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Ted Allen Claims Chopped Isn't a Ripoff of Top Chef

Responding to criticism right here that Chopped is a ripoff of Top Chef, Ted Allen gets all defensive on his blog, claiming that the show "has actually been percolating at Food Network for a few years." He starts out his post funny and sarcastic: "just because there are already 37 cooking-competition shows on TV doesn’t [...]

The Contestants on Food Network's Chopped Television Show

Premiering January 13th is Food Network's Chopped (see the video promo), their knock-off of Top Chef featuring Ted Allen as host and judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Aaron Sanchez, and Marc Murphy. The website has finally been updated with information on the contestants, and there are a few chefs from the New York City restaurant scene: Ed [...]

Cable Food Celebrity Catfight: Tyler Florence vs Andrew Zimmern [scandal]

2009 is starting out right! There's some trash talk going on between Andrew Zimmern and Tyler Florence online, ending with Florence pleading for "an end to Chef on Chef violence in '09."
It all started with Andrew Zimmern, of Bizarre Foods, not happy with Tyler Florence's appearance on the latest episode of Momma's Boys, he blogged:
[The [...]

'Throwdown with Bobby Flay' with Francois Payard, Bûche de Noël Episode [video]

The latest episode of Throwdown With Bobby Flay had Flay challenging François Payard to a bûche de Noël (yule log) bake-off. Payard has actually been dubbed "the king of the bûche de Noël," and his patisserie pumps out 5,000 of them in only five days during Christmas, so Bobby Flay's maple-walnut bûche didn't stand a [...]

Rachael Ray Postpones Vocal Cord Surgery

Someone's Christmas wish has been answered — Rachael Ray is postponing her previously scheduled vocal chord surgery. People reports that the surgery might not be needed at all: "During the course of normal pre-op care, Rachael started an intensive new vocal therapy and it is now the opinion of her doctor that surgery may not [...]

Prediction for 2009: Total Food-Based Reality Television Overload

2009 is poised to be the year that food reality TV is going to peak. Besides the classic stalwarts (Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, etc.) there are so many new food competitions hitting the cable box that we can't help but be reminded of the famous line by the radio comedian Fred Allen, "imitation is the [...]

Tater Tot Chili Pizza at Grinders Pizza on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives [video]

We're not ashamed to admit it: we like the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Regardless of how we feel about Guy Fieri and his Poochie-likeness, the show celebrates the depth and wealth of the independent restaurant scene across America.
We watched part of a marathon Food Network ran this weekend, and one of the standouts [...]

Rachael Ray Having Vocal Cord Surgery

Here's some holiday cheer for you and the kids. People reports that Rachael Ray, the grotesquely perky boil on the face of food media [Hey, I kind of like her. –Ed.] will be having vocal cord surgery in December:
Though talking is big part of her job, Ray isn't worried about the surgery. "A lot of [...]

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