Cooking Shows

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    On the Line: Shirley Chung of TWENTY EIGHT, Part One

    Shirley Chung is one busy chef. You may recognize Chung from her stint on Top Chef: New Orleans. Yesterday she wrapped up a cooking demo at the inaugural Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival. Now her focus is on the final touches to get TWENTY EIGHT ready for opening in October. This week, she make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    First Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival Starts Today

    As Anne Marie hinted in a previous post, the first annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival officially starts today, culminating tomorrow with cooking demos by Richard Blais, winner of "Top Chef All-Stars", Rick Moonen, "Top Chef Masters" Finalist and Executive Chef of RM Seafood, and a whole bun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    We Want to Take a Bite Out of Nadia G...In a Good Way

    Whether Nadia G. is cooking up a storm preparing extraordinary meals or looking hot to death in those stilettos of hers, it's safe to say that she really knows how to bring the heat to the kitchen. Coming off the success of her previous show Bitchin' Kitchen, chef and funny gal Nadia is back and tak ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2014


    Not Cyprus

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Taking a Gamble on Bill Rancic is Always a Good Thing.

    You may know Bill Rancic from his days on The Apprentice or maybe you know him for being an incredibly successful entrepreneur and being a bestselling author. Or quite possibly, maybe you just know him as being Giuliana's hubby (kidding...sort of). Nonetheless, you know Bill Rancic. His newest ventu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Bobby Flay, on Whether He's Burned Out from Cooking: "No, Definitely Not"

    Take two competitors, have them battle it out, then put the winner toe to toe with one of the top chefs around, and what do you have? It's simple. You have "Beat Bobby Flay." But how simple can that really be? Thursday nights on the Food Network, you'll get to see if this daunting task is possible w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Las Vegas Special w/Penn Jilette, Oscar Goodman & More!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Scott Conant Gets Judged on Chopped All-Stars All In The Name Of Charity.

    Some people know what they want to be when they grow up from a very young age and Scott Conant just happens to be one of those lucky souls. Over the years, through plenty of hard work and dedication, Conant has earned worldwide recognition and awards for being an outstanding chef, but he's not a one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Melissa d'Arabian Is Here To Help You Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping

    No matter your gender, there really does come a time when you notice a slow crawl in the ol' metabolism and at that point you might ask yourself, what can I do? With a New Year comes new resolutions we try to keep about eating better and living a healthier lifestyle and if you need a little extra he ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 3, 2013

    Top Five Comics to Watch in 2013

    This year's most promising jokers

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Top Five Comics to Watch Out For in 2013

    It's been a good year in the world of comedy and in 2012 we once again got to talk to some kick ass comics. We're not saying goodbye or that we want to put all those greats behind us, we're just saying that with a new year comes a new spotlight on another batch of stand-up comics that are making big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Cooking with Dog, The Best YouTube Cooking Show Ever, Reaches 100 Episodes!

    Cooking with Dog (It's not what you think...), arguably the best YouTube cooking show in existence, has reached a milestone. They've just published its 100th episode (Technically, it's not their 100th unique recipe. They're counting a few remastered episode they published while the woman we only kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Original Iron Chef Gets New Chairman; Japan Not Happy

    Can someone be too young and too handsome? Apparently if you've been anointed the new chairman of Iron Chef Japan, you can. Kotaku is reporting that Japanese fans of the original Iron Chef are up in arms over the striking good looks and youth of the new chairman producers have chosen to preside over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Life After Top Chef Show Announced By Bravo

    No one needs to know what Fabio Viviani, ex-Top Chef cheftestant and general media butterfly has been doing. He's everywhere, most recently at the OC Fair. But how about that Jen Carroll or Richard Blais. What have they been up to after the show? 

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Chow Ciao! Q & A With Fabio Viviani

    Our weekly On the Line chef interviews are typically relaxed. There's small talk, sometimes we share a meal, but we can always count on them to be full of anecdotes and candor for the hour or so we spend with them. Celebrity chef interviews are more tricky. Our time is cut to less than 10 minutes, l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Jamie Oliver's New Competitive Cooking Series To Debut In The Fall

    Anthony Bourdain is slated to do one. Now so is Jamie Oliver. I'm talking about yet another cooking competition show. This time, the British chef who was recently most notable for making America wretch over the substance called pink slime, is executive producing a new series called Chef Race: U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Weekend Food-Event Roundup: Grillin', SoCo Farm-to-Food Truck Competions, and Top Chef OC!

    As we ease into summertime, everyone finds a excuse reason to gather. Our lineup includes two BBQ, one luxe lonchera, and Placentia's answer to Top Chef. If your schedule allows, check one out.Friday - Bistango's "Great American Grill-Off"To kick-off the weekend, this business lunch mainstay is thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    ABC Developing Sitcom About Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger​The "Too Hot Tamales" and two Top Chef Masters alums Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, who, oh yeah, also have a restaurant called Border Grill, will be the subject of another TV show, this time a comedy for ABC. The network has ordered a pilot t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas--Five Predictions

    © Bravo​ Did you watch last night's first episode of Top Chef Texas? Episode summaries are usually Edwin's beat, and he usually weighs in toward the end of the season after we've learned which cheftestants to root for. I'm going to take a different approach at the head-end of the season and make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Yvon Goetz And Mary Sue Milliken Throw Down This Weekend In Irvine, Courtesy Of Cadillac

    Cadillac Facebook page​The Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive pulls up to Irvine Spectrum this Saturday and Sunday. Why this sounds more like a hybrid between Cars and Coffee and the Top Chef Tour is a conundrum we'll never know the answer to. At least they're offering sleek cars and free eats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Food Network Commemorates 9/11 with Half-Assed See-Through Graphic

    ​Every media outlet had their own way of commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Some, like the news stations devoted all their coverage to it; others, like those airing NFL games, did it through specials or the use of ribbons by on-air hosts. Others made logical mentions when necessary--on Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Carla Hall at the OC Fair: The Interview!

    ​ Despite the plethora of entertainment options to chose from (judging by the excess of nosh and the impressive line up all-star chef guest speakers) food is the star attraction at the O.C. Fair. Last Thursday, Duff Goldman (of Ace of Cakes fame) kicked off the O.C. Fair Chef Series ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Willy Wonka Caps an Unusually Chocolaty Anaheim Weekend

    ​Anaheim does not make Parliament's "Chocolate City" roll call, but that would be an apt name this weekend for the box that holds Disneyland. "Chocolate: The Event" features three days of sweet-making to pimp "Chocolate: The Exhibition" that's up through Sept. 11 at Muzeo Museum. Capping the festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Top Chef Coming to Tustin Market Place TODAY

    ​As Top Chef Masters heads into the finale this week, the timing is just right for a visit from some of the Jedis-in-training. Oh yes, the Top Chef Tour has reached Orange County. With promises of games, prizes, photo and autograph opportunities, the question remains: When will they find time for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Michael Voltaggio Among Chefs to Appear at OC Fair

    Flickr User Erik Anestad​Michael Voltaggio, the brooding champion of Top Chef Season 6, will be one of four celebrity chefs who will talk, and perhaps do a cooking demonstration, at the upcoming OC Fair.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Guy Fieri And Rachael Ray's New Food Network Show

    First the news from Alton Brown that Good Eats is going bye-bye. It was the only show left on Food Network worth watching. Today, on the Rachael Ray Show, the annoyingly spunky Ray announced a new show premiering this summer on the Food Network with faux-bro co-host Guy Fieri.The elevator pitch? "It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Sticky Pig Featured On Food Network This Friday!

    ​When we featured Tara Simon's business, The Sticky Pig, on Food Profiling last month, she was dying to squeal an announcement."I'm working on something BIG, but I can't tell you just yet," she told us, graciously waving off our pleas for more deets--something to do with disclaimers and liability, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Alton Brown Announces He's Retiring Good Eats

    ​After twelve years and nearly 250 episodes as The Food Network's premiere, and frankly, most educational and useful cooking show, Good Eats will end its run, Alton Brown announced today via Twitter. The host said, "G.E. fans, I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3 ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Local Caterer Featured In Cupcake Wars Hosting Open House Tomorrow

    Parties by Panache Facebook page​In December, Gustavo reported on a Brea catering company making it to the championship round in an episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Parties by Panache is their name, and they have used their newfound exposure to expand their offerings. To celebrate, they are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain in Cerritos Tonight!

    ​This post is for those of you who have this blog bookmarked or on Google Reader and do not actually venture anywhere else in our paper but here. There are, believe or not, other sections of this rag and its website, and some of it has some food-related news, such as the indispensable Calendar of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Former Laguna Beach Star Opens Casey's Cupcakes in Laguna Beach, Competes on Food Network's Cupcake Wars

    Casey's Cupcakes​About a year after unveiling the Barbie-doll-esque Casey's Cupcakes at Mission Inn in Riverside, Casey Reinhardt is opening a second outpost of the confection boutique in Laguna Beach on Valentine's Day. The cozy, 931-square-foot spot takes design inspiration from "a classic Pari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Antidote to Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake

    Behold the antidote to Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa Cake. Watch the video above from my favorite YouTube cooking show Cooking With Dog (scratch that, it's my favorite cooking show on any medium) as a Japanese woman creates a Christmas cake from scratch. She even whips the cream by hand. I repeat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Book Signing With Chef Nathan Lyon in Long Beach Tonight

    Courtesy of Nathan Lyon​Nathan Lyon, chef and television personality (PBS's Growing a Greener World, Discovery Health's A Lyon in the Kitchen, Food Network's Next Food Network Star) will be signing copies of his children's book, Sam the Clam, tonight at Apostrophe Books (4712 E. 2nd St., Long Beac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Iron Chef Cat Cora Appearing At South Coast Plaza on Monday

    Photo Courtesy of Macy's Culinary Council​Cat Cora, one of the three big heads you'll see (on gigantic posterboard) when you walk into Macy's Signature Kitchen at Macy's Home Store in South Coast Plaza, is actually going to be there in the flesh, Monday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. to share tips on thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2010

    Food Network Chef Arrested in Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plot

    ​LA-based chef Juan-Carlos Cruz, who hosted the cooking show Calorie Commando on the Food Network from 2004-2006, has been arrested and is being held in LA County Jail for allegedly asking homeless men to commit murder.  One of the homeless men went to police, upon which "investigators l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Last Night's Top Chef Masters Didn't Have Me Saying "D'Oh!"

    ​Did you catch last night's Top Chef Masters? Finally, a worthy episode on what seemed like a season in danger of backsliding into the histrionics of regular Top Chef with the F-bombs and manufactured drama. That's not to say there wasn't some of that last night, just less.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Local Bloggers Judge This Week's Top Chef Masters

    Photo Courtesy of Eddie LinFrom left to right: Jay Rayner, Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Food), Eddie Lin, Marc Moss (Weird Food Festival), Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA).​I know we write a lot about Eddie Lin. He--the author of Extreme Cuisine and the blog that started it all, Deep End ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Five Food Network Shows First In Line For Reanimation

    Believe it or not, children, there was a time when the Food Network actually concentrated on teaching people to cook. The idea of ten hours a day of inane food "battles" was unheard of, Iron Chef still came to us from campy Japan, the appetite suppressant known as Sandra Lee hadn't yet created her f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Top Chef Tour To Include Stop at Irvine Spectrum on June 17​"Top Chef: The Tour," a 21-city tour -- which trots out recent and past chef'testants from town-to-town crammed inside the trailer of a semi truck like animals in a traveling circus (actually, I'm sure they'll be put up in posh hotels and stuff...but wouldn't it be funny?) -- will stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    New Food Competition Series With Bobby Flay Announced

    Photo Courtesy of​Do we really need another food competition show? I'm inclined to think not. The two Top Chef shows are more than enough for me. Heck, we could've stopped at the original Iron Chef. Every show since has proven that the genre suffers from the law of diminishing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Richard Blais' Corned Beef Whisky Drink

    preppybyday @ CC BY 2.0​Ah, St. Patrick's Day, the day when people who aren't Irish celebrate Irish pride with food not known in Ireland and colored beer that would make most Irish blanch with horror. Corned beef and cabbage is not exactly a typical Irish dish, though it can be very tas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Ellie Krieger to Give Demo, Signing at SCP

    ​You know, it's never too early to be a buzzkill. New Year's resolution season is coming soon, and if, like just about everyone else in the world, one of your goals is to eat healthier food, you might want to come meet Ellie Krieger.Krieger, who is the host of Food Network's "Healthy Appetite" (on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Travel Channel Bought By Owner Of Food Network

    Photo Courtesy Travel Channel​I don't like where this is going. Scripps Network Interactive Inc., owner of the Food Network, which has slowly but noticeably descended into semi-homemade mediocrity, bought a controlling stake in the Travel Channel last week. For Anthony Bourdain's sake, I hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Top Chef Masters Contestants Announced; O.C. Chefs Shut Out

    The food blogosphere is on FIRE (pun intended) right now over the announcement of Top Chef Masters, airing on June 10th. Think of it as Top Chef meets Iron Chef America meets WWE Smackdown. If there's such a thing as a foodie-gasm, this is the thing to inspire it. The judges will be celebrities, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Garden Grove's Korean District In New Cooking Show on KOCE

    Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child.  As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons.  I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Cooking With Dog

    An uninterested pooch. An affable narrator. And a Japanese mom-type doing the cooking. These are the simple components that make up one of my favorite cooking shows, called "Cooking with Dog". You won't find it on the Food Network or even PBS. It's only on YouTube. The shows started last yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Iron Chef to Open Restaurant in O.C.

    Orange County's going to be home to a restaurant by an Iron Chef. No, not Batali. No, not Morimoto either. It's Cat Cora -- the lone female Iron Chef. But first, let me clarify that the planned restaurant -- called CCQ for Cat Cora's 'Que -- is actually going to be paired up with Nancy Silverton ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 14, 2001

    The Cutting Board Is Sacred

    Everything I ever needed to know about the Japanese I learned watching Iron Chef

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