Michael Symon

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    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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    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

    Michael Symon Wants to Win the SoBeWFF Burger Bash for a Fourth Time

    Last year, celebrity chef Michael Symon shocked the throngs of meat lovers at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash by winning the coveted People's Choice award three years in a row. Symon's "Porky Burger," a pigfest made from pork and bacon, crowned with a hunk of pulled pork, and ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Win a Million Bucks For Inventing a New Potato Chip Flavor

    If you and your stoner friends have ever wasted away an entire Saturday eating chips and thinking up ways to make an easy million bucks...this contest is for you!The good people at Lay's potato chips are in dire need of a new flavor for their potato chips and they're willing to shell out some good m ... More >>

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    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

    January 3, 2012

    The Chew Re-Creates The Addams Family, and Almost 3 Million People Watch (Video)

    ​Perez Hilton noted today that The Chew's Christmas episode with Dancing With the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy hit an all-time viewership high with 2.7 million people watching the unwatchable show.Hilton also noted that this was week two in which the foodcentric talk show hit a new ratings high. Hon ... More >>

  • 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

    December 1, 2011

    Mario Batali Breaks the Bed on The Chew

    ​In an obvious homage to stoners disguised as a holiday slumber party, The Chew co-hosts clowns wear pajamas and tumble into communal beds to eat General Tso's chicken out of Chinese takeout containers. No... we're not stoned ourselves. It actually happened, and we'll never be the same after witne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    The Chew's Michael Symon Responds to Anthony Bourdain

    Michael Symon just wants to cook for America​In an interview with Mercury News, Anthony Bourdain was asked what he thought about The Chew, the ABC foodcentric daytime talk show.Bourdain said, "(Heavy sigh) I'm really shaken. Honestly, I don't know what to believe anymore. Mario Batali is a better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    The Chew: Too Many Ingredients In One Dish (Video)

    ABCThe Chew: too much to digest in one sitting.​The Chew, ABC's new five-host foodcentric talk show premiered yesterday amidst technical difficulties, timing issues and what looked like amateur camera work.The show promised to be a mix of cooking, chatter, current events and audience interaction, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    The Chew Premieres Monday, September 26

    ABCThe Chew premieres on Monday, September 26th.​ABC's anticipated (well, to everyone but soap fans) foodie-themed talker, The Chew, is set to premiere Monday, September 26th at 1p.m.Featuring five co-hosts (Top Chef's Carla Hall, What Not To Wear's Clinton Kelly, Italian mega-chef and Crocs-weare ... 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 >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Fresh Start

    In what appears to be the finale of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Jamie gets the scoop on the new superintendent from Mike, a school leader at West Adams High School. Of course, they meet up at Patras, where Jamie checks in with Deno on his revamped fast-food concept. (Gotta say, the yelp review ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    ABC to Replace Soaps with The Chew

    Top Chef's Carla Hall to Co-Host "The Chew"​ABC has announced that two of its decades-running soaps, One Life to Live and All My Children will be canned. President of ABC Daytime, Brian Frons said, "We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for differen ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash: A Meaty Good Time

    All photos by Laine Doss The Burger Bash tent​Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray, is one of the most popular events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. One of the first events to be sold out, the 2011 Burger Bash featured 26 chefs presenting their best burgers. Last evening's Bur ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    March 1, 2010

    South Beach Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting in Pictures

    Logan FazioIron Chef Morimoto goes Medieval on a fish head.​The 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up on Sunday, and among the festivities was the Grand Tasting Village, a food- and spirits-tasting extravaganza stretching across half-a-dozen city blocks on the sand in South Beach. T ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Weirdos, Dicks and Iron Chefs

    ​Well, the Next Iron Chef is Jose Garces, proprietor of six restaurants in Philadelphia and Chicago and dubbed (insulted?) by some as "the Latin Emeril," who over the past weeks blew off nine other chefs from around the country and last night edged New York toque/pastry chef Jehangir Mehta to join ... More >>