Ted Allen

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    The Bestest of The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    ​One of my pet peeves about most cooking shows is how often a program's uber-foodies -- from the four-star guys in the starchy aprons to the home cooks who've lucked into a spot on television -- are reluctant to express any real emotion about how much they love the actual taste of good food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Handshakes And Sissy Slaps

    People we'd like to shake hands with:Blogger Lisa Petty (who also handles Appetite For Instruction in these pages), who won a contest and now gets to have dinner with Ted Allen on Friday. It's an especially momentous occasion because, she claims, it will mark her first celebrity encounter since bump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Strike Tré, You're Out

    On last night's Top Chef, Tré Wilcox just had the gone-awry look of a man who might be going home. This morning, Anthony Bourdain's Top Chef blog entry asks the same question on the minds of the show's most faithful followers: "So what happened with Tre?" That's Tré Wilcox, of course, the Chef de ... More >>

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    October 27, 2005