Top Chef Masters

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Cooking With Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone

Even if you don't know how to boil water, odds are you've caught celebrity chef Curtis Stone making one of his frequent appearances on the Today show, schooling The Biggest Loser's contestants about the keys to healthy cooking or presiding over a pantheon of his peers as the host of this season's Top Chef Masters, wrapping up June 15. We met the Aussie epicure in the kitchen at NYC's Bar Americain — on loan for the morning from Stone's buddy and fellow gastronome Bobby Flay — for a heaping helping of flapjacks with a side of straight talk... read more

Ask Matt: Fringe, The Voice, Justified, Glee and More!

Anna Torv

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Question: To say that I loved the season finale of Fringe would be an understatement. It was amazing! And I know I will be thinking about it all summer long, so I applaud the fantastic writers of this show. What did you think? — Rachel

Matt Roush: I thought what most of the readers of this column probably imagine I thought: Wow! As an hour of emotionally engaging and suspensefully perplexing entertainment, I thought it was a terrific way to end the show's very best season to date. (And so, it seems, did those who've weighed in so far in my mailbox.) Time paradox storylines are always tricky, and risk ...
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Matt's TV Week in Review: A Wedding, A Farewell, and More!

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

This is delightful history." So declared TV's reigning queen of news, Barbara Walters, as the newly wed Catherine, now Duchess of Cambridge, emerged from Westminster Abbey alongside her prince Friday morning to pealing bells, cheering crowds and a gawking worldwide TV audience estimated in the billions, soaking up a jubilant moment in the often rocky life of the British royals. In shared media moments like this, we are all uncommonly privileged commoners, granted a front-row seat to rubberneck at will at a lavish ceremony, festooned with wacky hats, that seemingly went off without a hitch. Watching in high-def (a first for a British royal wedding), I was struck by both the intimacy and grandeur of what the cameras captured: best man Harry's sly look backward at Kate's long approach down the aisle while his brother faced forward — he apparently whispered, "Wait till you see her" — the sideways amused glances between Kate and William revealing that they were keeping it real amidst the pomp, the prince's struggle to place the ring on her finger, all set against sweeping long shots, including staggeringly beautiful aerials of the entire abbey, like something out of a classic movie romance.... read more

VIDEO: Top Chef Masters' Curtis Stone: Bug Dishes Were "Very Interesting"

Geoffrey Arend, Christina Hendricks, Curtis Stone

Do creepy crawlers make delicious dishes?

Sometimes they do and other times, not so much, as Curtis Stone found out the hard way on Top Chef Masters.

New critics, new host, new format: Producers dish on spicing up Season 3 of Top Chef Masters

"We had them try to create a culinary masterpiece with crickets ...
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Roush Review: Hackers, Slackers, Chefs — And a Fantastic Justified

Margo Martindale

On a busy Wednesday of new TV, we hear a familiar sound. It's the numbing drum roll of broadcast-network mediocrity, which beats on into the late midseason as Fox offers up a new comedy titled Breaking In (9:30/8:30c). Because heaven forbid something might actually break out this year.

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This isn't a terrible show, because that might make it memorable. Instead, it falls into that category of being fairly clever without really being funny or all that amusing. A caper series with a high geek factor, Breaking In reminds me of those debates from Chuck's early days... read more

New Critics, New Host, New Format: Producers Dish on Spicing Up Season 3 of Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters, Curtis Stone, Ruth Reichl and James Oseland

It's hotter in the kitchen this time around on Top Chef Masters.

In Wednesday's third season premiere, three of the 12 master cheftestants will fail to complete their Quickfire dishes (failures made all the more painful because the chefs are paired off in head-to-head combat). The group is then immediately hit with a round of Restaurant Wars.

Bringing out the contestants' competitive edge is just part of an overall revamp to the Top Chef spin-off, which arrives following viewership declines between the first and second seasons (2.2 million viewers vs. 1.6 million). Gone are host Kelly Choi, critics Gael Greene and Jay Rayner, the five-star rating scale and the tournament-style elimination. The masters are still playing for charity but, by design, they'll feel more... read more

Stars Light Up Bravo's L.A. Party

Brad Goreski

Bravo has the market cornered when it comes to catfights and tantrums, but the stars resorted to no such antics at the network's upfronts presentation in L.A. on March 30. Instead, they talked up a storm about what's ahead, and it's all good stuff!

Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone, who's starting to ...
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Top Chef Masters Welcomes New Judge Ruth Reichl, New Format

Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters is changing up its format and judges table for its upcoming third season, Bravo announced Wednesday.

At the judges tables, famous food critic and author Ruth Reichl joins regular James Oseland and replaces departing judge Gael Greene. Greene, however, will return for one episode this season. As previously reported, celebrity chef Curtis Stone will join the show as the new host, replacing... read more

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks to Dine on Top Chef Masters

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks will be heating up the competition on Bravo.

The Mad Men star and her actor husband Geoffrey Arend will be the guests of honor on an episode of the upcoming third season of Top Chef Masters, EW reports.

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Bravo Whips Up Second Season of Top Chef: Just Desserts

Top Chef Just Desserts

Bravo has picked up a second season of Top Chef spinoff Just Desserts.

The network announced the renewal Thursday, along with a nationwide casting call for both... read more

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