mess is a great start to ruining Easter Dinner for everyone!​Have you been saddled with hosting Easter dinner when you'd much rather spend the day kicking back your misanthropic heels and hiding from the family? Below are ten ways that can all but guarantee ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    Half Baked: Top 10 Reasons Why Chefs Go Ramsay on Their Staff!

    Photo by andrew d miller It's been a long season for this Chef!​Patty Canedo is a chef in Palm Beach. She writes frequently about her kitchen exploits in this column, Half Baked. His voice may send shivers down a young cook's spine and his temper may be infamous -- but Gordon ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

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

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    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 >>

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    November 13, 2010

    Hell's Kitchen Open Casting Call

    ​The Brits can be scary folks with their superior verbal skills and sophisticated disdain: Americans hear the accent and expect decorum, tact, painfully perfect manners. And then you get called an "ignorant fucking cunt" and are left wondering what the hell just happened - but the funny thing is, ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Health Inspectors Fry KFC for Sewage Leaks

    ​Health inspectors have been busy little bees over the past month, tracking down kitchen nightmares like Gordon Ramsay on a coke binge. Their latest haul: a KFC location in Oakland Park that found itself in deep water -- literally. Want to check out restaurant records for yourself? Search the Flor ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Lunch at the Art Institute: Three Courses for $12.99

    The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale​Before arriving for lunch at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale's culinary training restaurant, Chef's Palette, I admit there was an apprehensive thought or two that entered my mind. Not knowing what to expect from chefs-in-training, I wondered if I should I ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Tal Ronnen Interview: Q&A with The Conscious Cook (Part 1)

    ​Tal Ronnen made history when his book The Conscious Cook -- the first full-color vegan cookbook to be published in North America -- hit the New York Times bestseller list last fall. Since hitting the big-time (thanks also to Oprah, who had Ronnen develop a 21-day vegan cleanse for her), Ronnen ha ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 26, 2010

    Food Events on the Radar

    Chef Gordon Ramsay duking it out with Anna Vincenzo's owner Concetta Menna.​• Last year, three South Florida restaurants were chosen to be a part of Fox's reality TV series Kitchen Nightmares, with host Gordon Ramsay. The second of those episodes is airing tonight at 9 p.m. on Fox. It's on Anna ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    John LinnElevation Burger debuted this week, and its sustainable take on beefy goodness rocks.​This week on the blog:The Meatist gets up close and personal with sausage balls.Tulipan, Jack's, Woodlands, and more end up in this week's 100 Favorite Dishes.Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares visit to ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Kitchen Nightmares Overhauls Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point

    Andy Trousdale, chef/owner of Le Bistro.​This season of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nighmares has the British chef visiting two South Florida restaurants. The first, Le Bistro, had its television debut on Thursday night. If you missed the episode and didn't TiVo it, you catch it in its entirety here.

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    February 25, 2010
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    August 3, 2009

    Food Season on the Boob Tube

    Move over, Rachael; there are some new shows in town.​It seems as if food has become almost as popular a subject for television programming as reality shows -- when the two are combined, like on Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmare's, and Hell's Kitchen, the result is stratospheric. To be honest, I've neve ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Reviewing the Chains: Wendy's Sweet & Spicy Asian Chicken

    ​I didn't exactly have high expectations when I was tasked with reviewing Wendy's new boneless chicken creations. I've certainly had a square hamburger or two from the red=headed temptress' chain, but it's never the first choice I make. So it's with a very real sense of dread that I walk through t ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Do Gordon Ramsay's Restaurants Need a Kitchen Nightmare Overhaul?

    Last week, Gordon Ramsay wrapped up his Kitchen Nightmares transformation of Anna Vincenzo's, an Italian "pizza and" joint in east Boca Raton. As we reported, the celeb chef stopped in on Thursday afternoon to treat a crowd to a pizza contest starring athletes and commentators from local sports tea ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Gordon Ramsay Films Kitchen Nightmares Segment @ Anna Vincenzo's in Boca Raton

    Although I like cranky British Chef Gordon Ramsay, I'm not really a huge fan of his Fox show Kitchen Nightmares. It's far too formulaic, for one - every episode shares the same story arc, with only the set pieces changing - and it's 99% about drama and only 1% about food. The show on which the it w ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Blind Drunk

    flickr user: Christina SnyderEver get the urge to make like Gordon Ramsay or Tom Colicchio? You know, "This tastes like shit! Pack your knives and go!" Well, at Rustic Cellar in Boca you can feed your inner megalomaniac in a blind wine tasting and judging set for Thursday, May 28. Beginning at 7 p.m ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    "Opinionated About Dining" Survey Disses South Florida

    Opinionated About Dining (OAD) released results of its second annual survey of dining establishments in the United States and Canada. The ratings cover over 900 restaurants ranging from fine dining to inexpensive. The only South Florida restaurants to make the grade were, perhaps to no surprise, the ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    August 7, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.

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    June 7, 2007