It's a pretty Top Chef heavy week and all, what with season 12 premiering October 15. But now crewmembers are exposing a pretty nasty incident between Teamsters and the crew of Top Chef that happened this last June, and are blaming both Bravo and the production company, Magical Elves, for putting the team in a dangerous situation.
El Jefe and the gang is back: now that Jon Favreau and Open Road Films have announced a re-release of the movie Chef at the end of the month, it's safe to assume that the move is all about nabbing those awards -- you know, Oscars and such. (The Hollywood Reporter shares that when Chef hits theaters again August 29, film guild members will be able to see it for free, so more incentive to see it and vote for it.) But does Chef have what it takes to go all the way? Is Favreau et al. hungry enough to get after it? Our analysis ahead:
Chefs are remembering the Delaware chef Matt Haley, who died earlier this week while on a humanitarian trip in Leh, India. The chef was in a motorcycle accident, and died en route to a hospital in New Delhi. In 2014, he won the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year award.
Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and depending on the types of people you have in your life, you could be drinking a jalapeño-infused margarita on a rooftop with your maxi dress flowing in the early May breeze, or you could be pounding nachos with your bros at a totally racist frat party. Wherever the holiday takes you, don’t be the guy who shows up with a bag of Tostitos or pony bottles of Corona Light.
We reached out to 11 celebrity chefs for advice on exactly what to bring to the millions (maybe one) Cinco de Mayo parties we’d be attending this weekend. Before getting your shopping list handy, here’s how some of them will be celebrating the holiday:
Bobby Flay says, “I’ll be celebrating with lots of margaritas obviously. This weekend is a tough one… Bourbon on Saturday for Derby day and tons of tequila for Cinco de Mayo.” Tough? Or just awesome.
Andrew Zimmern plans to celebrate by watching the world premiere of Border Check, his Travel Channel pilot that airs at 5:00 PM ET. “We shot it in Mexico, hence the Cinco de Mayo air date.” He describes the show as, “a new way of looking at travel television [that] asks the question ‘where does one place end and another begin?’” If it’s this Sunday, it better begin and end with margaritas, amiright?
While we only wish we could be partying with Nadia G (she of the Bitchin’ Kitchen), we know we’ll be spending the day after in much the same way. “I’m pretty sure the 6th will be spent staring at empty bottles of Tres Generaciones Anejo un-tagging myself on Facebook.”
Equally perverse, Justin Warner’s celebrating with “mayo on everything!” and Kevin Gillespie is hoping to get some proximity cred “by building a restaurant (Gunshow) right next to a Mexican restaurant!” Good thinking, guys.
For a menu’s worth of ideas on what you can bring to soak up all the tequila that you and your friends will be sharing this weekend, check out the gallery. We can’t promise all the answers are replicable.