| Aug 9, 2009
In his thick Italian accent and broken English, former "Top Chef" contestant Fabio Viviani spoke of his dream, his secret dream, to a crowd huddled under a tent at the Farmers Market. It was, he said with a bowl of cilantro nearby, to "be filthy rich,...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm.
Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven.
All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:47 PM
Oh. So. Close.
Antonia Lofaso thought she had made it through to the finale of Top Chef's all-star season last week when Tiffany Derry was sent home. This, she thought, was going to make up for exiting at the last possible minute in season four.
| Mar 30, 2011
A recent survey by AllRecipes.com found that 75 percent of cooks are eating more healthfully these days. We wondered if that emphasis on health carried over to celebrity chefs and food experts.
So, we contacted three: Meeru Dhalwala, Steven Raichlen...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Last night, the ticketing system for Next, Grant Achatz's highly anticipated new era-themed fine dining restaurant, was still experiencing glitches, despite promises that today -- er, yesterday -- was the day.
"We are burning the midnight oil here trying...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:33 AM
Before bread-making machines invaded home kitchens, James Beard and Bernard Clayton, Jr. led cooks in the early '70s to the joy of baking breads the traditional way. Both embraced the bread-baking process, never shunning the enthusiastic kneading of bread...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:18 PM
It's National Grilled Cheese Month, and you celebrate everyday by trying some of the best in grilled cheese creations at some of my fave spots.
At Zinc Café & Market in Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar, I can't get enough of the gruyere cheese grilled...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Scott Hunnel, 47, started his career as a dishwasher in a Chicago restaurant. Today he is at the helm of one of Walt Disney World's most prestigious kitchens. Under his tenure at Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the restaurant...