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Batali's Sex Misconduct Trial Starts, With One Decision Made

Celebrity chef opts for judge to decide his fate, not a jury

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali has waived his right to a jury trial and is opting to have a judge decide his fate in his sexual misconduct trial in Boston. Batali confirmed the decision to Boston Municipal Court Justice James Stanton as the trial opened Monday morning, per the AP . In...

Mario Batali Enters Plea on Assault Charge
Mario Batali
Will Go on
Trial in April
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Mario Batali Will Go on Trial in April

Celebrity chef pleaded not guilty to allegation he forcibly kissed, groped woman at eatery in 2017

(Newser) - Update: Celebrity chef Mario Batali's trial on a sexual misconduct charge in Boston has been set for April 11, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office said Tuesday after a hearing. Batali pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a...

Bobby Flay's Future With Food Network In Doubt

Contract negotiations have reportedly stalled over financial terms

(Newser) - Bobby Flay has been whipping up scrumptious dishes on the Food Network for the past 27 years, but he might soon be hanging up his apron. Sources tell Variety that the TV chef is expected to jump ship after a breakdown in contract negotiations with the Discovery-owned network on which...

Famous-for-Being-Famous Heiress Tries Cooking Show

Paris Hilton is surprisingly relatable in her Netflix show

(Newser) - Paris Hilton has a cooking show on Netflix. Take a moment to process that if you need to. If you haven’t thought of her since 2007 when The Simple Life ended, that’s understandable. She’s actually cooked on camera before—her puzzling lasagna tutorial is available on YouTube...

Larger-Than-Life Chef Turns to Fitness Amid Pandemic

Action Bronson, also a rapper, has lost 130 pounds since March

(Newser) - Fans of Action Bronson know him as a larger-than-life rapper, chef, artist, and TV host. They might be surprised to learn that the 37-year-old has added a new item to that list—fitness enthusiast. A New York Times profile of the Brooklynite, real name Ariyan Arslani, reveals that he has...

Guy Fieri: The Only Food 'Hero' We Need
Guy Fieri 
Is the 'Hero
We Need'
OPINION

Guy Fieri Is the 'Hero We Need'

Writing for BuzzFeed, Scaachi Koul goes to bat for the often-maligned celebrity chef

(Newser) - Guy Fieri has somehow morphed into a scapegoat of sorts over the years: The affable celebrity chef has been the butt of existential jokes , the recipient of bad restaurant reviews , and the subject of some odd headlines . But we've got the 52-year-old foodie all wrong, writes Scaachi Koul for...

More Good News From Krasinski: Stanley Tucci's 'Quarantini'

Tucci, Martha Stewart, Guy Fieri among those joining ex-'Office' star for virtual potluck

(Newser) - John Krasinski knows the way to his fans' hearts is through humor and good deeds —and yes, through their stomachs. Rolling Stone reports that the fifth episode of the ex-Office star's Some Good News show, taped at his home amid the coronavirus pandemic, featured a slew of stars...

Celebrity Chef Carl Ruiz Dies
Celebrity Chef Dies Suddenly
OBITUARY

Celebrity Chef Dies Suddenly

Food Network star Carl Ruiz was 44

(Newser) - Guy Fieri is among the many fellow celebrity chefs paying tribute to Food Network star Carl Ruiz, whose sudden death at the age of 44 was announced over the weekend by his La Cubana restaurant. The Cuban-American chef and restaurateur appeared on shows including "Guy's Ranch Kitchen" and...

Jamie Oliver 'Devastated' About Chain's Collapse

Chef's British restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency put 1,300 jobs at risk and reignited worries about local retail and food outlets in Britain, reports the AP . "I'...

NYPD Closed Sex Misconduct Cases Against Batali: Sources

But they could be reopened if more evidence pops up against celebrity chef

(Newser) - New York City cops reportedly have dropped their investigation of Mario Batali, at least for the time being. A law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday that the NYPD no longer has any open sexual-assault investigations against the 58-year-old celebrity chef, though there are varying reports on how many there...

Celeb Chef to US Media: I Have a Round Tummy, Deal With It

Nigella Lawson is fully on board the 'stop Photoshopping celebrities' bandwagon

(Newser) - Everyone wants to look their best when their photo is taken or they're seen on TV, but not everyone is thrilled "to be airbrushed thinner." At least not British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who Sky News reports has taken issue with anyone trying to Photoshop how she...

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,...

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. "...

Shocked Friends Mourn 'Huge Loss' of Bourdain
'Anthony, Why?'
Friends Mourn
Loss of Bourdain
THE RUNDOWN

'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....

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...

Restaurants Are Taking a Pass on Salt
Bad News 
for Salt
Lovers

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...

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...

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...

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...

Celeb Chef Changes Restaurant Name After Disturbing Find
Celeb Chef Alters Restaurant
Name After Disturbing Find
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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...

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