Here's something that should shake any doubts you have about that whole Fox News being a "credible source" thing. The conservative news station ran a story the other day with its usual babble about how women should stop being so confused, make peace with themselves, and find a man to marry so tha ... More >>
San Francisco-based chef Chris Cosentino of Incanto restaurant is the newly-crowned winner of Top Chef Masters Season 4. We predicted as much before the first episode even aired, but Cosentino tells SFoodie that he never felt like he had the competition in the bag as he discusses winning $282,000 fo ... More >>
The successes of the Food Network and the Top Chef franchise have opened the doors for more food-related television both locally and nationally. Fortunately, with the assistance of DVRs and the fact that certain stations screen full episodes online, gone are the days when you'd have to wait until th ... More >>
Each week (except last week) we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Worst Cooks in America, a one-hour documentary about Arizona, Sundays at 9 p.m. on the Food Network. The premise Imagine a competition in which the worst cooks in America -- let' ... More >>
According to the New York Times, Sesame Street will be airing a very special episode on KQED and other PBS affiliates this coming Sunday at 7 p.m. Titled "Growing Hope Against Hunger," it will introduce a Muppet named Lily who comes from a "food insecure" household.Elmo, Bert, ... More >>
Could this be you if you watch The Biggest Loser?For all the studies showing that watching reality television -- OK, all television -- makes us fatter, a new research study whose findings were just reported on Salt, NPR's new food blog, suggests that one kind of reality TV could help you lose wei ... More >>
Those who tuned into ABC's The Bachelorette season finale earlier this week witnessed San Francisco's very own Ben Flajnik get dumped in favor of New York's J.P. Rosenbaum. For all the SF Weekly readers who thought to themselves, "I would have picked him instead," here's your chance. If we are to ... More >>
Hard times at an Outside Lands pairing event. It wasn't until my second glass of Chardonnay, while remembering my drive to Scribe Winery in the Prius, taking Instagram photographs of beautiful scenery on my iPhone, and savoring Korean BBQ from Namu, that I was reminded of the South Park episo ... More >>
Don't believe Fox NewsNo worries, folks: Barack Obama is still the leader of the United States, much to the disappointment of Fox News followers. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that some idiot hackers thought they'd have a little fun with Fox News and give us another reason not to ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanThe Top Chef Tour's San Francisco stop.Bravo TV trailers and "Top Chef" tents have colonized Justin Herman Plaza this morning. Is Bravo flash-filming a segment for the next series? Is Traci Des Jardins throwing a semi-celebratory Top Chef Masters gala? No -- it's the Top Chef Tou ... More >>
Bravo TVHost Curtis Stone checks in with San Francisco finalist Traci Des Jardins.Last night brought the finale of Bravo's Top Chef Masters and our SF-based Traci Des Jardins was in it to win it. On the line was $100,000 for the cheftestants' charity of choice. For those of us rooting for the ... More >>
bravotv.comHugh and his magnificent eyebrow.After last week's rerun, we were amped for last night's all new Top Chef Masters. What we were not so amped about? The episode's title, "Blinded me with Science." We didn't go blind, but we came close pulling an optic nerve rolling our eyes at the l ... More >>
sunovasurfboards/FlickrAdam Levine.We know there's a rockin' contestant from Santa Cruz still in the running to be The Next American Idol (be sure to over-enunciate every word, like Seacrest), but SFoodie is all about the fact that S.F. chef Traci Des Jardins is still in the running to be The ... More >>
Last night's Top Chef Masters was for the crickets -- well, bug eaters. The Quickfire Challenge was to make a five-star dish using bugs and wild plants. Looking at the worms, nightcrawlers, and scorpions, the cheftestants were creepy-crawly freaked out. (The captioning under Alex read, "I can't ... More >>
Last week SFoodie brought you the hot and hunky men of food television. Today, the companion post so hot it'll melt your listicle, their sultry female counterparts, the women you've watched tying up your meat, sizzling your pot, and making you run your Tivo in slow-mo. We give you the eight sexiest ... More >>
Joseph Schell/SF WeeklyNice tats, Jamie. Now go home!Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars marked the 100th episode for the Bravo franchise, so we had some high hopes (especially since the show skipped last week). The special night's Quickfire Challenge featured Tom Colicchio in the kitchen, cooki ... More >>
Examiner.comJonasaurus rex. Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars had some major attitude. It went from a rock star (okay, a Jonas brother) to children to dinosaurs to a former host to a megabitch. The Quickfire Challenge: Create a midnight snack for kids. Joe Jonas would be the judge, and later ... More >>
Morgan of Just DessertsLast night we were all glued to our televisions to see the last of the miners be rescued. The night was celebratory and something sweet to top it off was needed back to mindless dessert based TV. This was the first episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts without Seth ... More >>
Tamara PalmerGotta get there early for Fetal Kitten.Frozen dessert wonderland Humphry Slocombe is featured on Outrageous Foods, which has its premiere tomorrow night on Food Network. Hosted by Aaron McCargo (Big Daddy's House), the program focuses on the wildest eats in the country, beginning ... More >>
Kim in Cajun Country/FlickrNo, this isn't the real Guy Fieri, just a wannabe like you.Admit it: You bust out your Guy Fieri moves in front of the full-length when nobody's home. In July, you'll have a chance to do it where it counts -- in front of a Food Network casting agent. On July 26 at the W ... More >>
bernardus/FlickrNancy Oakes: Fearing a throwdown?Nancy Oakes told SFoodie she's not sure what to expect at tomorrow's Great American Food and Music Fest, the sprawling Shoreline event that brings together Food Network personalities, local chefs, and rock bands. The chef and owner of Boulevard is doi ... More >>
(Jon and Kate Plus 8 makes 10. . . but only Kate makes our list) It's not an easy feat to be considered one of the most annoying stars of reality television when the bulk of the competition is fierce, loud, obnoxious and willing to do just about anything in front of the cameras. Like the fat that c ... More >>
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