- Michael Chiarello is teaming up with Ryan Seacrest to develop a TV series about lost recipes. — Grub Street SF
- Visiting the fisheries of Southern Louisiana, where seafood is still strong. — Serious Eats
- Over 60 culinary stars will appear in Barneys's "Foodie Holiday" window display. — Feast
- The myth of fresh-squeezed juice. — The Atlantic
- Why zucchini, lemon, and thyme make a great combination. — The Epi-Log
- Five misconceptions people have about chefs. — Eatocracy
- Just in time for Halloween, learn how to make fake blood. — Chow
- MasterChef season two is holding open casting calls. — Eater
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The Masterchef series was first a hit in the UK in 1990 and has recently garnered high ratings in Australia. It's being described as a culinary American Idol. The show goes on a "nationwide search for the best amateur chef in America." While Ramsay will coproduce and be on air, it's unclear what role he will play in the new show. Scheduling hasn't been announced. Precisely what America needs! Another amateur cooking competition.
Do you think the show will appeal to the mainstream? Or has the TV cooking space reached its saturation point?