Saturday, March 28, 2009

Top Chef Tour Bus Rolling

Hosea Rosenberg and Nikki Cascone are among the chefs headed out on a 21-city tour. Yes, Hosea has plans to meet up with Leah...
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Friday, March 27, 2009

TC News & Information

Congrats to Tom Colicchio for his James Beard Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Chef."

Did Grant Achatz take a swipe at Tom's Diet Coke commercial on Twitter?

Speaking of commercials, what do you think of Padma's Hardee's ad?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spike Plays with Matzah

This just in, from the Good Stuff Eatery e-mailing:

Matzah brei, matzah pizza, matzah mania!
Chef Spike Mendelsohn dazzled us last December with his suave latke-making skills.
Just in time for Passover, he’s back with recipes to rev up your matzah.

Matzah Master Spike will offer an entertaining demonstration
of how to create tasty meals, snacks and treats with matzah.
And who knows, maybe Spike’s mom will join him on stage again?
The cost of the event is $9.

Join us March 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm
at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue!!
Tickets can be purchased here.

TC News & Information

Watch Fan Favorite Fabio's recent appearance on Good Morning America....

Carla Hall will be participating in Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation on March 30th.

College Candy asks season 4 winner Stephanie Izard some questions....

Judge Toby Young shares tips on visiting NY with News of the World readers, including a recommendation for one of Tom Colicchio's restaurants.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Alfred Portale on Top Chef

Former Top Chef season three judge Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill had this interesting tidbit for BlackBook about his experience as a judge on the show:

What was it like overseeing wannabe Top Chefs as a guest judge?

I had a lot of thoughts about that. There are two challenges. I was quite impressed during the Quickfire at how free-thinking and spontaneous they were as a group. I was a judge early on, and there were at least 10 chefs I was judging. They had 30 minutes to put something together, and the results were stunning. The next day after they were given a whole night to think about it, a couple hours at night and couple hours the next day to prepare a dinner, they pretty much all fell flat on their face. It’s a funny thing—it’s like if you have to think too much about it, you screw up. I don’t know if that’s real life. I think some of those guys are good chefs. I feel like I oversee the aspirations of a lot of young chefs in the kitchen and have over many years. I’ve seen lots of talent come through the kitchen and gone onto being successful. There’s been a dozen or more stars. That’s been a really nice thing to be a part of.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

TC News & Information

Season 4's Richard Blais is now a guest blogger for Creative Loafing. Read his first two posts here and here.

Will Blais' Flip have a copyright issue with a similarly named burger joint in New York?

Stephanie Izard is launching a video podcast.

Want to see Hung Huynh cook a geoduck clam?

Carla Hall is offering cooking classes in DC.

Tom Colicchio discusses the restaurant business with Crain's.

Season 3's Howie Kleinberg is opening his own BBQ restaurant in North Miami Beach.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

TC News & Information

Did you know that Martha Stewart called Top Chef Five winner Hosea Rosenberg?

Here's a short interview with him....

BuddyTV got in on the conference call interview with Carla Hall and gives us the scoop.

And Carla dishes with The Washingtonian about some of her local food favorites.

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