Top Chef


Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe

A simple technique for no-fail blackened fish.
Adrienne Cheatham

'Top Chef' Star Brother Luck Isn't Here to Define His Food By Race

"We look at this country as black and white, and as a biracial person you get to be on the sidelines like, ‘Y’all are crazy.’”
Korsha Wilson
Make this

This Fried Chicken Sandwich Looks Simple, But Is Packed with Magic

Ranch dressing brine and honey butter are your secret weapons here.
Munchies Staff

Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Bizarre 'Top Chef' Extortion Case

The trial pitted producers of a popular TV show against old-school union guys in Boston, and the verdict looks like a boon for organized labor in America.
Susan Zalkind
true crime

The Strange Extortion Trial Pitting Teamsters Against 'Top Chef'

Allegations of slashed tires, misogynistic and ethnic threats, and terrified reality TV producers—this federal case has it all.
Susan Zalkind
Desus & Mero

'Top Chef' Judge Tom Colicchio Celebrates the 100th Episode of 'Desus & Mero'

The celebrity chef popped champagne and taste-tested some chopped cheese with the VICELAND hosts.
Sarah Bellman

Watch Marcel Vigneron Make the Most Decadent Weed-Infused Meal Ever on 'Bong Appetit'

Abdullah learns how to make weed wine and invites chef Marcel Vigneron—Top Chef alum and owner of Los Angeles restaurants Wolf and Beefsteak—to prepare cannabutter-basted beef cheek, weed-smoked tuna, and potleaf juice 'Dippin' Dots.'
Munchies Staff
Dirty Work

Dirty Work: Gail Simmons Goes 'Top Chef' on the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen

In this installment of Dirty Work, Top Chef judge and all-around food queen Gail Simmons stops by to make a simple lunch that quickly turns elaborate.
Matthew Zuras

MUNCHIES Presents: Parachute

Eat your way through Seoul with Parachute, one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
Munchies Staff
defense & security

A Senate committee wants to crack down on spy agencies' cozy relationship with Hollywood

An amendment added to the annual intelligence-spending bill calls for more accountability when the Intelligence Community works with the entertainment industry.
Jason Leopold
Primary Sources

The CIA Helped Produce an Episode of 'Top Chef'

Newly released details from a CIA watchdog report reveal that the agency "supported" the Bravo reality show, along with a book and several documentaries and movies.
Jason Leopold
Molecular Gastronomy

Molecular Gastronomy Still Needs to Taste Good

If you’re using some kind of chemical that is derived from a manufactured process and it is some kind of a GMO that tastes really bad on its own, then it may be time for you to think about things.
Marcel Vigneron