01:01 PM EDT 05/10/2013
Originally posted 03/17/2013 03:45PM
Giada De Laurentiis, star of The Food Network's Giada at Home and author of Weeknights with Giadi offers her "sweet and tangy" balsamic-glazed salmon as part of PEOPLE's Mediterranean diet special. The Med Diet favors fish over red meat to "cut back on cholesterol-clogging fat," says health expert Joy Bauer.
Originally posted 11/15/2012 08:15AM
After being fricasseed by The New York Times in a blistering restaurant review that a chef wouldn't wish upon his worst enemy, Guy Fieri says he's not canceling his subscription to the paper.
But the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host – the 10th highest-paid chef in the country – is not taking the Times attack by food critic Pete Wells lying down, either.
"I just thought it was ridiculous," Fieri said on Thursday's Today show, after flying all night to appear on the program to defend his 2-month-old Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square, the target of Wells's scathing attack.
Originally posted 09/26/2012 09:00AM
Sandra Lee's baby boy is growing up, but he hasn't flown away from the nest.
The star of the Food Network's Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee – and girlfriend of New York governor Andrew Cuomo – first introduced us to her pet umbrella cockatoo in January, and has an update on her 11-month-old bird.
"Having a cockatoo is almost like having a dog," Lee tells PEOPLE. "He follows me around on foot. He sits on my lap as we watch TV and he cuddles constantly."
Phoenix spent part of the summer at bird camp, where he spent time socializing with other birds and got to learn tricks. A gift from "Andrew and the girls," he also went outside on his own for the first time in August.
Originally posted 05/28/2012 08:30AM
Memorial Day marks the start of the summer grilling season, and what better way to spend the holiday that with your family and friends – outside.
Celebrity chef Cat Cora – and star Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates – says including your children in your meal planning can lead to fun and, most importantly, healthy dining experiences.
In Smart Chefs Stay Slim: Lessons in Eating and Living from America's Best Chefs, by PEOPLE senior editor Allison Adato, Cora is just one of many celebrity chefs (including Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, Rick Bayless) with nutritious tips to share.
Originally posted 05/22/2012 07:00PM
When Food Network chef Robert Irvine married pro wrestler Gail Kim on May 10, he had planned a night of surprises for his bride-to-be.
"He wanted to give me the fairy tale wedding," Kim, 35, tells PEOPLE, adding that she knew nothing more than the location, time and date. "I didn't know the colors of my wedding or what my bouquet would look like! But I trusted his taste."
A horse-drawn carriage picked up Kim for a brief tour around the vineyard of California's Charles Krug Winery before her debut in front of 160 friends and family members.
Originally posted 10/02/2011 09:05AM
What does Semi-Homemade Cooking star Sandra Lee whip up to surprise her boyfriend of five years, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo?
"I make him coffee brownies, and I undercook them by about 10 minutes so they're gooey – that's how he likes them," Lee told PEOPLE Friday night at Sweet, an all-dessert party she was hosting as part of the New York City Wine and Food Festival.
She might want to do a little more research the next time she springs a treat on him. At the event, which featured decadent creations from pastry chefs like Top Chef's Johnny Iuzzini, Cuomo revealed that his favorite dessert is … not brownies.
Originally posted 10/26/2010 03:45PM
After his arrest in May, neighbors expressed shock and disbelief that Juan-Carlos Cruz, a churchgoing Catholic and well-known pastry chef who once had his own TV show, would want anyone dead, much less his wife.
But on Tuesday, the former Food Network star pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to soliciting two homeless men to kill his high school sweetheart, Jennifer Campbell, an attorney. The plot was thwarted by police, and Campbell wasn't hurt.
Although Cruz didn't admit wrongdoing, his plea has the same legal effect of a guilty plea. Cruz, 48, now faces nine years in state prison at his sentencing hearing set for Dec. 13.
Originally posted 05/17/2010 06:10PM
A former Food Network chef pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he hired homeless men to murder his wife, an alleged plot that was thwarted before the woman was killed.
Juan-Carlos Cruz, 48, was charged in Los Angeles with one count of attempted premeditated murder – which carries a life sentence if convicted – against Jennifer Campbell. He was also charged with one count of solicitation of murder.
Santa Monica police arrested Cruz on May 13 after he allegedly approached two men to kill someone. Court papers identified the intended victim as Campbell, Cruz's high school sweetheart.
Cruz, who hosted Calorie Commando from 2004 to 2006, is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on $2 million bail. He is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on June 23.
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