Category Archive: TV Shows

Mar 15

Eight Questions with Top Chef Contestant Beverly Kim

Beverly Kim

Top Chef Contestant Beverly Kim was a fan fave from the start of season 9. She wowed us with her modernist Asian dishes inspired by her mom and warmed our hearts with her sweet personality. Chef Kim was underrated by several of her fellow chefstestants, but after packing her knives and leaving the competition she …

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Jan 26

10 Delicious Questions with Chef Ariane Duarte!

Ariane Duarte

Chef Ariane Duarte was one of our favorite contestants in Top Chef:  Season 5.  Prominent personalites were abundant as Fabio and Stefan represented “Team Euro” and Carla was hooty-hooing left and right.  Chef Ariane seemed to grow from a humble contestant into the New Jersey diva that won several challenges, and stole our foodie hearts. Today Chef …

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Dec 29

A Charming Interview with Chef Susan Feniger

Susan Feniger

Chef Susan Feniger loves what she does, and it shows the second you taste her food, or talk to her about food.  From collaborating on restaurants and food ventures with Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill, CITY, Ciudad, Two Hot Tamales) to opening her very own restaurant,STREET, which luckily we had the pleasure of dining at and recently reviewed – …

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Dec 13

A Toothsome Interview With Chef Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie

Chef Kevin Gillespie, fan favorite of Top Chef: Season 6, took some time out of his busy day to answer some our burning culinary questions.  Chef Gillespie is the Executive Chef/Co-Owner at the Woodfire Grill in Atlanta, and his Southern boy hospitality allowed us a peek into the future of this TopScallop’s favorite. (Eric Rankin, Interviewer) Do you keep …

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Jul 09

Chef Bio: Susur Lee

Susur Lee

Susur Lee, who was born in 1958 in Hong Kong, works out of Toronto in Canada.  He first worked in the Peninsula Hotel, which is located in Hong Kong, and he has 5 siblings.  After emigrating to Canada in 1978, he worked at several restaurants. He now owns two — Lee, and Lee Lounge.  These …

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Jul 09

Chef Bio: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia during 1970 and was named at birth, Kassahun Tsegie.  He is from Sweden and co-owns C-House restaurant (located in Affinia Hotel — Chicago), as well as the Aquavit Restaurant — NYC.  His mom died when he was three and chef Samuelsson and his sister were adopted by a couple …

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May 04

Chef Bio: Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

A culinary career wasn’t necessarily Jonathan Waxman’s first career choice, although he was raised by parents who loved to cook and shared that love with their son. In fact, the Berkley, California native, born in 1950, was a trombonist, playing in bands in Las Vegas when he moved to France to study at the famed …

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Apr 24

Chef Bio: Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio spent much of his formative years in the kitchen, cooking with his grandmother and mother in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he was born in August 1962. But, it wasn’t until his father encouraged him to become a chef that the self-trained cook, who specializes in American cuisine, decided to pursue cooking as a …

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Apr 17

Chef Bio: Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Hailing from a prominent family – her father Nigel Lawson served in Margaret Thatcher’s government – Nigella Lawson was born in London in 1960. Unlike most chefs who started their culinary careers early in their lives, Lawson started as a journalist and would later become a celebrated food writer and television host. In addition to …

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Apr 17

Chef Bio: Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless

Growing up in a family of grocers and restaurateurs, Rick Bayless seemed destined for a career in food. With his pure Midwestern roots – he was born in Oklahoma in 1953 – Bayless has cultivated a reputation as a Mexican chef, who aims to expose diners to authentic Mexican food. Bayless is perhaps best known …

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