The latest and greatest news about celebrity chefs, served up buffet style.
- A new iPhone app will let Mark Bittman follow you around like some kind of creepy food genius. Question: How comfortable are you bringing a several-hundred-dollar electronic device into the kitchen with you?
After the jump…food television Upfront-a-palooza!
- The Next Food Network Star will be filming this season in Hollywood rather than its usual NYC locale and includes a contestant named “Dzintra Dzenis.” Any commenter who can explain to me how to pronounce that name gets a gold star.
- The lineup for the new Cooking Channel was also released at Upfronts and will feature a classic cooking block that includes Julia Child and The Galloping Gourmet as well as — GASP! — a show on cooking Indian food. I’m already calling up Kabletown to make sure this is among the 1,700 channels I get. I’m sure it won’t be.
- Food Network’s slate of new offerings features shows dedicated to food trucks and cupcakes. I don’t think I need to tell you how that made me feel.