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Read this article on the 10 Things Celebrity Chefs Won’t Tell You. It’s funny — but you get the feeling the author isn’t entirely kidding. An interesting commentary / criticism of the phenomenon of celebrity chefs — and why it’s becoming less about food, and more about merchandising.

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Have you ever heard of the firehouse chef, Joseph Bonnano? He’s published several cookbooks, has a degree in culinary arts, and yes, was a practicing firefighter for most of his life. His site offers many free recipes and even a fitness and nutrition video.

Bet he does a great grilled porkchop.

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Join this celebrity chef poll. How do you think Gordon Ramsay would do in Iron Chef?

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Bobby Flay takes on a chili queen (her recipe’s won several awards from around the world!). Their chili showdown leads to a taste test. Who do you think you’ll win? Tune in on one of the “hottest” debates in this celebrity chef’s new show. You can get the schedule, and a collection of chili recipes, here

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David Rocco has developed a special menu for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He is not endorsing a product, but this is his way of advocating a healthy lifestyle, while still providing flavorful options for those who have to cut down on salt and fat.

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Can you believe this? Gordon Ramsay is getting sued for a million. Apparently, Martin Hyde (whose kitchen was featured on Kitchen Nightmares) says that he got ridicule, not constructive criticism, and that his reputation was ruined after Gordon called him a “lazy t*****” on national TV.

Oh, grow up, Martin. Almost everyone gets humiliated on Gordon Ramsay’s show — or reality shows, for that matter.

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Doesn’t Gordon Ramsay have enough to do? Running restaurants (with a total of 10 Michelin Stars), reality shows, and cookbooks galore — shouldn’t he go off and do something fun for change, like an anger management class?

But no, the super celebrity chef has a new project: getting involved in the hotel business. Aside from catering to Trianon Palace at Versailles near Paris, and the London Hotel in New York and now Los Angeles, he’s just purchased a 10-room boutique called York & Albany. His friend, Angela Hartnett will be running the kitchens, though.

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Get these great kitchen safety tips
from celebrity chefs, from never using tea towels to kicking out the dog.

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Ellie Krieger, a celebrity chef who specializes in healthy, nutritious meals, shares this delicious recipe for Grilled Chicken Caesar. This is just one of the many recipes she demonstrates on her show on the Food Network — a must for any person embarking on the seemingly hopeless task of getting a bikini ready body in the next few weeks. Get more ideas from her website, Healthy Living with Ellie Krieger.

Ingredients

1/4 cup pasteurized egg product
1 clove of garlic, minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 cups coarsely torn romaine lettuce
2 cups of baby spinach leaves
2 cups of whole-grain croutons
4 grilled chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), sliced

Steps

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg product, garlic, anchovy paste, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream, whisking the whole time. Stir in the Parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, toss the dressing with the lettuce and spinach until well coated. Add the croutons and toss to combine. Divide the salad onto 4 plates and top each plate with grilled chicken slices.

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Celebrity chef Tina Nordström took the gold at Sweden’s “Let’s Dance” competition. She is the first women to take the crown.

“Food Tina” as she is affectionately called by the Swedish public amazed the crowd with her fancy footwork and enthusiasm. She received a standing ovation from the audience and jury.
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“Everybody should experience this,” Tina said after her finale. “It is so much fun. I am going to start cooking again on Monday but maybe you will see a little glamour and high heels in the kitchen.”