Food & Cooking

'Hell's Kitchen': Amanda Giblin After Her Elimination

May 14th, 2013 12:10pm EDT
Hell's Kitchen
After Amanda Giblin's exit from FOX's Hell's Kitchen, BFTV caught up with the 28-year-old executive chef from Orange County, New York to get her post-competition thoughts.

"I am a damn good sauté chef! I rocked the fish station every time I was put there. I am mostly proud to be associated with such a wonderful, strong group of women!" Amanda enthused, though she also told us, "I would have taken better control over the situation, not allowing myself to get so upset and frazzled."

What did she take away from her time in Hell's Kitchen? "I find as a Chef now, I’m more confident in my decis...

'Hell's Kitchen': Jacqueline Baldassari After Her Elimination

May 7th, 2013 2:38pm EDT
Hell's Kitchen
Last Tuesday, Jacqueline Baldassari became the next chef to be chopped from FOX's Hell's Kitchen, and she later joined BFTV to talk about it. "I watched the show on and off.  I anticipated craziness," said the 27-year-old roundsman from Florence, New Jersey. "It was up to me on how I was going to deal with it."

"I think I was a very creative and strong chef.  Every challenge I received a point," she continued, but added that "I would've liked to have become more comfortable faster. I was so nervous at first I couldn't think straight."

Nerves clearly didn't get in Jacqueline's way at least...

'Hell's Kitchen': Dan Ryan After His Elimination

April 30th, 2013 12:32pm EDT
Hell's Kitchen
He was the chef everyone loved to hate - now following his dismissal from Hell's Kitchen, BFTV caught up with Dan Ryan to find out if he really was that despised, and what he'll remember about his stint on the show.

First things first: Dan informed us that the vitriol audiences noticed on screen wasn't manufactured TV drama. "What you saw was definitely that accurate," he said. "There was like a gang mentality. I feel like they [the Blue Team] have a target every time. It was Jeremy [Madden], and then it was my turn, and there'll be someone else next."

Having said that, though, there are ...

'Hell's Kitchen': Jessica Lewis After Her Elimination

April 23rd, 2013 11:45am EDT
Hell's Kitchen
Jessica Lewis was the latest chef to get axed from FOX's Hell's Kitchen - and after her elimination, the chef tournant from New York connected with BFTV to chat about her experience on the popular reality show.

"I was way quiet and should have stood up more for myself," reflected Jessica, who left after difficulties on the fish station during the dinner service in last Tuesday's episode. "I owned my mistakes, put my head down and worked - and I should have made others own their mistakes too. I am too nice to be cursing people out! It's just not me!"

Although she didn't walk away with the ...

'Hell's Kitchen': Jeremy Madden After His Elimination

April 16th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Hell's Kitchen
Another week, another elimination on Hell's Kitchen. BFTV recently connected with last week's departing chef, Jeremy Madden - who got the axe after mistakenly sending up a sample plate - to review his time on the FOX show and found out that he's different from the person you saw on TV.

"I'm not as dumb as I looked on the show, promise," Jeremy said. "I really am a capable chef and I do know what I'm doing."

In what made it to air, the 22-year-old lead cook from Los Angeles was sometimes confused and often called out by his colleagues on the men's team, but he's understandably got it more ...

Celebrating the 150th Episode of 'Hell's Kitchen' with Susan Heaton

April 9th, 2013 10:15am EDT
Susan Heaton
Tonight, Hell's Kitchen celebrates its 150th episode. The milestone falls in the middle of the FOX competition's scorching eleventh season, so BFTV snagged a few minutes with current cheftestant Susan Heaton to find out what motivated her to enter Hell's Kitchen and what it's really like to work for Chef Gordon Ramsay.

"Auditioning for Hell's Kitchen was the best decision I ever made," said Susan. "I was working full-time as a human resources manager and part-time culinary student, just pursuing a passion - really wanting to do something that I loved and hoping that one day it might turn i...

'The Biggest Loser' Expert Chef Devin Alexander Shares Her Recipes

March 29th, 2013 1:10pm EDT
Chef Devin Alexander
The Biggest Loser's season may be over, but Chef Devin Alexander - who wrote the show's two cookbooks and is featured as a expert - has a few recipes and tips for BFTV readers still looking for guidance when it comes to healthy eating.

Click through this article for three of Chef Devin's recommended recipes out of her cookbooks - for chocolate cake, Mexican tabbouli, and chicken "enchilasagna".

For more health tips, recipes and tools from Chef Devin and other experts, be sure to visit You can also follow Chef Devin on Twitter (@chefdevin).

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'Justified' Actress Cathy Baron Teams With LifeKraze To Promote Healthy Eating

March 26th, 2013 11:35am EDT
Cathy Baron
On FX's Justified, Cathy Baron has been playing a woman of questionable repute, but off-screen this multitalented actress is helping people to improve their lives. Dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, Cathy is lending her experience and enthusiasm to LifeKraze, a new app that helps others put their best selves forward. BFTV recently spoke with her to get her tips on eating better - and snuck in a little Justified chat, too.

"it's never as hard as people think it's going to be," said the actress, who is vegan and has a degree in Nutrition. "You have to stick with it. Once you start eati...

Chef Gordon Ramsay Dishes On Season 11 Of 'Hell's Kitchen'

March 19th, 2013 6:30am EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Chef Gordon Ramsay is an imposing figure on FOX's Hell's Kitchen, putting chefs to the test - and putting the incompetent and arrogant in their place. But to see him on Hell's Kitchen is to know only one side of Chef Ramsay, who has four TV shows on FOX alone, more Michelin stars than most chefs can even dream of, and a much warmer personality than commercials would have you believe. BFTV recently checked in with Chef Ramsay to get the inside dish on Season 11 of Hell's Kitchen.

"I’m in love with it now," he said of starting up the competition for an eleventh cycle. "I’m in love with the r...

TV Preview: 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 11

March 12th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Hell's Kitchen
FOX's Hell's Kitchen has more seasons to its name than any other cooking competition on the airwaves. That's no surprise, because it appeals to fans of cooking and reality TV alike. It's always been one-part food, one-part utter mayhem. It's not just about what happens in the kitchen, but also who can handle the various outlandish challenges and their fellow competitors. Tonight, Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes a whopping 20 new chefs into his kitchen to see who can stand the heat.

As is usual for Hell's Kitchen, Season 11 opens with the competing chefs singing their own praises as they wait t...