Gordon Ramsay

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Corner Table Announces Ja'Nel Witt as New Executive Chef

    On the heels of chef/partner Bruce Molzan's "amicable" departure from Corner Table comes news that the restaurant has hired former Hell's Kitchen winner Ja'Nel Witt to take over as executive chef. According to a press release sent out Thursday morning, Witt joined Corner Table on Monday, June 16. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Top Five Foods to Give Up in 2014 and What to Eat Instead

    No, this is not an article about how to be healthier in the new year. Read a fitness blog if that's what you want. This is about foods we are just so totally over. Not trends, necessarily, but things that need to chill out for a little while while we focus on other, better things. OK, and some of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Top Five Reasons Kids' Cooking Shows Are Awesome

    When I was a little kid, I never wanted to go into the kitchen and help my mom make dinner. Sure, I would do the dishes and clean up the kitchen afterward, but there was no way I was going to stop watching what my father calls "squeaky voice television" to chop vegetables. I saw it as work, not plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Want To Compete on MasterChef? Read This, Houston

    After the MasterChef success of Houstonians Christine Ha (Season 3 winner), James Nelson (fifth place on Season 4) and Alvin Schultz (Season 2), people are starting to notice the prowess of Houston amateur chefs. Of course, Houston is already getting notice for our burgeoning restaurant scene (thoug ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 12, 2013

    Best Bites at Buc-ee's

    Five more awesome things to try.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Rishi Singh of Boheme, On Running a Renegade Kitchen

    This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat series. Check back with us tomorrow for Part 2 of this Chef Chat. Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar is almost like this small utopian village of sorts. The space has all these nooks and crannies -- little subdivided rooms with couches, and a sprawling front, side ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    James Nelson Talks MasterChef and Future of Bravado Spice Co.

    James Nelson's run on FOX's MasterChef is over, but this top 5 finalist's cooking career isn't. The chef and co-owner of Bravado Spice Co. in Houston spoke with Eating Our Words to talk about his experience on the show and his future culinary endeavors. In the final episode of the show Nelson compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    At Your Service: Top 10 Etiquette Tips for Restaurant Servers

    Waiting tables is no longer the venerable position that it once was in America before World War II. It's still a fairly prestigious job in much of Europe, but even in the United States, waiters used to pay for the right to work at good restaurants. If a head waiter position opened up at a fancy, wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Celebrate the Ramen Phenomenon Tonight at IKEA

    Tonight, IKEA will become much more than a storehouse for chic, inexpensive Swedish home goods. Tonight, IKEA will be the Iron Chef kitchen. Well, not the Iron Chef kitchen, but an Iron Chef-style throwdown will be happening in the upstairs kitchen at IKEA, and the theme is ramen. Foodie PR mav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    You May Serve Our Drinks, But You Ain't God: Ten Etiquette Tips for Bartenders

    Last week, I gave you a list of 10 etiquette tips for patrons of a bar. This week, in fairness, I'm turning the tables. Sure, there are some really annoying customers out there, but sometimes bartenders need a little reminder about how to behave as well. Yes, you work hard for your money (I know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Calling All Houstonians to Root for James Nelson on MasterChef Season 4

    Here's another reason why you should love Houston so much. Another Houstonian has made it onto the fourth season of MasterChef and it looks as if he could go all the way. James Nelson, from Victoria, has advanced to the top 15 after wowing the judges with his audition recipe of pork belly with a len ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to British Cuisine

    With acclaimed British restaurant Feast closing in August, now's the time to acquaint yourself with its excellent English menu before it's too late. Luckily, chef Richard Knight will be opening another restaurant in the Heights within a year, and there are plenty of other British restaurants in Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    5 Food Network Shows That Need To Go

    If you give me the remote and tell me to choose a show to watch, nine times out 10 I will turn to the Food Network. I'm addicted to the Food Network...which is probably why I'm so hungry all the time. I love watching chefs battle it out on Chopped. I love watching Bobby Flay surprise regular cooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Layered Cakes: Not Exactly a Piece of Cake

    This Christmas I took on a task I have never attempted before. That task was making a layered cake. Four layers of chocolate cake with two layers of a cream and ganache between each cake round. Why would I take on such a daunting project, you ask? Well, I have a problem. I see a recipe and if it lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Christine Ha Talks MasterChef, Masochism, and Multi-tasking with Eating Our Words

    If you are like us, you are in a serious post-MasterChef funk of depression right now. Aside from the fact that it's a bummer anytime a great show ends its season run, we had extra incentive to tune in -- and celebrate -- as we watched Houstonian (and former EOW contributor) Christine Ha knock out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    The 5 Most Common Risotto Mistakes

    Risotto is one of the most difficult dishes to master. The first attempt is not perfect, unless you're Gordon Ramsay, of course, but these five common mistakes people make while cooking a risotto dish may help you become a master, or at least not screw up one completely. 5. Texture can make or brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2012

    MasterMinds 2012

    This year's winners have art, passion and history on their side. And now they'll also each have a check for $2,000.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Terrence Gallivan of Pilot Light Restaurant Group

    Photo by Mai PhamPilot Light Restaurant Group's Chef and Co-Owner, Terrence Gallivan​If you haven't tried Terrence Gallivan's cuisine yet, it's probably because the somewhat elusive chef has only been cooking in Houston for short bursts of time. He did a one-month stint as part of the sold-out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Need A Band Name? Let A Random Gawker Headline Help You!

    Gawker is one of the most fun and informative sites on the innerwebs. Where else can you hear about the awful and sexy things that humans do to each other? Each day brings a new bounty of curiousness, like the one about the midget porn star Gordon Ramsay-lookalike that ended up being a hoax. It wasn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    How The Simpsons Makes Foodies Look Like Smug, Elitist Schmucks

    There must be a kitchen sink that we can get to do a cameo too, guys...​I didn't want to watch the latest episode of The Simpsons, the one in which Marge inexplicably becomes a food blogger. Yes, the foodie backlash has officially begun. I haven't wanted to watch an episode of The Simpsons in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    TV Dinner: This Week in Food TV

    ​With so many food-related shows on television, it's hard to keep up -- it's not just the Food Network anymore. I don't know what I'd do without my DVR. This week gave us premieres, finales and Liza Minelli. Here's a roundup of some of the shows this week. Spoiler alert! The Great Food Truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Prometheus Unbound: Young Chefs Set Their Sights on Houston as the New Culinary Frontier

    Photo by Adrienne ByardSeth Siegel-Gardner, left, and Terrence Gallivan in the kitchen at Revival Market.​The living room at Seth and Hannah Siegel-Gardner's tidy blue house in the Heights is packed: two chefs and their wives, a journalist, three dogs, a massive cookbook collection and a flat- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Renato De Pirro of Ristorante Cavour

    Photo by Matthew DresdenRenato De Pirro outside Ristorante Cavour.​Yesterday, Ristorante Cavour executive chef Renato De Pirro told us how he came to Houston from Las Vegas. Today we'll hear about working with a Hell's Kitchen winner, Chef De Pirro's love for the Cowboys, and the new summer me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Idol Beat: My Faith In A Just Universe Is Restored

    You're paying for that suit now, kid.​60 million votes. That's how many it took to ensure karmic balance in the universe and send Jacob Lusk to the American Idol equivalent of hell... which is probably an alternate dimension where Simon Cowell never existed. Last night was so chock-full of en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Your Worst Kitchen Nightmare: Gordon Ramsay Coming to Houston

    ​The more tolerable (but only by a sliver) of Gordon Ramsay's "reality" television shows, Kitchen Nightmares, is coming to town. Get your earplugs ready now. A casting call went out this week from Jen Apploff, casting producer for the show, in search of Houston restaurants that are in dire ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​When we found out that Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is coming to town and casting for Houston restaurants this week, we wanted to know which restaurant you'd nominate for a good walloping. While a few more serious nominations were proposed, commenter Matthew suggested a Houston 'cue in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    "Stamping Your Vegetarian Passport" at Backstreet Cafe

    The tomato cocktail.​The "Stamping Your Vegetarian Passport" event hosted by Sommelier Sean Beck at Backstreet CafĂ© on Wednesday night was an all-vegetarian food event, a rare find in meat-hungry Houston that I, a recently converted vegetarian, greatly enjoyed. Passed appetizers included gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Meet the Chef Who Made Gordon Ramsay Cry

    ​When chef Albert Roux stopped by our table at his restaurant, Chez Roux in Conroe, I shook his hand. The food was stellar. But it was also a real treat to talk to the legendary chef, since he only visits a few weeks out the year. "I've always wanted to meet the man who made Gordon Ramsay cry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Former Houston Press Writer Appears on Kitchen Nightmares

    ​Brian McManus used to write about food and music for the Houston Press. And just about every time he wrote something for us, he got a reaction. Once, he received a bouquet of black roses, wrapped up with a package of assorted fried foods. It was from the people at Montrose Diner, who didn't t ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007
  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    No Reservations

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam

  • Dining

    February 15, 2007

    An Aging French Romantic

    Sometimes filet mignon with foie gras, truffles and a second-rate Bordeaux is just what the doctor ordered

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen