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 >>
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
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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 >>
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 zap2it.com, Colicchio tweeted "Congratulations to my friends Kerry Heffernan and Chris Cosentino for making it to th ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Yesterday we spoke with Top Chef judge Gail Simmons about her new memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater. Today she tells us more about the judging process and reveals the foods she just can't stand. Do you think there's a big difference between the cheftestants on Top ... More >>
Photo courtesy Gail SimmonsGail Simmons, television star and now authorGail 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Yet another week in the Bahamas, and still, that light at the end of the tunnel is maddeningly faint. What can Top Chef's producers give us that we haven't seen before on a cooking show, aside from a virgin sacrifice? A Quickfire Challenge that's "different than anything you've experienced in ... More >>
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 >>
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.
Attention, masochists, drama queens, and egomaniacs!
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.
BravoDale TaldeFollowing 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 ...
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.
Late Friday afternoon. Time to hit rewind: Adour's Didier Elena explained the French and their chickens, champagne, and simplicity in the kitchen. Battle of the Brooklyn Egg Creams: Brooklyn Farmacy v. Hinsch's Our 10 Most Challenging Dishes in NYC.
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 >>
Vicky WasikChef Harold DieterleHarold 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 >>
BravoDieterle dishes it out.Harold Dieterle took some time recently to speak with Zagat Buzz about Kin Shop, the Thai restaurant he opened on Monday. And while what he has to say about straying from the traditional "pick your dish, then pick your protein" model is interesting enough, what's m ... More >>
Nikki CasconeYesterday, we talked to Nikki Cascone about her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, and what she was going to be breaking her Yom Kippur fast with this weekend. Today, she reveals who she dreams of cooking with, eating with, and what food shows she watches on TV thes ... More >>
BravoMaybe it's because we're so worn down by this season of Top Chef -- which blessedly will be put out of our misery tomorrow night -- but its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts, actually looks like it might potentially, hopefully, possibly be pretty good. Maybe even good, period.
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.
Grub StreetAs 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 >>
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 >>
Chef KevRemember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.
Gail Simmons will get her Just DessertsLast 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 >>
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 >>
Cake WrecksJust when it looked like we couldn't possibly gorge on more competitive cooking shows, the busy little elves behind Top Chef have announced that they're planning a pastry spin-off, titled Just Desserts. The competition will adhere to the TC format, with contestants living with each ... More >>
When killer foodie birds attack, it's time to pack up your al fresco cooking show. [via Eat Me Daily]
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Food Network has announced eight new shows, all "inspired" (read: ripped off) from other networks. Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin has Corwin eating strange and exotic foods a la Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern; and What Would Brian Boitano Make? is taken directly from South Park. [Entertainment ... More >>
Skin Dives, Las Vegas Gambles, and Chef Jamie Oliver Gets Naked, Emotionally