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:
According to a new Gallup poll, about half of all Americans "actively seek out" organic food. Unsurprisingly, they're all a bunch of dirty hippies living in California or Colorado. (Kidding!) (Not really.)
Every week the Grub Street Diet breaks down local celebrities’ dining habits like a small intestine tell-all, and if you’ve ever wondered how fat a wallet it takes to fill Andrew Knowlton’s belly with Prime Meats, whiskey and Cheetos, or hydrate Stephanie LaCava at Sant Ambroeus, The Braiser’s doing the math to give you the skinny.
Everyone has their off days, and the chefs who put themselves through the hellish pentathlon that is a cooking reality show often crack under the pressure. But this list isn’t about kicking the chefs who may have made fatal errors — this is a list of dishes that were, quite simply, terrible. These dishes failed hard, from conception to execution, and in some cases, the contestants had it coming. Enjoy this slideshow of the year’s best long-simmering schadenfreude, in no particular order.