Ted Allen

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    December 16, 2013

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest Wraps Up, Take a Gluten-Free Baking Class, and More

    Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment. Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend, or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting doings, there's something for you to ... More >>

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    December 15, 2013

    Foodie Fun Was in Full Swing at Last Night's Grillin' N Chillin'

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival was in full swing by Saturday, December 13. With so many events to choose from over the course of the five day fest, they no doubt come with variety. Some are on a large scale, others require you to dawn your fanciest of Island couture. But Saturday's Grillin' N C ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    November 29, 2013

    Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Organizer David Sabin on New Chefs, Events, and the Island

    If one were to compare Miami to its northern brethren in Broward and Palm Beach, Miami would be the hot cheerleader sister to the just as attractive but more laid-back Broward and Palm Beach. In terms of food festivals in the area, one would probably say the same. Where South Beach Wine and Food ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival Schedule Announced; Tickets Now on Sale

    Broward and Palm Beach counties seem to have food festivals, like, every other weekend. If it's not a beer fest, it's a wine fest or particular city, town, neighborhood, street, or whatever else. It's cultural events such as these that draw seasonal and year-round residents to this active little r ... More >>

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    February 23, 2013

    "Chopped, the Tease Me Tequila Cocktail Contest" Hits Palm Beach Gardens

    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 >>

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    August 4, 2012

    Grill Girl Robyn Lindars on Chopped: Grill Masters

    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 >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Ted Allen's Pretentious Foodie Bulls**t Recipe (Video)

    Ted Allen makes food for yuppie scum​We 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 >>

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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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    February 21, 2011

    Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Gets Harrassed by Muppets

    NBC Universal Padma likes her ribs​Top 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 >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Ten Signs You're Watching Too Many Cooking Shows

    ​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 >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Ted Allen's Show Chopped: Is it Fixed?

    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 >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Cookbook Author at Cheese Course, Todd English All the Time, Mad December Openings

    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 >>

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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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    June 23, 2009

    Better Than Good Eats: Our List of the Best We've Eaten

    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 >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    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 >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Ted Allen Tonight at Nectar

    A reminder to all you forgetful foodies out there: Tonight and tomorrow, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and Iron Chef America alum Ted Allen will be at Nectar Lounge in  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, signing copies of his latest cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes. Th ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Just Desserts

    Ted Allen hosts a night of sweet and greet at Nectar