Top Chef

Curtis Stone On Opening Maude In Beverly Hills And Its 'Hardcore Little Kitchen'

Top Chef Master's restaurant is a real force
Feb 20, 2014 11:00 am

Curtis Stone became a household name after getting some quality time on-camera with shows like TLC's Take Home ChefToday on NBC, and Bravo's chef superstar spin-off Top Chef Masters. Now that he's at the top of the TV chef mountain, he's decided to open his very first “tiny little restaurant” and guess what? It's really, really good. We sat down with Stone to talk about the non-menu. 

Stephanie Izard's Wedding Cake Was Better Than Your Wedding Cake

Bacon buttercream and chocolate Cheez-its included
Oct 9, 2013 11:00 am

Stephanie Izard holds the distinction of being the first female contestant to win Top Chef. She may now also hold the title of “World’s Best Wedding Cake,” following her weekend nuptials to craft-beer consultant Gary Valentine. Get the details on this crazy cake after the jump...

Stefan Richter Visited Finland For The Most Incredible Gin And Grapefruit Drink

Los Angeles chef travels home for the summer
Aug 13, 2013 2:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT? Next up, Stefan Richter. 

Top Chef Masters Lineup Revealed, With Plenty Of Familiar Faces

Debuts on Bravo July 24 with serious chef muscle
Jun 5, 2013 11:02 am

This morning Bravo announced the contestant lineup for season five of Top Chef Masters. Curtis Stone remains as the host and Gail Simmons joins on as head critic, with the first episode slated for July 24. The stakes remain pretty much the same. Each chef competes for a $100,000 donation for their favorite charity. You may recall that Chris Cosentino, arguably the world’s most competitive chef, won last year.

Potato Chip Omelet Recipe

Top Chef Richard Blais's last-minute brunch dish
May 25, 2013 10:01 am
potato chip omelet

Richard Blais' new cookbook, Try This At Home, is a glimpse into the food behind the innovation, and yes — you can definitely make it all in your kitchen. This brunch recipe has a crunch factor that plays on Spanish tortilla. 

Grilling God: Bryan Voltaggio

Top Cheffer on joys of Japanese Binchotan charcoal
May 21, 2013 12:01 pm

After appearing on Top Chef in 2009, Bryan Voltaggio has gone on to open a series of highly successful restaurant in the Washington D.C. area, including the high-minded Volt in Frederick, Maryland and a slightly more casual restaurant called Range, which serves an extensive menu of crudos, sausages and exciting things cooked over wood. It is because of this grill — and because Bryan is one of the coolest cats around — that we thought it would be pertinent to get in touch to talk all about the backyard bbq.    

The Time Spike Mendelsohn Took Out A Pregnant Lady To Win A Ping Pong Title

Former Top Chef contestant, recent Top Chef cruiser
May 2, 2013 1:01 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT? Spike Mendelsohn just returned from a Top Chef cruise to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico and caught up with us to share.

Eggplant Caponata Recipe

Try this classic Sicilian eggplant salad at home
Apr 23, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Matt Armendariz

Fabio Vivani of Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars releases his cookbook this week! We nabbed a couple of recipes from this awesome new addition to our food library, including this super-simple, rustic Sicilian eggplant caponata you can serve with any Italian meal. 

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