Ted Allen

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The Museum of Food and Drink Explodes in Brooklyn With a Star-Studded Party (PHOTOS)

    Cars began clogging the intersection at the corner of Union and Bond Streets last evening around dusk to gawk at what appeared to be a U-Haul trailer made of glass. Atop the transparent truck stood various chefs in formal wear, vigorously cranking an enormous gear before screaming, "Fire in the hole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Oral Fixation: This Week's Book Events Give New Meaning to "Reader's Digest"

    Jami Attenberg and Teddy Wayne Pete's Candy Store Thursday, 7:30 p.m., free But speaking of eating yourself to death, the central character of Jami Attenberg's most recent novel The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing) struggles with just that very prospect. The morbidly obese Edie loses her job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Fatty Crab Boil, Omnivore Food Festival

    Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Meatopia 2012: Bigger, Better, And More Expensive

    [See More Events: Boqueria Launching Tomato Menu | Food Truck Festival At South Street Seaport] Meatopia is returning this year bigger and better. After months of fierce competition to narrow down the finalists from 300 original contestants, the nation's top three meat cutters are going head-to-hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Celebrity Chef Ted Allen Tells Me Martha Stewart's Message

    At the James Beard Foundation's sumptuous "Chefs & Champagne" event at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons, honoree Ted Allen--the Queer Eye food guy who's now the host of Food Network's Chopped--talked edibles with me between courses. Hi, Ted. What are the hot new trends in food these days? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Soba, Hot Dogs, and James Beard

    What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    A Few Words With Some James Beard Award Winners

    The James Beard Awards, a night when chefs and media collide at Lincoln Center to hobnob in crowded press rooms then drunkenly spill beer on each other at the after parties -- this is the only time of the year you'll see straight-laced restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern swap am ... 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!

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Lidia Bastianich's Felidia: a Revisit

    ​The muti-fish tutto crudo was a sort of crunchy raw fish salad. Three years ago I published a long-winded account of a taping of Iron Chef America that I'd witnessed a year earlier. It featured chef Fortunato Nicotra of Lidia Bastianich's restaurant Felidia in a battle against Iron Chef Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Ted Allen Makes Pretentious Foodie Bullshit

    Ted Allen is certainly a skilled cook, given that he hosts Chopped and was the culinary expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. But his true culinary specialties are "stupid, over-elaborate, fancy-ass" meals, as his recent appearance on the Onion News Network can attest.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Food-Themed Television Shows

    ​A few afternoons ago I had the pleasure of hearing Jacques Pepin discourse on his friendship with Julia Child, whom he met in 1960. He recalled their opportunity to work together on a show called Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home, created in 1999 in Boston and featuring both of them in the kitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Obama Foodarama Profile & Breaking News--People Like Fruit Even in the Bronx!

    A new fruit cart located in what is known as a Bronx "food desert" has already become quite popular. The cart is part of a citywide effort to encourage fruit stand vendors to open up shop in low-income neighborhoods where fast-food chains reign. [NY Times] Obama Foodorama, the blog by Eddie Gehman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Chopped: There Are No Top Chefs Here

    Last night, onetime Bravo boy and sometimes Top Chef judge Ted Allen premiered his new  rival show on the Food Network, Chopped. Allen has spoken out against allegations that the show is a Top Chef rip-off, elucidating the differences on his blog, saying "There is no sleep deprivation, no "Big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    South Park Slope, Brooklyn, is about to get their very own Atomic Wings, opening soon on Ninth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. [FitR] The New York Wine and Food Festival kicks off this Thursday, with the Chelsea Market After Dark event, (which, unfortunately, is sold out). But there are ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Cooking with Stephanie Izard

    The Top Chef winner dished at the Astor Center last night.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Ted Allen's New Show, Celery, and why Anthony Bourdain won't Guest Star

    An interview with the Top Chef and Queer Eye star.

  • News

    February 26, 2008
  • Dining

    February 19, 2008

    Iron Chef Boyardee

    Our man Sietsema opens up a can of worms

  • Screens

    February 7, 2006
  • NYC Life

    January 3, 2006

    Culinary Smack Down

    Iron Chef New York: Batali vs. Dufresne

  • Columns

    November 29, 2005
  • Columns

    November 18, 2003
  • NYC Life

    November 11, 2003