Celebrity Chefs

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Here's What You Missed at Taste Talks

    The weekend's Taste Talks events went off without a hitch, bringing together top New York food mavens and eager eaters to share in conversation and plenty of good dishes. From Friday evening to Sunday night, Taste Talks hosted a round of events -- dinners, presentations, a Future of Food expo, and S ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2014

    Path of Lease Resistance

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    How Can We Improve Food Access in NYC?

    On Saturday, March 1, the 2014 TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference will descend on New York City, bringing together a panel of food experts who will speak on a number of eye-opening topics, from the history of food culture to sustainability efforts to eating crickets as a protein sourc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    37 Things We Hope to See in Season Two of Guy's Grocery Games

    Early this month, we learned that Guy Fieri was casting for the second season of his new TV show, and we realized we forgot something: Guy has a new TV show! Guy has a new TV show much of the time, but it's not like us to simply ignore a show called Guy's Grocery Games. In the show, Guy throws a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Highlights from NYCWFF: Jets Tailgate, Guy Fieri, Oktoberfest, Sunday Slice (Photos)

    A collective "I ate way too much" burst forth from the mouths of attendees of the New York City Wine and Food Festival last night, wrapping up the event for another year. 2013 saw the return of old favorites like La Sagra's Sunday Slice and Blue Moon's Burger Bash as well as brand new tailgate and O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Food Music Mixtape Volume 2

    Yesterday (and just in time for Independence Day celebrations), DJ Escoffier brought you Volume 1 of our food music mixtape. Today, DJ Bearded James unleashes Volume 2; be sure to listen for the Paula Deen Apology remix at the end. Did we miss your favorite food-related tune? Let us know in the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Guy Fieri on Roberta's, Bushwick Restaurant Week, and Knaidel in Today's Neighborhood News

    Guy Fieri headed to Brooklyn over the weekend, and he had nice things to say about Roberta's, where he feasted with Mario Batali. That, free rides to Bushwick Restaurant Week, and a heart-warming special celebrating a spelling champ make today's round-up of neighborhood news.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Meet Sophistafunk, Guy Fieri's Favorite Band

    It all started with a phone call. Shortly after Adam Gold's restaurant -- Syracuse's Funk-N-Waffles, a casual joint that offers exactly what it promises in both music and eats -- was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, he got a call from the show's host, Guy Fieri. Fieri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Letterman Skewers Fieri on Late Show

    The subject of the top ten countdown on the Letterman show this evening was "Discontinued Guy Fieri Menu Items" at Fieri's Times Square restaurant, which was the subject of a zero-star "poor" New York Times review today that caused a sensation. First, Dave read a couple of descriptions taken straig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Searching for Guy Fieri At Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    I've been making fun of Guy Fieri for a pretty long time. I mean, look at him: If we ever get dragged into World War III, the Axis powers will put his chubby, bleached-blond head on propaganda posters to illustrate what us awful Americans are like. But I'm not alone, everyone makes fun of Guy Fieri. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Guy Fieri Will Never Be Like Bobby Flay; Batali on Eataly Expansion

    Guy Fieri is bringing his "Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders" to Times Square and tells the New York Post that he has something to prove to those with misconceptions about TV chefs: "Look, I'm not Mario Batali, I'm not Bobby Flay -- there's only one of those cats. I'm not trying to be something that I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain to Host Cooking Show on ABC with Nigella Lawson

    When we said Anthony Bourdain was everywhere, we didn't really think he'd actually be on everywhere. Last time we reported that he's switching from the Travel Channel to CNN. Today, we bring word that he will be hosting a cooking reality show on ABC with Nigella Lawson. ABC recently put up a castin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Under the Toque: Guy Fieri in NYC, Todd English Sued

    According to The New York Times, Guy Fieri will be opening a restaurant in Times Square. Fieri has seven restaurants already in California but the New York concept will be completely different. It's slated to be called Guy's American Kitchen and Bar. [New York Times] Le Bernardin will be hosting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Under the Toque: Asian Food Craze, New Menu at WD-50

    Wylie Dufresne at WD-50 is creating a completely different menu with brand-new dishes. [NYTimes] Iron Man competitor Joe Bastianich talks about his new book and the dark secrets of restaurants. "The skills of a maître d' are the same skills a hooker has--to please the clients. . . . Make them fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Under the Toque: Batali Settles Suit, New Prune Cookbook in the Works

    Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nine Food TV Shows We'd Love To See

    ​How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Paula Deen, Southern Butter Belle, Confirms Diabetes Rumors

    Paula Deen has diabetes, but the Southern belle of butter intends to keep on eating the fatty, sugary, salty foods linked to the disease, according to Time.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Filippo Gozzoli 'In' at Sirio

    ​Sirio Maccioni says that he's going to open a branch of his eponymous restaurant at the Pierre hotel. Maccioni has told reporters that he's bringing in Filippo Gozzoli, formerly of Milan, to run the eatery. [Grub Street]

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Guy Fieri Jewelry by Room 101: What Not to Get that Special Someone For Xmas

    OpenSky​And just when you thought you couldn't have enough Guy Fieri in your life comes Guy Fieri Jewelry.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jacques Pépin Reveals His Thanksgiving Turkey Secrets: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Jacques PépinJacques Pépin steams his Thanksgiving turkey, meaning you should, too​Yesterday we chatted with Jacques Pepin about his new book, Essential Pepin, an impressive collection of more than 700 of his favorite recipes. Today, he explains why chefs must master technique ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Jacques Pépin on Writing Essential Pepin and What Advice He Gives to Aspiring Chefs

    Photo courtesy Jacques PépinJacques Pépin's motto: Cook because you love it.​Simply put, Jacques Pépin is a culinary living legend. Having begun his career at age 13, he worked in such esteemed restaurants as the Plaza-Athénée in Paris and Le Pavillion in New York before heading up resear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Marge Becomes a Food Blogger on this Sunday's Simpsons [Yawn]

    20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy?​ The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Mario Batali Disusses His New Cookbook, His Potty Mouth and Would Like to Remind You That He Did Not Kill Erica Kane

    Melanie Dunea PamMolto Mario​ Mario Batali, with his orange Crocs and even more colorful language, can be a polarizing figure. Love him or loathe him, he is one of the city's -- and, therefore, the country's -- greatest chefs. His new cookbook, Molto Batali: Simple Family Dinners From My Home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    New York City's 17 Greatest Chefs

    The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    McDonald's Seen As Healthier Than Subway; Jane Goodall Sues Over Baby Food

    ​McDonald's beat Subway in a survey of how healthy the fast-food chains appear to customers. Chipotle scored highest, while Five Guys and Au Bon Pain weren't far behind. [Nation's Restaurant News] While the Food Network here has just crowned its latest Star, Asian Food Channel recently comple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Shane McBride 'In' at Balthazar; Belinda Chang 'In' at Monkey Bar

    ​Shane McBride, the former chef de cuisine at Colicchio & Sons, is now cooking at Balthazar, where he has been since February. [Eater] Not to be outdone by the likes of Eric Ripert, who has had cameos on Treme, Bobby Flay will appear on Entourage as the lover of Ari Gold's wife. [Eater] Guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Daily Hookup Will Only Feature Highly Curated Restaurants, No Crap Allowed

    ​The Daily Hookup, a discount website aimed at gay males, launched quietly this week. It aims to offer the same old gamut of lifestyle deals, though obviously geared toward its demographic. But rather than feature just any old restaurant, they have special "curators" who seek out only the ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Frank Bruni Moves from Dining Section to Op-Ed Page; Subway Tests Café Model

    ​The United Food and Commercial Workers union is trying to mobilize 5,000 workers at 27 Target stores in the New York City area. [NY Times] The city has extended its 2003 ban on smoking in restaurants and bars to include city parks and public beaches. [Reuters] Despite economic woes and risi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    McSweeney's Offers a Preview of Lucky Peach

    ​McSweeney's is getting itself ready to launch Lucky Peach the quarterly food journal from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and Anthony Bourdain's Zero Point Zero Productions. It will come out in June, but the folks at McSweeney's have sent over a preview to whet the media's already considerable app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Susan Ungaro Reveals the Behind-the-Scenes of the James Beard Foundation Awards and Responds to Anthony Bourdain's Criticisms

    Chefs gonna be winning!​April showers bring May flowers, but also the James Beard Foundation Awards! The second week in May the awards will celebrate the country's best chefs (and journalists and writers), and are a big ole party of who's who in the industry. Wanting to take a peek behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Feels Really Bad About Huntington, W.V. Losing Its Funding

    Jamie Oliver disappointed in U.S. Foodservice.​Earlier this year came the sad news: without celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution, the town of Huntington, W.V. was done for. At least, its healthy food-focused Huntington's Kitchen, the school that Oliver founded when he came to fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson on Launching an Online Men's Mag

    Photo courtesy Marcus SamuelssonMarcus Samuelsson has a narrative​Marcus Samuelsson is a busy man. Not only is he helming the kitchen at the popular new Red Rooster, he's also just launched Food Republic, an online cooking and lifestyle publication geared towards the male sex. So we called u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Sandra Lee Is Throwing a Giant Bake Sale Tomorrow

    ​Starting at 11:30 tomorrow morning and lasting for several decadent hours, Sandra Lee will be putting her terrifying power to good use by taking over Grand Central Terminal to throw an enormous bake sale for charity.

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Paula Deen Rides Things; Nicolas Cantrel Stays On at Beaumarchais

    ​Greg Grossman, the 15-year-old who started cooking at age of 9, will be at the helm of Alan Philips' next Feast pop-up, running from March 10-12. The theme will be Pop Art. [Grub Street] Michael Psilakis is no longer the executive chef at Eos in the Viceroy hotel, in Miami. No replacement ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Martha Stewart Will Get Her Bake On

    Martha Stewart is pissed that people don't consider her a TV chef. As she tells New York Daily News, "They exclude me when they talk about TV chefs...I have more credentials as a TV chef than anybody out there. I actually know how to bake and cook and create and edit recipes."

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Slashfood Readers Aroused by Fictional Hermaphrodites

    Hot.​Those who can't wait to wallow in the shallow waters of Eater's Hottest Chef competition can dip their toes in the equally murky waters of Slashfood's second-annual roundup of the 10 Hottest Men in the Food Industry.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Reactions to The Daily Meal's Top 50 Americans in Food

    The Daily Meal​The Daily Meal just put out its giant listicle of the most powerful Americans in food. The list is an interesting one that runs the gamut from chefs (Tom Colicchio, José Andrés), local media (Sam Sifton, Lockhart Steele), TV stars (Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri), and politicos (Thom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Alan Richman Will Appear on Treme

    ​Four years after he wrote a post-Katrina appraisal of New Orleans restaurants that angered the city's inhabitants almost as much as than the entire Bush administration, Alan Richman is returning to the scene of his crime, sort of. In an interview with Grub Street, the GQ critic mentioned tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Food Stamp Spending at Greenmarkets on the Rise; The First Food Recalls of 2011

    ​New regulations regarding tips in New York have restaurants scrambling to comply. The rules raise the minimum wage for tipped employees, and allow waiters, bartenders, bussers, sommeliers, and hosts -- provided they are not managers -- to be eligible for shared tips. [NY Times] New York sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    LuckyRice to Return to New York, Expand Beyond

    L.A. and San Francisco about to get lucky, too.​LuckyRice, the Asian food festival that debuted in New York this year, has plans to return next year and will also expand to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Per Crain's, the five-day Asian food fest will run from May 4 to 8, 2011.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Gordon Ramsay Cookware: Xmas Pots & Pans From Hell('s Kitchen)

    ​Even the box seems a bit grim... Department and specialty stores are brimming this time of year with kitchenware endorsed by celebrity chefs, with Jamie Oliver (11-piece stainless steel cook set), Mario Batali (7.5 quart persimmon colored Dutch oven), and Giada De Laurentiis (5/8 quart butte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    South Park Lampoons Food Network and Foodies as Cartman Impersonates Gordon Ramsay

    ​On stilts, Cartman fools Randy into thinking he's Gordon Ramsay. Last night's South Park was a hilarious send-up of the Food Network and celebrity chefs, and few avoided being hit by the satiric splatter.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Food Network Launches an App; New Bacon Soda Is Gross

    ​Domino's Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP] Meanwhile, Domino's in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire] Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Ramsay's Methods Questioned

    Marco Pierre White wonders why his former student, Gordon Ramsay, needs to yell and scream and belittle people so much. We have some ideas.[NY Post]The Journal reviews online dining reservation services.[WSJ]Shocker! New research out of the UK finds that popular recipes from celebrity chefs like Nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    If Batali and Bourdain Were on Top Chef last night

    Strange coincidence...or is it? Last night's Top Chef had the cheftestants cooking "last suppers" for culinary luminaries Wylie Dufresne, Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Pepin, and James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro, while today on Serious Eats, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Michelle Obama on the Food Network

    Paula Deen's gonna fatten her right up. Sarah Palin makes me want to throw my television out the window and start setting shit on fire. Luckily for my neighbors, an email from the Food Network arrived just in time to calm me down. Just gaze at the picture above, breathe into a paper bag and think o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Women in the Kitchen

    Our Man Sietsema was nice enough to call my attention to a very interesting article up right now on Gourmet's website. In it, Laura Shapiro wonders why so few women chefs make it to the tippity top of the restaurant world in New York. And it's true that while you can think of several women chefs—A ... More >>

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