The spontaneous, natural act of sharing a meal, eating with friends, has never seemed so carefully choreographed. The only thing that would make it more artificial is if the gray-haired director asked Zimmern to talk about banchon once more, with feeling.
The only thing that drove this election cycle more than the heated rhetoric and partisanship — indeed, the most important factor of this election — was money. Big ol’ piles of it. And as Fox News so gladly reports, a sizeable percentage of President BarackObama’s fundraising was aided by the presence of celebrity chefs. Let’s be clear, though, that this would have never happened if it weren’t for Obama’s fan base including many, many celebrities. But who are the top chefs who can claim indirect responsibility for adding to Obama’s war chest? Read on, because trust us — it’s changed a lot since we last covered this.