Once you've run out of shameless narcissists and psychologically unstable megalomaniacs to exploit for the purposes of televised entertainment, where do you turn? To the elderly, of course.
WikipediaThe one "real" starBeing the Next Food Network Star is kind of like being Top Chef, Minus the chef aspect. But ultimately it can be much more lucrative than winning the $100,000 on the Bravo show, since it's an opportunity to build a brand...or is it?
Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>
sfgate.comWe're sick of Guy Fieri (real name: Guy Ramsay Ferry). The television personality manufactured on the second season of "The Next Food Network Star" might double as a Barnum & Bailey clown. Yet he is now one of the country's most recognizable celebrity chefs. If you want to see how ... More >>
It's raining in Boston. I'm taking that as a metaphor. Everyone could just pack it in right now, go home, stay dry, and we'd be none the poorer. Instead, 9,000 American Idol hopefuls visually and aurally assault viewers for the next two hours, and subsequently five months, and most likely several mo ... More >>
Rachel Coleman: Brooklynite, bad cookYes, friends, it's another food reality television show--Worst Cooks in America premieres on the Food Network on January 3. It turns the Top Chef paradigm on its head--instead of being covertly invited to snicker at the flailings of chefs who are meant to ... More >>
The food truck craze continues, with new trucks popping up regularly in New York and other cities, many serving increasingly gourmet food. But could the end of the trend be near now that Taco Bell has released its own truck? [NY Times] A vegan advocacy group is pushing for a New Jersey court to ord ... More >>
Photo borrowed from Food NetworkThe Next Food Network Star premieres this Sunday and the contestants have been introduced. There's the perky mom next door (Jen Isham), the less perky mom next door (Melissa d'Arabian), the soulful Korean mama (Debbie Lee), and the health nut who secretly loves bacon ... More >>
Reality TV spawns spin-offs: Wannabes compete for spots and hope to become Mega Stars