Gordon Ramsay Named Highest Earning Chef in U.S.

(Reuters) – With 24 restaurants around the world, 11 Michelin stars, numerous cookbooks, and TV shows, Gordon Ramsay is the top earning chef in the United States, with an estimated global income of $38 million, according to a new list by Forbes.com. Scottish-born Ramsey, known to U.S. television audiences for his acerbic comments on “Master […]

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Mario Batali to Pay $5.25M Settlement to Restaurant Employees

Mario Batali is probably experiencing a little bit of indigestion right now. Celebrity chef Batali, of “Iron Chef America,” “The Chew” and “Mario Eats Italy” fame, has agreed to pay out $5.25 million to his former employees to settle a class-action lawsuit. Read the full settlement memorandum here. The suit, filed in 2010, alleges that […]

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Paula Deen to Donate to the ADA; ‘Today’ Doc Calls Her Behavior ‘Egregious’

Yesterday, Paula Deen continued her “diabetes tour” in the safe haven of “The Chew,” where fellow Food Network buddies Michael Symon and Mario Batali assisted her in making some diabetes-friendly meals. The show’s host, Clinton Kelly, didn’t exactly lob softballs to Deen, who’s been under fire from Anthony Bourdain and others for keeping her Type […]

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Watch: Mario Batali ‘Pre-Chew’ Jon Stewart’s Food on ‘The Daily Show’

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/The-Daily-Show-With-Jon-Stewart/89142/2187659404/The-Daily-Show-1-16-2012/embed 580 476] It looks like the money that Jon Stewart got when Stephen Colbert transferred control of the Colbert SuperPAC to him on Thursday is going to the “Daily Show” host’s head. Literally. Stewart opened last night’s show wearing a massive tiara, mentioning that he “came into a little bit of money” last […]

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Mario’s Mishap: Batali Breaks Bed on ‘The Chew’

On Wednesday, “The Chew” hosted a holiday slumber party. Of course, no slumber party is complete without a scapegoat. You know, the person who falls asleep first and gets their underwear frozen? Or, in the case of Mario Batali, someone whose weight puts so much strain on the bed that the bed actually breaks. (To […]

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NYC Workers: Mario Batali Cheated Us Out of Tips

NEW YORK – Two former employees have accused celebrity chef Mario Batali and his famous New York City restaurant of cheating them out of tips. The workers, a waitress and a kitchen runner, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Thursday against the former ‘Iron Chef America‘ celebrity and Babbo Ristorante Enoteca in Greenwich […]

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Anthony Bourdain Calls Gwyneth Paltrow “That One Bitch Who Refuses To Eat Ham”

Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel’s ‘No Reservations,’ and the man behind ‘Kitchen Confidential,’ had harsh words for A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow and audiences of the Food Network. The celebrity chef and author, who is also a frequent guest star on ‘Top Chef,’ joined fellow foodie Mario Batali for a panel in Seattle’s Paramount theater […]

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