Chopped has inspired a lot of copycats, but when that emulation leads to a tequila-based competition, who really cares about whose idea it was?
At long last, Palm Beach County will get a boozed-up "culinary" showdown when Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican in Palm Beach Gardens hosts the "Chopped, the ... More >>
Robyn Lindars is a local south Florida woman on a mission to make grilling fun and accessible to women (and men, too). As Grill Girl, Lindars maintains her own blog, contributes to Clean Plate Charlie, and Kingsford Charcoal's grilling website. She also hosts seminars on grilling for women and compe ... More >>
Ted Allen makes food for yuppie scumWe first met Ted Allen on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Now, Allen's the host of Food Network's Chopped, where chefs make dinners from a basket that usually includes clams, blood orange, and cotton candy.
Allen's got a new book out. Kinda. Pretentious Foodie ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss
The Burger Bash tentBurger 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 >>
Padma likes her ribsTop Chef hostess and hottie, Padma Lakshmi, has shared the Top Chef kitchen with many guest judges including Anthony Bourdain, Ted Allen, Rocco DiSpirito and Michelle Bernstein. Occasionally, the guest judge will be a celebrity or something annoying, like ... More >>
10. You bleach your hair blond, buy a junker Camaro, and run around saying things like, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner." 9. You can sit through an entire episode of Top Chef without ever reaching for the clicker. 8. You believe Kelly Choi has talent. 7. Rachael Ray no longer ma ... More >>
Hey, Ted: Who's picking the winners on your show?The Food Network is dominated these days by reality-TV-style cooking shows, and one of the best of them is Chopped. Hosted by Ted Allen, it pits four chefs against one another in timed matches with mystery ingredients. It's often more drama than co ... More >>
Run! He's everywhere!• A new book In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen by Allison Hooper takes cheesy tales from chefs like Eric Ripert and Mireille Guiliano and gives them room to breathe. Why? Because almost everyone has a personal story about the funky stuff. Hooper, founder of Vermont Butter and Chee ... More >>
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 >>
915 in Key West is home to some amazing Fries with aioli.The Food Network has a new show called The Best Thing I Ever Ate (9 and 9:30 p.m. tonight), and it features the usual roster of the network's chefs and celebrity foodies running down the best things they've stuffed in their constantly yapping ... More >>
C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>