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Bourdain Sells Out With The Taste

Even as onetime nemesis Emeril redeems himself: Andy Greenwald

(Newser) - Ten years ago, as Emeril Lagasse was birthing the entire misbegotten genre of "food TV," chucking the humble instructional Julia Child cooking show format "into the garbage like spoiled milk," Anthony Bourdain was slowly rising as his acerbic opposite number, writes Andy Greenwald at Grantland . As... More »

Bam! Emeril Lagasse Asks $15M for NYC Home

Famous chef lists townhouse for $3.5M over purchase price in 2009

(Newser) - Celebri-chef Emeril Lagasse is hawking his Upper East Side townhouse in New York City for a whopping $15 million. That's a full $3.5 million over the price he paid for it in 2009, reports Forbes . Surprisingly, the listing for the 6,900-square-feet digs does not include a description... More »

Michelle Obama Debuts on Iron Chef

Not surprisingly, White House exec chef wins the day

(Newser) - Michelle Obama made her much-hyped guest appearance on Iron Chef America last night, in a “Super Chef Battle” featuring the White House executive chef. Cristeta Comerford teamed up with celebrity chef Bobby Flay against the two-celeb team of Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali, while Obama’s role was to... More »

Michelle Pushes Healthy Meals —on Iron Chef

First lady will guest on Food Network competition's season opener

(Newser) - Michelle Obama’s campaign to wean kids off junk food is taking a slightly unorthodox turn: The first lady will guest on Iron Chef America’s Jan. 3 episode. In addition to discussing her crusade for healthy school lunches and more, Obama will reveal the secret ingredient for the show's... More »

Speidi Back Again—Or Not

Also back: Jon and Kate, Zack Morris

(Newser) - Spiritual fasting, spouse belittling: Just another Monday night on TV. Highlights:
  • Spencer and Heidi Pratt appeared on last night’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! but they look to have left the show for good following their were-they-or-weren’t-they-tortured drama, E! reports. The melodramatic pair
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Cable Channel's Eco-Cred a Bit Overcooked

Programming on Planet Green 'dappled with incongruities'

(Newser) - Cable channel Planet Green spotlights the eco-friendly in everything, although its message is “dappled with incongruities,” Alessandra Stanley writes in the New York Times, “from an all-fats-allowed celebrity chef to advertisements that undermine the channel’s most heartfelt messages.” The chef in question is Emeril Legasse,... More »

Food Network Rethinks Its Menu

Falling ratings, expensive chefs add to business crunch

(Newser) - The recent cancellation of Emeril Live is just one sign that the Food Network is in the throes of a transformation, reports the New York Times. Having made chefs into stars, it is now trying to keep the money rolling in while facing increased competition—including instructional cooking on the... More »

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