They've got a lust for knife – celebrity chefs' kitchen crushes
Some days are better than others. Nominees for the James Beard Awards (a.k.a. the "Oscars of the food world") were announced today and we were delighted to find some of our work on it.
This collection of Eatocracy and CNN videos (along with host Tom Foreman and producers Jeremy Harlan, Kat Kinsman, Eric Marrapodi and Dan Lothian) is in the finals for the Television Segment award. Please enjoy.
When top toques like Daniel Boulud, José Andrés, John Besh and Michael Chiarello get, erm, late night cravings, they don't go scrambling for the pots, pans and sous vide machine.
Is it hot in here, or is it just the peppercorns? We asked José Andrés, Michel Nischan, Gail Simmons, Michael Chiarello, Sang Yoon, John Besh, Richard Blais and Andrew Zimmern to deliver some serious sweet talk to their favorite ingredients and kitchen tools in the video above.
Hungry for more?
The best meals aren't just about Michelin stars and vintage Champagne. No matter where these celebrity chefs' careers have taken them, they're always hungry for the flavors of home.
Chefs John Besh, George Mendes, Andrew Zimmern, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael Chiarello, Angelo Sosa, Richard Blais and Sang Yoon talk about the influences their families and cultural ties have had on the way they cook today.
Live from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Chef Daniel Boulud chats hot trends and chilling facts with Don Lemon, and Top Chef's Gail Simmons weighs in on the country's obesity epidemic.
Previously - Gail Simmons talks pigging out and the price we pay
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You say Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, we say the Food, Wine and Moonshine Classic in Our Happy Place. We chat and quaff with the makers of Ole Smoky Moonshine - and somehow manage to keep all our faculties intact.
Live from the Aspen Food & Wine Festival: After a long night on the line, sometimes chefs like Chris Cosentino, Susan Feniger and Sang Yoon just need to kick back with a little bit of crunchy goodness - and don't skimp on the salt, says Michael Chiarello.
Don Lemon and Eatocracy's managing editor Kat Kinsman chat about Aspen celebrity sightings, overlooked ingredients and the snacks that chefs crave when they've got a wicked case of the munchies.
Live from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen - You say "tomato," we say "where'd it come from?" Managing editor Kat Kinsman explains why community gardens, farmers markets and online initiatives like LocalHarvest.org can help ripen up your summer.
Live from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen - Andrew Zimmern chats with Frederika Whitfield about why rotten milk - a.k.a. cheese - is just as strange as rotten eggs and duck tongue, depending on where you come from.
Previously - Wherein Andrew Zimmern went for the full Bourdain
Live from the Aspen Food & Wine Festival - chef and activist founder Michel Nischan speaks about how his own family's health crisis spurred him to take action toward a healthier food system and work toward getting affordable, fresh food to the people who need it most.
Learn more about Nischan's work with Wholesome Wave and Mariners Match