Today's Great Arizona Picnic at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival was the least attended we've seen in years, owing to the disconcerting weather forecast, grey skies and chill in the air. Vendors were bundled in thick hoodie sweatshirts and wool gloves, and even patrons inside the S ... More >>
We made it, yo! After what has seemed like an eternity in the Bahamas (BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!), we're finally down to crowning a Top Chef, and Bravo is all business right out of the gate -- straighten that tie, Bravo!
Padma and Tom tell the chefs there will not be a Quickfire and tha ... More >>
Carol BlonderChristine, Karl and Stephanie Boerner
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." Whoever first uttered those words was wise, indeed. In the sweet spirit of Top Chef's dessert-only challenge series, Chow Bella's treating you to a profile of a Valley dessert chef each week. This week: Kar ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 15, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, Bravo will launch Top Chef: Just Desserts, spin-off of the 2010 Primetime Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef.
"Pastry chefs have a different brain than savory chefs," says the show's host and judge of Top Chef for the past seven se ... More >>
Hearts across America have barely started to beat regularly again after last week's amazing finale of Top Chef Masters (congrats, Marcus Samuellson!) and now comes Season 7 of Top Chef. The time-tested Bravo standby will premiere this week, take place in our nation's capital, and, once again, feat ... More >>
Another Hell's Kitchen, another ride on the Chef Ramsay roller coaster.
In last week's first episode, it didn't take long for Gordo to send food flying all over the kitchen, repeatedly kick defenseless stainless steel appliances, and shout out such gems as, "You're gonna blow someone's mind off!" ... More >>
Oh, TV, how did you get so smart? Just when the temperature starts to rise on another fiery Phoenix summer, you go and give us a bunch of new and returning foodie shows to keep us safe from sunburn, hanging out with you in air-conditioned bliss. Plus, yesterday's launch of the Cooking Channel (lat ... More >>
So last week, Andrew Zimmern goes on a quest for real Sonoran cuisine in Arizona on Bizarre Foods and hooks up with Chris Bianco, the wait-in-line-for-two-hours pizza guy of Pizzeria Bianco. Huh? What? Why? Were all the Mexican foodies in the Valley busy? Did Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner of Bar ... More >>
Cast of Hell's Kitchen, Season 7 "Don't act like a cry baby!"
"You (bleep) donkey!"
Uplifting comments like these from Chef Gordon Ramsay are just a taste of what the 16 culinary contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen's seventh season, premiering Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, w ... More >>
Oh man, are there Top Chef Masters office pools out there? If not, there should be. Wait, what are we waiting for? We could totally make our own, kinda, through the world wide interweb -- whee!
Sorry, still psyched up from last Wednesday's Top Chef Masters on Bravo. The classy reality show ... More >>
Napoleon Dynamite: This is pretty much the worst video ever made.
Kip: Napoleon, like anyone can even know that.
Let me go, I need to narrate. Wilma!Kip's right. How can anyone know what's the worst (or the best) of anything? TLC's hoping we'll trust their judgment with its new show, Best Food ... More >>
There, there, Jamie, at least you tried.
You came up $20,000 short of your financial goal to keep fresh food on the plastic cafeteria trays of Huntington School's youth, some of the parents called bullshit on your healthy school lunches by sending more of their kids to school with bags of jelly be ... More >>
Like any ginormous corporation, you can't blame Food Network's faults on the folks in the trenches doing the real work. You have to look up, way up. To the millionaires calling the shots, keeping the company profitable at any expense, and wringing their hands in anticipation of their next bonus chec ... More >>
Wading through the grease pit of bland food, cooking, and eating shows focusing on cheap shopping, bogus belly busters, and chefs more familiar with cursing than conjuring up a decent dish, we've paid our dues to the TV gods (Kraken release avoided!) -- at least for the time being.
In return, we ... More >>