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 >>
We're almost two weeks into January, and for those of you still dieting, we offer our congratulations--reluctantly. It can't be easy to live in a food city such as New York and spend your days and nights chugging down BluePrint Cleanse cashew drinks and eating raw kale chips. So bravo, we guess. Now ... 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 >>
We really don't mean to pick on Paula Deen but she has had quite a year, and it's only March. Just one more thing for now, we promise: Kristen Wiig's SNL parody of Dean, which is kind of harsh but too funny not to post.
See what we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week:
Paula Deen is in deep water again, but this time it's not for eating too many doughnut burgers. Lisa Jackson, a former manager at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant owned by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, claims the two siblings sexually and racially harassed and assaulted their ... More >>
Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>
And I don't mind as long as you click on my link, genius
Here's the picture of Deen shown on this morning's The Doctors. First thing on this morning's episode of the CBS show The Doctors, the panel lit into Paula Deen. They first criticized her for knowing she had diabetes three years ago and still promoting unhealthy meals on TV, noting "80 percent of ... More >>
Photo courtesy Franklin BeckerFranklin Becker still loves chicken wings on game day...but grilled onesYesterday we spoke with Franklin Becker, the chef at both Abe & Arthur's and Lexington Brass, who told us all about revamping the menu at Abe & Arthur's and what food trends are here to stay. ... More >>
The kick-ass Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) was photographed above going for lunch with a friend, but did she really eat anything?
How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>
Totally tofu...Fork in the Road sticks its nose in a book with this week's Literary Lushes: Our 10 Favorite Book (and Play)-Writing Boozers. Robert Sietsema samples Upper East Side sichuan in his review of Land of Plenty. Lauren Shockey snacks on mozzarella sticks in her review of SoHo ho ... More >>
Paula Deen has diabetes, but the Southern belle of butter intends to keep on eating the fatty, sugary, salty foods linked to the disease, according to Time.
Jeff Tidwell / FlickrShe may be pretty funny, but her cheeseball recipe is not.So it seems that this extended holiday weekend has, finally, wound down. And between all of those holiday meals, you must be exhausted from cooking. So don't worry. These are some recipes that won't make you want to bu ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... What big teeth you have! Eater National describes Paula Deen as an "evil sex fiend succubus" again. We appreciate the reminder, and will remain vigilant and report any suspicious, succubus-like activity. Diner's Journal has some bad news for filicidal foodies: ... More >>
A slurp through three new ramen joints
Opting for produce from small, local, organic farms cannot guarantee that you will avoid the food safety issues that go along with large-scale farming. [Washington Post] The USDA is reporting that food prices are expected to rise up to 4.5 percent, the sharpest increase since 1978. [Wall Str ... More >>
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 >>
It would appear that dogs are the final frontier when it comes to gourmet food trucks. Bocce's Bakery launched its Biscuit Bike this summer, offering organic dog treats, including and cupcakes. [NY Post] Paula Deen shot back at Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person ... More >>
Yes, the latest trend in film magic happens to be crap! It's really the shit! Here are some examples: *The Change-Up starts with Jason Bateman changing a baby's diapers, only to have the baby shoot a big stream of caca right into Jason's mouth! Watch out, Divine!
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.
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 >>
It's Friday, blessed Friday, and time for a look back at the week that was: Our 10 best and cheapest Pennsylvania Station eats. Mile End's Noah Bernamoff talked about what's next for the restaurant, keeping Jewish food alive, and schmaltz. Vermin roaming your apartment? If you can't beat 'em, eat ... More >>
Tonight, after dangling the promise/threat of Paula Deen before us for what now seems like years, Top Chef is giving its viewers a meaty, man-sized portion of the Butter Queen. According to The Huffington Post, Deen and John Besh will be judging the Elimination Challenge, for which the chefs ... More >>
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 >>
If you harbor the same odd fondness for Barneys' freakish, food (Network)-themed holiday windows that we do, then check out the above video from Liz Lomax, the artist responsible for the outsized likenesses of Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, et al. It shows their construction process from beginning to end ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The Food NetworkThis is Paula Deen's mac 'n' cheese. It will eat your face. Much as Greenpoint has absorbed a sizable number of erstwhile Manhattanites, so too has it appropriated a phenomenon previously confined to the island: the all-mac 'n' cheese restaurant.
Urban sharecropping is the latest twist to the farm-to-table movement, in which homeowners get matched with would-be farmers who don't themselves have gardening space. [Wall Street Journal] Mayor Bloomberg's favorite diner, Viand Café, was slapped with 36 violation points in its latest ins ... More >>
Although not quite as much fun as the time Betty White expounded upon the virtues of her dusty muffin, Saturday Night Live's latest foray into the food demimonde is still respectably unnerving. This weekend's episode saw Kristen Wiig do her best impression of Paula Deen in a commercial for Paula D ... More >>
Domino's Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP] Meanwhile, Domino's in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire] Food ... More >>
Scary: Guy Fieri.Stumped for a great Halloween costume this year? Check out CHOW's excellent gallery of food-celebrity costumes. Some are scary, like the Paula Deen, complete with lightning-white teeth. Others are just, well, awesome, like the purple-draped Alice Waters or slightly slutty Mic ... More >>
Pauladeen.comJust in time for Halloween, something scary.You may not have realized that carrots and apples were in desperate need of a spokesperson, but oh, they are. And not just any shill, but one who's given the world and its waistlines Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole and Deep-Fried Mac an ... More >>
The strange case of Home Shopping Network Host Claire Champlin being attacked by a watermelon reminds us that foods are not just for nourishment -- they can also serve as dangerous weapons. Recently, heartthrob Justin Bieber was hit by a water bottle as he performed onstage, which seemingly c ... More >>
Global warming could significantly impact the production of rice, which could lead to higher prices, fears over food security, and more hunger in an increasingly populated world. [Reuters] Food magazines are outperforming celebrity magazines, with sales at Cooking With Paula Deen and Martha ... More >>
Tom invites you to waste some money and get taken advantage of. I hate to say this, but I blame the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. Ever since reading a New Yorker article about the meteoric rise of the Buffalo wing, I'd been meaning to make a pilgrimage out to where it all began. Though controversy s ... More >>
This summer, Green Table, a café in Chelsea Market, will sell brown-bag lunches for customers to enjoy at the neighboring High Line park. [Wall Street Journal] Despite the oil spill threatening the seafood supply, the first New Orleans Oyster Festival, originally scheduled for the summer of ... More >>
I like Paula Deen. She has a warm personality, she apparently likes the gays, and most importantly she whips up a mean buttermilk pancake. But with that accent laid on as thick as barbecue sauce on chicken fried steak, I'm starting to think she "hicks" it up for the public a little.
Whole Foods has reported higher-than-expected fiscal first quarter earnings, which is being attributed largely to a price shift instituted last year. [Forbes] Romania has proposed a tax on burgers, french fries, soda, and other fast foods in an effort to fight both adult and child obesity. [ ... More >>
Remember when McSweeney's envisioned what sort of pole dancer Paula Deen might be? Apparently, Martha Stewart prefers you not use your imagination.
NBA star Yao Ming is featured in a new ad campaign aimed at wealthy Chinese, urging them to say no to shark fin soup in order to combat the overfishing of certain species. The ad shows Yao pushing away a bowl of shark fin soup served to him in a fancy restaurant. [AFP] Jonas Brother Kevin, w ... More >>
It's no Paula Deen pot roast doll, but this classical (and classy!) nude painting of Rachael Ray by Alex Gardega is up there with foodie gift idea no-nos.
Unless you're trying to express discernible disdain for your Secret Santa pick this year, you'll want to avoid the gift ideas on Food Network Humor's list of 11 Awful Gifts for Foodies and Cooks. It includes such cringeworthy gems as the eerie Paula Deen Makes a Pot Roast doll, inappropriatel ... More >>
Who knows what Paula Deen gets up to when she's not deep-frying butter or getting hit in the face with a ham. She very well could be an excellent pole dancing teacher. She probably is not, of course. But the short story by Erin Hershey entitled, Pole Dancing with Paula Deen, Y'all!, published ... More >>
Speaking of food television, a certain person who will not be outed might possibly have a guilty thing for Paula Deen. The way Deen drawls "buuuuuuuuuuteeer" could tame a wild beast. But on her show on the Food Network, Deen looks like an amateur drag queen--sporting a rock hard, puffy coiffure an ... More >>
This week in food blogs... The highly anticipated La Cense burger truck finally arrived in all its grass-fed-beef glory. Midtown Lunch opted out of the free burgers for food bloggers to pay for his burger like a regular customer, and deemed it good, but not great. Eater loved the last Top Chef Mas ... More >>
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