Gotta Kid to Feed Productions has been enlisting actors to read actual Yelp reviews for the past year. Last week, they teamed up with Erin Felgar, who was recently seen in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, to create this soul-crushing story of a frozen yogurt store whose spoons were just too damn big. ... More >>
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 >>
New York City's four-legged foodies will have a new place to dine next week as Rachael Ray launches a food truck -- for dogs. The three-day dog-food-truck tour will launch next Thursday, October 18, in Columbus Circle and will serve New York City pooches a menu of dishes from Rachael's new wet-dog- ... More >>
Since Julia Moskin's article about cookbook ghostwriters came out last week in the Times, "ghostwriter" has become a dirty word in the celebrity cooking world. First, Rachael Ray told Eater that she has never employed a ghostwriter for any of her projects. She said that Wes Martin, the chef credited ... More >>
I used to adore Jhirmack shampoo because it looked, smelled, and felt like orange sherbet for the scalp! Everyone from Vidal Sassoon to Rachael Ray would have approved. Many years later, I found that Suave had an Orange Smoothie shampoo which was almost as good, and it was only $1.29, so my ... More >>
Tracy Morgan/Jordan gets salty with Rachael Ray.Tracy Jordan, the fictional character who is actually not such a stretch for Tracy Morgan, paid a visit to the Rachael Ray Show on last night's episode of 30 Rock. In a case of art imitating life, the storyline revolved around TGS's uncertain fu ... More >>
Robert SietsemaWill Bark's dog be top dog?A year after conducting an exhaustive search for the country's best pizza, Everday With Rachael Ray has turned its attention to wieners. The magazine has once against enlisted the folks at Serious Eats to determine the winner; this time, they've narro ... 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 >>
Visit an outdoor bar like Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria, Hudson Terrace in Midtown, and Berry Park in Williamsburg before it gets too cold. [NY Daily News] Now that all the food magazines are closing, is it finally time to start paying attention to food blogs and websites? [Wall Stree ... More >>
Always beefing. In case you missed it Tuesday night, David Letterman took time out on his show to apologize to Rachael Ray. Apparently, he recently unleashed an aggressive rant during a taped segment with Ray, calling out food television as insensitive and inappropriate in this era of widespr ... More >>
Rachael Ray: there's an app for her.Once only available on television, in print, and on canvas, Rachael Ray can now be found on your smartphone. Tasty Bytes is a recipe application available for $1.99 through iTunes with a special shopping list feature that allows you to keep track of necessa ... More >>
Allow the absurdity of that statement to set in. He really said that! It comes from this weekend's Deborah Solomon Q&A with the aging basketball star in the New York Times Magazine. It's full of the classic quotes and good humor that made the The Real Shaq the original Kanye West. Plus, a s ... More >>
Sketchy FolkBatali as Bacchus Remember that guy who painted Rachael Ray in the nude in a river of EVOO? (His name was Alex Gardega.) Now, his friend, an artist named Sketchy Folk, has painted Mario Batali. And, yes, he's also nude, depicted as Bacchus in a riff on the famous Rubens painting. ... More >>
Michael Psilakis is looking for locations for his next venture in four different Manhattan neighborhoods: Midtown East, Upper West Side, the East Village, and the West Village. Plus, his Williamsburg project is still a "work in progress." Busy man. [Grub Street] Rachael Ray called out Good ... More >>
Jason Perlow/Hamburger AmericaJosh Ozersky and friend. Last Friday morning on the windswept tundra that was Soho, one half expected to encounter a pack of wolves trundling down Spring Street. Instead, a larger, equally hungry apparition materialized in the mercifully insulated confines of Bal ... More >>
Motorino: best in show? It seems only yesterday that Alan Richman was fanning the flames of controversy with his list of the 25 best pizzas in the country. Actually, it was last May, and in the world of food best-of lists, that's about 47 years, so thank heavens that no less a culinary author ... More >>
Perhaps you enjoyed Our Man Sietsema's forays into real food porn. If so, have we got a Tumblr for you. Someone has taken it upon themselves to find all the photos of naked ladies in kitchens floating around in the depraved ether of the internet, and compile them all in one place.
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.
As you'll no doubt recall, last night I roasted a chicken because I wanted to make Thanksgiving-style stuffing.
I had a small chicken from Hoosic [sic] River Poultry in the farmers' market. I wanted to roast it. Memory of the skipped thanksgiving made me crave the only thing I like about Thanksgiving--the stuffing.
Babycakes' Erin McKenna uses garbanzo bean flour to replace white flour, coconut milk as a substitute for butter, and agave nectar as a low-glycemic sugar substitute. [NY Daily News] City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn will unveil a long-term plan on food policy today. The initiative, du ... More >>
Martha Stewart is backtracking on comments made about Rachael Ray on Nightline last week. After appearing on Ray's show, then having Ray on the Martha Stewart Show to teach her how to bake (and, apparently, taunt her about not being invited to P. Diddy's birthday party), Stewart went on Night ... More >>
Following Rachael Ray's hilariously uncomfortable stint on her show last week, Martha Stewart will appear on Frontline this evening to further criticize her erstwhile guest, whom Stewart was last seen schooling on pie dough and taunting with her invite to Puffy's birthday party.
What would you give for this man's jacket? Some people throw their underwear onstage at Tom Jones (or Guy Fieri). Others stand in line for hours to get a copy of their favorite cookbook signed. If you're a die-hard fan of some of the chefs this city has produced, now's your chance to own a pi ... More >>
Celebrity bas cuisine chef Rachael Ray is creating "healthy" recipes for New York City's public schools (the word "Yum-O" is involved. Apparently that's the name of Ray's family nutrition non-profit). Fewer than half of New York City public schools have the cooking and fire control equipment ... More >>
How hard can it be to boil eggs? Some customers prefer to have it done for them. What with buying food at farmers markets, cheese shops, butchers, and specialty grocery stores, it's rare for me to step inside a supermarket. When I do, it's usually to buy staples like baking soda and toilet ... More >>
At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>
The most frightening part of the festival was certainly the pumpkin Guy Fieri. This last weekend from Thursday through Sunday, Chelsea Market was the epicenter of a welter of classes, demonstrations, personal appearances, food seminars, and frenetic promotional activities that were part of ... More >>
When Rachael Ray launched her magazine, according to an insider, the editorial team had to put together a style guide that included all the TV cook's favorite expressions. (Yum-o could have been "yummo," but ended up as "yum-o," which is now also the name of Ray's nonprofit organization promo ... More >>
Embedded video from CNN Video Rachael Ray was on Larry King Live last night, and if you missed it, well, you didn't miss much. Talking with guest host Ali Velshi, the perky food personality shared some obvious tips for eating and shopping economically. You've heard many of these tips before: don' ... More >>
We're disappointed: Glamour left disposable cameras tethered to park benches in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and all the users shot lame pictures like this. Well, except for two guys. The New York Dolls will play at "Rachel Ray's SXSW party" this year, all jacked up on Dunkin' Donuts coffee. The Hold ... More >>
Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain talk about the four essential ingredients for every home kitchen, and the two have very different ideas on the matter.Batali's list is pretty standard: extra virgin olive oil (EVOO in Rachel Ray's world), anchovies, dry pasta, and some kind of tomato product, assumi ... More >>
Chapter 5: Timing is Everything I had assumed that the gas shut-off would continue for a few days. Boy, was I ever wrong! Days gradually turned into weeks, and then I found myself at the one-month anniversary of the gas leak. I began to be paranoid. A friend who was a corporate chef called to rem ... More >>
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