Top Chef (TV Show)

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    May 30, 2014

    Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: OBIEs, Beer-iversaries, and More

    Are you ready for barbecue? What about some beer? Even if you don't care about any of the myriad celebratory offerings this weekend, you're going to have to eat something. We perused the highs and lows of the Broward-Palm Beach area and cooked up this tasty menu of awesome destinations. Whether you ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Culinary and Medical Professionals Unite for Belle Glade Health Fair May 24

    Culinary and medical professionals will unite May 24 at the Louise Lorraine Voltaire Multicultural and Educational Health Fair at Glades Central High School. The fair itself is named after Louise Lorraine Voltaire, a registered nurse and vice president of the Haitian American Nursing Organization ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinner: How to Cook Dolce Vita with Fabio Viviani (Recipes)

    Valentine's Day is today and the way we see it, you've got two alternatives. You can take your significant other to a schmancy restaurant filled with other people...or you can prepare a decadent dinner-for-two at home. Don't know what to make? Allow Fabio Viviani to assist you. The Top Chef All Sta ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Top Chef Ron Duprat on the Florida-New Orleans Creole Connection

    South Florida and New Orleans share many culinary connections, namely Creole, a style of cooking chef Ron Duprat has spent his life learning and perfecting. His drive to be the top Creole chef America stems from his youth in Haiti, learning in the kitchen under the tutelage of his grandmother, who ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Sous Chef Jimmy Holland Is Casa D'Angelo's Secret Ingredient

    Towering above patrons and staff with a benevolent smile, Jimmy Holland is not easy to miss. Decked out in his personalized white coat and black backward cap, the sous chef is seen in the open kitchen prep stations, tasting sauces and concocting new recipes. Although he's friendly with customers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    The Taste: Blogger Sarah Schiear is on Fire (Literally)

    Things started really heating up on The Taste, the new ABC cooking competition that has professional chefs and home cooks competing against each other in teams. The first two episodes dragged in much the same way American Idol's audition pieces do. But, at least that show has singing -- good, great, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Taste Premieres Tonight: Local Blogger Sarah Schiear is a Contestant

    You've probably seen the promos for ABC's new show The Taste, which brings cook-offs into mainstream, prime time television with big names, a big set, and a recycled premise.The Taste, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m., features four celebrity judges who vote for chefs' dishes by taking one bite of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Goat Belly and Specialty Pigs From Stephanie Izard and Stephen Stryjewski

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival (PBFWF) held a special meat-lovers event Monday with its first Southern Hospitality: Pig & The Goat feast. As the title suggests, it was an afternoon filled with pig, lamb -- and, yes, even goat. The midday feast was held at Pistache French Bistro in dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Event Coverage: Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest Kick-Off at Cafe Boulud (Photos)

    We already know, most South Floridians were baseling it up this weekend. It may have been a satellite fair, the streets of the design district, or just partying, but those of you who opted to head across the Dade county border missed out on some pretty swanky stuff.The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festi ... 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 10, 2012

    Padma Lakshmi Lets Man Eat Ham Off Her Body (Video)

    Some lucky bastard got to eat a piece of Iberico ham off of Padma Lakshmi's body last evening.No, it's not some lame Top Chef dream sequence. This really happened. In front of thousands of people. And that man was some stranger. OK -- he did donate $1,000 to charity, so we guess it's all good.Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    A Florida Rum Distillery, Dark and Stormy in a Can, and Other Drink Links

    Read on for today's roundup of Floridacentric links. Today's focus is on drinks.1. Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum will be the newest booze made in Florida. Created from molasses, water, sugar, and yeast and distilled in aged barrels, the first batches from Cape Coral will be ready by May and distri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Will a New Manager Improve Service at Tap 42? We're Betting on It

    ​Back in January, I reviewed Tap 42 and was met with more than 60 comments that confirmed or refuted claims of neglectful service and inconsistent meals. Since then, owners Blaise and Sean McMackin have dug in for some serious overhauls. For one, they're in the market for a new chef after the ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2012
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    February 14, 2012

    Learn to Make Grilled Cheese With an Iron From "College & Cook"

    Open publication - Free publishing"A college food magazine needs to exist," said Miamian Audrey Scagnelli in a dorm room at her alma mater, George Washington University. Scagnelli is founder of College & Cook, an online magazine assembled by undergrads from Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Daisy Martinez Went From Prep Chef to Food Network to ... Cruise Ship?

    ​Between her Latin-fused Food Network show Viva Daisy! and book signings, Daisy Martinez is a busy woman.Just two weeks after graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she landed a gig with PBS' Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen as a prep-kitchen chef.A meeting with Rachel Ray and a cruise shi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Chef-Driven Restaurant Slated for Boca From Charm City and El Jefe Luchador

    ​James Beard-nominated "Rising Star Chef of the Year" Michael Saperstein and partner Evan David signed a lease in Boca Raton this week to open a third restaurant by December 2011: a chef-driven, eclectic, small-plates restaurant that's "unlike anything we have in the area so far." Saperstein and D ... 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

    May 17, 2011

    Top Chef's Carla Hall Wants You To Win $10,000 By Creating New Cat Food Recipe

    Carla Hall cooking for cats.​Top Chef''s Carla Hall has a new gig (hint: it's not cooking for humans). Carla, the loveable contestant best known for putting "love" into her dishes on Bravo's reality show, is the new spokesperson for Fancy Feast cat food. In a video, Hall invites peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top Chef Masters Recap: The Biggest Loser Challenge

    ​The cheftestants walk in and find a bunch of cheeses with hottie Curtis Stone. Quickfire Challenge Make a masterful cheese dish. The guest diner is a cheese connoisseur to be named. Hmmm..wonder if it's Mickey Mouse (I mean Elmo was a judge on a recent Top Chef All-Stars Quickfire). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Show: The Top Ten Moments

    NBC Universal​Bravo reunion shows are basically one and the same -- a schmaltzy way to pimp out yet one more cheap episode of the shows you love to say you don't ever watch. At least Top Chef is the most intelligent of mindless television (Hey -- at least it's not Real Housewives of Miami). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: And The Winner Is........

    NBC Universal   ​This is it...the finale. Padma and Tom meet Richard and Mike. Tom says there are no twists and turns - just show us your future - your challege is to create the restaurant of your dreams (that's it? OK - I'll just write you the great American novel in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Top Chef's Marcel Vigneron Makes Dragon Breath Rice Krispie Treats for Jimmy Fallon (Video)

    Marcel smokes - literally​Top Chef's own resident molecular gastronomy twerp, Marcel Vigneron dropped in on Jimmy Fallon to plug his new cooking show Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, which premieres on SyFy tonight at 10:00 p.m. The awesomeness comes when Marcel starts to make his own version of r ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Padma Wears a Bikini and The Cheftestants Are Mean To Conch

    NBC Universal ...And then there were three.​Last episode Carla was thrown off. First Fabio then Carla? Who could I possibly root for? Richard? Antonia? I'm a little depressed. Quickfire Challenge Back in the sunny Bahamas, we have Mike, Richard, Antonia and Tiffany left - boy vs. girl. P ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Fabio Makes a Booger for Jimmy Fallon

    NBC Universal Another one bites the dust​Last Top Chef, Tre was sent home packing for his crummy risotto dish. Read the recap here. Quickfire Challenge The cheftestants walk into the kitchen and see fondue pots. Richard notes that his parents probably went to nude fondue parties (eww ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: Restaurant Wars (Fabio Charms Everyone)

    NBC Universal Fabio Viviani ​Recap: on Last Week's Top Chef, the chefs were taken out on the S.S. Minnow for a three hour tour and fish fry.  Carla won a trip to Amsterdam and both Jamie (finally) and Tiffany were sent packing. Quickfire Challenge: The cheftestants walk into Le B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Interview With Chef Daniel Ramos of Market 17 (Part 2)

    ​Today we have the rest of our Q&A with chef Daniel Ramos, of the newly opened farm-to-table restaurant Market 17 in Fort Lauderdale. To read the first half of our interview, click here. Sounds like it's quite a project to source food locally. In New York, it is hard not to eat locally. You ha ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Features Throwdown With "Top Chef"'s Howard Kleinberg

    ​The 4th Annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, sponsored by Creekstone Farms, is coming December 7. This event is slated to have tastings from the best and most exclusive restaurants in Palm Beach.A highlight of the event will be the "Grand Chef Throwdown" where the two most popular applican ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Top Chef Interview With Kenny Gilbert, Part 2

    ​In the first part to our interview with the star of Bravo's latest season of Top Chef, Kenny Gilbert, we spoke to the chef about what it was like to live in the house and cook on the award-winning show. Today, we dish with Kenny on his appointment as executive chef at the PGA National Resort & ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    The Top Chef Interview With Kenny Gilbert, Bravo Star and New Executive Chef at PGA National Resort

    Chef Kenny Gilbert, star of Bravo's Top Chef and new executive chef at PGA National Resort and Spa.​Watch any of this season's episodes of Top Chef and it's clear that the level of competition has been raised higher than ever. There have been furious quickfires with crab parts exploding across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Bourdain Hits Bookstores, Coral Gables

    ​Ever read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential? It's a really great book, an exciting and sometimes disgusting glimpse into the seedy underworld of the professional chef. It was through Kitchen Confidential that everyone learned why fish on Mondays is a bad idea, why you should never trust a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    A Quickie with Rocco DiSpirito

    Photo by KritsadaRocco DiSpirito​Maybe you only know of Rocco DiSpirito because you've seen him battling Jeffrey Chodorow on the NBC reality show The Restaurant, spinning around the floor on Dancing With the Stars, helping hefties on Biggest Loser, or taking toques to the table on Top Chef, but be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Top Chef Ron Duprat Cooks For Charity at Whole Foods

    John LinnChef Ron in the kitchen at Whole Foods' Lifestyle Center.​He was running a few minutes late, but once Chef Ron Duprat arrived at Whole Foods' Lifestyle Center on Saturday night, he got right to business. Scuttling through the door in his bright red Birkenstocks, Duprat introduced himself ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Ron Duprat's Top Chef Recap, Episode Three

    ​Welcome back to the Ron Duprat Top Chef Las Vegas recap, folks. To take a peek back at episodes one and two, click the links. Otherwise, read on to find out what episode three had in store for our Haitian homeboy.Episode three:The show starts off with the cast commiserating on what's gone down so ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Ron Duprat's Top Chef Recap Episode Two

    Duprat with Gail Simmons and some dude at the SoBe Wine & Food Festival.​OK, after our encore Ron Duprat recap of Top Chef Las Vegas episode one, it's time to move on to episode two. Maybe we'll see some more of Ron's jolly ways this time around? I'll settle for some more of him cooking. Now o ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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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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    November 14, 2008

    All the Nasty Bits from an Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali

    Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>