Rachael Ray’s Show Is Safe; ‘Top Chef’ Dale Brought in Stephanie

Yesterday’s report that Rachael Ray’s syndicated daytime TV show was in danger of being canceled was completely bogus. [NYDN]
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Less women in the workforce means less money in the family budget, and that translates to less money going into the hands of restaurateurs. [WSJ]

Former Top Cheftestant Dale encouraged Stephanie from this season to audition for the show’s producers. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

Top Chef contestant Nikki Cascone, who survived this week by serving up rustic lasagne, cooks some interesting fare at 24 Prince, like crispy macaroni-and-cheese rolls with barbecue sauce. [Brooklyn Paper]

What’s with all the plates hanging on walls of newly opened restaurants? [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

San Franciscans ponder why the world needs four-star restaurants, anyway. It's just food, man! [Serious Eats]