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Here’s A Commercial Of James Brown Selling Japanese Instant Noodle Soup

Godfather of Soul? Also, Godfather Of Miso Soup!
Aug 19, 2014 4:00 pm

What happens when James Brown sings a version of his iconic song “Sex Machine” to sell instant miso noodle soup on national television to Japanese population? The best Japanese food commercial we have seen posted to Facebook in at least two weeks. Misoppa! is the dubbed line the late singer repeats in his enthusiastic pitch for Nissin's Cup Miso Noodle. Check it out.

Oh, That Gumbo! John Besh Hits Close To Home On Next Episode Of 'Hungry Investors'

Chef takes the TV smackdown home to New Orleans
Aug 15, 2014 11:00 am

This Sunday night, John Besh takes his traveling restaurant fix-it-and-invest-in-it show home to New Orleans, and the results do not look pretty. How do you serve a bad seafood gumbo to the guy who built a restaurant empire in this most respected of food cities? One poor sap tries, leading Bush into a SMH moment: "I wanna believe in you," he says ruefully to the hopeful chef/restaurateur.

Adam Richman Apologizes for Typing Dumb Things, Raps A Few Souls Of Mischief Lines

He appeared on radio show Sway’s Universe
Jul 22, 2014 10:00 am

Food TV personality Adam Richman recently got in hot water when he angrily, inexplicably, and beyond stupidly took to the comments section of his Instagram to attack somebody who had disagreed with his use of the hashtag #thinspiration — a controversial term that Richman was unknowingly using to acknowledge his pronounced weight loss. Yesterday he took to the radio to apologize. Here's the video.

Video: Tim Love Talks 'Restaurant Startup,' His New TV Show On CNBC

Show with Joe Bastianich premieres next week
Jul 2, 2014 10:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, including video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is festival co-founder and Texas chef/restaurateur Tim Love. 

'The Mind of a Chef' Wins Big At Daytime Emmys

PBS show named 'Outstanding Culinary Program'
Jun 23, 2014 1:00 pm

PBS show The Mind of a Chef took home honors as "Outstanding Culinary Program" at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards last night. The chef-narrated show, which is produced by Food Republic's parent company, Zero Point Zero Production, notably topped Food Network icons Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis for the coveted award. Details this way...

Video: Madison Chef Tory Miller Is Pitching For Culver’s, Which Is Fine By Us

Wisconsin 'butter burger' chain gets some exposure
May 12, 2014 11:00 am

What we like about this commercial is not only that it’s showing the world how to make a Culver’s flat-top hamburger — Culver’s is a Wisconsin chain that specializes in “butter burgers” and frozen custards — but it recognizes one of our favorite Wisconsin chefs in the process. 

Zamir Gotta: The Man Who 'Fixed' Russia For Anthony Bourdain

But as seen on Parts Unknown, nothing is fixed
May 8, 2014 1:00 pm

“Do you think I should book my return ticket to the U.S.?” asks Iazamir Gotta over a crackly Skype connection from St. Petersburg, Russia. I’ve advised Gotta, who goes by Zamir, to secure safe travel directly to the protective arms of his longtime screen buddy Anthony Bourdain. This is kind of how it works in modern, Imperial Russia.

How Anthony Bourdain And Michael Ruhlman Overcame Their Las Vegas Problems

Keep the celeb chefs close, the locals closer
Apr 18, 2014 9:00 am

“To victory Ruhlman, to victory in our time,” says Anthony Bourdain to his friend — the author and  schmaltz scholar Michael Ruhlman — raising a flute across a long table in the Hadrian Villa at Caesars Palace. Guy Savoy suddenly appears with artichoke soup and fresh black truffles — and platters of foie gras, wild squab, pheasant, mallard duck and cabbage. “Bobby Flay probably lives like this all the time,” jokes Bourdain, in the scene this week’s Las Vegas episode of Parts Unknown (airing Sunday on CNN at 9 p.m. EST).


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