| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:20 AM
NAPA, Calif. It was the second time in an hour I'd been asked a question I wasn't expecting.
"Are you celebrating anything special during your stay with us?"
I glanced at Mike, and then at my left hand.
"No, not particularly." Our parents would...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:13 PM
Marcel Vigneron, that guy from "Top Chef" who really liked molecular gastronomy, is cooking on a food truck.
But it's not the type of food you may expect from the "Top Chef" Season 2 runner-up and host of Syfy channel's "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen."...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Antonia Lofaso is chef and partner at Scopa Italian Roots in Venice and at Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City, but she started her culinary career making corn dogs at Hot Dog on a Stick in the Sherman Oaks Galleria and as a host at Chin Chin in Studio...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:26 PM
In less skilled hands, this might have been little more than a food fight.
The ambitious, borderline-explosive formula for "Breaking Borders" lands a journalist and a chef in a global hot spot, where they host dinner for guests locked in conflict —...
| Feb 26, 2015
New rotating chef restaurant Intro begins with California chef CJ Jacobson.
2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-868-0002
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
For a lot of restaurants in Chicago, the first year in business looks a...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Thanks to the reality TV series "Top Chef," Tom Colicchio is one of the country's most recognizable chefs and restaurateurs. He's used his notoriety to bring attention to hunger in America, labeling genetically modified food and expanding free school...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:42 AM
This is it. After 14 episodes and what seems like a lifetime, we’re left with the two best chefs ready to duke it out for the title of "Top Chef."
With Gregory and Mei winning, respectively, the first QuickFire and Elimination Challenge, they have...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:22 AM
After surviving last week's elimination against Melissa, "Top Chef" finalist Mei uses one of the most overused phrases in reality show history: "S--t just got real." That’s what happens when you’ve been in front of a camera for a long period...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:57 AM
A three-part finale? Are you kidding me?
Looking back at past seasons, they’ve all lasted about 16 or 17 episodes. This season felt longer because it was Boston, where the frigid weather and overall snobbery make a month feel like a year....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:04 AM
Ever wondered why Boston is called “Bean Town”? Me neither. But since this is the last challenge in Boston, Padma will give us one last local history lesson.
Apparently back in the day, the locals used to bake beans in molasses, and it was...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:03 PM
You can now buy a line of frozen food by Padma Lakshmi at Costco. The "Top Chef" judge, model and author is selling Padma's Easy Exotic Spanish Paella at locations in the Los Angeles area.
Lakshmi's version of the Valencian rice dish is made with...