During the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the best chefs in the world shared their top tips for home cooks. From keeping your fridge clean and cabinets organized to properly seasoning a dish, watch the video to see what chefs Rick Bayless, Marcus Samuelsson, Kristen Kish, Ted Allen, Tyler Florence, and more have to say.
In between some homemade pizza baking, Alex, Ted, and a surprise guest talk about the star-studded lineup, the high-pressure stakes, and the serious beer drinking that goes on behind the scenes.
Find out more — and discover which chef makes a fun cameo! — when you watch the whole segment on Slashfood.
- Ted Allen chats about Chopped.
- Ted Allen chats about Chopped. — Endless Simmer
- Check out photographer Dominic Episcipo United States of Meat series. — Eat Me Daily
- What to do when a party starts to die. — Chow
- Anthony Bourdain admits he is a bad New Yorker. — Grub Street
- Shake Shack — the beloved New York City burger joint, has plans to expand in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. — Eater
- How to impress guests with squash. — The Atlantic
- Do you enjoy chicken on pizza? — The Epi-Log
- In Japan, you can now purchase heart-shaped watermelon. — Serious Eats
Hey Top Chef fans, get excited: the new season debuts this Wednesday night at 9 p.m.! To get everyone in the mood for the next round in Las Vegas, I put together a fun quiz that tests your knowledge of the judges and past contestants. I'll list a judge's quote, and you have to guess which cheftestant it's about. So, what are you waiting for? Play away!
The cast of Julie and Julia moved cross-country for the NYC premiere after hitting the red carpet in LA earlier this week. Meryl Streep went a bit more casual this time while Amy Adams took it up a notch in her floor-length gown. There were a few famous chefs out for the night, as well as Julie Powell who inspired the title character of the film. Both Yum and Buzz had the chance to interview Julie this week — read about her thoughts on the movie here and her relationship with Julia Child here.
The show, which is described as a series that "challenges four up-and-coming chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. After each course, a contestant gets 'chopped' until the last man or woman left standing claims victory," is hosted by former Top Chef judge, Ted Allen. Although Chopped does not air until Tuesday, Jan. 13 (at 10 p.m.), many feel the show is a complete ripoff of Top Chef.
After watching the promo video, Eat Me Daily declared that "Food Network is totally trying to mimic Top Chef's more professional veneer, especially in the light of the more amateurish low-budget feel of the Next Food Network Star."
Tonight a special featuring everyone's favorite bad-boy celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, airs on the Travel Channel (at 10 p.m. ET). The show's called At the Table with Anthony Bourdain and is a no-holds-barred dinner with four interesting guests. The No Reservations host will be dining with writer Bill Buford, bar owner Amy Sacco, Ted Allen, and magazine editor Chris Wilson. The dinner was cooked by Wylie Dufresne, in his New York City restaurant's kitchen wd-50.
I'm excited to check out what happens when these five impressionarios sit down to dine and wonder what Dufresne will cook up! How about you? Will you watch?