The MasterChef franchise continues to lead the way in cooking up the passion for reality show cooking competitions. Not just here in the States, but in the UK (where it originated), Italy, Australia, India, and in numerous adaptations of the show internationally. With chef Gordon Ramsay bringing the heat as host and judge here in the US, along with chef Graham Elliot and restauranteur Joe Bastianich (although pastry chef and Momofuku Milk Bar owner Christina Tosi will soon be taking over his duties as judge), all signs point to America's favorite kitchen (as the show's opening credits boastfully proclaims) keeping it real hot in the kitchen for some time.
Oh, we have so much to owe Momofuku Ando, the founder of the instant ramen noodles we eat way too often and more than is healthy for a 20-something female with a history of heart disease in the family. Still, those damn things are delicious.
A photo has gone viral of Guy Fieri dumping out what we can only assume to be pounds upon pounds of nachos out of a trash can during South Beach Wine & Food Festival. That's a lot of nachos, and yet we still think he's thinking too small. Surely there are bigger, grander vessels out of which to pour nachos from!
Who cares if the Met Ball was across town last night? A few culinary celebrities knocked it out of the park sartorially speaking at the James Beard Awards, and were thrilled to see that a creative palate can sometimes translate into a creative palette. (Hooray for puns! Also, no one at the Met Ball actually dressed for the night’s punk theme, so you win, chefs.)
We’ve selected a few of our favorite outfits below, and are attempting to crowdsource more with this plea: does anyone have a photo of Naomi Pomeroy or Rick Bayless? Our floor correspondent claimed that they killed it, but we can’t tell you exactly how best-dressed they are without photographic evidence.