Posts Tagged ‘cooking shows’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Diner Rumors Edition

Some wild theories about the future of Capital City Diner. [#dinerrumors] Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn is back on TV again. [Eater] Get the empanadas at Fujimar. [Post] Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to 14th Street NW. [Twitter] Sushi Taro's regular Thursday ramen special is canceled this week. [Twitter] Toki Underground will be closed on […]

Did Alex Deserve to Get the Boot Last Night on ‘Top Chef’?

Did Amanda deserve the heave-ho instead of Alex? As is our habit when we watch Top Chef, Carrie and I placed informal bets on who'd get the boot during last night's "Covert Affairs" episode. I figured the judges would finally send Alex packing, given his controversial history this season and the fact that he looks […]

Why Did ‘Top Chef’ Feel Like a Movie Script Featuring the Voltaggio Brothers?

God knows I respect the Voltaggio brothers' talent, not to mention the willingness of at least one of the siblings to extract himself from a safe, high-profile kitchen position to try something riskier,  like opening his own restaurant. Which is part of the reason why I could never figure out why Bryan and Michael Voltaggio […]

The First Audience for TV Cooking Shows? Men in Taverns.

Morning Edition aired an engaging segment today on the history of cooking shows. Renee Montagne interviewed author Kathleen Collins whose book, Watching What We Eat, explores the evolution of cooking programs, and how they follow American culture. I got an ironic chuckle out of Collins' research into the first nationally televised cooking show, I Love […]

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