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Video: Season 2 Premiere of Top Chef Richard Blais's 'Burger Lab'

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

The second season of Richard Blais's YouTube cooking show is starting with a New Orleans-inspired mash-up: the Spicy Po' Boy Muffaletta Burger. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Michael Laiskonis' Upper East Side

New York Allegra Ben-Amotz 2 comments

When Michael Laiskonis moved to New York eight years ago to take his place as Le Bernadin's pastry chef, he thought his Upper East Side digs would be temporary. He's been in the same place ever since, but he recently announced that he'll be leaving Eric Ripert's side to take a as creative director at the Institute of Culinary Education, where he'll teach and work on his first book. The past two months allowed him some time off to indulge at some of his favorite neighborhood spots, and from the looks of it, he'll be staying put for a while. More

Cleveland: If Michael Symon Weren't Already a Celebrity, B Spot Would Make Him a Star

A Hamburger Today Daniel Zemans 39 comments

Michael Symon had already made it as a serious culinary and television star before he opened B Spot, his fast casual burger mini-chain in his hometown of Cleveland. As far as I'm concerned, these burgers are his crowning achievement. More

San Francisco: The Very Tasty, Very Pricey Burger at Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern

A Hamburger Today David Kover 12 comments

Celebrity chef. Hoity-toity restaurant. This can often be the recipe for hamburger disappointment. But at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, chef and TV star Tyler Florence delivers a top-tier hamburger. That is, if the hefty price tag doesn't turn your stomach. More

Quote of the Day: Anthony Bourdain on Milk Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 3 comments

"I live in this weird zone—my wife got me into this actually—where if we're out on the street and it's convenient, we'll go to Shake Shack and buy burgers and bring them home. But Milk Burger delivers. I feel like I'm betraying Danny Meyer every time I call them up, but it's a damn good burger."—Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain in the New York Times on noted Shake Shack copycat Milk Burger. Bourdain's wife Ottavia is a Milk Burger fan. [via Eater] More

How Grant Achatz Makes a Charcuterie Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

In the April issue of Men's Health, award-winning chef Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago shares his recipe for his reinvention of the burger: the Charcuterie Burger. You can read more about it, including Achatz's brainstorming notes, and watch an instructional video at Men's Health blog Guy Gourmet. More

Red Rooster Serves A Cheffy Burger—Without the LaFrieda!

A Hamburger Today J. Kenji López-Alt 14 comments

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Red Rooster 310 Lenox Avenue, New York NY 10027 (map); 212-792-9001; redroosterharlem.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: Juicy and well-cooked, but the toppings can be overwhelming. Want Fries with That?: Yes, but ask for them... More

Roundup of Celebrity Chef Burger Joints

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 7 comments

This week Wall Street Journal did a feature on celebrity chef burger joints from Laurent Tourondel, Richard Blais, Hubert Keller, Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson, and Emeril Lagasse, but didn't give much insight into how the burgers actually taste. That's where... More

What We're Watching: 'Dessert First' with Anne Thornton

Leah Douglas 11 comments

It's been quite a while since the Food Network aired a quality baking show, so I was pretty excited when I heard word of a new show coming to Food Network this month: Dessert First with Anne Thornton. I had high hopes but low expectations as I checked out an advance copy of the first episode. After all, the Network is inexperienced in pastry food porn; could they pull it off? More

Not the Battle of the Century: Shaq vs. Rachael Ray in Burger Making

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

"Basically I've been cooking all my life: Top Ramen, fried chicken, hot dogs, oodles of noodles—I'm a cooking master." —Shaq This week's episode of Shaq vs—the ABC reality show in which Shaquille O'Neal competes against professionals in sports, entertainment, and... More

Marcus Samuelsson Masters Classic America at Marc Burger in Chicago

Chicago Daniel Zemans 9 comments

On the seventh floor of Marshall Field's sits perhaps the most impressive department store food court ever assembled. Next to a stand from Rick Bayless and across from one by Takashi Yagihashi sits Marc Burger, a casual spot from Marcus Samuelsson that serves up excellent grilled grass-fed burgers along with exquisite fries and top-notch milkshakes. The Top Chef Master may have been born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, but the tricontinental superchef has mastered classic America. More

Video: How to Become a Famous Celebrity Chef

Erin Zimmer 10 comments

How do you become a really big-deal celebrity chef? According to Titli Nihaan, you'll need cute egg timers, basic household kitchen appliances (i.e. a chainsaw), and Walkers Monster Munch. After watching this cooking show parody, you may both fall in love with Titli and want to speak like her the rest of the day. More

Meet & Eat: Michael Symon

Meet and Eat Leah Douglas 19 comments

With seven restaurants to his name, a James Beard award under his belt, and a new show premiering on the Cooking Channel, Cook Like an Iron Chef, Cleveland-based chef Michael Symon's got it made. I was happy to chat with him about all these projects and what he's got planned for the future. More

Video: Marcus Samuelsson Talks About 'Top Chef Masters,' Burgers, and More

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

In this interview from Chicago Tribune, chef Marcus Samuelsson of C-House and Marc Burger in Chicago talks about winning Top Chef Masters, his best meal in Chicago, the World Cup, and burgers (starts around the 3 minute mark). In... More

Critic-Turned-Cook Enjoys a Double Helping of Mario Batali

Leslie Kelly 4 comments

Watching a playful exchange between culinary giants Mario Batali and Tom Douglas reminded me of a key ingredient in the making of a great chef: that intangible quality known as charisma. You can't learn it in cooking school. You can't fake it until you make it. You've either got it or you don't. And those two have got it going on. More

Tripe and Ramp Pizza with Shishito Peppers at Colicchio & Sons

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[Photograph: Always Hungry NY] Wow. This is probably the most unlikely combination of pizza toppings we've seen in a while. Always Hungry NY tries the ramp and tripe pizza at Colicchio & Sons: "While the small strips of soft tripe almost mimic the texture of lightly cooked pieces of bacon, the flavor is almost imperceptible. (Which when you think about how wrong funky-tasting tripe can be, is not necessarily a negative)." Related: Sunday Pizza Night at Colicchio & Sons » Colicchio & Sons 85 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (at West 15th; map) 212-400-6699; colicchioandsons.com... More

Video: Anthony Bourdain Appears as 'Dr. Tony' on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!'

Adam Kuban 28 comments

Seen this video yet? Apparently, Anthony Bourdain's nearly 2-year-old-daughter, Ariane, likes the show, which is one reason he may have agreed to appear on it. This episode will air on March 10, 2010. Wonder how the tyke will react when she sees her pops, as "Dr. Tony," helping Toodie over an illness. More

Bethlehem, PA: Emeril's Burgers and More Will Leave You Wanting More

A Hamburger Today Nick Solares 15 comments

[Photographs: Nick Solares] BAM: Burgers and More by Emeril 77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem PA 18015; map); 877-SANDS77; pasands.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: Burger looks good on paper and in person, but it lacks flavor, and more importantly soul.... More

Ripert-Morimoto-Bourdain Tattoo

Adam Kuban 37 comments

[Photograph: @NoReservations] Eric Ripert, Masaharu Morimoto, and Anthony Bourdain. In a single tattoo. There are no words. [via @mylastbite]... More

Sunday Pizza Night at Colicchio & Sons

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Colicchio & Sons Sunday Pizza Night 85 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (at West 15th; map); 212-400-6699; colicchioandsons.com Getting there: A/C/E/L to Eighth Ave./14th St. Pizza style: Neapolitan-inspired Oven type: Wood Stone gas-fired brick oven, with some wood added The skinny: Celeb chef Tom Colicchio does "Pizza Night" on Sundays in the Tap Room of his new Colicchio & Sons. Small Neapolitan-inspired pies have a soft, tender dough with variable puffiness Price: $14 to $16 a pie A couple weeks ago chef-restaurateur and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio opened Colicchio & Sons in the space formerly occupied by... More

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