Tag Archives: The Feeding Tube

David Chang Is Getting His Own Netflix Series

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Next month, the Momofuku emperor returns to Netflix, for his first food show in six long years. This morning, the streaming service dropped the trailer for Ugly Delicious, a new series debuting February 23 that is somehow only David Chang’s second. (PBS got the first: the 2012 season

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You Can’t Unsee Colbert Mocking Trump’s Bedtime-Burger Obsession

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By now, it’s clear that Michael Wolff’s fly-on-the-wall account of year one inside of President Trump’s White House has something to scandalize or worry everyone. For Stephen Colbert, he’s particularly troubled by the part in New York‘s excerpt about Trump’s alleged bedtime-burger habit. (“If he …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Family Histories and Lots of Kids

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Yes, yes, we will get to tonight’s action-packed Quickfire Challenge momentarily, but first, big news in the Bear Den: Bruce is having a baby! He and his wife have been trying to adopt forever, but their agency went bankrupt in February, and the details after that are a little fuzzy, …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Included Deconstructed Omelettes and Broken Food Trucks

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As the sun rises over the scenic mountains, the Top Chefs prepare for battle. Connecticut Tyler doffs his sleep-apnea mask. Joe (mustache) is doing his daily stretches. On an idyllic patch of Denver grass, Alaska Laura has a chat with her Alaska son. “I felt that I was going to …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Featured a Classic Challenge and Lots of Cheese

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It is time to return to Denver, the Paris of Mountain Time. Fourteen chefs remain, which means we are one step closer to the critical point in the season when we can actually keep track of everyone. “It’s awesome to be from small America, like Connecticut, and win the first …

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Top Chef Edited John Besh Out of His Upcoming Episode

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The chickens continue to come home to roost for John Besh. Since 25 of his employees reported sexual harassment and assault at his 1,200-person restaurant group, the chef has stepped down, lost two nationally syndicated cooking shows, and has been dropped by partners like Harrah’s. Now it’s …

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How Food Network Turned Big-city Chef Culture Into Middle-America Pop Culture

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In celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th anniversary, this weekly series, which will continue through October 2018, tells the stories behind key moments that shaped the city’s culture.

In the early ’90s, a group of media experts had a crazy idea: Let’s launch a cable network, based in New York …

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NBC Is Making a Sitcom Based on Chili’s Elite Corps of ‘Super-Trainers’

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Back in 2016, GQ editor Daniel Riley spent months on a piece for the magazine that attempted to explain Chili’s “super-trainers” — a particular breed of careerists that Riley encountered while working there in his teens who left him wondering “what the hell it was that made [anyone] give …

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England Shaken to Its Core After Great British Bake Off Winner Gets Leaked Early

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Chances are pretty good that Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith regrets getting out of bed this morning. The popular show’s eagerly awaited finale airs tonight, but several hours ago, Leith — who, it must be said, replaced beloved veteran Mary Berry for Channel 4’s “modern

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New Report Says Bobby Flay Quit Iron Chef in the Most Bobby Flay Way Possible

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The guy whose theatrical battle in 2000 against Masaharu Morimoto basically convinced Food Network to bring Iron Chef to America has reportedly quit the show in hilariously dramatic fashion. According to a new Vanity Fair story by Allen Salkin — a pretty trustworthy source, considering he wrote the …

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The Great British Bake Off Is Back — But Is It Still Good?

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We probably expect too much from our food shows. It’s not sufficient for a host to mug his way through the pancake palaces and greasy spoons of America — that person must be Guy Fieri, who represents the sentient id of a deep-fat fryer. A host can no longer teach …

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Boston Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Top Chef Extortion Trial

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The group of Boston Teamsters on trial for trying to extort jobs from Top Chef was acquitted of all charges today by the jury. The four men — union veterans who ranged in age from 49 to 63 — were accused of attempting to intimidate producers into giving …

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Watch Gordon Ramsay Cook Scrambled Eggs Over, and Over, and Over

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Yet another Gordon Ramsay video is going viral this week, in which the chef somehow teaches novices how to cook without going stark raving mad. Very out of character, you may observe, but turns out people really love seeing the hothead in this calmer, more alien form. …

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Padma Lakshmi Felt ‘Paralyzed With Fear’ by Teamsters’ Top Chef: Boston Threats

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The trial is finally underway for members of a Boston Teamsters union that allegedly attempted to extort the Top Chef cast and crew when they were in town filming season 12. The mess occurred back in August 2014, when federal prosecutors claim basically everybody on the show …

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There’s Another New Iron Chef Series, and Thank God, the Chairman Is Back

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It seems like just yesterday that Stephanie Izard was churning her way to victory with chicken-liver ice cream on Iron Chef Gauntlet, and already there’s another new Iron Chef spinoff. This one is called Iron Chef Showdown!

The new series is a “fresh take” on Iron Chef America, which …

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Anthony Bourdain Finally Eats His Way Through Queens on This Sunday’s Parts Unknown

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In nine seasons of Parts Unknown, the closest Anthony Bourdain has gotten to Queens is the theme song that kicks off every episode — it’s by Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan of Queens of the Stone Age. Finally, though, for this Sunday’s new show, the New York native

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Get Ready for Top Chef Junior

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Bravo’s parent company, NBCUniversal, is planning a junior spinoff for its new kids’ channel, called Universal Kids. People says that the latest in the string of reality shows focused on culinary wunderkinds will star actress Vanessa Lachey in Padma Lakshmi’s host role, and chef Curtis Stone will take …

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Gordon Ramsay Will Open a Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant in Las Vegas

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Gordon Ramsay has announced plans for the first-ever Hell’s Kitchen–themed restaurant. Naturally, it will be at Caesars Palace on the Vegas Strip, and per the press release, it will provide tourists an opportunity for an immersive dinner, where they “feel like they too are part of the show …

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Top Chef Will Decamp to Colorado for Season 15

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Top Chef‘s next contestants will be packing their knives for the Centennial State. Bravo says Season 15 of the Emmy-winning series will take up residence in Colorado. In a statement about the new location, the channel’s VP Shari Levine says: “We are always on the hunt for the …

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Top Chef Charleston Recap: The Importance of Biscuits

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Welcome back to the scenic bogs of Charleston! When we last met at this picturesque plantation, Padma [Lakshmi] reckoned with history, Gerald [Sombright] was tragically eliminated because his Thai oysters weren’t Thai enough, and John [Tesar] informed us his mom used to be active in the civil-rights movement. …

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Top Chef Premiere Recap: Ranch Dressing and Strawberry Syrup

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It’s been many long, Top Chef–less months. But as of last night, we’re back in the saddle! This year, Top Chef takes us to Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are hot, the tea is cold, and our lady of perpetual sorrow Padma Lakshmi seems as mournfully stoned as ever.

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Watch Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Get Down in the Trailer for Their New Cooking Show

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The first trailer is out for Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, the upcoming celebrity-guest cooking show by TV’s oddest couple, and the duo looks like a brownie-mixing match made in heaven:

VH1 has billed the show as a “half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation, and …

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Watch Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Get Down in the Trailer for Their New Cooking Show

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The first trailer is out for Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, the upcoming celebrity-guest cooking show by TV’s oddest couple, and the duo looks like a brownie-mixing match made in heaven:

VH1 has billed the show as a “half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation, and …

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Mario Batali’s New Show Is Basically Molto Mario 2.0

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Mario Batali is back today with a stand-alone cooking show, and he’s gone back to the basics this time. Moltissimo, as the biweekly series is called, will please fans of Batali’s long-departed Food Network show Molto Mario. Granted, Batali is cooking at Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters, and there’s a Microsoft Surface …

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Does the World Need a Great British Bake Off Rival Show?

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Clearly not wasting any time, the BBC is reportedly considering creating a flour-power-fueled Great British Bake Off challenger featuring ex-judge Mary Berry and ex-presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. The news came after the show’s creators, Love Productions, jumped ship for Channel 4 after …

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