Gordon Ramsay

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    November 19, 2014

    Henry's Majestic Chef Roe DiLeo Wants to Avoid Her No. 1 Dallas-Dining Pet Peeve: Inconsistency

    It used to be that you could only find "good food," the fancy kind made with quality ingredients, in restaurants that required both a jacket and half the average person's weekly salary for dinner. Now, though, times are different. Fine dining restaurants are struggling to adapt to diners who are dem ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    A New TV Show Will Spotlight John Tesar, "One of the Most Controversial Chefs Working Today"

    Today, John Tesar joins a small but growing contingent of people who are inking book deals and television contracts based on their ability to raise rabble on Twitter. Sure, Tesar has been working in kitchens for decades and is currently operating two wildly successful restaurants, but there's no dou ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Henry's Majestic, Chef "Roe" DiLeo's New Restaurant on McKinney, Is Now Open

    After well-received stints at two Dallas institutions and her currently-airing appearance on Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, Rosanne "Roe" DiLeo is seemingly up for anything. This time, Chef Roe won't be dodging pans slung by a cursing Englishman or setting a new standard for bar food at The Liberti ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Hell's Kitchen Casting Call Next Weekend at Toby Keith's Place

    Not in a million years would we have ever guessed the words "Hell's Kitchen" and "Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill" would be in the same sentence. Alas, FOX and chef Gordon Ramsay are casting a wide net over Dallas for new subjects for the next season of the reality cooking show, Hell's Kitche ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    MasterChef Season 4 to Hold Casting Call in Dallas, Interview with Casting Director

    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 >>

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    July 8, 2011

    MasterChef: The Last Hurrah for Spree's Jennie Kelley

    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 >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Jennie Kelley's Monday Night MasterChef Debut

    Jennie Kelley​Dallasite 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 >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Jennie Kelley's Different Kind of Spree

    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 >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Before She Competes on MasterChef, We Talk Food With The Polyphonic Spree's Jennie Kelley

    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 >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Five Food Shows Ready to Have a Fork Stuck in Them

    Food Network Humor​After 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 >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Chopped All-Stars: A Cut Above the Rest

    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 >>

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    December 1, 2010

    So You Think You Can Cook: MasterChef Dishes Up a Chance to Embarrass Yourself

    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. MasterChef, t ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Making A Name

    ​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 >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Dallas MasterChef Hopefuls Queue Up for A Shot at Reality Stardom

    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 >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 21, 2009

    Hash Over: Libertine Sets Toy Drive And New 'Inspirational' Cooking Show Seeks Dallas Contestants

    ​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 >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Back To School: Hungry Minds At Le Cordon Bleu

    ​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 >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Food For Thought 6.11.09

    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 >>

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    February 18, 2009

    10 Questions: James Neel

    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 Ble ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    10 Questions: Hector Garcia

    He escaped Cuba with his family in 1962, grew up in New Jersey, studied in Chicago and spent the last 30 years here in Dallas--hence Garcia's convoluted accent.The owner of Hector's on Henderson wanted to be an actor. But a stint waiting tables turned his career in another direction. Eventually, he ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Fox 4's Good Day Gang Presents Their 10 Most Memorable Guest Chefs Of 2008

    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 >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.

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    October 18, 2006
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    August 31, 2006


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    August 11, 2006