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    October 21, 2013

    Burger Bash 2013 Ends in a People's Choice Tie; Le Rivage Wins Over Judges

    They came. They ate. But they couldn't quite make up their minds. In a first, Burger & Barrel's bash burger tied Guy Fieri's bacon mac n' cheese burger in the people's choice award category, confirmed after three separate counts, according to host Rachael Ray. While the Food Network star's popularit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    Rightbloggers' Scandal Spring Gives Way to Summer of Same Old, Same Old

    The recent round of DC scandals has been good for rightbloggers -- for about a month they've been devoted to plumping up Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and other controversies, and have succeeded in knocking down the President's approval ratings. High fives all around! But seasons change, and Scandal Spring i ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    What's Happening: The Great CSA Smackdown, Last Day at Le Parker Meridien's Gingerbread Extravaganza Closes

    Thursday, January 3 Pie-Making Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen: Head to Williamsburg to learn how to make a mean pie from author and baker Millicent Souris. She'll teach you the secret to making perfect crusts and for $65 students will leave with a crust and a mini pie to bake at home. 616 Lorimer St. ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Q&A: Jesus Nunez of Barraca on Remaining Open During Hurricane Sandy, Part 2

    Jesus Nunez is the chef of Barraca, a newly opened Spanish spot in the West Village that serves up tapas and paella. During the power outage, the restaurant was able to stay open via a generator and refrigerated truck. No food was spoiled, and on the Friday after the storm, the staff turned the co ... More >>

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    October 27, 2012

    Q&A: Charlotte Druckman on Skirt Steak, Food Network, and Women in the Food Industry

    Charlotte Druckman has written for Travel Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, Town and Country, and many other publications about food and chef culture. But in her most recent endeavor-- a book titled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen -- Charlotte interviews ov ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Q&A: Governor's Brad McDonald on Seasonal Menus and Halloween Candy, Part 2

    Yesterday, we talked to Brad McDonald about his latest Dumbo restaurant, Governor, his take on Modern American cuisine and 80s sitcoms. Today, we continue the conversation and learn about the chef's favorite NYC restaurants and which Southern writers influence and affect his food. [See More: Charlo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Food Network Launching New Health Inspection Show

    The Food Network is launching a new health inspection show which debuts October 26. It's aptly called "Health Inspectors." Host Ben Vaughn, a former chef and a restaurant consultant, will visit one of the country's filthiest restaurants and try to clean it up. Some highlights from the upcoming epis ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Le Taste of France, East River Moon Festival

    Thursday, September 27 Trader Joe's Protest. Demanding "meat without drugs," Consumers Union and other advocacy groups will hold a press conference/action outside of Trader Joe's Union Square store on Thursday, September 27 from 11 am to noon. They will deliver over half a million petition signature ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Say Hello To GRK, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    GRK is a new Greek restaurant that opened in the Financial District on September 10. The menu showcases two Greek classics: yeero and yogurt. The yeero is a wrap filled with slowly rotated, spit-roasted meat. It's is layered onto a warm pita and dressed with different interpretations of tzatziki, th ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Deccan Spice; Tejal Rao at The Penrose

    [See More Reviews: Masak; Governor | Tacos Cachanilla; Neta] Robert Sietsema heads over to Jersey City's Little India for Deccan Spice. The menu sports unique offerings like goat brains and intestines. There's a fair number of egg dishes too -- rare for a northern India restaurant: "My favorite is ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Chef Sara Moulton To Write Food Column For The Associated Press

    The Associated Press has hired Sara Moulton, a longtime Food Network host, to write a weekly healthy eating column. She will be doling out advice for using seasonal ingredients and her recipes, according to the AP, "will take a holistic approach to healthy eating, with an emphasis on whole grains, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Winners of the James Beard Foundation's Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards

    The winners of the James Beard Foundation's media awards were announced last night (the glitzy chef awards will be presented tonight and you can follow along here, if you like). Congratulations to all of the winners!

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    December 21, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian on Winning The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs

    Photo courtesy Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian, Chef and Iron Chef​Geoffrey Zakarian is ending the year with a bang. The chef at the National and the Lambs Club can now also call himself an Iron Chef, having beaten nine other culinary pros competing on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. We ca ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri to Compete in New Show; The Bean Gets Booze

    ​Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will star in "Celebrity Cook-Off," a new Food Network program that pairs B-list stars with the top chefs. The contestants, assigned to Team Ray or Team Fieri, will then compete in predictable foodie battles, such as running a New York food truck. Among the culinary v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Has Spicy Tingly Lamb Face Jumped the Shark?

    As spicy and tingly as ever.​No way! The mouth-burning offal-laced "salad" is as addictive as ever. Even if it just this week was featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

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    October 24, 2011

    Pumpkins Carved to Blow Your Mind

    photo courtesy of What a pumpkinhead.​If you're a diehard Food Network viewer, you may have seen Ray Villafane kicking ass with his pumpkin carvings on Halloween Wars. The Queens native makes a living carving figurines for DC Comics, but around this time of year he opts fo ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    OWS Protesters Still Eating Like Kings; NYC's Most Beloved Diners

    ​Daniel Boulud will indeed be opening a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as previously rumored. [Toronto Star] More on those in-flight American Airlines meals designed by Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson. [Chicago Tribune] Occupy Wall Street protesters are sitting o ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Food Network Chefs Gone Wild

    Perving on Paula.​Pick up a copy of Harper's Bazaar this month and you'll find a sexy Sandra Lee draped across its pages. The often conservatively dressed Food Network star vamps it up for a piece on her "semi-homemade" success and home life with Governor Cuomo. Meanwhile, Maxim selects its f ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Paul Niedermann 'In' at BLT Steak; Daniel Angerer 'In' at Dig Inn (Formerly Known as Pump Energy)

    ​Paul Niedermann, who just won this season of Hell's Kitchen, has scored himself a job as head chef at BLT Steak. [FitR] Daniel Angerer, who recently shuttered Klee Brasserie and Little Cheese Pub, is now at the helm of the five locations of Dig Inn, the new incarnation of Pump Energy. [Crain ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Rebecca Marx​ It is thankfully Friday afternoon. Which means it is time to look back at the four days preceding it. Mark Simmons talked to us about hipping Americans to New Zealand cuisine at his new Park Slope restaurant Kiwiana. The Vanderbilt's Brian Floyd explained his Barman's Fund. O ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Why Is Canada's Food Network, Like, Way Better than Ours?

    Better than America's?​Food Network Canada might sound like a joke -- remember the hubbub over horse meat on Top Chef Canada? -- but its shows might actually be better than the U.S. Food Network's. Why else would we be importing so many of them?

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    August 16, 2011

    The Food Network Countersues Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' (Alleged) A-hole Producer

    There's really no way any of this should be legal.​The Food Network is finally doing what we've long dreamed of doing ourselves: it's suing Guy Fieri.

  • 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 >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Greetings From the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

    ​A table setting awaits the largest of gamblers in this display inside the Showboat casino. This weekend, I had the pleasure of representing the Village Voice for the second year in a row at the Food Network's annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. Here are some snapshots of that event ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Alton Brown Speaks Out Against Molecular Gastronomy, Foam

    Alton Brown: Science of food makes good TV, bad chefs.​Self-proclaimed gastrophysicist and Food Network personality Alton Brown has a problem with molecular gastronomy. Speaking at the American Culinary Federation national convention in Grapevine, Texas, this weekend, he said: "My worry about ... More >>

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    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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    July 1, 2011

    In Case You Were Still Wondering, Sandra Lee Wields 'a Wealth of Raw Power'

    ​Today, Crain's reconfirms what we've all known but still can't quite accept: Sandra Lee is one of the most powerful women in New York. The 39th most powerful, specifically.

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    May 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga 'Goo' Diet Sends Baby Food Sales Through the Roof; Mark Zuckerberg Kills His Own Meat

    ​Rumors that Lady Gaga maintains her svelte figure while on the road by eating baby food have sent sales of the stuff, including Heinz Mum's Own Creamed Porridge, rocketing 100 percent. [Sky News] Food Network star Sandra Lee has just signed a five-book deal, including two food-themed novels, ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    The Next Food Network Stars? Not Quite.

    WikipediaThe one "real" star​Being the Next Food Network Star is kind of like being Top Chef, Minus the chef aspect. But ultimately it can be much more lucrative than winning the $100,000 on the Bravo show, since it's an opportunity to build a brand...or is it?

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Is Back, Kind of

    ​ It looks like the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is going to be on the Food Network, but while that's nice and all, what's more relevant to our appetites is that it's going to be parked at Union Square for a few blessed hours this afternoon. As a salve for the mid-week doldrums, it's hard to beat ... More >>

  • 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 >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Devon Gilroy Launches Private Dining Company; Jimmy Bradley Battles Cancer

    ​Devon Gilroy, who left East Side Social Club months before it closed and is now cooking at Park Avenue Tavern is launching a private dining company called Parkerhouse. The project could evolve into catering business even a restaurant. [Paper] Food Network is premiering Chopped All-Stars in M ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Merchants NY to Close After Super Bowl, Reopen in Mid-March as Neely's Barbecue Parlor

    Neelys moving in.​Merchants NY, one of the city's last cigar bars and the space the Food Network's Pat and Gina Neely have announced will house their forthcoming restaurant, will close after Super Bowl Sunday. Renovations will start on the space immediately, according to an insider, and Neely' ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Glamour Magazine Would Like You to Know a Few Things About Men

    ​Here is the plight of the single lady in a nutshell: That there are magazines like Glamour that proliferate various generalized highly unscientific "statistics" about men that we must then banish from our brains or, somehow, adopt into our dating/life realities. Because once you read this stu ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    And Now, O-Faces of the Food Network​Leave it to Food Network Humor to give the Internet an antidote to the morass of year-end prognostications and critical reminiscences of digested entrées past: the site has released its annual "Top 10 Biggest Food Network Foodgasms" list. Wisely, there are no words, ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    iPads Gain Popularity as POS; United Serves Healthiest Airline Food

    ​The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Our 10 Worst Foodie Xmas Presents

    ​Awful Gift #10: Stonerware Apron With Marijuana-Leaf Imprint, Broadway Panhandler Everyone knows that chefs like to get stoned (or "baked" as the apron has it), which helps relieve the tedium of chopping vegetables for hours at a time. But this guy doesn't need to wear an apron to show us he' ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Marco Canora Talks Turkey and Twitter: Interview Part 2

    Food NetworkDoes Marco Canora use this knife to cut turkey sandwiches?​ Yesterday we chatted with Marco Canora about his appearing on The Next Iron Chef. Today, the Hearth chef and co-owner of Terroir and Terroir Tribeca predicts the next big trends in dining.

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Naomichi Yasuda Leaves New York; Laurent Gras Lands Here

    ​Naomichi Yasuda, the chef-owner of Sushi Yasuda, is leaving New York to open an eight-seat sushi bar in Japan. [Eater] Laurent Gras, of the Michelin-starred L20 in Chicago, is moving to New York to work on an unnamed project. [Food & Wine via Eater] Bravo has announced a new cooking show st ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Swine Flu Unrelated to Actual Pigs; Meat Will Still Kill You

    The United Nations' food agency sent animal health experts to Mexico to determine if swine flu is really linked to pigs. So far, there is no evidence that humans contracted this strain of flu from our porcine friends. [Reuters] Food Network has launched Food2, a new website aimed at a young, hipper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009 Launches--Get Ready to Seach Recipes From Bon Appetit to Recipezaar, owned by Scripps, which is the Food Network's parent company, has launched in beta form to little fanfare. The new site allows home cooks to search recipes from every major food media outlet (blogs excluded, for now). Sporting a minimalist look, the site touts itself as "the best ever onli ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    Jenna Bush's Wedding Photos: More of the Same

    The wedding of First Daughter Jenna Bush is legitimately big news, but it produces a bit of a conundrum in how the event is covered. No press were allowed at the event, which—as you probably already know—took place Saturday at President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch. Because of the media ... More >>

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