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Food & Wine Gets Reality TV Twist

'Top Chef Magazine' section to grace January issue

(Newser) - Reality television apparently isn't too lowbrow for Food & Wine. The magazine's January issue will feature a 24-page special section called Top Chef Magazine. The articles, which will be labeled as an advertorial, will focus on aspects (culinary, we assume) of the Bravo show's contestants. If it... More »

Tom Colicchio: How To Be a (Real Life) Top Chef

Reality TV's favorite cook tells you how to run a restaurant

(Newser) - Tom Colicchio’s probably most famous as the head judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, but the man can run a restaurant, too. He even won the 2010 James Beard for Outstanding Chef. This week, he offered Newsweek some tips for aspiring restaurateurs:
  • Dinner parties aren’t the same thing:
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Oops, Bravo Gives Away Top Chef Winner Online

Clip shows victor before finale airs on TV

(Newser) - A clip posted on today has the new winner of Top Chef: DC being congratulated and talking about the keys to victory. Big problem: The clip got posted hours before tonight's TV finale. (The reveal comes almost immediately, so avoid if you'd rather watch the show.) More »

What to Spend Your Summer Watching

Mad Men, Top Chef are back

(Newser) - Now that summer's almost here, you might be tempted to turn off the tube and head outside. Bad idea, says the Daily Beast's Jace Lacob . Here are his picks for must-see summer TV:
  • Mourning the loss of Lost? Try NBC's Persons Unknown, which premiered yesterday. "A group of strangers
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Padma Lakshmi Welcomes Baby Girl

'Top Chef' host has not revealed the father's identity

(Newser) - Padma Lakshmi gave birth to a girl on Saturday. Though the Top Chef star shared her first child's name—it's Krishna—she's still mum on the identity of the baby's father. Lakshmi, 39, suffers from endometriosis, a condition linked to infertility, and her pregnancy was considered a "medical miracle,... More »

Food Industry's Loveliest Ladies

Padma Lakshmi tops list; Food Network faves score

(Newser) - Of a piece with the site’s list of the hottest men in food , Slashfood presents its top women:
  • Padma Lakshmi: “Calm, collected, and poised, the host of Bravo’s Top Chef is possibly the hottest woman on television,” John Devore writes.
  • Giada De Laurentiis: The Food Network
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Colicchio Saves Cookbook Writer From Choking

Top Chef star does Heimlich maneuver at benefit dinner

(Newser) - He runs multiple restaurants, hosts one of TV’s top cooking shows, and, it turns out, he could just save your life. Tom Colicchio saved Joan Nathan’s life last night, writes witness Ezra Klein on the Internet Food Association. Nathan, a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, was holding a... More »

Bravo Adds Parker's Reality Art Show

SATC star to produce Runway -style competition

(Newser) - Bravo has picked up a Project Runway-style reality art show produced by Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, the Hollywood Reporter writes. American Artist is slated to feature competition between up-and-comers in varying media; it will be co-produced by Magical Elves, the skill-driven reality TV experts behind Top ... More »

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