Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity chefs’

Baguette Winner Fromartz Gets Called Up to the Big Leagues

Samuel Fromartz, if you'll recall, was the surprise winner of Y&H's debut baguette competition last year, beating out breads from local icons like Marvelous Market and Breadline, even national big boys like Le Pain Quotidien and La Brea Bakery. Well, good news travels fast, or semi-fast. Last week, Fromartz got a call from the office […]

More Good Causes: Celebrity Chefs Cook Your Sunday Supper for Charity

The rest of the non-profits around the metro area — you know, the ones that don't have their hand in Haitian earthquake relief — must feel like the location scout for Avatar. Really damn underappreciated. But in this economy, many non-profits are getting hit with a double whammy: The need for their services has increased, while […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

I don't know about you, but between the cold weather and the post-vacation stupor, your semi-friendly Y&H just hasn't been able to embrace the work-at-all-costs mentality yet. I'm feeling so, so unAmerican. I have, however,  enjoyed mixing it up again on the blog, and you readers have been clicking in droves this week. I (and […]

Flying Ham Hits Paula Deen in the Snout

Watch CBS News Videos Online In the no-good-deed-goes-unpunished category: Celebrity chef Paula Deen, while helping out the homeless today in Atlanta, took a honey-baked ham to the face. According to a report, here's how the incident went down:

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Vidalia

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. The influx of […]

Grant Achatz Argues That Celebrity Chefs Shouldn’t Be Tied to the Kitchen

Grant Achatz writes a regular column for the Atlantic Food Channel, in which the Alinea chef ruminates over a variety of subjects in a straight-forward, no-nonsense style. His latest piece argues that celebrity chefs, such as, well, Grant Achatz, can do more good for their restaurants, their employees, their brand, and even their customers by […]

Bourdain Declares Celebrity Chef Shows the ‘New Pornography’

Y&H loves Anthony Bourdain, because he's not afraid to say things like this: Celebrity chef shows are "the new pornography. It's people seeing things on TV, watching people make things on TV that they're not going to be doing themselves any time soon, just like porn."

Can You Actually Recreate Restaurant Dishes at Home?

That's the question food writer Lauren Shockey asked as she prepared to crack open the cookbooks of three different New York City chefs. Her essay on the at-home adventure was published today on Slate. I have to say, I think the article might have been more interesting had a non-culinary-school grad taken up the challenge. […]

Michel Richard Cookies for the Holidays: Not Good Enough?

My friend Lou is a terrific home cook, particularly with desserts. Get a load of his red-wine poached pears—the treat that was almost too gorgeous to eat. (Almost.) As you can see from that one example, Lou doesn't take shortcuts, even when it comes to a cookie-baking contest for a holiday office party. The dude […]