All We Can Eat: Television


Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 1: Egged on & off

Poor omelet execution sends one of Washington’s cheftestants packing even before the cast goes to Seattle.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Alton Brown, sportscaster

The brightest star in Food Network’s firmament discusses “Redemption,” his favorite holiday bird and why He Likes Spike (Mendelsohn).

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Chris Kimball and Guy Crosby share ‘The Science of Good Cooking’

The Cook’s Illustrated duo visited the Smithsonian to talk about the new book and take questions.

By Becky Krystal  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Sidwell Friends senior on ‘Chopped’

Bethesda’s Noah Museles was one of the first four teens to be featured on the Food Network series.

By Megan McDonough  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Nadia G’s got it figured

The Cooking Channel’s ‘Bitchin’ Kitchen’ host knows how to keep an audience engaged.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Jinich flexes her muscles for season two of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’

Season two of “Pati’s Mexican Table” finds the chef arm wrestling a bar owner and getting into the ring with luchadores.

By Tim Carman  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Piratz Tavern to host ‘Bar Rescue’ watch party

The reality show that tried to dismantle Silver Spring’s pirate-themed tavern will no doubt get ripped apart itself on Sunday.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Andrew Zimmern to shoot ‘Bizarre Foods’ in D.C.

The Travel Channel host is filming in Washington this weekend, looking for the foods that define the city.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/21/2012

CityEats debuts its mobile app for iPhone today

Washingtonians have been demanding a mobile app since CityEats launched in December. Now they have it.

By Tim Carman  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012

‘Bar Rescue’ episode on Piratz Tavern to air July 22

Jon Taffer’s attempt to “rescue” the Silver Spring bar led to a staff mutiny that continues to this day.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Voltaggio, Mendelsohn, Isabella talk kitchens, ingredients

Three former “Top Chef” contestants take us into their kitchens to talk about their favorite ingredients and dishes.

By Terri Sapienza  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/29/2012

‘Top Chef’ hopefuls include some heavy hitters

The production company behind the Bravo series hit D.C. this week to find cheftestants for next season.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/23/2012

‘Top Chef,’ Ep. 16: More smack talk, please!

The chefs like each other. The judges like the dishes. Carol Blymire doesn’t like the way the finals are playing out.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Bistrot du Coin chef, waiter appear on ‘Hillbilly Handfishin’ ’

The Bistrot du Coin vets get their hands dirty on the Animal Planet show about catching catfish with your bare hands.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/16/2012

‘Top Chef Texas,’ Ep. 15: A border is crossed

Feats of cheftestants go all Olympic as they shush, shoot and ice-pick their way down to the final three.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012

‘Top Chef Texas,’ Ep. 14: Fear the foursome

Did Tom, Padma and perhaps some Magical Elves engineer the final group?

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Bryan Voltaggio returns to TV to promote Md. cuisine

The former “Top Chef” contestant will host “Obsessed with Everything Food” on Maryland Public Television.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  04:40 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Best and worst Super Bowl commercials

The most imaginative ads for Super Bowl XLVI were not those trying to sell food or drink.

By Tim Carman  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Super Bowl recipes: A chicken wing smorgasbord

These sauces and marinades are sure to be a hit at any football-watching party.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Ep. 13: Pee-wee Herman and pancakes

The nostalgic star shows up to help ‘Top Chef’ producers jump sharks.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Super Bowl Smackdowns: A trip through history

This year, the Smackdown focuses on salsas, but you also can look back at previous challenges for menu inspiration.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Ep. 12: Pants-less in San Antone

Padma exposes a lot of leg, while the cheftestants try to prove who’s the best cafeteria cook.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 11: Pure poison

Charlize Theron makes an appearance as movie huckster, er, guest judge on episode 11.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

‘Top Chef Texas,’ Ep. 10: Restaurant Snores

In the most anticipated, action-packed challenge of the season, there’s plenty of time for viewers to yawn.

By Carol Blymire  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Episode 9: In the pits

Episode 9 mixes modernist cuisine with old-fashioned barbecue, with little to savor on either end of the spectrum.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

‘Top Chef,’ Episode 8: Deep in the yawn of Texas

The cheftestants phone in a tribute dinner challenge on episode 8 of “Top Chef: Texas.”

By Carol Blymire  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 7: The Heather-nator

Carol Blymire recaps episode seven in which the chefs must cook with tequila and stay out of Heather’s way.

By Carol Blymire  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ the whole Tweetin’ match

Southfork Ranch. Cooked beef carpaccio. Lame car endorsements. It’s time to recap the Twitter snark on “Top Chef: Texas.”

By Tim Carman  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 6: #Occupy Southfork

The cheftestants mosey over to the “Dallas” ranch, where they prepare — what else? — steaks.

By Carol Blymire  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 5: The Big D

The chefs cook on the side of the road, then for progressive dinners in the state capital of big hair and money.

By Carol Blymire  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 4: The crying game

They’re shedding tears again on “Top Chef: Texas,” and it has nothing to do with the heat of the chili peppers.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/17/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 3: Boringville

Three episodes into the new season, and Carol Blymire is still looking for a dish, any dish, to love.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas’: The Tweeting party

Three Post staffers and one regular contributor offer snarky commentary of the Bravo cooking show.

By Joe Yonan  |  07:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas’: The wrangling, part 2

Quite possibly the longest lead-up to the actual competition in the show’s history. But is bigger really better?

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011

“Top Chef: Texas” live Twitter feed

Join us tonight as the Food section takes another bite out of “Top Chef: Texas.”

By Tim Carman  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/03/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Episode 1: Cattle call

The debut episode felt as long as a trip across Texas as Tom and Padma picked the final 16 cheftestants.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/02/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas’ live Tweets begin

Follow along as four watchers of the show unleash their snarky commentary.

By Joe Yonan  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Carla Hall tackles some truly tough kitchen disasters

Overcooked green beans? C’mon, Carla, we’ve got some real cooking disasters for you to fix.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

‘The Chew’ on Day 2: More goose eggs?

LIVE BLOG | The TV critics have had their say on the new daytime talk show. Now it’s our turn.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 09/26/2011

The critics spit up their taste of ‘The Chew’

The early reviews of ABC’s food-centric “The Chew” are not savory.

By Tim Carman  |  06:40 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: No love for D.C. from OpenTable users

OpenTable’s Most Fit for Foodies list didn’t contain a single Washington area restaurant.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Have food media been overindulging?

Consumers are eating up food-related content at an impressive rate.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011

CityZen’s Petersen to compete on ‘Just Desserts’

Season 2 of the “Top Chef” spinoff includes Washington contestant as well.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bourdain vs. Deen

The “No Reservations” host talks smack about the Food Network star — and vice versa.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Mary Beth Albright’s Food Network dreams dashed — or just delayed?

The Washington lawyer-turned-writer leaves “Food Network Star” just before the top three contestants head to the finale to see which will get a cooking show.

By Joe Yonan  |  11:00 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Condiment Caper

How one group of Austrians satisfied their condiment jones.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Ben’s big idea

The iconic diner considers expanding beyond its U Street hub.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The chef in the trash can

A New York chef spills the beans on her boss.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: No food for these tots

A Pennsylvania restaurant bans noisy, wailing, slobbering children under 6.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Mike Isabella’s Graffiato to open Thursday

After numerous delays and cost overuns, the “Top Chef All-Stars” finalist finally has a place of his own.

By Tim Carman  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Is D.C.’s Mary Beth Albright the next Guy Fieri?

The former lawyer hopes to keep having ‘good hair days’ on the Food Network Star.

By Joe Yonan  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Carla Hall to help you with kitchen disasters

Are you all thumbs in the kitchen? The “Top Chef” star will be your helping hands on “The Chew.”

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Richard Blais still plans to open Flip in D.C.

The “Top Chef All-Stars” winner hopes to open his boutique burger joint by the end of the year.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The MyPlate revolt

Less than a day after MyPlate was revealed, the haters are hating.

By Tim Carman  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Wasabi cheese and hot-dog water

Get to know your exotic and forgotten cheeses. Plus: The many uses of hot-dog water.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Brick by Brick: Inside Mike Isabella’s Graffiato

The “Top Chef” finalist nears opening day for his first restaurant — if only he can get the utilities installed.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Your last meal

The world apparently ends on Saturday. Do you have your doomsday bunker stocked?

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011

In defense of Spike Mendelsohn

The chef behind Good Stuff Eatery has dissed the city that feeds him. Or did he?

By Tim Carman  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Cooking shows make you fat?

Stop watching those Food Network shows and go cook something yourself. Your body will thank you.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Moms make you fat

Feeling fat? Blame your mom and her pregnancy diet. Plus: Restaurant composting is cool!

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Georgetown Cupcake puts the frosting on the royal wedding

Throwing a Royal Wedding party? Georgetown Cupcake has something sweet for you.

By Tim Carman  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Tomato bandits!

It’s come to this, America: Bandits are stealing our tomatoes. Plus: Brazil peddles a different kind of flesh now.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Obesity is child’s play

Pig Goes Pop shows kids the fun side of obesity. Plus: Is sugar the new cigarettes?

By Tim Carman  |  11:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Peeps have spoken!

The Post announces the best marshmallow dioramas of the year. Plus: Cows, milk and the classical music that moooo-ves them.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Smoke Signals: D.C. is Avenue ‘Cue

You’d think Hill Country, Standard and the relocated Chuck’s Wagon would be enough barbecue for us. You’d think wrong.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Fools rush in

The bacon app for iPhone! ‘Gators in the streets! Wives trash-talking their cheffy husbands!

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Top Chef All Stars Ep. 16: Finally, the finale!

The finale comes down to Richard and Mike, who cook their hearts out for a last shot at the title and $200,000.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011

‘Top Chef All-Stars’ chat: Isabella a villain?

Is Mike Isabella a villian on “Top Chef All-Stars” or just sort of grating?

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Top Chef All Stars, Ep. 15: The penultimate episnooze

Antonia falls by a single vote, leaving next week’s finale to the bosy’ club she had complained about.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Post Food Section goes for a three-peat

Editor Joe Yonan and his team earned its third straight Beard nomination. Of course, they still can’t match Cathal Armstrong’s five straight noms.

By Tim Carman  |  07:37 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 03/17/2011

‘Top Chefs All-Stars’ chat: The show’s best dish

Padma’s bikini. Blais’s arrogance. These and other mysteries explained in our ‘Top Chef’ chat.

By Tim Carman  |  05:03 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Top Chef All Stars Episode 14: And then there were 3

Bikinis, snorkeling, hacking open conch on the beach, cooking for the Commodores: It’s butter in the Bahamas.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/12/2011

‘Top Chef All-Stars’ chat: Blais’s put-on

Our “Top Chef” analysts think Richard Blais’s crying game wasn’t genuine.

By Tim Carman  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Top Chef All Stars Ep. 13: ZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Michel does Vegas!

Today's Lunch Room Chatter wonders what's the bigger risk: Michel Richard's Vegas outlet or Eater's D.C. expansion?

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The reluctantly famous chef

Today's Lunch Room Chatter joins the flock of admirers invading Gabrielle Hamilton's private, savory world.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Top Chef All Stars Ep. 12: A Final Five!

The judges punt their tough decision by deciding not to decide. That means Carla, Richard, Antonia, Mike and Tiffany are headed to the Bahamas. But first: What's with all the crying?

By Carol Blymire  |  04:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Oscar-feasting edition

Today's Lunch Room Chatter serves up a buffet table of Oscar telecast criticism.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Top Chef All-Stars Ep. 8: French beats Italian?

The cheftestants try to out-paesano one another, but the winning dish smacks of another country.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)