September 23, 2012 |
For judges of one of the most well-known food shows on the planet, "Top Chef," stars Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson sure have different ideas about what constitutes a good breakfast on Emmy morning. "I just had a bagel and lox," Colicchio said, shrugging. "I had a cocktail at the hotel," Acheson said, smiling. PHOTOS: Top Emmy winners | Emmys red carpet arrivals | Overheard at the 2012 Emmys Only Simmons seemed to have really taken breakfast seriously.
September 19, 2012 |
Southern California must be full of top chefs. Or at least those who wish to be. The lineup for this season's " Top Chef " television show on Bravo again is well-larded with Angelenos. Competing in Season 10 (shouldn't they have advanced to Roman numerals by now?) will be Micah Fields , executive chef at the Standard Hotel ; Brooke Williamson , chef and owner at Hudson House in Redondo Beach and the Tripel in Playa del Rey; and Kuniko Yagi , who is billed as “executive chef at an upcoming David Myers restaurant.
September 19, 2012 |
Landmark Los Angeles restaurant Campanile, founded by Mark Peel and his then-wife Nancy Silverton 23 years ago, may be closing by the end of the year. In its place is expected to rise Republique, a partnership between chef Walter Manzke and restaurateur Bill Chait. Rumors have been circulating for several months about the possible closure of Campanile, but discussions and negotiations have been ongoing. When reached for comment on Friday, Peel said, “No deal has been signed, not yet. Campanile is open today, it will be open tomorrow, we have weddings booked in October.
August 28, 2012 |
Barbie Marshall overstayed her welcome by several weeks. On the face of it, she should have been gone weeks ago, in part because she was such an annoying presence. (Remember that foot stomping incident to wake up all her housemates?) Something happened after we met that Barbie. Another Barbie starting showing up. She added comic flair, sharp commentary and plenty of creative, resourceful cooking. Week after week, she stepped up her game. At the beginning of the competition, she wasn't seriously considered a contender.
May 13, 2012
All you need in your pocket or purse to find a hot restaurant. Name: Chef's Feed Available for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; Android coming soon. What it does: Profiles award-winning chefs and their favorite dishes at specific restaurants in certain cities. From there, you can map the restaurant, add it to your profile and itinerary, rate the dish and tell your friends about it using Twitter or Facebook. Cost: Free. What's hot: This app is becoming a better tool for business travelers.
May 12, 2012 |
Being surrounded by delicious food all day sounds like a decent way to make a living. And according to Gail Simmons, a judge on Bravo's "Top Chef" and "Top Chef: Just Desserts," it is — but it requires some conscientiousness to not overindulge. Simmons is also a director of special projects for Food & Wine magazine and recently released a memoir, "Talking With My Mouth Full. " The 35-year-old culinary expert explained to us how she manages to stay healthy amid a sea of gourmet delights and with a very hectic schedule.
December 21, 2011 |
Foodies, spoil yourselves. Sit down to a five-course meal by candlelight at the Ahwahnee Hotel created by Suzanne Goin from Lucques in L.A or Rick Moonen of RM Seafood in Las Vegas. It's all part of the Chefs' Holidays sessions that bring 25 cooking pros to the chilly climes of Yosemite National Park in January and February. Guests can sign up for one (or more) of eight sessions that feature face-time with a top chef who will share his or her talent and techniques as well as a moderator and two other professional cooks.
December 8, 2011 |
The women - in twos and threes and sixes - are on a mission. Spot Michael Voltaggio, the famously tattooed winner of Season 6 of Bravo's "Top Chef. " They linger at the door, waiting, hoping for a seat or a table. Sigh of relief. There he is, in the open kitchen of his new - and long delayed - restaurant Ink. No other restaurant in recent memory has set the blogosphere roiling in anticipation as much as this one. Voltaggio has some 126,000 followers on Twitter as of this writing and, until very recently, it's been so difficult to get reservations at the restaurant, it seems every one of those followers is intent on trying Ink at 7 or 8 p.m., cellphone cameras at the ready.
November 10, 2011
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Leonard and Penny spend time alone when Sheldon tries to overcome his fear of birds. (8 p.m. CBS). Community: Annie (Alison Brie) moves in with Abed and Troy (Danny Pudi, Donald Glover), but her new roommates' lifestyle soon grates on her nerves in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). The Office: Pam (Jenna Fischer) suspects that Jim (John Krasinski) is attracted to the temp (Lindsey Broad) who'll be replacing her while she's on maternity leave in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC)