FOX is prepping for season 4 of MasterChef and will hold a casting call in Dallas on October 27, which means you have about one month to do whatever you think necessary to get TV game-ready.
The concept of MasterChef is to find the country's best home cook. They start by scouring cities all of sha ... More >>
Dallas' Jennie Kelley takes a bow from MasterChef but plans to keep cooking.Dallas' Jennie Kelley, who lends her talented vocal chords to the mammoth ensemble Polyphonic Spree, this week saw her run of self-generated culinary good fortune run out on Fox's MasterChef program. And she was done ... More >>
Jennie KelleyDallasite Jennie Kelley, one of the leading warblers in the 22-member Polyphonic Spree, certainly knows a thing or two about co-habitating in a large group and quietly biding her time for her moment to shine.
Now the focus shifts from a concert hall to a TV kitchen on the show M ... More >>
FoxPolyphonic Spree member Jennie Kelley competes on MasterChef.Jennie Kelley may possess no more or less an unusual background as preparation for being one of the latest contestants to face the kitchen fire of notable British hothead, Gordon Ramsay on his second season of the MasterChef seri ... More >>
Courtesy of FOXThe Polyphonic Spree's Jennie Kelley, as you'll soon see her on Master Chef. Jennie Kelley has been a member of the choir in Dallas' super-happy Polyphonic Spree collective since its Beginning Stages..., but, these days, music is taking a backseat to another passion of hers. After ... More >>
Food Network HumorAfter 12 years of growing grouchier and more haggard, Alton Brown announced a few weeks ago that he's putting Good Eats out to pasture. Presumably, he's ditching science class for something more lucrative, like Welch's grape juice and the warmed-over Iron Chef: America, leav ... More >>
Food NetworkRobert Irvine wields a blade.I've watched enough of the regular episodes of Food Network's Chopped to see through its paint-by-numbers plotting. Within the first couple of minutes of an average episode, I can all but predict which aspiring chef, caterer or cooking instructor, wres ... More >>
And here's what Gordon Ramsay thinks of your tuna casserole.A recent City of Ate post announcing Food Network's upcoming Dallas casting call has been hanging around in the most-viewed story list this week, so y'all are probably keen to learn about another chance for TV stardom.
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What is it that makes a chef great? If we allow that anyone (almost) can buy a fresh ahi tuna steak, sear it and toss on a few grains of sea salt, is it really a matter of a kitchen preparing good ingredients with requisite skill? Or is it something more?The topic came to mind during a weekend di ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThis cheesecake dreamed of L.A. every minute it spent baking in Lewisville.The first one showed up around 6 a.m. Sunday, and by noon the line stretched down Travis Street and into the Sur La Table parking lot: hundreds of homemakers, grillmasters and amateur chefs waiting ... More >>
Thought you were done with your holiday shopping? Well, there's one more present you ought to pick up: something for a less-fortunate child. Yes, going to a toy store or mall sounds unbearable, but trust us: it will be worth it. Not because of that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you do somethin ... More >>
Many kids and young adults are heading back to school right now. Some lucky stiffs, however, will trade cracking books for grilling, baking, sautéing and flambéing. Ever wonder what it's like? We have. Turns out, culinary school's lighter on the Gordon Ramsay-style discipline than you'd th ... More >>
Apologies for the delays. The weather forecasts for yesterday evening called for a 30 percent chance of rain, so I spent part of my time in a tunnel at Pizza Hut Park and potential funnel clouds developed. Good thing they didn't say 40 percent--we'd have an F-5 tornado ripping through downtown.Anywa ... More >>
He wanted to be a chef since the age of six, when he would "surprise" his parents with self-taught recipes. Neel's first professional role, however, was at the famous Ninfa's in Houston--as a dishwasher.After working his way up to a chef's apprentice role, he attended cooking school at Le Cordon ... More >>
We here at the City of Ate are big fans of Fox 4's Good Day...and not just because the other morning shows wrap up at some unknown but clearly ungodly hour. No, it's because long about the break of day--8:45 or so--they run a cooking segment.Every weekday some local chef wakes early, steps under the ... More >>