- The complete guide to ribs of the world. — Serious Eats
- Richard Blais chats about his Top Chef All-Stars victory. — Eatocracy
- Would you eat these super spicy dishes? — Woman's Day
- Menu prices are on the rise. — Wall Street Journal
- Critic Michael Bauer names the Bay Area's top 100 restaurants. — The San Francisco Chronicle
- Food & Wine's Dana Cowin chats about the chefs who weren't named Best New Chef. — The Feast NY
- How to find and cook with morel mushrooms. — Huffington Post Food
- The next season of Scott Conat's 24-Hour Restaurant Battle debuts on Thursday, April 21. — Grub Street NY
- Paula Deen makes a hysterical appearance on Rachael Ray's daytime talk show. — Eater
- Amazing: a breakfast sandwich with a runny egg surprise inside. — Chez Us
Jennifer Aniston's film Just Go With It was the big winner at the weekend box office, but that hasn't slowed down her press obligations. The newly turned 42-year-old actress appeared on The Rachael Ray Show recently to chat with the host about a variety of topics during an interview that airs tomorrow. The ladies chatted about Jen's milestone birthday, which she celebrated with famous pals like Jake Gyllenhaal and Adam Sandler, as well as what she'd do if she wasn't an actress. Jennifer said:
- Jen on her age: "All of a sudden you're labeled, you're a number. . . It wasn't like 30-plus or 30 something. It's just that all of sudden, it's like, 'Wow for your age, not so bad.' It's like what?"
- What she would do if she wasn't an actress: "You know what, I would be a party planner! Why do I want to be a doctor? That's so depressing, leave that to the professionals. I haven't even played one of those on TV! I would want to be a party planner. I love planning a party, I love mixing people together. I love getting the food ready, it's just fun. And people always have a good time."
Although ABC has not announced the cast for the 12th season of the show, which is set to debut on Monday, March 21, one can't help but wonder if a celebrity chef will participate.
Previous competitors have included Rocco DiSpirito and Iron Chef America's chairman, Mark Dacascos. While Rachael Ray recently bared all in a Dancing With the Stars costume, I would love to see someone like Eric Ripert or Padma Lakshmi compete in the show. How about you? Which chefs would make good entertainment on Dancing With the Stars?
The staff of Every Day has selected three finalists — Paul Malvone, Tommy Up, and Mauricio Oliveros — to prepare their burgers on the Rachael Ray show later this week. Only one will be chosen to bring his burger to Rachael Ray's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February.
Of the competition, Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello said, "The magazine wanted to show that lesser known cooks can hold their own at the biggest and most respected burger competition in the country." I think the opportunity is a fun one, and I look forward to tasting the winner's creation at the fifth annual Burger Bash on Feb. 24. Who makes your favorite burger?
I'm happy to see Rachael win, although it seems like the food community's a bit up in arms over this one; some are complaining that she doesn't qualify as a "chef," while others believe Jamie Oliver, with all his antiobesity efforts, should have walked away with the prize. Where do you stand?
For the main course, I'm skipping the honey-baked ham and roasting a whole beef tenderloin. It's served alongside a roasted red pepper and black olive sauce. On the side? Fresh citrus and cranberry salad and a giant casserole dish of classic macaroni and cheese. Interested in these recipes? Keep reading!