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Why I Hate Food TV

Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.14.2014 | Taste
Alison Spiegel

Competitive food shows strip cooking of its best parts.

16 Food Things Only A Bostonian Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.14.2014 | Taste

Do you know the true meaning of a "frappe?"

Padma Lakshmi on Top Chef, Beauty, and Her New Orleans "Picks"

Regina Varolli | Posted 02.05.2014 | Food
Regina Varolli

The highly articulate Lakshmi has an affinity for local history and culture, and she elaborated on the fact that "New Orleans is the only place in America that has a completely different ethnic food and yet it's very American.

Talking Top Chef With Tom Colicchio

Regina Varolli | Posted 04.06.2014 | Food
Regina Varolli

Back in 2005 when the producers of Top Chef came calling, Tom Colicchio turned them down, three times.

5 Cooking Shows We Can't Believe Are Still In Production

Posted 08.02.2013 | Taste

We can't believe these are still being shot today.

6 Food Shows We Wish Would Come Back

Posted 07.18.2013 | Taste

Not all of food TV is terrible. Just most.

Andrew Zimmern: '99 Percent Of Food Shows Are Crap'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Taste

Tell us how you really feel, Andrew.

Joey Fatone's Stomach-Turning Family Recipe Experience

Posted 05.06.2013 | Taste

Hint: it includes the words 'mayonnaise' and 'burrito'.

The Taste on ABC: The Cook vs. the Chef

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media
Fabio Parasecoli

A new cooking show is vying for a slice of the prime time audience on network TV: ABC's The Taste. However, despite all the proclamations, The Taste and the culinary approach it promotes stay safely within the mainstream.

Julia Child: The Comic Book Hero

Posted 02.20.2013 | Taste

It's the greatest thing to happen to comic books.

Supersized Portions on the History Channel

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 02.09.2013 | Food
Fabio Parasecoli

As both a consumer and a food scholar, I am very interested in how how people eat. You can imagine I was very intrigued when I saw that the History Channel 2 had dedicated an episode ofModern Marvels to supersized food.

We Wish The Onion's Fake New Food Show Was Real

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.11.2012 | Food

We've got to hand it to The Onion. Its latest parody, "Porkin' Across America," nails food reality television to a tee -- even the camera angles look ...

Anthony Bourdain And David Chang Partner For New PBS Show

Posted 10.10.2012 | Food

We're pretty sure Anthony Bourdain and David Chang have grown a few extra hands -- that is the only way to explain how they can stir so many pots at o...

Dr. Oz Says Food Porn Is Making Us Fat -- We're Not Buying It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.05.2012 | Food

"Like the sexual kind of pornography, food porn whets your appetite in ways you have never imagined, allowing you to lust after the orgasm of the perf...

ABC Unveils 'Time Machine Chefs,' Food World Cringes

Posted 07.23.2012 | Food

Vintage recipes are a particular fascination for several HuffPost Food editors. Re-creating popular dishes of the past can be a worthwhile culinary ex...

'Around The World in 80 Plates': Culinary Tourism & Colonial Elitism

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.25.2012 | TV
Fabio Parasecoli

Around The World in 80 Plates manages to achieve an acceptable modicum of entertainment value, as viewers get to vicariously explore far-away places while enjoying the drama of the rivalry among the contestants.

How Does Reality TV Impact A Chef's Professional Life?

Posted 02.25.2012 | Food

Amidst the various food- and drink-heavy events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, there were also opportunities for thoughtful discussions abou...

Naughty But Nice Rob

Sandra Lee: Food Network Didn't Want Cocktails, Hopes Career Is As Long As Julia Child's

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 02.14.2012 | Food

Sandra Lee has made a name for herself with her signature cocktail and tablescapes, but originally the Food Network said no when she told them that al...

WATCH: Guy Fieri Eating In Reverse

Posted 03.27.2012 | Food

Thought you'd seen all the tropes of food television? In their continued efforts to deliver "revolutionary, ground-breaking" TV, Conan and friends dem...

The Evolution Of Food On TV

Menuism | Posted 03.18.2012 | Food
Menuism

Food on TV has created a slew of celeb chefs, and spanned (and spawned) multiple subgenres of television entertainment, from fast food to foraged food, global food, cooking competitions, food politics, food science and more.

Food Industry: Walk the Talk to Protect Our Kids' Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 09.10.2011 | Food
Larry_Cohen

Federal guidelines that would help support healthy foods for kids are under attack.

GOP Pushes Back On Effort To Limit Kids' Food Ads

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are siding with food companies resisting the Obama administration's efforts to pressure them to stop advertising junk ...

Eric Ripert, Tom Colicchio Appear On 'Treme' Again

Eater National | Posted 07.23.2011 | Food

On last night's episode of Treme, Tom Colicchio and Eric Ripert had their very own cameos, with multiple lines and everything. ...

Alan Richman Gets A Sazerac Thrown In His Face On 'Treme

Eater National | Posted 07.16.2011 | Food

Back in February it was announced that Anthony Bourdain was going to be writing scenes for Treme and that restaurant critic Alan Richman had agreed to...

Guy Fieri Joins Lawmakers To Push Family Meals

Slashfood | Posted 06.28.2011 | Food

Yes, his overbearing manner and spiked blond hair can rub people the wrong way, but at his core, Guy Fieri seems like a pretty decent guy. Recently, t...