Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Don’t Bug Rachael Ray!


The latest and greatest news about celebrity chefs, served up buffet style.

Rachael Ray‘s event at a New York school cafeteria had an unexpected, six-legged special guest!

– Apparently, the sign of a true foodie is your participation in a web-only mini series.  Tony Bourdain goes the animated route while Tom Colicchio and Todd English talk style for Diet Coke.

After the jump…more Top Chef news than you can shake a stick at and a story about Jeffrey Steingarten, who you would probably like to beat with that stick.

– Slashfood wonders if Jeffrey Steingarten is the “culinary Simon Cowell.”  Anyone currently watching Next Iron Chef can already tell you that that he is certainly “a giant asshole.”

– To celebrate the news that Top Chef Masters will be back for a second season, the folks at Pages, Pucks and Pantry post a photo of season one winer Rick Bayless doing something no human should be able to do.  HE’S AN ALIEN!

– In other Top Chef spinoff news:  What do the cheftestants complain about more than anything else?  Deserts, of course.   Nonetheless, the casting search is on for folks to compete in Top Chef: Just Desserts.

(Photo: Neil T)

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  • Jason Sandeman October 28, 2009  

    Okay, so the cockroach would be something that would have been fun to see…. when there is one, there is bound to be thousands.

    Many people have a hate-on for Rachel, me, I just don’t even care for her that much to hate her. Too much energy.

  • Mrs. L October 28, 2009  

    Totally cracking up over the “he’s an alien” comment!!

  • bs October 28, 2009  

    I actually love the idea of Top Chef: Just Desserts. seems like it’s always the most challenging part, so why not?

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