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Make Fabio Viviani's Pesto Pasta

Fabio Viviani Shares His Pesto Pasta

Originally posted 05/12/2013 10:15AM

"I'd bring handfuls of pine nuts from the tree in our backyard so my mom could make this for me," says Fabio Viviani of his pesto pasta dish featured in this week's PEOPLE.

His new book Fabio's Italian Kitchen is available in stores now.

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Place Your Bet on This Spicy Mint Julep Recipe for Derby Day!

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UpdatePosted 05/04/2013 01:00PM

Kentucky Derby: Try This Mint Julep Recipe ... with a Spicy Twist

Originally posted 05/02/2013 12:30PM

Wondering what to serve at your Kentucky Derby party this weekend?

Let Edward Lee, one of Louisville, Ky.'s celebrity chefs, help you out.

The former Top Chef contestant (he made it to the top five in season 9) and brand new dad – his daughter Arden Rose Lee was born on April 29 – shares his special version of the quintessential cocktail typically served at the premiere horse race.

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What's Got Tom Colicchio & Gail Simmons Spinning Out of Control? | Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio

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What's Got Tom Colicchio & Gail Simmons Spinning Out of Control?

Originally posted 01/11/2013 06:00AM

From Top Chef to top cyclist!

Top Chef judges chef Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons kicked off 2013 on a healthy note by they visiting SoulCycle's Tribeca location on Wednesday.

"While Gail was upfront wearing a SoulCycle t-shirt, Tom was in the back wearing black shorts, an Under Armour tank and a do-rag," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

The co-judges are no strangers to the cycling craze, the source adds. "They both spin on a regular basis" and "spin together regularly when they're filming Top Chef".

After powering through the last song of the class – Beyoncé's "Halo" – Colicchio stopped to chat with Food & Wine magazine publisher Christina Grdovic.

Here's to hoping for a Quickfire Competition on a bike!
– Lesley Messer

UpdatePosted 11/29/2012 08:00AM

Andy Cohen Goes Fishing on Hooked Up

Originally posted 11/28/2012 03:00PM



Andy Cohen may be a seasoned host on Bravo, but on the harbor he's definitely a bit of a fish out of water.

In a sneak peek of Tom Colicchio's Hooked Up, Cohen guest stars and catches his first big one on a fishing trip in New York Harbor.

This is one set up that's hardly smooth sailing. From the initial look of disgust on Cohen's face when talking about worms and his self-proclaimed title of "Jewish Adventurist," the episode is filled with laugh-out-loud moments. Even the Top Chef judge pulls one over on Cohen with a less-than-appropriate outfit for his novice guest.

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Armie Hammer Has a Prince Charming Moment in Sonoma | Armie Hammer, Padma Lakshmi

UpdatePosted 10/18/2012 06:00AM

Armie Hammer Has a Prince Charming Moment in Sonoma

Originally posted 10/18/2012 06:00AM

Stop! Hammer time.

Armie Hammer and Padma Lakshmi felt the need for speed during the Audi Sportscar Experience at the Raceway at Sonoma, Calif. on Saturday.

Alongside his wife Elizabeth Chambers, the Lone Ranger star had the chance to drive Audi R8, RS 5 and TT RS vehicles.

"Armie and Elizabeth were lovey-dovey the entire time, constantly holding hands or with their arms around one another," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

"They both got behind the wheel to take laps on the track, but after just one round, Armie swooped Elizabeth up up in his arms and carried her – Prince Charming style – after they got out of the car," the source adds.

Meanwhile, Top Chef host Lakshmi came dressed like a pro in black leggings, boots and a stunning red and black leather jacket.
– Jennifer Garcia

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Celeb Chef Art Smith Loses 120 Lbs., Strips to Speedo on TV

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Art Smith: Chef Strips to Speedo to Show Off 120-Lb. Weight Loss

Originally posted 08/23/2012 08:00AM

Celeb chef Art Smith shocked his fellow contestants and viewers by stripping down to a teeny-weenie Speedo on Wednesday night's episode of Top Chef Masters.

It was all for a good reason: He's lost over 120 lbs.!

"I'd never worn a Speedo in my life!" Smith tells PEOPLE. "When you feel fit, you don't want to wear any clothes and let it all hang out."

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Unleash Your Inner Superhero with Comic-Con Recipes

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Comic-Con 2012: What to Eat

Originally posted 07/14/2012 11:45AM

If working on your costume for Comic-Con International 2012 has you working up an appetite, here are a few solutions straight from San Diego, where all of the action is happening.

Even if you can't make it to the renowned geek-fest, try out these recipes in the spirit of the ultimate pop culture convention that unites Twilight fans and superhero junkies alike.

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Anything on a Stick! And More Fun Celeb Chef Tips for Memorial Day Eats

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Memorial Day: Cat Cora, Padma Lakshmi Share Healthy Eating Tips for Summer

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.

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The Real Housewives of...

Housewives, Top Chefs & Andy Cohen Team Up for Olympics-Themed Bravo Clip

Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:45AM



Let the games – er, shows – begin!

Bravo's summer programing slate is heating up, and the network has recruited a fleet of its "Bravolebrities" – more than 30 in total – for a fun, fast-paced new promo, and PEOPLE.com has a first look. (The commercial will make its TV debut during Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live.)

The Olympics-themed clip finds various Housewives – NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Ramona Singer – facing off for race ... in heels! And with drinks in hand.

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Spoiler Alert: Who Won Top Chef: Texas?

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Top Chef: Texas Picks a Winner

Originally posted 02/29/2012 11:30PM

The heat was on Wednesday night for the Top Chef: Texas finale as two contestants – Paul Qui and Sarah Grueneberg – battled it out in Vancouver to determine who would ultimately come out on top.

The chefs were asked to prepare four courses of their choice for 100 diners and the panel of judges, with the help of some familiar faces. Paul enlisted Barbara Lynch, Ty-Lor Boring, Chris Crary and Keith Rhodes, while Sarah had the help of Nyesha Arrington, Tyler Stone, Heather Terhune and Grayson Shmitz in the kitchen.

And if it were up to People.com readers, Qui would persevere: He polled far ahead of his competitor, with 90% of readers voting that he deserved to take the Top Chef title.

Sarah, however, has been formidable competitor throughout the season, collecting thousands of dollars and big wins in elimination challenges.

Both, interestingly, also have a connection to the Lone Star State. Paul currently cooks in Austin and Sarah, who now lives in Chicago, was born in Texas.

So who won in the end? Keep reading to find out:

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