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Take a Bite Out of the Chew

10 Oct

This fall ABC is host to many new shows, including a new daytime talk show called “The Chew” which debuted September 26. “The Chew” airs weekdays at 1pm EST. Co-hosted by a group of experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining industries, “The Chew” discusses the topic of food from every angle; from restaurants to preparing for the holidays, and food trucks to food trends, no topic will go untouched.

Now I’m not usually much for talk shows, but since this one is devoted to my favorite topic (food!) I might take a peek and see what they have to say. Out of the five experts on “The Chew’s” panel, three are critically acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. Here’s what they will have to offer on the show:

Mario Batali

Now serving:

Batali’s cuisine can be found in 16 restaurants  in New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

  • Our fave of Batali’s dining spots:

 Certainly Award Winning:

    • 1998: Named “Man of the Year” in the chef category by GQ Magazine   
    • 2001: Recipient of the D’Artagnan Cervena “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America,” the prestigious lifetime achievement award
    • 2008: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich awarded James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Restaurateur”

 Also Noteworthy:

  • Batali is the author of 8 cookbooks
  • In 2008, Batali founded the Mario Batali Foundation whose mission is to feed, protect, empower, and educate children

 Carla Hall

Now Serving:

  • Executive chef and owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, a catering company specializing in petite and savory cookies
  • If you’re ever in our nation’s capital you can find her sweets at Wagshal’s Delicatessen

  Certainly Award Winning:

  • Bravo’s Top Chef Season 5 Runner Up
  • Part of the cast of Top Chef: All Stars and awarded “Fan Favorite” for the season by viewers of the show

 Also Noteworthy:

  • After receiving her certificate from L’Academie de Cuisine Carla worked as the Sous Chef at the Henley Park Hotel, and Executive Chef at both The State Plaza Hotel and The Washington Club.

 Michael Symon

Now Serving:

  • All 4 of Michael’s restaurants are either located in Ohio or Michigan

 Certainly Award Winning:

  • 1998: Named one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine
  • 2009: Took home a James Beard Foundation Award in the “Best Chef Great Lakes” category
  • 2007: Cleveland Magazine named him best local chef for Lola and Lolita

 Also Noteworthy:

” The Chew” will also be home to co-hosts Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s hit What Not to Wear and Daphne Oz, author of the national bestseller The Dorm Room Diet. Check out this clip about the show and it’s co-hosts: