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    June 17, 2014

    Thank You for Smoking: Meet Hill Country Barbecue Market BK's Master of Meat

    His father was from North Carolina, but Ash Fulk didn't really fall in love with barbecue until he went out and visited his family after his grandma died. On that trip, he started getting acquainted with southern fare, and he began requesting fried chicken and mashed potatoes or a trip to a barbecue ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Annisa Chef Anita Lo Considers Her Legacy: "What's the Story of Me As a Chef?"

    Anita Lo had a stellar restaurant upbringing -- she worked under David Bouley, Guy Savoy, Michel Rostang, and David Waltuck at Chanterelle before she took a turn running the burners at Mirezi. But in 2000, she was craving creative control, and so she and her then-partner Jennifer Scism decided to st ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    What's Happening: Latke Festival and Cheese Ball

    Monday, December 10 Fourth Annual Latke Festival Celebrate Hanukkah at BAM with 17 restaurants including Fatty 'Cue and Veselka, as they fry up some of the best latkes in the city. Tickets are $55 and include drinks. 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012


    The NY Chocolate Show Returns

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Q&A: Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli Talks Celebrities and Honeybees, Part 2

    Yesterday, we spoke with Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli about how to tackle cooking pumpkin and other seasonal specialties. Today, we're focusing on how she deals with celebrities in her restaurants, her favorite restaurants in the city, and her recent venture with Haagen Dazs. [See More Intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Tom Colicchio Spoils 'Top Chef' Results On Twitter; Tyler Florence Cooks For Obama

    Tom Colicchio spoiled the episode of Top Chef Masters immediately as the episode ended on the East Coast, forgetting that Pacific Standard Time viewers had yet to see it. According to, Colicchio tweeted "Congratulations to my friends Kerry Heffernan and Chris Cosentino for making it to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G's Five Favorite Summertime Eats Part 2

    Yesterday, we talked New York City eats and dishes and the Atlantic City Wine and Food Fest with the Food Network's Nadia G. Today, the Bitchin' Kitchen lady gives us the lowdown on the five foods that really get her going come summertime. 5. "I do this one salad with grilled apricots and feta. A s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Attacks Paula Deen Again; Daniel Boulud Sues Buffalo Restaurant

    Anthony Bourdain was fine form this week -- back to attacking his favorite target, Paula Deen. On Tuesday, he appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and went at Deen again, calling her decision to cook fattening food while hiding her diabetes "in excruciatingly bad taste, unconscionable, and cynical ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Gail Simmons on Being a Top Chef Judge

    Photo courtesy Gail SimmonsGail Simmons, television star and now author​Gail Simmons has worn many hats in the culinary world, having begun her career as a cook and journalist before working her way to Food & Wine, a position that nabbed her a role as a regular judge on the hit television show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Harold Dieterle Is Loving Himself Some Steakhouses

    Courtesy of First Press PRA new restaurant maybe?​ Harold Dieterle was recently awarded a spot on Robert Sietsema's list: New York City's 17 Greatest Chefs . The first-season winner of Top Chef is tops in New York City for his command of two successful Greenwich Village restaurants, Perilla a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    For Halloween: How to Make Japanese Pumpkin Soup in a Recipe Narrated by a Gray Poodle

    Here is a segment of the popular Japanese Web cooking series (nearly 5 million hits!) Cooking With Dog. The dog's name is Francis and his favorite movie is Ratatouille. Thanks to @lia (Lia Bulaong) for tweeting the link.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: A Talk and Tasting, a Halloween Menu

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Kutsher's Talk & Tasting Tenement Museum October 24 at 6: 30 p.m. In anticipation of Zach Kutsher bringing a taste of his Catskills country club to Tribeca this fall, he and his res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Ron Suhanosky 'Out' at Stuzzicheria; Marcellus Coleman 'In' at Alias

    ​Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    A Real-Life Cupcake War; Introducing Scent Marketing

    ​Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, is suing the owners of Pink Sprinkles in Fairfield, Conn., for trademark infringement. [Boston Globe] A new McDonald's in Spring Valley, a Las Vegas suburb, is hosting live jazz nights -- dubbed ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    Frito-Lay Tops Food Truck Promos with Times Square Test Kitchen

    Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.​Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Pork's Slogan Still Sucks. But Now They Have a Café!

    ​The National Pork Board didn't take our suggestions for a new slogan and is sticking with Pork: Be Inspired. And to show off their new slogan, they're creating the even more awfully awesomely named Pork Inspiration Café. Which will be run by Top Chef: All-Stars winner Richard Blais! Oh, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    So Why Don't More Women Win Top Chef?

    Mike Isabella and Richard Blaise: Top Chef finalists, and men.​Another dude has won another season of Top Chef, and that's provided another opportunity to ask why there aren't more female chefs not only in the winners' circle, but also in the upper echelons of the kitchen hierarchy.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Eric LeVine 'In' at Montammy Golf Club; Shaun Hergatt Planning New Resto

    ​Eric LeVine, who was a winner on the Food Network's Chopped, is now cooking at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J. [Kinetic News] Shaun Hergatt has announced that he is planning a new restaurant in the next two years that will be a little bit closer to Midtown. [Zagat Buzz] Mario Batali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Beaumarchais Chef Nicolas Cantrel on When He First Wanted to be a Cook and Why Bananas are Good Substitutes for Endives: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Nicolas Cantrel ​Yesterday we spoke with Beaumarchais chef Nicolas Cantrel about the shuttering of brunch hotspot Bagatelle. Today he tells us about how he got into the cooking business and why he's a gruyere master.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Top Chef and Just Desserts Will Hold Local Auditions

    ​Attention, masochists, drama queens, and egomaniacs!

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    That Top Chef Bodega Pop-Up Is Coming to the Bowery

    BravoDale Talde​Following his team's win on Top Chef's Restaurant Wars episode earlier this week, Dale Talde has unveiled his plans to bring his Bodega pop-up concept to the citizenry of New York.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Sees His Future in Paula Deen's Bunions

    The horror.​"Then if things weren't bad enough, if I didn't already realize it was Sandra's world and Rachael's world, they bought my network.What does this mean? I guess it means that if Paula Deen wants her bunions pumiced at 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to get right over there. Let m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Tonight, Top Chef Returns ... Again ...

    They're here for your soul.​ Beginning this very evening, Bravo will drag Top Chef howling from the vaults and back onto television screens across the nation. Yes, as threatened, Season 8 will serve audiences a steaming portion of Top Chef: All Stars, pitting the ghosts of seasons past against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Marco Canora Dishes About The Next Iron Chef and Cooking at the School of Hard Knocks

    Food NetworkMarco Canora: He might have lost on TV, but he's still a winner.​ The Next Iron Chef ended its run this week, and Marc Forgione was crowned the winner. But runner-up Marco Canora still has plenty to celebrate: A Tribeca location of his East Village wine bar Terroir opened this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    So Long, Sweetie: Food Network Cancels Ace of Cakes

    foodnetwork.comThe Ace of Cakes moves on.​Food Network has announced the cancellation of Ace of Cakes, the reality show that follows pastry chef Duff Goldman and his merry band of bakers at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. According to The Associated Press, the show's upcoming season -- its 10th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Gail Simmons Gets a Book Deal

    BravoTelevision host, eater, writer: A true Renaissance woman.​Life just got a little sweeter for Top Chef: Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. According to Eater, Simmons has nabbed a deal with Hyperion to write her memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full.

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    November 18, 2010

    Top Chef: Just Desserts Names Its First Winner

    BravoFinalists Yigit Pura, Morgan Wilson, and Danielle Keene explain themselves to the judges.​ The first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts drew to a close last night ...

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    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.

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    November 3, 2010

    Eight Reasons That Top Chef: Season 8 Looks Better Than Top Chef: Season 7

    BravoGluttons for punishment.​We're still trying to reclaim our lives after the time suck that was Top Chef: Season 7, so were slightly alarmed yesterday when we received a screener for the first episode of Top Chef: All-Stars. How could it possibly be time for yet another round? Hadn't we end ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Harold Dieterle on Brand-New Kin Shop, Top Chef, and Being 'Mr. à la Carte'

    Vicky WasikChef Harold Dieterle​Harold Dieterle is perhaps best known for winning the first season of Top Chef, but he's been obsessed with cooking since high school, after which he attended the Culinary Institute of America. He's cooked at Red Bar, 1770 House, and The Harrison. After winnin ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Next on The Next Iron Chef: New York's Marco Canora, Marc Forgione, and Maneet Chauhan

    ​Given that this season of Top Chef has thus far been a plodding disappointment, it comes as a relief that the Food Network has given us something else to look forward to with today's big reveal of who will be competing on Season 3 of The Next Iron Chef.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Citing Economy, Colicchio and Sons Abandons Prix Fixe; Colicchio Responds to Platt

    Grub Street​As of tonight, Colicchio and Sons will revert back to its original a la cart pricing in the dining room, abandoning the newly instituted prix fixe format. "People were not happy with paying prix fixe, and we listen to what customers are telling us," Tom Colicchio told us. "I'm not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Olana's Albert Di Meglio Moonlighting at Trump Soho Hotel; How to Alienate Viewers: Recommend Cat Casserole

    ​Albert Di Meglio, the chef-owner of Olana, has not been getting paid since the restaurant filed Chapter 11 last year, and has, in the meantime, been working at the new Trump Soho hotel. [Eater] Bruce Buschel says "negotiations came to a grinding halt" with the two chefs, Jason Weiner and Eri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Gail Simmons Hits the Sweet Spot With Just Desserts

    Gail Simmons will get her Just Desserts​Last October, when the Top Chef masterminds announced plans for a pastry-themed spin-off called Just Desserts, we recoiled at the thought of Padma choking down hunks of cake as she regurgitated wooden platitudes. Thankfully, Bravo has announced that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Under the Toque: Chopped Chef Gets Socked; Scott Conant Eyes Table 8

    ​Jimmy Lappalainen, the executive at Riingo, was on Marcus Samuelsson's team for the White House dinner. He'll be offering the state dinner menu at Riingo from December 14-20. [Grub Street] Scott Conant is rumored to be closer to taking over the Table 8 space in the Cooper Square Hotel, which ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    SNL Guy Fieri Parody: "Get Ready to Rock Out with Your Hock Out"

    When killer foodie birds attack, it's time to pack up your al fresco cooking show. [via Eat Me Daily]

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    September 18, 2009

    RIP Keith Floyd

    Yesterday's Times ran an obituary for Keith Floyd, the British chef, cookbook author, and cooking show host who died on Monday at the age of 65. Although his name is hardly as well-known as Julia Child's or even the Frugal Gourmet's, Floyd earned a devoted following here and in the U.K. for his show ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Another Top Chef and his Housewife

    Remember Top Chef season 3's Brian Malarkey's appearance on The Real Housewives of Orange County? Well, the Housewives are at it again. Only this time, it's the ones from New York City. Sam Talbot of Top Chef 2 fame drops in on housewife Kelly Killoren Bensimon to make chicken lettuce wraps for he ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Chopping Block: Only Marco Pierre White Can Save Us

    The Chopping Block, the new cooking competition show on NBC with Marco Pierre White, is serious stuff. Watching it, you might wonder if you're viewing a reality show in the comfort of your own home or a post-apocalyptic thriller at the multiplex. Times are bleak, business is hard, the streets are me ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Top Chef -- Local Boulder Boy Makes Good

    This week, the Cafe Society blog of our sister publication Denver Westword features a revealing interview with Top Chef upset victor Hosea Rosenberg, who was actually a successful chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder before joining the Top Chef competition. Jockeying with the likes of Martha ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Top Chefs Cook Up Page Six Passion

    Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and fellow cheftestant Leah Cohen make it in Page Six for allegedly "passionately making out" in a West Village bar. As if the finale wasn't bad enough.[NY Post]A Harvard study comparing four different types of diets--high carb, high fat, low fat, and high protein--fo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Top Chef in Sin City

    Not sure how to feel about this. It's rumored that Top Chef season 6 will take place in Las Vegas at the M Resort, a new casino-tel located far off the strip and probably in desperate need of some promotion. Sure there are plenty of big name restaurants in Sin City but it's not exactly a culinary sc ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Top Chef Scallop-gate

    More about last night's lackluster Top Chef. Jamie was derided by the judges for her "slimy" scallop crudo for the main challenge, but some people actually liked that scallop. Top Chef blog "Amuse Biatch" catches Bravo in some controversial scallop editing.

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    December 16, 2008

    This Week on FitR: More Blogging!

    Santa came early kids! He brought you just what you wanted--more blogging on Fork in the Road. Tomorrow through Friday, guest blogger Hailey Eber, formerly of Radar magazine, will bring you news of Top Chef, cheap boozing, holiday entertaining tips from Donatella Arpaia, and other good stuff. Sietse ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    Cooking with Stephanie Izard

    The Top Chef winner dished at the Astor Center last night.

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    March 13, 2008

    Top Chef: Hobbit or Not?

    After last night's Top Chef premiere, I have just one question. Is contestant Mark (sous chef at Public Restaurant) a hobbit? Carry on.

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