Tag Archives: TV

A fondant swan cake helped land Atlanta’s Molly Brodak on the Great American Baking Show

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Molly Brodak’s chamomile lime swan cake with honey Swiss meringue buttercreamPhotograph courtesy of Molly Brodak A three-dimensional swan, a lemon pepper-flavored portrait of Killer Mike, and six near-identical cookies decorated likes mermaids complete with iridescent golden seashell bras—these are just a handful of the creations Molly Brodak has whipped up in her kitchen this year. As if being a Kennesaw State University professor and successful writer (she’s penned an award-winning book of poetry and an acclaimed memoir) weren’t enough, Brodak has taken her sweet tooth to another level as a contestant on this season of ABC’s the Great American Baking ...

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The Guy Fieri Pub Crawl Will Soon Be Upon Us

Source: Grub Street NY

You may have been feeling the signs for weeks now: the faint, omnipresent scent of Donkey Sauce wherever you turn, a voice in the wind whispering “bomb-dot-com tasty.” And you should’ve listened: FieriCon will descend upon New York City on Saturday, and no bite of cholesterol is safe.

It’s the second …

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Scraps, a new TV series about food waste, teams up with chef Steven Satterfield

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Steven Satterfield (L) and Sur la Table chef Joel GamoranPhotograph courtesy FYI Network/ “Scraps” Wait! Before you toss out your bacon grease, turnip stems, or lopsided blueberries, Sur La Table national chef Joel Gamoran wants you to think twice. In a new TV series for FYI Network, Scraps, Gamoran travels the country and meets with chefs who are passionate about ending excessive food waste. The chefs cook together, explaining creative ways to use ingredients you might have otherwise sent to the dump, and then serve up a grand meal with the finds. And this week on the series, Gamoran stops ...

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10 Years After The Sopranos Ended, Its Legacy Lives on at New York’s Italian Restaurants

Source: Grub Street NY

On June 10, 2007, nearly 12 million TV watchers all had the same thought: “Did the cable just go out?” They’d seen the Soprano family squeeze into a booth at Holsten’s ice-cream parlor, eating “New Jersey’s best onion rings” while waiting for Meadow. When that front door opened, though: blackness. …

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If FX’s Atlanta made you order J.R. Crickets’s Lemon Pepper Wet wings, you’re missing out on half the story

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Lemon Pepper Wet from J.R. Crickets (with blue cheese, of course)Photograph by Matt Walljasper “Lemon pepper wet?!” Those three words ushered in one of the most beloved (and most quotable) moments of Atlanta’s first season. As rapper Paper Boi and his friend Darius gazed upon a custom order of chicken wings prepared by a fan, a golden glow radiating from the J.R. Crickets box, each and every Atlantan watching knew we had to have them. There was just one major problem—if fans wanted morsels of chicken positively swimming in tangy buffalo sauce, mixed with lemony zest and bites of ground ...

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Jim Stacy, 4.0: The Pallookaville founder contemplates his next move

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Jim Stacy used a children’s Styrene model kit to make the skull chalice (center left)Photograph by Andrea Fremiotti I’m at a place called “Fun Junction USA” 30 minutes south of Atlanta, being driven around the set of Sundance TV’s comic noir series Hap and Leonard in a cargo van. Chef Jim Stacy is at the wheel, wearing overalls, a conductor’s cap, orange sunglasses, and, of course, that lumberjack beard. In the back, a box of pork rinds surfs a massive pile of snacks—popcorn, Cheez-It crackers, potato chips—and nestled in the van’s passenger door is a squeeze bottle full of raw ...

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Jim Stacy, 4.0: The Pallookaville founder contemplates his next move

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Jim Stacy used a children’s Styrene model kit to make the skull chalice (center left)Photograph by Andrea Fremiotti I’m at a place called “Fun Junction USA” 30 minutes south of Atlanta, being driven around the set of Sundance TV’s comic noir series Hap and Leonard in a cargo van. Chef Jim Stacy is at the wheel, wearing overalls, a conductor’s cap, orange sunglasses, and, of course, that lumberjack beard. In the back, a box of pork rinds surfs a massive pile of snacks—popcorn, Cheez-It crackers, potato chips—and nestled in the van’s passenger door is a squeeze bottle full of raw ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Will Likely Be Very Unenthused by Casey Affleck’s SNL Short

Source: Grub Street NY

What, you honestly thought Casey Affleck wouldn’t go Full Boston Man in at least one SNL sketch? Let’s transport ourselves to the vast New England Dunkin’ Donuts empire for a moment, where Affleck’s scruffy asshole of a guy markets himself as “the face” of the global doughnut company despite having …

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Bar Rescue Host Jon Taffer Gave Away Breast Enhancements at His Philly Bar in the 1980s

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer has an interview online today with the New York Times talking bars, rescuing them, and TV. The conversation takes a detour into his time managing a Philly bar during the early 1980s:

Before you were on TV, you were a bar owner in Philadelphia. Is it true that, back then, you gave away breast enlargements to female customers? Not exactly. It was a promotion called Thanks for the Mammaries. We ran a contest for 10 weeks, and girls competed for a breast augmentation. The girl who won received the contract with the doctor and had ...

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Top Chef: Boston Winner Cooks Congee and Octopus to Take the Throne

Source: Grub Street NY


Mazel tov!

Spoiler alert: Last night, Padma Lakshmi and the gang announced the winner of the 12th season of Top Chef. Mei Lin received the honor, beating out Gregory Gourdet. She’s also only the third female winner in the history of the program, following in the fine footsteps of Stephanie Izard and Kristen Kish).

For the finale — which took place in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, not in Boston — Lin cooked octopus, traditional Chinese congee, duck with huitlacoche, and a strawberry-lime-curd dessert that Tom Colicchio said was the “best dessert I’ve ever had on Top Chef...

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TV Commercial for The Foodery Is Predictably Stupid, Awesome

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Perhaps the best thing about soccer: The game’s 45-minutes halves feature no stoppages, which means no commercials cutting in to important sports time. This is always one of the joys of watching every World Cup — you always know how long the game is going to be!

But if you’re stick around during halftime of the World Cup this year, you may have noticed a fantastic local ad for The Foodery. The ad is primarily for the Roxborough location — I guess people know about the downtown and Nolibs ones — but mentions all the Foodery outlets at the end. ...

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Joe Squared Picked As One of the Best

Source: Baltimore Magazine - In Good Taste

A “Best of Pizza” special episode of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives airs at 8 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 6). And Joe Squared is included with its bacon-and-clam pizza.

In the restaurant’s signature square shape, the coal-fired, thin-crust pizza (pictured) includes clams, maple-smoked bacon, roasted garlic cream, onion, oregano, and mozzarella, Romano, and Asiago cheeses.

Diners TV host Guy Fieri picked Joe Squared, with locations in Station North and the Inner Harbor, as one of his favorite pizza places in the country.

The clam pizza also was cited by Zagat in December as the best pizza in ...

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Maggie’s Farm Featured Tonight on “Restaurant Divided”

Source: Baltimore Magazine - In Good Taste

The owners of Maggie’s Farm in Lauraville get a starring role tonight on the Food Network show Restaurant Divided. And, surprise, Baltimore restaurateurs Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman are a judge and mentor, respectively, on the show.

What a collaboration. The show airs at 10 p.m. with a viewing party being held at Freddie’s Ale House in Parkville.

I’m especially intrigued by a Facebook comment made today by Maggie’s Farm sous chef Sarah Acconcia:

“Come to Freddie’s tonight to watch me get the rage on national tv.”

Go, Sarah! Here’s the situation:

Maggie’s Farm, in the former Chameleon spot, ...

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A Cool Goodbye to “Breaking Bad”

Source: Baltimore Magazine - In Good Taste

The CharmeryTo commemorate the end of the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Charmery ice-cream shop in Hampden is debuting a flavor called The Heisenberg on Friday.

The ice cream, named after the alias used by the show’s character Walter White, is a Tahitian vanilla base with crystal blue(berry) pieces. (Regular watchers will know that Walter made blue-crystal meth in his basement.)

The edible blue bits in the ice cream are actually blueberry mochi—a Japanese gummy candy made out of rice—which retains its chewy texture when frozen.

The Emmy-winning Breaking Bad ends its five-season run at 9 p.m. on Sunday....

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