| Apr 24, 2009
A producer with the Food Network was on the line, pitching cake designer James Rosselle on its biggest, baddest cake challenge yet. Competitors on "The Last Cake Standing" would vie for $50,000 and the title of "best cake artist in America."
| Jul 3, 2008
THE NAME is Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, but "at" would not seem to be the appropriate word, since the peripatetic Mr. Ramsay drops into his glitzy new restaurant only from time to time.
The star of "Hell's Kitchen" has too many other...
| May 27, 2009
"Was everything terrific as always?" asked the host as my friends and I left Reservoir in Silver Lake. What kind of question is that? Talk about putting you on the spot. I wanted to put a bag over my head and sneak out without answering.
What could I say...
| May 27, 2009
Reservoir 1/2 *
1700 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 662-8655, www.silverlakereservoir.com.
Cozy Silver Lake bungalow with a bank of windows over the banquette, just 42 seats inside and a handful of tables on the porch...
| Jul 9, 2008
IT'S ANOTHER British invasion for import-cookbook lovers. The latest wave of impressive cookbooks published in the UK -- written by prominent chefs and food writers (and a novelist too) -- is picking up steam. Although some are available only as imports,...
| Mar 11, 2009
I don't know whether it's still the American dream to own a restaurant -- it may now be just to hang on to that horrible job you had hoped to quit soon -- but there are at least 16 people who still dream it, and they are contestants on “The Chopping...
| Jun 3, 2009
The winner of "Top Chef" gets a kiss from Padma and $100,000 to open a new restaurant. The chef who can withstand the heat in "Hell's Kitchen" gets a $250,000-a-year job as executive chef under the tutelage of chef Gordon Ramsay.
On "The Next Food...
| Nov 11, 2009
Barbara Fairchild joined Bon Appétit in 1978 as an editorial assistant typing (yes, on a typewriter) recipes. Today, she runs the magazine, and with the closure of Gourmet last month, has become one of the most watched women in food publishing. After all,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:54 AM
It's over for "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
E! has canceled the reality series starring the Olympic swimmer from Port Orange, TVLine reports.
TVLine cited "sources" in announcing the axing after just one season because an E! representative wouldn't...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:27 AM
How bad was Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's reality show?
The worst, according to the Hollywood Temp Diaries. I'm not familiar with the website, but it acknowledged some terrible television with its annual Bennie Awards.
Lochte of Port Orange won...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:42 AM
The reality series cleaned up in the ratings last week.
In Central Florida, "America's Got Talent" delivered the two most-watched programs.
The season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" was the top show among the 18-to-49 age group and another reminder of...