On MasterChef Junior, we are down to the Top 6 junior home cooks in America. One of these kids will make history by becoming the first ever U.S. MasterChef Junior. When the kids walk inside the MasterChef kitchen, Chef Ramsay announces to them that they will not be cooking in the kitchen today, but instead are off for their first field challenge.
Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich
MasterChef is back this week with the Top 6 home cooks in America. The latest team challenge has the contestants in the commercial kitchen of WP24, Wolfgang Puck's modern Asian restaurant in Los Angeles' Ritz-Carlton. When there were only six of us left during my season, we, too, had to cook in a commercial kitchen: it was the boys versus the girls at Hatfield's ...
Hugh Acheson, Padma Laksmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons
We're sensing some smoked salmon in our future. Top Chef: Seattle will premiere...
How close was last night's elimination vote on Top Chef: All Stars? Razor-thin!
TV Guide Magazine had exclusive access to the "last supper" challenge in the Bahamas, where guest judge Wolfgang Puck initially indicated that he preferred cheftestant Antonia Lofaso's single bite of grouper to Mike Isabella's surf-and-turf concoction. After chatting with head judge Tom Colicchio during a break in filming, Puck changed his mind...
Seated around a table at a lavish estate in the Bahamas, the Top Chef All-Stars judges are ready for their "last supper." The only ingredient that's missing? "I need a pillow to sit on," says Tom Colicchio, prompting guest judge Wolfgang Puck to request one as well. "Hey, Wolf, just sit on your wallet," quips Colicchio. "You'll be fine."
The judges crack up, but it's no laughing matter for the remaining cheftestants: The winner's billfold will be fattened with $200,000, the show's biggest prize ever. This week's elimination challenge is inspired by the book My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals by Melanie Dunea, who joins Colicchio, Puck, host Padma Lakshmi and judges Gail Simmons, Masaharu Morimoto and Michelle Bernstein for the feast.
In the kitchen...
Giada de Laurentiis
Spicing up Season 6 of the cooking competition The Next Food Network Star is the goddess of Italian cooking (and host of her own Emmy-nominated series) Giada de Laurentiis, who takes on the role of mentor to the 12 contestants vying for celebrity chefdom.
Governor's Ball preview by Mike Guastella/WireImage.com
With the Academy Awards celebrating its 80th year this Sunday, Feb. 24, it seems only fitting that the Governors Ball roll out the red carpet in grand fashion. Thus the occasions chosen color scheme: red-carpet red and the gold of an Oscar statuette. Inside the doors of Hollywood & Highland Centers Grand Ballroom, the scene will be one of elegance and contemporary glamour with a multilevel layout featuring nine different sections, all with their own flair. Red roses with sprays of yellow gemstar will adorn the tables along with Kartell lamps. Whimsical glass bubbles set off by firefly lights will float from the ceiling. Taking the stage will be the 12-member orchestra Pink Martini. Further entertainment comes by way of music stylist and radio host Jason Bentley.Beyond celebrity attendees like George Clooney and Julia Roberts, the main attraction of the annual event is always cuisine created by the world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. "Simple and refined, that's w...
Wolfgang Puck by Kevin Parry/ WireImage.com
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck joined Along Came Mary Productions founder Mary Miccuci, Recording Academy chair Jimmy Jam and VP of production and process management Branden Chapman to showcase the decor and menu for the upcoming 2008 Grammy Celebration party. The Feb. 10 event will host approximately 6,000 guests directly following the awards show and feature performances by such artists as the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, and Earth, Wind & Fire.For the demonstration, Puck egged on Jam to take off his suit jacket and don a chef's coat. The two joked and cooked up several dishes that will be served at the massive party, which will include spicy tuna tartar in sesame miso cones, wild mushroom and mascarpone tarts and miniature kobe beef burgers on brioche buns. "All the musicians love to eat! Whether it's Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige or Herbie Hancock, the Foo Fighters... they all come to the restaurant and they all love spicy and exciting food," Puck told TV Guide. "They...
NBC has unveiled the cast for Celebrity Cooking Showdown, premiering April 17. Working the stoves in tandem with the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Cat Cora will be supermodel Naomi Campbell, Days of our Lives' Alison Sweeney, country crooner Big Kenny, Tom Arnold, the Kansas City Chiefs' Tony Gonzales, rapper Ja Rule, volleyball stunner Gabrielle Reese and Miss USA 2005, Chelsea Cooley. Um, do any of those ladies even eat?