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MasterChef, the Fox cooking competition that has "real people" competing just wrapped up season five, with judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot choosing Courtney Lapressi, an aerial dancer from Philadelphia, as the victor. Now, it's on to season six.
Chef Tommy Habetz earned his cooking chops under the ample wing of Mario Batali . But while the two remain friends and mutual admirers, Batali had never eaten a single Bunk sandwich.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is expanding his restaurant empire in the United States with the opening of another British pub in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After locations in Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, Ramsay has announced plans to open an outpost of his Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, where guests will nosh on traditional British fare like bangers and mash and fish and chips from the Michelin-starred chef.
FINALE WATCH: The "America's Got Talent" The Season 9 winner is crowned following performances by Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull and Train. "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" covers 1920 through 1933 with FDR running for vice president and losing shortly before a bout of polio leaves him paralyzed from the waist down and Eleanor decides to build a political world of her own.
Next week marks a new era of Eater . So all this week, we're celebrating Eater 1.0 by republishing some favorite pieces from the vault.
Years in the making , Bravo has finally finished filming its newest series, Best New Restaurant , and today announced the full roster of restaurants set to appear on the show. Host Tom Colicchio - along with a roster of guest hosts - will judge 16 restaurants in four cities over the course of the series.
Four French chefs are requesting a waiver to serve a long-banned delicacy - a small songbird called the ortolan that fans including late President Francois Mitterrand used to devour, bones and all, while wearing a napkin over their heads. The request for the once-a-year waiver is being lodged among others by Alain Ducasse, the internationally acclaimed chef with a top 3-star rating from the Michelin gourmet dining guide, Le Parisien newspaper reported.
"MasterChef": From left are contestants Courtney, Leslie and Elizabeth in the season finale, which aired Monday on FOX. Tonight, season five of "MasterChef" came to an unforgettable conclusion as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay and fellow judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot named Courtney Lapresi the winner of FOX's hit home cooking competition series.
Since May, this season's crop of MasterChef hopefuls have been thrown a lot of curveballs. Making a dozen immaculate donuts, elevating canned food, baking three pies in two hours and sculpting a croquembouche - basically a tower of cream puffs bound by caramel - in ninety minutes were just a handful of the heart-racing challenges.
"Hell's Kitchen" Season 12 victor Scott Commings has started his prize, from the longtime Fox reality-TV competition, of the job of head chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in Caesars Palace. Scott, 36, found the experience of getting his Nevada driver license at the DMV more harrowing than the new job on the Strip for Gordon.
D.C. has an increasing number of celebrity chefs, but most of the time you won't see them in town or together. Except once a year at D.C. Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight .
Dead in 5 's "The War Ruin Remix is now available on Cdbaby.com, amazon.com, and Itunes! More on Dead in 5 at http://www.deadin5.com and http://facebook.com/deadinfive Detroit hard rock band Dead in 5 release their new music video "The War , highlighting the internal struggles of creating music amid the corrupt and rotting landscape of their hometown. "The War " was inspired by the international fascination with Detroit's "ruin porn," abandoned and decaying buildings infamously spotlighted by celebrity food chef Anthony Bourdain in a 2013 episode of his hit TV show "Parts Unknown."
Paula Deen visits Charlotte Celebrity chef Paula Deen stopped by Charlotte Today Monday to prepare chicken and arugula salad. Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/television/2014/09/15/paula-deen-visits-charlotte/15672293/ Celebrity chef Paula Deen stopped by Charlotte Today Monday to prepare chicken and arugula salad.
This weekend was the second ever Taste Talks event in Brooklyn. Curated by bicoastal chef Danny Bowien and "officially presented" by chef Mario Batali , the weekend featured demos, a star-studded barbecue, and a "future foods" expo.
The weekend's Taste Talks events went off without a hitch, bringing together top New York food mavens and eager eaters to share in conversation and plenty of good dishes. From Friday evening to Sunday night, Taste Talks hosted a round of events -- dinners, presentations, a Future of Food expo, and Sunday's All Star BBQ -- where top chefs like Mario Batali, Danny Bowien, and Andy Ricker shared their thoughts and culinary skills with crowds.
Who said August was a slow month for news? Here's a round-up of the major dining and food stories from last week. We took an early look at the recently opened Dis & Dat , a hamburger and hot dog restaurant from the co-founder of Dat Dog.
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