Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, a one-hour show about the debt ceiling, Sundays at 9 p.m. on the Food Network.
There used to be only A and B-list celebrities, divided by movies and television. Then te ... More >>
Bama Glama: One part cupcakes, one part "Break Stuff"Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Bama Glama, a half-hour show not about food, Fridays at 4 a.m. (yes!) on the Food Network.
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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 >>
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 >>
Allecia Vermillion/All-ConsumingLamb belly in golden raisin sauce at SPQR.I spotted it at Hog and Rocks. The next week, I ate it at Mission Chinese Food. And when I dined at Gather in Berkeley a few weeks afterward (off-duty, FYI ― there's no review coming), the waiter recited a special of lam ... More >>
T. PalmerGood morning, Tom.When the S.F. outpost of Tom Colicchio's 'Wichcraft (868 Mission at Fourth St.) appeared a few years ago, it seemed to generate a pompous air around itself. The Top Chef host splashed out with a huge space on the ground floor of the then-new Westfield Centre, as if Coli ... More >>
Bravo TVWickett: Not totally bummed about getting axed.Laurine Wickett of San Francisco's Left Coast Catering made it all the way to Episode Nine on Top Chef, last night's infamous Restaurant Wars competition, by pretty much flying below the radar. Things looked tense in Episode Three, when t ... More >>
ModelMayhemMaybe he should've stuck with modeling. Or not.S.F.'s own Mattin Noblia, chef-proprietor of Iluna Basque, did not cover himself with glory (or even the tricoleur) in last night's French-themed episode of Top Chef.
The escargot Quickfire challenge pleased him: "I feel good," he sa ... More >>
Throughout my television-viewing life there have been certain programs that I've obsessed over, planned my schedule around, discussed with my fellow zealots over water cooler and barstool and, in short, made a point to watch without fail, but nowadays there's only one show I can't live without, Top ... More >>