It's an East Coast-West Coast battle when Chefs Elizabeth Falkner and Geoffrey Zakarian go head to head to determine who wins the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef on Sunday (9/8c, Food Network).
Chef Spike Mendelsohn may have competed on Bravo's culinary reality show Top Chef -- twice -- but he still didn't expect to be recruited for Food Network's Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c.
"I got the phone call out of nowhere. I was actually quite surprised," Mendelsohn tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't expect them to cast me as part of this crew, alongside the other ones. I was definitely honored to have the opportunity. There are a lot of chefs involved that I look up to and I follow their careers. To be standing next to them, was kind of like, 'OK, you made it.'"
After four grueling matches, it's come down to this: Chopped will crown its all-star champ, who, in addition to bragging rights, will receive $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
It's been an intense and entertaining competition so far with many chefs underestimating the time limit, unique mystery ingredients and back-to-back challenges. Only four chefs remain: Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, Nate Appleman and Aaron Sanchez.
The King's Speech reigned supreme at the Directors Guild Awards.
The movie's first-time director, Tom Hooper, won the honor for directing a feature film at the awards held Saturday in Los Angeles, beating out longtime auteurs including...
Curb Your Enthusiasm
One gets the feeling that Larry David has spent the last 11 years seething about detractors who found the Seinfeld finale misguided, mean-spirited or just-plain-not-funny. Perhaps he's waited this long to answer these critics, but heaven only knows what's in store for tonight's send-off of the seventh season of Curb, which has done a terrific job of reassembling the iconic sitcom's crew for a reunion. There's one thing, however, we know for sure: Frank Sinatra is already dead. He passed away the day after Seinfeld ended. Beyond that... wait and see.
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