Category Archives: food television

Cooking North African-Inspired Citrusy Sweets On The Queen Latifah Show

I first fell head over heels with rose water backpacking through Northern Africa. The delicate floral flavoring is used around the globe in many applications from Middle Eastern candies like Turkish delight and baklava to Southeast Asian sweets like bandung and Indian rice puddings. When used sparingly, it adds a subtle aromatic quality unlike any…

Judging “Knife Fight” with Elijah Wood and Ilan Hall on Esquire

Judging cooking shows is a pretty rad gig, as you can imagine. But it’s not all glamorous; like most things involving cameras there’s a lot of magic — and waiting around — involved. Honestly though, one of the funnest sets I’ve ever been on was “Knife Fight,” which is currently airing on the new Esquire…

Talking food with CBS Sunday Morning news

CBS Sunday Morning gave me a buzz to talk about how food has infiltrated pop culture, and naturally I obliged. We met at one of my favorite spots in L.A., Handsome Roasters, to talk about why Gen Y is so consumed by food. Check it out:

Tricked-out Halloween treats on the KTLA Morning News

I had so much fun going on the KTLA Morning news with Jessica Holmes this week. Though I always love doing on-air gigs, the best part was styling the set. It really helped me get into the Halloween spirit.  Here’s the segment:

Video: talking turkey testicles, tasting menus, and ‘Top Chef’ with Young Hollywood

A few weeks ago I taped this segment at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills with Young Hollywood. Nikki Novak and I had a blast talking about turkey testicles and “Top Chef,” and then we got to sample one of my favorite desserts in L.A., the kitchen sink! Check it out.

Get the dirt on this season of Top Chef Masters

Want the inside scoop on what happened on this season of Top Chef Masters? Be sure to check out my blog over at the Bravo site every Thursday morning for all the behind the scenes deets. Here’s my recap of the first episode. And don’t forget to tune in every Wednesday at 10/9 central to see me…

I’m going to be a judge on Top Chef Masters in Vegas!

Life has presented some tasty morsels as of late, and I plan on devouring them with a vengeance. First and foremost, it was finally announced that I’ll be a regularly-occurring judge on season 4 of Top Chef Masters. Holy what! Do you have any idea how hard it was to keep that one quiet all this…

Behind the Scenes: Emmy Awards Governors Ball preview

Confession: Ever since I was about 7 years-old, I’ve had a dream of having a culinary TV show. It all started with PBS. In between wrapping up my social studies homework and heading to swim practice I’d flip on “Great Chefs, Great Cities,” and “Yan Can Cook.” I was hooked. It was inspiring and utterly fascinating that…