WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #96: Can You Throw Ham In Outer Space?

This week on “Watch What Crappens,” Matt Whitfield (Yahoo!), Ronnie Karam (, and Ben Mandelker ( ask important questions such as “What happens when you put a lap band in zero gravity?” and “Where is Tia Carrere these days anyway?” Believe it or not, this all pertains to Bravo and the latest shenanigans on “Real […]

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend a holiday cooking class held by the “Two Hot Tamales” Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, the two chefs most recently famous for ascending the ranks of Top Chef: Masters. In addition to finding fame (or rather, additional fame) on Bravo, the two head up several […]

Where ‘Top Chef Masters’ Went Wrong

For two seasons, Top Chef Masters was the civilized, fun palate-cleanser to the cutthroat Top Chef, and with its humble star-ratings and gentle competition, it proved to be a fun lark for everyone involved. In its third season, however, the show has undergone a revamp, which has left viewers complaining of boredom. Almost every Top […]

YEA OR NAY: ‘Top Chef Masters’ New Revamp

Top Chef Masters premiered its new season last week, and there were some key changes this time around. Gone: hostess Kelly Choi, and judges Gael Greene and Jay Rayner. In their place: the ubiquitous Curtis Stone and famed critic Ruth Reichl. Also out the window is the star system that had the judges rating each […]


After weeks upon weeks of promotion and hype, the much anticipated “fight” episode of Top Chef: Masters arrived last night. This was finally the moment when we’d get to see the ultimate meltdown: a veritable imbroglio between Ludo Lefebvre and Rick Moonen. What could have possible led up to this most unprofessional altercation? And what […]