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Celebrity Chefs

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    October 17, 2014

    Argentine Celebrity Chef Francis Mallman, His New Book "Mallman on Fire," and His Cooking Class at Central Market

    Central Market's cooking school often hosts celebrity guest chefs and authors. Such was the case on Tuesday evening when they hosted celebrity chef Francis Mallman -- Argentina's most famous chef -- for a cooking class and book signing. Mallman's class featured five recipes from his newest cookbook ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Sarah Penrod Represents Houston On Food Network Star Season 10

    Food Network is looking for the next star to host a new cooking show this year, and Sarah Penrod, from League City, has been selected as a finalist. Penrod is joined by 11 other contestants vying for the title of Next Food Network Star. But, this isn't her first rodeo. Penrod had a chance at compet ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Book Review: Giada de Laurentiis Shares Her Secrets for Healthy Eating

    Giada de Laurentiis released her newest cookbook, Giada's Feel Good Food, in November 2013, and it doesn't focus on Italian food. You've probably wondered, how does someone who makes heavy pasta dishes and adores chocolate look like she does. I've often wondered this same exact thought. De Laurentii ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Paula Deen Makes a Loopy Return at Metro Cooking Houston

    Paula Deen's return to the spotlight after months in hiding was alternately emotional and confusing for both Deen and the audience who came to watch her demonstration at the Metro Cooking Houston show over the weekend. Following that nasty scandal regarding Deen's use of racial slurs and the subse ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    MetroCooking Houston Features Paula Deen, Her Sons & More

    It's the first time Paula Deen will make a cooking demonstration-public appearance since early this summer when those nasty racism allegations surfaced, but it's not the first time she has appeared in The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Houston Show. This weekend at Reliant Stadium, Paula Deen ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Cheesecake Social, Birthday Party & More

    Normally wine is paired with cheese, but Jon at Cheesecakes By Jon thinks cheesecake should go hand-in-hand with a glass of wine as well. For $15 on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m., Cheesecakes By Jon will host the Wine and Cheese(cake) Social at Vintropolis where guests will sample three differen ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Top 8 Culinary Scandals of the Past Decade

    It seems every day someone new is coming out of the woodwork to claim he or she was wronged by Paula Deen. The once-beloved host of Paula's Home Cooking on the Food Network has been accused of racial and sexual discrimination by a number of former employees and was quoted using the "N-word" and sayi ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Fans Still Support Paula Deen, Bringing Her Cookbooks to No. 1 on Amazon.com

    During the afternoon of Friday, June 28, Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook, Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up, to be available in October, was No. 1 on Amazon.com in the Best Sellers in Books section, followed by her previous cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Food Network Star: A Promising New Show Is A Possibility

    It's that time of year once again; Food Network Star premiered Sunday at 8 p.m. for its ninth season. Last year, the three star judges, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown, served as judges and mentors to the contestants they chose to be on their team. This year, however, Food Network S ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Three Cooking Shows to Watch This Summer

    While most of your regular-season shows will take a break this summer, you can now tune in for new programs and seasons of food and cooking shows. If you're looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen or are just in dire need of a new television show to get hooked on, here are three you definite ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Frozen Dinners for Two

    I find Ina Garten to be downright fascinating. Before she was a Food Network personality, she owned a specialty food shop in the veddy-posh Westhampton, New York; before that, she worked for the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) on nuclear energy analysis. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have no c ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Renatta Lindsey, The Taste Contestant and Houston Home Cook

    Who she is: A self-identified "home cook" from Houston, Texas who will compete on the comfort food episode of ABC's The Taste (airing tonight at 7 p.m. CST). Lindsey's stellar Dijon chicken with mashed potatoes garnered her a coveted spot on the team mentored by British food writer Nigella Lawson. ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    The Taste: Three Chefs And A Baby

    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. - H.L. Mencken Greetings, Eating Our Words-ians. My name's Pete and I usually skulk over on Art Attack writing about things that nobody cares about. This includes weekly recaps of random reality shows, so when I decided to wr ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    The Taste Premiere: Sea Bass with Butterscotch for Anthony Bourdain

    With television today overwhelmed by reality shows that feature everything from singing to dancing to racing around the world, it's no surprise that ABC has a new reality competition centered around cooking. The Taste is exactly like The Voice on NBC, except that instead of judging someone's voice b ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    Top 5 Cooking Shows to Watch in 2013

    The New Year brings new series and the return of some of the best cooking shows on television. With today being the first day of 2013, we ranked our top five cooking shows for this year. Some are new and some are veterans, but all of them are enjoyable (or at least predicted to be) to watch. Here a ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain: Not Quite Evil but Still a Badass

    We last saw Anthony Bourdain in Houston back in 2010 right after the release of his book, Medium Raw. It was a sold out show befitting of a rock star, and those that came looking for his usual offensive language and utter disdain for Food Network stars and all things celebrity chefs weren't disappoi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Street Foods of India at Kiran's: The Perfect Launch for the Houston Metro Cooking Show and the Curry Digest Video Series

    If you're like most Houstonians, you haven't, in the past week, been swept off your feet and transported to India and back in a matter of hours, experiencing the joy of Indian street foods, upbeat music, age-old traditions, and exotic beverages in between. But to my own and a diverse group of food w ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Paula or Pepin? Separate Savannah from Southern France, and Win Tickets to the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show

    The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show is coming to Houston this weekend, and Eating...Our Words has three pairs of tickets to see two of this year's celebrity speakers, Paula Deen and Jacques Pépin (two for Dean and one for Pépin). We would like nothing more than to give them away to you ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Eating D.C.: Dining Dispatches from the Capital

    As of this writing, I am still comfortably ensconced in the Hotel Palomar in our nation's capital. There is a Negroni at my side, compliments of the hotel, which was waiting for me in the room after I returned from walking off a Shake Shack burger at lunch. That's service. Both the Shake Shack and ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers

    We've already noted Emeril's uncanny resemblance to Grandpa Munster and determined that Eric Ripert and Mr. Jay may just be twins. Now we'll take a look at the celebrity chefs that have a different kind of doppelganger: Check out our list of 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Look Like Cartoons: 12. Alton Br ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Low, Slow and EaDo

    Next Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m., help support Foodways Texas while enjoying some terrific Texan beer and bites at the Saint Arnold brewery with Low and Slow: An Evening of Smoked Food & Film. The evening will feature short films by Keely Steenson about Texas barbecue traditions along with tast ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    The 5 Sexiest Celebrity Male Chefs

    It's getting hot in the kitchen, and not just from the flames. Check out the Top 5 Hottest Celebrity Male Chefs that make our flames broil: 5. Govind Armstrong Armstrong's dreamy locks first made our hearts flutter on shows like Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef Masters and the Food Network's Iron C ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 6, 2012

    13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers

    I didn't know Rocco DiSpirito was a Jonas Brother! And was that really Gordon Ramsay starring opposite Will Ferrell in Step Brothers? Who knew! Check out these and more Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers: 13. Rocco DiSpirito vs. Nick Jonas Renowned chef, cookbook author and the fifth Jonas Brother.

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    June 1, 2012

    Food Network Star Turns Former Judges into Competitors

    At my house, the DVR is always set to record Food Network Star (nee The Next Food Network Star). The only Food Network mega-star to emerge from the show was Season Two winner Guy Fieri, although other contestants have developed lasting concepts that continue to air on Food Network. I think one of th ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Who Said It: Anthony Bourdain or Paula Deen?

    Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen may currently be the two most diametrically opposed personalities in today's food world. The two have feuded for years, with Bourdain generally accusing Deen of fattening up America for profit and Deen generally accusing Bourdain of being an elitist. Most recently, B ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Gordon Ramsay Delivers Three Delicious Shows for Our Summer Viewing Enjoyment

    When regular networks like NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX put their shows on hiatus, they line up mind-numbing, inexpensive-to-produce fare for us to consume while Mark Harmon, Alec Baldwin and Patrick Dempsey (and their expensive hair, wardrobes and sets) get a well-deserved vacation. CBS will bring back t ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Blue Hate Special: Loving to Loathe Guy Fieri

    We've all seen this spiked, peroxide-dyed Food Network star eating his way across America's heartland. We've all heard him choking out limp catchphrases around mouthfuls of food, wheezing out airy, hyena-like whinnies of laughter while wiping grease and mustard off of his perfectly manicured, bleac ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Win Free Tickets to the 2012 Menu of Menus and Iron Fork Competition

    This year's Menu of Menus will take place on April 17 at Silver Street Studios. In addition to featuring 50 of the city's best restaurants in one place, Menu of Menus will offer an exciting new component this year: the Iron Fork competition, our own little take on Iron Chef. The Iron Fork competiti ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    UPDATED: Paula Deen Rumored to Have Type 2 Diabetes, Endorsement Deal with Big Pharma

    ​Update: A company spokesman with Novartis called this afternoon to address the rumors that Paula Deen has signed an endorsement deal with the pharmaceutical firm, which the company says are false. Novartis issued this statement: "The rumors that Novartis has signed a multi-million dollar spok ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    5 Food Celebrities We'd Rather See Naked Than Anthony Bourdain (and 5 We Wouldn't)

    Stars and hearts over the naughty bits, so this is almost 100 percent safe for work. Almost.​In case you hadn't heard -- especially since the man himself Tweeted the pic -- a nude photo of Anthony Bourdain surfaced yesterday, taken 12 years prior while on vacation. To quote Bourdain on the pho ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas - Let the Games Begin

    ​I have absolutely no tolerance for reality shows of any kind, and I watch little food television programming aside from Chopped, Alton Brown and the PBS Saturday morning line-up. I do not understand the modern paradigm of chef as rock star. I don't know why food blogging has become so entrenc ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    The Best and Worst Celebrity Endorsements

    What is she... Is she literally pouring herself a glass of wine?​A few weeks back, I saw a Tweet from my friend Melissa, who found herself alternately captivated and horrified by what she'd come across in her local Kroger. It was a sign advertising a line of Pinot Grigio from Ramona Singer (ab ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    September 14, 2011

    Gordon Ramsay Is Really F&*king Excited About the New Season of Kitchen Nightmares

    ​Where there are bad restaurants, there are bad kitchens. With the new season of Kitchen Nightmares (premiering Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST on FOX), master chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay seeks to transform another series of train-wreck eating establishments, starting ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Top 5 Celebrity Chefs I Wish Would Relocate to Mars

    Yum-o???​It does not surprise me that people who cook well become popular. What shocks me is that many of these people remain famous even after revealing their less savory personalities and sometimes substandard skills. Here are five celebrity chefs I hope take their "talents" to another plan ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Domenica Catelli of Catelli's

    Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family restaurant in Geyserville, CA.​Yesterday on part one of our chat with Domenica Catelli, we discussed how she left Houston to reopen her family restaurant in Geyserville, California. Today, we discuss her work as a Food Network person ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    May 30, 2011

    Guess Those Hands: The Real Food Network Challenge

    These look more like real chefs' hands, but that's a topic of discussion for another day.​It's Memorial Day. You've eaten too much today and gotten too much sun, so you've retreated back indoors to the cold comfort of your computer screen. We understand. Believe me, we understand. And to that ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Top 5 Houston Restaurants Featured on the Food Network

    Photo by Robb WalshThelma's previous incarnation.​Houston may feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield when it comes to being recognized as a top culinary city -- we get no respect. But the Food Network has always shown Houston a little love. As early as 2003, shows on the Food Network were featu ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel More Influential as a "Chef" Than Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon

    Suck my wig, serious female chefs everywhere!​Michael Symon is a chef, a restaurant owner and a contributor to magazines like Gourmet and Saveur; in 2009, he won a James Beard award. Michael Ruhlman once credited Symon with saving the entire Cleveland restaurant scene. Giada De Laurentiis, wh ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    One Guy's 20 Suggestions for Improving Astros Attendance

    Drayton, sex sells​The Astros have completed the new HD video screen/scoreboard, and if you thought the seasons past have been filled with earsplitting nonsense, just wait until they start playing with this new thing. Now the powers-that-be with the Astros have stated that the primary reaso ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Recap: Final Episode of The Next Iron Chef

    ​We enter the final chapter of this season of The Next Iron Chef, and I am torn. On one hand the finalists, Marco Canora and Marc Forgione, are the two that should be here. They have consistently been the best from start to finish and won a majority of the challenges. They deserve to be called ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    In Defense of Rachael Ray

    ​It's funny how culture seems to creep in via osmosis. Take, for example, a dinner I made on the fly the other night. I found myself staring into a near-empty refrigerator at around 7:30 p.m. on a school night, trying to find something to make for dinner. A container of pre-made basil pesto c ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Recap: Episode 6 of The Next Iron Chef

    ​On the previous episode of The Next Iron Chef, Maneet Chauhan was finally put out of her misery. Nice lady, interesting choices, but just not consistent enough to get the job done. We also learned that in this episode that two of the final five would be getting the ax. If I have to guess rig ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Embarassing Moments In TV Cooking History: Welcome to the List, Padma

    Padma Lakshmi isn't technically a celebrity chef. Yes, she's published two cookbooks and hosted/starred in an array of food-related programming. But she's also known for plenty of other endeavors, chief among them being married to Salman Rushdie and her career as a highly successful Indian model/act ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    Just A Simple Wedding For 50 At Minute Maid Park

    They survived Hurricane Ike. Now they'll have to survive Rachael Ray. Fifty Houston couples whose wedding plans were disrupted by Ike will now have a very special wedding thanks to Ray, who in our limited knowledge of such things seems to be a Martha Stewart knock-off. By "very special wedding," w ... More >>

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