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Ted Allen

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Emmy and James Beard Award winner Ted Allen is the host of the long-running hit series Chopped and Chopped Junior on Food Network. His latest cookbook, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, (Clarkson-Potter), came out in May 2012; that same year, Chopped received two Beard Awards, one for the show itself, and another for Ted’s work as host. From 1997 to 2003, he was a contributing writer for Esquire, following four years as a senior editor for Chicago magazine.

Prior to Chopped, Ted was the host of Food Network’s Food Detectives, a show about the science of cooking, and... READ MORE

Emmy and James Beard Award winner Ted Allen is the host of the long-running hit series Chopped and Chopped Junior on Food Network. His latest cookbook, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, (Clarkson-Potter), came out in May 2012; that same year, Chopped received two Beard Awards, one for the show itself, and another for Ted’s work as host. From 1997 to 2003, he was a contributing writer for Esquire, following four years as a senior editor for Chicago magazine.

Prior to Chopped, Ted was the host of Food Network’s Food Detectives, a show about the science of cooking, and was a regular contributor to the network’s series, Best Thing I Ever Ate. Before that, he was a judge on the first four seasons of both Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking Bravo series Queer Eye, which was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and took the prize in 2004.

He also is the author of another cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes (Clarkson-Potter), and co-wrote the New York Times Best Seller Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better. He lives with his husband, Barry Rice, in Brooklyn.

 

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