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A Southeast Asian Food Competition

Alison Teal | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

We are a family of omnivores and when we travel, we pride ourselves in trying everything local. Our son Nicholas ate deep fried spiders when he was in Cambodia. Here is the report.

The 8 Coolest Things I Did in 2013

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This year a lot happened to the Accidental Locavore and in the spirit of a year-end round-up, here's a look back at some of the cool stuff from 2013. ...

The 5 Pantry Ingredients This Iron Chef Needs

Posted 10.28.2013 | Taste

Also, bonus fighting words for Geoffrey Zakarian.

Accidental Locavore: Lunch With Iron Chef Jose Garces

Anne Maxfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

How many times do you get invited to lunch with an Iron Chef?

Master Chef Wants You: Is Your Mise en Place in Place?

Greg White | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Greg White

Cooking in front of an audience is like putting yourself in a pressure cooker. Master Chef on FOX is gearing up for is fifth season with open-call auditions for contestants.

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.

Michael Chiarello: Barcelona Is the New Florence

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Coqueta inhabits the new futuristic realm in which restaurants are designed to be more than just places where we eat. This new culinary realm, chef Chiarello explains, "fills an experiential void" for urban Americans who are drained by stress and boredom.

'Iron Chef America' Debuts Frozen Meals That Iron Chefs Would Never Serve

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Taste

Um, or you could just you know, cook.

Anya Fernald's Empire of Meat

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.12.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

This sustainable-food maven's bold new venture goes from pasture to plate, with all the stops in between (yes, this means she runs her own slaughterhouse). Forget farm-to-table. Think of it as pasture-to-processing-to-plate

How A Reality Cooking Show Helped Me Find My True Talent

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I am not "the best" at anything. I can do a few things adequately. I can drive a 5-speed on the steepest hills in San Francisco. I can captain a sailboat. I can do a back handspring (at least, I used to be able to do this). But that's hardly "the best."

The Next Iron Chef Redemption Proves You Can Get a "Do Over"

Joshua Estrin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Food
Joshua Estrin

The Next Iron Chef: Redemption has got me hooked! The premise is simple. Bring the best of the best back to the kitchen in an effort to create a competition like no other. Ego, suspense, redemption and a second chance...

Meet The New 'Iron Chef' Chairman

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.16.2012 | Food

Just after we finished doing the happy dance when we heard "Iron Chef" is returning to Japanese television on October 26 -- with no Bobby Flay in sigh...

London Olympics 2012 and the Gold Goes to... the Food!!!

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 10.02.2012 | Food
Karine Bakhoum

My first visit to London was back in 1984 when I was a student at the American University in Paris (AUP) and it was anything but positive. Memorable, ...

WATCH: Chef Carla Hall Mentors Young Chefs In Online Cooking Competition

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices

Despite her prowess in the kitchen, chef Carla Hall says she was a late bloomer when it came to cooking. The "Top Chef" alum and co-host of ABC's "The...

Mario Batali's Favorite Restaurants Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Food
The Daily Meal

Making his way into the limelight through his Food Network shows, restaurant ownership, many cookbooks, and now his spot on ABC's daytime cooking talk show "The Chew," chef Mario Batali has quickly become a household name. But where does this former (he's not on the show anymore) Iron Chef love to eat when he's not cooking for himself and the public?

In Defense of Chefs: A Love Letter

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 08.27.2012 | Food
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Sure, chefs have become celebrities, featured in shows like Top Chef, giving us an unprecedented peek into their world. While these are certainly fascinating parts of their lives, chefs do so much more for their communities than feed those lucky enough to eat in their restaurants.

Meat Man Michael Symon Does Meatless Monday (Really!)

Peggy Neu | Posted 07.31.2012 | Food
Peggy Neu

He's a star on The Chew, a beloved Iron Chef and one of the most passionate carnivorous chefs out there. Chef Symon fills us in on how he's embracing his inner veggie and shares two favorite Meatless Monday recipes -- Swiss Chard Ravioli and Eggplant Dip with Homemade Flatbread.

Mario Batali Reveals Why He Left 'Iron Chef'

Posted 05.29.2012 | Food

Mario Batali has never been afraid of speaking his mind and we mostly love his off-the-cuff candor (save for maybe the banker-Hitler fiasco of last ye...

The Charleston: A Westside Speakeasy

Scott Bridges | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

The bottom line is that The Charleston is a great experience, but you need to check their website ahead of time to make sure you're planning a visit that fits with the experience you desire.

Michael Symon's Cleveland

Love Letters | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

You could be so cruel. Let's not even go into the winters, when the "lake effect" winds would have pissed off a penguin.

WATCH: Gordon Ramsay Takes Jabs At Batali, 'Hell's Kitchen' Contestants On 'Fallon'

Posted 05.15.2012 | Food

Gordon Ramsay stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night and within the first minute, he was already cursing. He called a French ex-girlfrie...

Stop Making Two Dinners: Versatile Ideas for the Whole Family

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Parenting is amazing, sometimes hilarious and often difficult. Adjusting expectations so that the mini members of your dinner table eat what you're eating is a natural way to make life easier.

What's New From the National Restaurant Association

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The National Restaurant Association show is a force to be reckoned with, representing a significant inflow of tourism dollars for the city of Chicago.

All-Star Chefs Bring Their Shows and Skills to Life at Austin Food & Wine Festival

Stephanie Keller | Posted 07.02.2012 | Food
Stephanie Keller

Memorable offerings were Michelle Bernstein's crispy sweetbread taco and Morimoto's tar tar interpretation, but the deserving title went to Uchi hometown hero Tyson Cole for a moo shu pork jowl creation that seamlessly fused spot-on Asian flavors in trademark form.

Make May Your Official Family Mealtime Month: A How-To Guide

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.