Who was the world’s first celebrity chef? Long before Julia Child and Wolfgang Puck, there was Antonin Careme, who lived in the 19th century. Check out this article on his life, his impact on the culinary world, and even a recipe.
Read this interesting interview of Bobby Flay as he talks about his new shows, why he loves joining competition shows, and favorite takeout food.
He’s one of the best chefs in the world, but Martin Wishart has shunned the spotlight — until now. He’s published a cookbook and even granted an interview. Read this wonderfully written article that observes this man at work.
Jamie Oliver finds himself in another controversy — with Australian chicken farmers protesting his new documentary. The footage — which showed the way a chicken is slaughtered — led chicken sales to drop.
Gordon Ramsay’s always yelling, screaming, scowling — so when he was seen actually looking (gasp!) relaxed, people wondered if he’d had Botox.
Rachael Ray looks like she’ll stop at nothing to expand her empire. She is now going to sell her own brand of pet food based on the recipes she developed for her dog, Isaboo.
All proceeds are going to a good cause, though: Rachael’s Rescue, which she founded to help at-risk animals.
Celebrity chef James Martin of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen has lent his culinary reputation to a good cause: literacy. He went to Morpeth, England to encourage thousands to develop their reading skills and enrol in a free course.
“Cooking demonstrates how numeracy and literacy skills are needed for everyday tasks, requiring people to be able to read recipes, count out and weigh ingredients, half or quarter recipes and convert from imperial to metric,” says the news site.
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is launching a a new cooking show called “Emeril Green.” It will teach viewers delicious ways to cook healthy, organic ingredients.
Jamie Oliver has tied up with Atari to make a
cooking game for the Atari. Not everyone thinks it’s cute, but come on, give the chef a break. If Cooking Mama could do it, so can he.