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Category Archives: Cooking Shows

Top Chef Chicago starts tonight!

After Dale’s fantastic run all the way to the final last season, we’re rooting for another Chicago talent to take home the big Top Chef prize this year. My bet’s on Stephanie Izard, former chef/owner of Scylla in Bucktown (now occupied by Restaurant Takashi). I’d only been to Scylla once, but if the succulent roast [...]

Jamie at Home

My favorite celeb chef Jamie Oliver is back with a new cooking show called Jamie at Home, which debuts Saturday, January 12 on Food Network at 8:30 AM CT, an awful time slot if there ever was one. It’s shown at 8:00 PM on Channel 4 in the UK. Here’s a TV promo: For more [...]

Anthony Bourdain’s holiday special

Our favorite food and travel raconteur Anthony Bourdain has filmed a holiday episode of No Reservations with rockers Queens of the Stone Age. (I personally would’ve chosen a cooler band like, say, Iggy and the Stooges. But as one astute reader pointed out, this is “much better than the ill-fated Emeril and King Diamond [...]

Pleasant dinner music

Chris Cornell look-alike Sam Mason, former pastry chef of New York’s avant-garde WD-50, hosts a web-based cooking/music show called Dinner with the Band. The episodes are filmed in Mason’s apartment where he whips up a couple of dishes, dishes with an indie band, and they perform a song or two. Thankfully, each show is divided [...]