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Articles under "films-and-food-television"

Support The Search for Israeli Cuisine

Our good friend, documentary director Roger Sherman is working on a new exciting project: The Search for Israeli Cuisine: A documentary exploring the dozens of diverse cultures of Israel told through food: dynamic, inventive, traditional & unifying. The film is made … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark’s Cuppa Cakes

Besties, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark would grab cocktails after work while Alie was a staff writer for the LA Times (she covered nightlife and events), and Georgia was a part-time blogger and full-time (not-so-happy) receptionist. One day, they concocted … Continue reading

Make Something French Today, It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on this day in 1912. Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter. Later Child actually worked for the OSS during World War Two, … Continue reading

Ten NYC Dining Spots & Bars Used In Famous Movie Scenes

As Guest of a Guest writer Victoria Ontman points out, New York City is one of the most popular settings for both independent films and Hollywood blockbusters. Both New York Natives and potential tourists alike should get a kick out … Continue reading

I Love Chinese Food

From the people who brought you “Friday”, you can now enjoy “I Love Chinese Food” delivered straight to your home via YouTube. Don’t worry, it’s got: god awful lyrics auto tune a guy in a panda suit (who turns out … Continue reading

Latest Train Wreck: Amy’s Baking Reality Show

If you feel like having a good laugh, head over to Amy’s Baking Company’s Facebook page. They have announced that they are casting for a reality show to cash in on the shitstorm that is their business.  We are currently hiring/casting … Continue reading


You’ve heard of Sommeliers. Some of you think that “wine experts” are BS. This girl is kinda impressed with them. SOMM follows Sommelier hopefuls a few weeks prior to their 2011 exam which is given by the Court of Master Sommeliers. … Continue reading

Interview with Director Roger M. Sherman on his Latest Project: The Search for Israeli Cuisine

Film Director Roger M. Sherman Talks About His Film: The Search for Israeli Cuisine Continue reading

Good Eats Season 1

All episodes of Alton Brown’s Good Eats Season 1 Continue reading

How Many Restaurants Has Gordon Ramsay Saved?

Do restaurants that go on Kitchen Nightmares Make it? Continue reading

More Racism – This Time From A MasterChef Contestant

Molly Eichel, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News has located two now-deleted racist tweets made last year by MasterChef contestant Krissi Biasiello, a contestant on the fourth season of Fox’s “MasterChef. Molly claims the tweets were located by some … Continue reading

Cooking Celebrity Paula Deen’s Alleged Racist Rant Caught On Tape

According to the National Enquirer, in a recent video taped deposition, cooking show host, author, diabetes laden and Emmy Award-winning television personality Paula Deen admits to using the N-word and making racist and anti-semitic jokes. She apparently also expressed an … Continue reading

Ramsay Walks Off Amy’s Baking Company Nightmare

For the first time ever, after almost one hundred episodes of “Kitchen Nightmares,” a reality television series in which chef Gordon Ramsay is invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant, Ramsay walked off the show. The sparks … Continue reading

NBC’s New Culinary Competition Show: “Food Fighters” with Adam Richman

NBC has has picked up Food Fighters, a reality competition show from content creator Electus. The new reality program, hosted by Travel Channel personality Adam Richman, pits amateur cooks against professional chefs. “Food Fighters combines compelling competition and game show … Continue reading

The F Word Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.0 out of 5 stars Gordon Ramsay is not just “f-this” and “what are you an f’in idiot?!”. There’s a reason he climbed to fame. The man is talented, and usually when he is … Continue reading

Eat Drink Man Woman Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars Your heart aches for Master Chef Chu  who not only has lost his ability to taste, but is also the father of three girls.  He struggles to connect with them and … Continue reading

Big Night (1996) Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars “She’s a philistine! Maybe I put mashed potatoes for the other side!’‘ cries Primo as his brother Secondo relates the request of a diner who has just complained about … Continue reading

Masaharu Morimoto to Judge Miss Universe

In a very “alternate world” kind of way, an Iron Chef will be judging Miss Universe. Yup, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will be judging the next Miss Universe pageant. Funny. I thought I knew a lot about Mr. Morimoto…but I … Continue reading

The Restaurateur on WNET

If you have not seen The Restaurateur, you are missing out on one of the best food/NYC movies out there. Lucky for you it will be showing this month on WNET. Director Roger Sherman (Emmy and Peabody award winner with … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain is Fighting Mad

Most everyone by now knows No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain is leaving the show to host a new weekend food and travel program on CNN. Bourdain, who hosted No Reservations on the Travel Channel since 2005, explained in a recent … Continue reading

Oprah Plans Start of Organic Food Business

According to filings for the US Patent and Trademark Organization, several applications for “Oprah’s Organics” were filed late last month for, among other items, organic salad dressings and frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips. Oprah will be making products … Continue reading

Disney Possible Buyer of Food Network Owner Scripps

Bloomberg’s Brooke Sutherland notes Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., owner of the Travel Channel, HGTV and most of the Food Network, is poised to lure bids now that the controlling family trust has disbanded, which had 93.5 percent of the voting … Continue reading

Bourdain’s End to 140 Episodes of “No Reservations”

As we mentioned in May, No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain is leaving the show, which he has hosted on the Travel Channel since 2005, to host a new weekend food and travel program on CNN. CNN says the new show … Continue reading

Japan Sees Return of “Iron Chef”

The first episode of Iron Chef Japan debuted this year in late October after having originally aired in Japan for six years from 1993 to 1999. The first show aired as a two-hour special, but successive shows will only run … Continue reading

Alton Brown Discusses The Next Iron Chef’s New Season

The multi-talented Alton Brown, who received a degree in drama from the University of Georgia, has worked as a cinematographer, video director, and steadicam operator. Brown has also authored five books and hosts Iron Chef America, as well as the … Continue reading

Hell’s Kitchen Winners – Then and Now

Hell’s Kitchen, the reality cooking competition broadcast on Fox, hosted by British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, unveiled both the tenth season of Hell’s Kitchen and a third season of Ramsay’s MasterChef in June of this year. The show features Chef Gordon Ramsay’s … Continue reading

Chef José Andrés Picked as Culinary Adviser for New “Hannibal” TV Series

José Andrés is a Spanish chef who once trained under Ferran Adria at the restaurant El Bulli. Andrés owns several concept restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, with a focus on a molecular gastronomy. Andrés also operates The Bazaar by … Continue reading

“The ‘Deen’ of Profanity”

You don’t have to possess integrity, or even tell the truth, to make millions from TV, books, and endorsement deals as an aficionado of food and drink. Because despite deliberately deceiving millions of fans and The Food Network by pimping … Continue reading

Regis Returns to TV in Rachael Ray’s Kitchen

Daytime talk show king, Regis Philbin, 81, who has broken the Guinness World Record for the Most Hours on U.S. Television, will be semi co-hosting on 30 Minute Meal fame Rachael Ray’s kitchen. “I tried to make a distinct point … Continue reading

Celebrity Guide to Wine

Ran across this gem this morning. Funny as hell (and has some valuable information). By the way, I’m cool with you doing whatever you want with wine…as long as you don’t drink Yellow Tail. Remember “Friends don’t let friends drink … Continue reading

Seinfeld “No Soup For You” Food Truck in NYC Today

The Seinfeld “No Soup For You” Food Truck officially hit the road in late July on a multiple city tour nationwide. The truck, named after the indelible phrase shouted by the Seinfeld show’s “Soup Nazi” character, has already stopped in … Continue reading

Nigella and Bourdain Team Up For “The Taste”

Anthony Bourdain will join British food star Nigella Lawson to host a new cooking-competition program on ABC called “The Taste”. Nigella and Bourdain will head a panel of four judges in a cooking competition with America’s most skilled cooks. Thus … Continue reading

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

If you’ve ever thought of opening up a restaurant, or getting a culinary education at CIA, this is a must watch. The culinary world is cutthroat, it’s challenging (just check out what all these chefs had to say), and only … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain Makes Reservations With CNN

No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain is leaving the show, which he has hosted on the Travel Channel since 2005, to host a new weekend food and travel program on CNN. The announcement was made this week by CNN Worldwide Executive … Continue reading

17 Year Old Stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini, Forgot Peroxide

TV chef Guy Fieri’s $200,000 Lamborghini had been missing since March 2011, after a thief broke into the British Motor Car Distributors dealership in San Francisco and drove away with it. An entire year passed until late April 2012, when … Continue reading

Hell’s Kitchen Casting Now – Will You Make The Cut?

If you have been waiting for Food TV stardom (or doom), this is your chance. “Hell’s Kitchen“, Gordon Ramsay’s show is currently casting chefs immediately. If you want in, you should act now. Last season 6 million people watched the … Continue reading

Visit to the HBO Game of Thrones Store

This post has nothing to do with food. It has to do with my obsession with A Song of Ice and Fire. If you have not read ASOIAF, get to it. George R.R. Martin may be the best writer of … Continue reading

Alamo Drafthouse to Open on NYC’s UWS

The rumor is confirmed. Alamo Drafthouse will be opening up a location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. If you are not familiar with ADH, you probably have never been to Austin. What is it? It’s the most kick ass … Continue reading

A Line Cook’s View On “The Fame Racket” & Selling Out

When it involves cooking, Richie Nakano, San Francisco chef, line cook, and blogger, believes he is part of something wholesome and salubrious. Richie describes his cooking interest as a strange mix of punk ethos and military discipline — a savage … Continue reading