celebrity chef

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Anthony Bourdain's Toxicology Report Reveals One Substance

Late culinary star only had a dose of nonnarcotic medicine

(Newser) - With French police calling Anthony Bourdain's death a suicide , only one investigative question remained: What substances were in his body? The answer: none, save a therapeutic dose of nonnarcotic medicine, a French prosecutor tells the New York Times . "No trace of narcotics. No trace of any toxic products,... More »

Prosecutor Releases Details on Bourdain's Death

Toxicology tests are being performed after suicide

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hanged himself in French hotel bathroom with bathrobe belt, French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny tells the AP . Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, also says there did not appear to be much planning in Bourdain's suicide, the AP reports. "... More »

'Anthony, Why?' Friends Mourn Loss of Bourdain

Chef had legions of admirers, in and out of the culinary world

(Newser) - "The most interesting man in the world" has departed. That's Drew Magary's take on Anthony Bourdain's Friday death of a suspected suicide . At GQ , Magary writes that he idolized the celebrity chef, who "lived so much that the idea of him dying seems completely preposterous.... More »

CNN Cites Suicide in Death of Anthony Bourdain, 61

He leaves behind a daughter

(Newser) - Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61, and the cause is suicide, confirms CNN . The network, which is home to his Emmy-award-winning series Parts Unknown, released this statement Friday: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony... More »

Bad News for Salt Lovers

Your favorite condiment is rapidly disappearing from restaurant tables

(Newser) - Poor, ordinary, white salt. It's rapidly disappearing from restaurant tables, and Bloomberg has some theories as to why. For starters, old-fashioned iodized salt has increasingly been replaced by exotic seasonings, a trend that makes the simple salt shaker a thing of the past. "The days of those nasty... More »

Annoyed Tweet May Improve Airport Food at TV Chef's Eatery

James Martin responded quickly after Scottish TV host complained about 'the flattest of burgers'

(Newser) - It wasn't an April Fools' joke, but instead a legitimate complaint on Twitter about a shoddy burger—and it caught the attention of exactly the right person. The BBC reports Scottish TV and radio host Ewan Cameron was recently at Glasgow Airport with his wife, and while he balked... More »

Celeb Chef Mike Isabella Faces Harassment Suit

Former female manager alleges hostile, degrading work environment

(Newser) - Mike Isabella is a Top Chef alum and one of the top restaurateurs in DC. But he's now joined the ranks of powerful men being accused of sexual harassment. In his case, former manager Chloe Caras has sued Isabella, his company Mike Isabella Concepts, and his business partners over... More »

New Misconduct Allegations: 'It's Batali. And It's Bad'

Four women come forward to describe groping to Eater

(Newser) - The latest lengthy dive into allegations of sexual misconduct comes via Eater —and, as the publication suggests, involves a chef. Mario Batali has been named by four unnamed women as having touched them inappropriately "in a pattern of behavior that appears to span at least two decades"; Eater... More »

Celeb Chef Alters Restaurant Name After Disturbing Find

Tom Colicchio says he didn't know about racial beliefs of men he named it after

(Newser) - A celebrity chef has spent tens of thousands of dollars to quietly change the name of his Manhattan restaurant after he discovered its meaning had racial undertones. Per the New York Times , Tom Colicchio, the lead judge on Bravo's Top Chef, originally called his eatery in the New York... More »

Celeb Chef Gets Sober, Strikes Chord

Star chef Sean Brock's battle isn't rare in the hospitality world

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Sean Brock’s post-work partying benders were so notorious that colleagues began using his surname as slang—to "get Brocked"—for boozing it up after a long shift. But industry stars are applauding the chef’s open dialogue about addiction following a candid New York Times... More »

Fight Between 'America's Test Kitchen,' Founder Turns Nasty

Says Christopher Kimball is guilty of 'profoundly disloyal fiduciary' in new venture

(Newser) - Looking to escape the constant talk of email servers? You won't find a respite in the American cooking world, now hit with its own high-profile scandal detailed in the New York Times . In a lawsuit filed Oct. 31, America's Test Kitchen —a media empire that includes the... More »

Jamie Oliver Put Sausage in Paella, Spain Freaked Out

Everyone knows not to put chorizo in traditional dish, right?

(Newser) - Jamie Oliver has managed to "offend a whole nation," Stuff.co.nz reports—and he did it with pork sausage. The celebrity chef posted on Twitter what the Telegraph calls an "unorthodox" recipe for paella —a hodgepodge of rice, meats, veggies, and spices—incurring the wrath... More »

Suicide Highlights 'Extraordinary' Pressures on Top Chefs

Benoit Violier wasn't the only cuisinier to feel the heat from high-stakes career

(Newser) - The suicide of "world's best chef" Benoit Violier illuminates not only the 44-year-old's personal troubles, but also the more pervasive pressures felt by many of the world's top culinary artists. The Guardian reports Violier had suffered recent personal loss, including the deaths of his dad and... More »

Chef Who Popularized Cajun Cuisine Dead at 75

Paul Prudhomme credited with inventing 'turducken'

(Newser) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75. Tiffanie Roppolo, the CFO of Prudhomme's businesses, told the AP that he died early Thursday after a brief illness. Prudhomme became prominent... More »

Celeb Chef's Killing: Human Remains in Suspect's Woodstove

No positive ID on remains as belonging to Cristie Schoen Codd, husband

(Newser) - North Carolina officials investigating the murders of former Food Network Star contestant Cristie Schoen Codd , her husband Joseph Codd, and the unborn child she carried made a grisly find in the case, reports CNN . Upon searching the home of suspect Robert Jason Owens, 36, police found human remains and "... More »

Paula Deen Cooking Up Paid Digital Network

Latest in her comeback machinations

(Newser) - Paula Deen is taking the next step into reinserting herself into your life: The fallen Food Network star is going digital in her quest for a comeback, announcing plans today for the Paula Deen Network, a paid subscription-based network set to launch in September that will be accessible by computer,... More »

Guy Fieri's Latest Ridiculous Menu Compared to Poetry

There's a blanket of meat and Wow-sabi.

(Newser) - Pretty much anything having to do with Guy Fieri and his insane restaurant menu items is sure to be entertaining , and the latest story is no exception: Eater published the full menu from Fieri's newly-opened Vegas Kitchen & Bar in Sin City, and it led both Slate and Gawker... More »

Nigella Lawson's New Humiliation: Barred From US

Could be due to drug confessions

(Newser) - As if it's not bad enough to have your ex-assistants publicly brand you a cokehead , now Nigella Lawson's admitted drug use may have gotten the celebrity chef barred from the US. Lawson was forbidden to board a Heathrow flight to Los Angeles on Sunday, the Department of Homeland... More »

Nigella Lawson: I Used Coke, But I'm Not a Cokehead

Testifies in court that Charles Saatchi threatened to 'destroy' her

(Newser) - Nigella Lawson may not be a cokehead , but she has used cocaine, she admitted in court today. She estimated having used it about six times, most recently in 2010 when she was a victim of "intimate terrorism." She also admitted smoking marijuana, but said though she smoked it... More »

Ex-Hubby Backtracks on Nigella Druggie Claims

No evidence celebrity chef took drugs, Charles Saatchi says

(Newser) - Charles Saatchi says he has no knowledge of his ex-wife Nigella Lawson ever taking drugs—days after the release of an email in which he referred to the celebrity chef as drug-addled. Saatchi testified yesterday at the fraud trial of two former personal assistants, who are accused of spending the... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB