Recette sous chef Audrey Villegas likes to cook at 1 in the morning after the guests are gone. She has an edge-of-your-seat intensity when she talks about bean season; she got it from interning at Per Se when she was 24. After that, she toughed it out in the trenches at Gordon Ramsay and, briefly, D ... More >>
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 >>
Gordon Ramsay is suing a Montreal restaurant, Laurier BBQ, for $2.7 million over his role in the restaurant's makeover. [CBC via Huff Po] The winners of the European Bocuse d'Or this year were all Scandinavian chefs. See who took home the gold.
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 >>
Gordon Ramsay is trying to revive his struggling restaurant empire in the U.S. with a deal with Caesars in Vegas to launch three restaurants. [NY Post] A look at the lineup for the food-truck lot in Queens: Kimchi Taco truck, Taim, and Andy's Italian Ices one day; Eddie's Pizza, Desi Food, a ... More >>
Photo courtesy Chris LeahyChris LeahyWith Bastille Day just around the corner, it's as good a time as any to make a trip to Lyon. Can't afford the ticket to France? Good thing there's a Lyon, right here in the West Village. We called up chef Chris Leahy to learn more about Lyonnaise cuisin ... More >>
A Brooklyn DA dropped all charges against both Lucali pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and alleged assailant Benny Geritano due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses. [NY Post] Jake Klein, who previously apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto, is taking his Caribbean- and Southeast Asian-style cookin ... More >>
On Master Chef, Gordon Ramsay does what he does best, which is to take steaming dumps on the work of other chefs. The above clip, then, could be filed under "poetic justice"; thanks to the minimal efforts of an incontinent chicken, it will undoubtedly bring joy to the hearts of many a kitchen sla ... More >>
Top Chef alum Leah Cohen, who left Centro Vinoteca two years ago to travel Southeast Asia, is back in town, mostly cooking at private dinners. It turns out she's planning an "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in Gramercy Park, which she'll be previewing at LTO next week. [Grub Street] In ... More >>
Ramsay to family: "You're fired!"He may have a face (and mouth) only a mother could love, but that apparently doesn't extend to his mother-in-law. Gordon Ramsay is reportedly being sued by his wife's mom, Greta Hutcheson, following the foul-mouthed chef's fallout with his father-in-law, Chris ... More >>
Jehangir Mehta tries to liven up hotel dining
Mom can be a restaurant chef!This release came through the mailbox today, and while this sort of announcement generally goes straight for the electronic trash can, part of it caught our eye: Gareth Evans understands what it is like to have no time on your hands. The Head Chef at Restaurant G ... More >>
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 >>
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.
Enough is enough.In the wake of the apparent suicide of Joseph Cerniglia, the chef at Campania in Fair Lawn, N.J., who appeared on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares in 2007, Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert got on the Twitter to blast Ramsay for the way he, well, blasts his chefs:
Chef Joseph Cerniglia of Campania restaurant in Fair Lawn, NJ, was found floating in the Hudson River. In 2007, he'd appeared in Season 1 Episode 9 of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Looking at the show, one of the things that strikes you is how little affection Ramsay has for garlicky souther ... More >>
Farmers and animal rights activists in Ohio have reached an agreement to restrict the confinement of hens raised for eggs and meat, which could lead those in other states to follow suit. [NY Times] Russia, one of the world's biggest exporters of wheat, is experiencing its worst drought in 13 ... More >>
Although no vendor has publicly acknowledged it, meat and dairy products originating from cloned animals may already be on supermarket shelves in Europe. [NY Times] Gordon Ramsay reportedly owes some $2 million in taxes. The celebrity chef now has three TV shows in the U.S.: Hell's Kitchen, ... More >>
Can smell fear, bacon.The last season of Kitchen Nightmares ended in May, and its producers are wasting no time in finding the show's next crop of sacrificial lambs.
If one requires definitive proof that food blogging has reached its hoary, self-referential apex, here it is: Bitter Feast, a film about a chef who kidnaps and tortures a food blogger who has killed the chef's career with a bad review.
When "infamously gluttonous" Mario Batali jumps on the Meatless Mondays bandwagon, you know the campaign has legs. [Washington Post] The trend toward over-the-top fatty, carb-heavy foods may be fueled in part by chefs who smoke weed and the munchies marijuana induces. [NY Times] P.F. Chang' ... More >>
Whole Foods reported that second-quarter profits had more than doubled, raising its full-year earnings forecast. [Wall Street Journal] The popularity of Tom Colicchio, Gordon Ramsay, and Anthony Bourdain has taught chefs to indulge their fiery tempers. [NY Daily News] A new study suggests t ... More >>
West Village mainstay One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has a new chef, its third in two years. Sam Freund, who took over from Craig Hopson a year and a half ago, has left the restaurant for a job in Denver. Andrew Matthews, who has been at OIBL for more than a year, is now at the helm. [Eater] ... More >>
A new study suggests that high-calorie foods may be as addictive as cocaine or nicotine, and could be at the root of compulsive eating and obesity. Overconsumption of fatty foods was found to trigger addiction-like responses in the brain. [Reuters] By devising signature ground meat blends fo ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon and all downhill from here. So to carry you into the weekend, here are the best posts of the last five days. We ranked Our 10 Best East Village restaurants. Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks talked about his website's expanding girth. Jason Cott discussed Bar Seven Five's p ... More >>
Jesse Schenker has a new restaurant and some very impressive tattoos.Yesterday, Jesse Schenker opened the doors to Recette, a contemporary American restaurant located in the old Jarnac space on West 12th Street. The restaurant is the public manifestation of Recette Private Dining, a private d ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Word of Mouth: Online Media and The Future of Food Writing Housing Works Used Bookstore Cafe January 7 Housing Works is known for its intimate concerts and eclectic selection of use ... More >>
Annie Guerrero, the owner of El Nido del Aguila, a restaurant uptown, and Maria Elena Nunez, who represents businesses applying for liquor licenses, tried to slip an SLA official $5,000 to sidestep a full review, according to wiretap evidence. [NY Post] Gordon Ramsay reflects on the terrible ... More >>
Gordon Ramsay has had to pull out of Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC Hotel. The London NYC has taken over as owner and manager of the restaurant, which will retain the Ramsay name. [Eater] Alex Urena, who opened two restaurants, both of which have now closed -- Urena and Pamplona -- is relo ... More >>
Don't forget the fried bread When New York magazine published a photo of what it labeled an English breakfast without fried bread, beans, or black pudding, the Guardian's Tim Hayward got his panties in a bundle. The carb-less plate caused him to huff: The nation that convinced itself that Be ... More >>
Jason Neroni, who recently left 10 Downing to be replaced by Jonnatan Leiva, has resurfaced in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego, as the new executive chef at the three-year-old Blanca. [North County Times] Centro Vinoteca, which the city shuttered for a few days, has a new chef named Be ... More >>
Aren't kids adorable when they're dropping F-bombs? The precious little foul-mouthed terror depicted in these ads could very well have been a young Gordon Ramsay. But, seriously, when will the spoofs of this guy end? [via Serious Eats]
Gordon Ramsay made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, during which he defended his eating of a still-beating puffin heart and tasted Kimmel's homemade marinara sauce. The heart, said Gordon, was hard to swallow. But the sauce was "fucking delicious."
Gordon Ramsay made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien last night. The two traded friendly digs, made baked Alaska, and had a minor food fight. Highlights included Conan freaking out a la Joseph Tinnelly from Hell's Kitchen and screaming: "Don't touch me! I'm not your bitch!"
Two people were killed in an explosion at a North Carolina food plant known for producing Slim Jims. More than 40 people were taken to the hospital, including three firefighters who inhaled ammonia gas during the aftermath of the blast. [NY Times] Gordon Ramsay continues to piss off the Aussies, ev ... More >>
A Gordon Ramsay restaurant in London is under investigation by local food safety authorities after a patron pulled an inch-and-a-half-long piece of plastic out from a bite of lamb. The rub? The customer was a reality TV star from British Wife Swap. [Telegraph] Would a ban on non-therapeutic antibi ... More >>
More than 30 employees of the "21" Club filed a class action suit against their employer on Tuesday, claiming that the restaurant has been illegally withholding their tips. The amount in question could be more than $1 million. [NY Times] Kellogg CEO, David Mackay, calls for an overhaul of the coun ... More >>
Chef Michael Citarella has left the kitchen at Freemans, in part, presumably, to a negative review in the Times when Bruni wrote "the eating seems never to live up to the setting."[The Feed]Iron Chef Cat Cora and her girlfriend are reportedly both pregnant, via (I guess that's the right preposition ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
We gave you our reaction to last night's premiere of The Chopping Block. Here's what others are saying:"'The Chopping Block': Do We Really Need Another Cooking Competition Show?"[Serious Eats]"Was Chopping Block Better Than Top Chef, and Was MPW Better Than Gordon Ramsay?"[Grub Street]"TV Analysis: ... More >>
The official announcement of the 2009 Michelin Guide for New York City is happening in about 10 minutes at the Astor Center. But over at Eater, they've snagged the star picks in advance via undercover camera phone photos. Devious, they are! No big surprises in the three-star category, but newcomer ... More >>
Fastidious foodies on the prowl
Would you like a little testosterone with that soufflé (or how about a knuckle sandwich)?