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Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Chiarello

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Chiarello

Chef Michael Chiarello wears a bevy of hats – cook, restaurateur, vintner, businessman, food personality, father, husband – and he does it with aplomb. Over the last twenty years, the gregarious chef has managed to stake a solid claim in an already-revered mecca of food and wine – California’s Napa Valley. As owner and chef […]

November 10, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Jody Adams of Rialto

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Jody Adams of Rialto

Chef Jody Adams proved to be one tough cookie on this season’s Top Chef Masters. Adams, in competition with top chefs like Rick Moonen, Susur Lee, and Marcus Samuelsson, survived a number of battles (including an obscure Quickfire challenge to produce dishes designed to look like characters from The Simpsons) before being eliminated during a […]

May 28, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Restaurateurs Make The Move to D.C., Eatery Accused of Using Whale Meat Closes

Today’s Food Newsbits: Restaurateurs Make The Move to D.C., Eatery Accused of Using Whale Meat Closes

It seems like the Washington, DC dining scene has really taken off over the past few years. Local chefs garnered six finalist nominations for the 2010 James Beard Awards, and diners were interested to hear last year that New York’s popular BBQ joint, Hill Country, would be expanding to DC, a city where names like […]

March 24, 2010 | By
Top Chef Masters: Season Two Competitors Announced

Top Chef Masters: Season Two Competitors Announced

I watch a lot of Top Chef each season, but Top Chef Masters is really one that pulls my interest. Last year’s season included a number of great culinary masters, including chefs Hubert Keller, Michael Chiarello, and Rick Bayless. This season looks to be another fantastic competition. Yesterday, the top-level cheftestants were announced. According to […]

February 10, 2010 | By
Top Cheftestant Guests in New York City; London Restaurant Receives Michelin Star in Record Time

Top Cheftestant Guests in New York City; London Restaurant Receives Michelin Star in Record Time

Chef Eli Kirshtein, a former “cheftestant” on Bravo’s Top Chef, has made his way out of Atlanta and into the Big Apple as guest chef for NYC’s Solo Restaurant. The talented chef from down south will be guesting in the kosher kitchen located in the Sony Arcade in midtown Manhattan, helping to “take Kosher cuisine […]

February 8, 2010 | By
2010 Cayman Cookout Day Three: Champagne Brunch and Cookoff, Gala Dinner at Blue

2010 Cayman Cookout Day Three: Champagne Brunch and Cookoff, Gala Dinner at Blue

With a great hurrah, the fantastic Cayman Cookout festivities came to an end on Sunday. Just before noon, guests gathered for the Bon Vivant Sunday Moet & Chandon Champagne Brunch Cook-off. Featuring a mind-boggling display of decadence from the staff at the Ritz-Carlton, from caviar and fresh made blinis to sushi and dim sum, the […]

January 21, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Kraft Sells Frozen Pizza Division, Bayless Makes His Way to LA, Colicchio Reconfigures Craftsteak

Today’s Food Newsbits: Kraft Sells Frozen Pizza Division, Bayless Makes His Way to LA, Colicchio Reconfigures Craftsteak

As announced early Tuesday, Kraft Foods has initiated a sale of their frozen pizza division to Nestle SA. Seen as an opportunity to continue in their bid to buy Cadbury, the sale will net $3.7 billion for the food manufacturer, a surprising move as Kraft was the leader in frozen pizza development here in the […]

January 6, 2010 | By
The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Begins!

The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Begins!

From the gorgeous Roaring Fork Valley, the 27th Food & Wine Classic in Aspen kicked off this week, with notable bashes all around! Guests were treated at last night’s Welcome Reception to flavorful dishes created by Bravo’s Top Chef winners Harold Dieterle, Stephanie Izard (no, it doesn’t rhyme with ‘lizard’), Ilan Hall, and Hosea Rosenberg. […]

June 19, 2009 | By
Food Links: Food Inc. Opens Nationwide, Top Chef Masters Leak, Coffee and the Muppets

Food Links: Food Inc. Opens Nationwide, Top Chef Masters Leak, Coffee and the Muppets

Food documentary Food Inc. opens nationwide today! Interested in finding a theatre near you? Check out the master list! Looking for a few reviews of the controversial film? Variety has one here and we linked to few on our initial post about the movie. – Oooh, the food blog world is all a-twitter about the […]

June 17, 2009 | By
Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Masters’ and If The Food Network Was Real Life…

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Masters’ and If The Food Network Was Real Life…

Juliette over at Super Chef notes that tomorrow night is the start of the new Top Chef series, Top Chef  Masters. Instead of your average kitchen Joe, Bravo’s Top Chef series has wrangled a number of well-known, accomplished chefs to battle Top Chef-style – with the winner awarded $100,000 to donate to their chosen charity! […]

June 9, 2009 | By
Izard's Tasty Life A Hit

Izard's Tasty Life A Hit

Posted by Jennifer Heigl Oy! We’re down for a while, and all kinds of things pop up in the food world! Our good friend Stephanie Izard, winner of Season 4′s Top Chef on Bravo, now has a sweet little video blog called Tasty Life where she presents everything from cheese to pork! Her latest episode […]

April 16, 2009 | By
Don't miss tonight's Charlie Rose with Tom Colicchio!

Don't miss tonight's Charlie Rose with Tom Colicchio!

Posted by Jennifer Heigl Serious Eats reminded us today that our favorite Bravo TV Top Chef judge, Mr. Tom Colicchio, will be on tonight’s Charlie Rose. If you haven’t had a chance to catch a Charlie Rose interview before, I urge you to check out the recent Ferran Adrià interview. Adrià, along with his go-to […]

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