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FOOD
January 30, 1994 | By Laurie Ochoa, FOR THE INQUIRER
There was a time when cooking shows actually pretended to teach us how to cook. These days, most hosts of cooking shows just want to entertain us. "Isn't this fun?" they ask over and over. "Are you having a good time?" Almost always implied is the eternal question: "Do you like me?" Or, more specifically, "Don't hate me because I dropped the fish. " When you consider that a good portion of the cooking- show audience has no intention of cooking the dishes presented on TV - and that many cooking-show addicts hardly ever cook at all - it makes sense that cooking shows have gotten goofier over the years, often intentionally.
FOOD
June 12, 2002 | By Maria Gallagher FOR THE INQUIRER
He's the man who makes the music for pork fat to rule by. But Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, the Philadelphia-born percussionist and music director for the Food Network's top-rated series, Emeril Live, hasn't touched a pork product in more than 30 years. Doesn't eat red meat. Said sayonara to poultry a long time ago. In his East Oak Lane kitchen, soy bacon and soy sausage rule, along with an abundance of fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and breads from South Philadelphia's Ninth Street market.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Zappley, the exuberant young chef from West Deptford, fell just short in his quest for the title of MasterChef Junior on Tuesday night's season finale of the cooking show of the same name. Andrew, a seventh grader at Holy Trinity Regional School in Westville, watched the episode with teachers, classmates, and parents in Holy Trinity's gym. "There isn't anyone who wanted that prize more than Andrew," his father, Phillip, told the crowd. After the results were announced, Phillip Zappley and principal Elsie Tedeski presented Andrew with an award from the school, along with a framed collage of news clippings tracking his progress through the competition.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Infusions faced off with fusion and lobster bisque battled broccoli rabe on Broad Street on Saturday as hundreds of cooking hopefuls turned out to audition for Season 5 of MasterChef , the culinary reality television show. Tupperware in tow at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, they were all taking their stab at becoming the next Luca Manfe - that is, the restaurant manager from Astoria, Queens, who won last season's competition, scoring $250,000 and a cookbook deal. "We are looking for passion," said casting director Erika Landin.
FOOD
October 20, 2005 | By Debra Nussbaum FOR THE INQUIRER
If there's a recipe for a cooking show host, Sally Serata has the right ingredients. She knows how to puree and poach, can distinguish between chayote and chorizo, and is graced with an engaging smile, a petite figure, and lustrous black hair. She can mix with people as well as with pots and pans. And she can mince, whip, chat and smile, all at the same time. Last spring, Serata, 35, a self-described foodie from Cherry Hill, answered a blind Web-site ad for someone who liked traveling and food.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2000 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If Penelope Cruz's deep, soulful eyes don't get to you, or her Sophia Loren lips, or the way her long, brown hair brushes against her neck in the breeze, then listen as she gives a chile pepper-appreciation course to her cooking class: "Hold them in your hands," she coos, demonstrating to her students. "Notice the colors. Now sneef. " Yes, sneef. The Spanish screen siren, playing a "shy but dazzling" Brazilian chef who wins the hearts and palates of all San Francisco in Woman on Top, may still be shaky with her English, but she knows, with absolute certainty, how to capture the camera.
NEWS
March 26, 1992 | By Cheryl Squadrito, Special to The Inquirer
Watching a chicken be deboned in 21 seconds by the star of a cooking show is not your typical college class. But when Martin Yan, the comedic host of the PBS show, "Yan Can Cook," visited Widener University, students in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management had an hour break from the classroom routine. Yan, who passing through the area Friday as a participant in The Cook and The Book Fair, performed a short course on Chinese and Pacific Rim cuisine. He shared stories not only of Chinese cooking but of Chinese culture.
NEWS
March 6, 1995 | by Lewis Beale, New York Daily News
Platypus man - a short-legged night-feeder who lives alone and tries to mate frequently, with limited success. A/k/a comic Richard Jeni, a/k/a a sitcom starring the New York City native Monday nights at 9 p.m. on the new United Paramount Network. The show airs locally on Channel 57. "There are now three or four shows in the top 10 that star standup comics, so everyone wants the next (standup star)," says the glib, fast-talking comedian, explaining why he has gone the sitcom route.
NEWS
September 13, 2008
What's cookin'? The story Wednesday about the prime minister of Thailand being forced to step down because he accepted payments for doing a television cooking show called Tasting and Complaining (definitely something lost in translation there) got me thinking. How does a government leader have time to do a weekly cooking show and run a country? More important, what dishes did he make? Can you imagine an American president doing a cooking show? And, what would he - or she - make?
NEWS
August 4, 2008 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Make that two Philly-area guys from the recent Next Food Network Star to get their own series. Winner Aaron McCargo Jr. of Camden premiered Big Daddy's House yesterday. South Philly's Adam Gertler, one of two runners-up, is in L.A. shooting Will Work for Food. Gertler's half-hour Food Network show combines his comedy with a sense of adventure and premieres at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30. It's not a cooking show, per se. Gertler will show how people in the food business do their jobs.
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NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Zappley, the exuberant young chef from West Deptford, fell just short in his quest for the title of MasterChef Junior on Tuesday night's season finale of the cooking show of the same name. Andrew, a seventh grader at Holy Trinity Regional School in Westville, watched the episode with teachers, classmates, and parents in Holy Trinity's gym. "There isn't anyone who wanted that prize more than Andrew," his father, Phillip, told the crowd. After the results were announced, Phillip Zappley and principal Elsie Tedeski presented Andrew with an award from the school, along with a framed collage of news clippings tracking his progress through the competition.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Infusions faced off with fusion and lobster bisque battled broccoli rabe on Broad Street on Saturday as hundreds of cooking hopefuls turned out to audition for Season 5 of MasterChef , the culinary reality television show. Tupperware in tow at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, they were all taking their stab at becoming the next Luca Manfe - that is, the restaurant manager from Astoria, Queens, who won last season's competition, scoring $250,000 and a cookbook deal. "We are looking for passion," said casting director Erika Landin.
NEWS
July 14, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURAL CRITIC
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) , the ultra-light theatrical romp that compacts the great playwright's lifetime output in ways that make CliffsNotes look expansive, is actually tried-and-true vaudeville. It's the classic clash between high and low art - just add some manic frat-house energy, and laughs are inevitable. But that doesn't mean you automatically have a show. That's why the three-member Commonwealth Classic Theatre cast, starting a run of 11 free performances through July 27 at various regional venues, must have felt shot out of a cannon Thursday at the Morris Arboretum.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012
LOCAL EVENT PLANNER/model Lindsay Furman is one of the new surprise women added to the cast of NBC's "Love in the Wild. "   Furman, of Fairmount, and five other new women were seen at the very end of Tuesday's episode but will be introduced next week, when they will try to couple up with the male contestants on the dating/adventure reality show. "What is this? In walks the sluttiest-looking girls to come in here and steal our guys from us," Manayunk's Jenny Blatt, an original cast mate, said on the show when Furman and Co. showed up. No idea how long Furman, 30, who models with MMC in New York, sticks around on the show, but we are told that she now has a boyfriend she met after the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2012 | Laurie T. Conrad
Center City's Good Dog Bar (224 S. 15th St., 215-985-9600, gooddogbar.com ) has lots of fans in the restaurant biz. Now owners Dave Garry and Heather Gleason, with partner Tom Darby, are returning the love with The Industry (1401-1403 E. Moyamensing Ave., 215-271-9500), a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving seasonal American dishes from Chef Pat Szoke. Szoke has worked at The Farm and Fisherman, Vetri and Buddakan. It's open to all, of course, but there will be daily discounts for industry workers (with valid proof)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Performance artist Robert Karimi, in character as chef Mero Cocinero Karimi, makes a claim as big as a half-pound bacon cheeseburger: He can teach people to improve their diets without ever uttering such unappetizing words as healthy or nutritious. During a cooking demonstration at Reading Terminal Market on Tuesday, he proved his point by persuading two 11-year-olds, waffle cones in hand, to put a dollop of his radish-greens, mint, onion, and lime dip on top of their ice cream. Sometimes, success lasts only as long as ice cream on the tongue.
FOOD
January 7, 2010 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Black garlic? Yes, indeed. It is nothing more than garden-variety garlic, Allium sativum, that is fermented with heat for 30 days and packaged to sell for twice the price, but the taste is entirely different. You can eat it raw or cooked without experiencing heartburn or garlic breath. And while black garlic is not entirely new, it is most likely new to you. First imported from South Korea by a California-based company, BlackGarlic.com, in 2008, black garlic appeared in dishes at Bix in San Francisco and Le Bernardin in Manhattan.
NEWS
June 24, 2009 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ed McMahon, 86, who began his half-century television career in Philadelphia before becoming Johnny Carson's sidekick on The Tonight Show, where his booming announcement "Heeere's Johnny!" became his trademark, died yesterday. Publicist Howard Bragman told the Associated Press that Mr. McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Bragman did not give a cause of death, saying only that Mr. McMahon had had a "multitude of health problems the last few months.
NEWS
September 13, 2008
What's cookin'? The story Wednesday about the prime minister of Thailand being forced to step down because he accepted payments for doing a television cooking show called Tasting and Complaining (definitely something lost in translation there) got me thinking. How does a government leader have time to do a weekly cooking show and run a country? More important, what dishes did he make? Can you imagine an American president doing a cooking show? And, what would he - or she - make?
NEWS
August 11, 2008 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paul Louis Norton, 79, a venerable WPVI-TV Channel 6 (ABC) broadcaster for nearly 40 years, died Thursday of a stroke at Christiana Hospital. He had retired to Lewes, Del., in 1997. Mr. Norton came to Philadelphia in 1959 as a disc jockey and producer for WFIL-AM radio. The next year he was hired by Channel 6, where he worked in entertainment, news, public affairs and as station announcer. Mr. Norton reported on-the-air news, sports, and weather and hosted the game shows, The Money Movie, The Morning Movie, and Racing Time.
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