Food Network

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    March 18, 2014

    Ten Years Into a Restaurant Empire, Marc Murphy Is Still Just Looking to Have Fun

    In the 20 years that the Food Network has existed, it's propelled dozens of chefs to stardom before they've proved themselves in their own kitchens. Despite his prolific career on television, Marc Murphy is not one of those chefs. The Chopped judge has risen steadily within New York's restaurants fo ... 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

    January 28, 2014

    A Full Roster of Super Bowl Events

    The Super Bowl's debut in the Big Apple has the city's restaurant industry abuzz with offers. From fan friendly events to bars that have more TVs than Best Buy, there are plenty of reasons to skip the home made onion dip and head out into the wild blue yonder for the game. But before you do, here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    August 28, 2013
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    August 20, 2013

    Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky on Life as a Ukrainian Refugee and How That Informs Her Food

    Many chefs can recall how they first became hooked on the food industry, but few can point to a juxtaposition of culinary experiences like Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky can. The chef grew up in Soviet Ukraine, where she remembers "going to all the different shops in the city and picking out bread in on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Celeb Chef Chris Nirschel on What to Expect From His New Menu at Slide

    It was just March when Slide first opened and brought sliders, cannoli, and boozy milkshakes to the Village under the direction of Madison Cowan, an Iron Chef and Chopped winner, but the spot already has a new chef: Chris Nirschel, who competed in season seven of Food Network Star and later on Chopp ... 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

    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

    March 13, 2013

    50 Things To Know About Austin Before SXSW

    I love Austin. It's simultaneously wonderful and totally infuriating. The city meets every cliché about it almost effortlessly, to the point where the onslaught of weirdness can be almost numbing. I once saw a unicycle brigade spin down the street, and it honestly took like 15 minutes until I reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Ten Rappers We'd Like To See on Reality TV

    So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Watch Guy Fieri Use Strawberries to Brush Rachael Ray's Teeth

    What's more unappetizing than anything on the Guy's American Bar and Kitchen menu? This clip. The frosted-tipped renegade joined Rachael Ray on her talk show today to plug their next Food Network gig, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cookoff. In the midst of what appeared to be a health-focused new year s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Will I Die an Eggnog Virgin?!

    I'm an eggnog virgin. And I really can't give a reason as to why I've gone so long without as much as a sip of this silky, sweet holiday beverage. It's not the thought of consuming raw eggs that brings on my hesitation -- because I'd be happy to gnaw on a cookie dough log. Raised as a Jewish New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Q&A: Governor's Brad McDonald on Creative Freedom, Modern American Cuisine and 80s Sitcoms

    When Fork in the Road was a few minutes late to call Chef Brad McDonald, we explained that our phone's recorder was a bit faulty. "You have an app that records on your phone? I bet that many an embittered wife is using it for other reasons." So goes the whimsically creative thought process of the ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    5 Great Food Markets to Visit Right Now

    There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... 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

    February 27, 2012

    The Amstel Light Burger Bash and a Week of Burger Competitions

    ​The Amstel Light Burger Bash competition, which took place last Saturday at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, capped off a week of animated searching for the best and worst burger nationwide and here in the city.

  • 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 11, 2011

    Daytime Emmy Nominations Out, Include Several Food Figures

    Food NetworkLook at that flawless makeup on Sandra Lee!​Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and, of course, James Franco helped lead General Hospital to a whopping 21 nominations, heading the pack. But those more culinarily-inclined were also honored.

  • 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 14, 2011

    McDonald's Inspires Most Brand Loyalty Among Coffee Drinkers; Food Writers Can't Stop Recounting Meals at El Bulli

    ​A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers? [NY Times] McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Vatican Adviser Mad at Cuomo for Eating Crackers While Unmarried

    xiquinhosilva​Vatican canon law adviser Edward Peters has criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo for receiving Communion. The Daily News reports that because Cuomo has a live-in girlfriend and holds certain political views, Peters said the act of receiving communion at Mass the day after his inaugur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Food Network Losing Its Fan Base

    newsworld22.comDon't worry, Giada, men are surely still watching you.​Things aren't looking so cheery for Giada De Laurentiis and Sandra Lee. Their TV home, the Food Network, is showing signs of decline as it experienced a 10.3 percent drop among viewers ages 25 to 54 -- a key demographic for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Gael Greene Asks Us to Remember Craig Claiborne

    ​When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Battle of the Christmas Fruitcakes: Myers of Keswick v. Dean & DeLuca

    That's Dean & DeLuca's Robert Lambert cake on the left, Myers of Keswick's Bryson's of Keswick cake on the right.​ Ah, fruitcake. Not only is it the red-headed stepchild of the Christmas table, it is also its Cher, seemingly impervious to time and a model of eerie self-preservation. The two s ... 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 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.