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“Top Chef” Check-In

The bloggers dish about the second season of Bravo’s Top Chef. We distill, so you don’t have to. READ MORE

Fishy Findings

A New York Times article about two recent studies that examine the pros and cons of eating seafood is bound to confuse those of us who already break out in a cold sweat at the fish counter. READ MORE

Ctrl-Alt … Chicken?

A videocast cooking show for the clueless … by the clueless! READ MORE

Something Smells Like Synergy

Former Project Runway designer, Nick Verreos, cooks up a special silhouette for Top Chef. READ MORE

Can You Microwave a Tea Bag That Has a Staple in It?

Everyone does it, but isn't metal a no-no? READ MORE

At the “Top Chef” Table

CHOW talks to judge Tom Colicchio and this season's first casualty. READ MORE

A La Turca

A La Turca serves Turkish food, perfectly prepared and truly distinct from all other Mediterranean styles of cooking. Particularly recommended is the Beyti kebap, skewers of spiced ground lamb and beef, but cold appetizers with fresh Turkish pita bread an READ MORE

Real Water Bagels

New York by the Bay has real, water-boiled bagels–soft and chewy, with a proper shiny skin. They have a touch of sweetness, almost like a water challah–some might mark them down in authenticity for that. Compared side-by-side with bagels from House of READ MORE

Road Trip: Filling Up on the New Jersey Turnpike

Along the New Jersey Turnpike, there’s no shortage of places to refuel. If you’re around Bordentown, Mastoris Diner (exit 7 or 7A) is a good one, especially for breakfast, says bgut1. Breads, cakes, and pastries are baked in-house. Try the cheese bread, READ MORE

Eating the Big Easy

Creole Chef has probably the best New Orleans food in Los Angeles right now, says Norm Man, who asserts he’d rather drive there from MDR than walk to the closer Uncle Darrow’s. Shrimp Yvonne, crawfish bisque and pretty much all the po’ boys blow the com READ MORE