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Michael Alan Connelly

  1. Top Chef Season Five
    Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode Ten’I served Tom okra and truffle oil on the same plate. Those are two things he hates.’
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    Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode NineA casualty of Restaurant Wars debates food vs. service.
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    Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode Eight“I felt Tom had it out for me.”
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    Top Chef Exit Interviews: Episode SevenWe catch up with the two cheftestants booted from the shiny ‘Top Chef’ kitchen.
  5. Top Chef Season Five
    Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode Five’I think it’s a bunch of malarkey, to tell you the truth.’
  6. Top Chef Season Five
    ‘Top Chef’ Exit Interviews: Episodes Three and FourWe speak with the last two chefs to get cut from the competition.
  7. Top Chef Season Five
    ‘Top Chef’ Exit Interview: Episode Two’I went with using a really original ingredient to do a somewhat common dish.’
  8. Top Chef Season Five
    ‘Top Chef’ Exit Interview: Episode OneWe speak to the two chefs who packed their knives and went during the brutal season premiere of ‘Top Chef: New York.’
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    New York Leaves the Dark Ages of Coffee; Waverly Inn Mural PersonalitiesMcDonald’s is having some espresso troubles, and one more critic raves about dinner at el Bulli, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Big Apple BBQ Block Party Makes Bank; Hipsters to Battle in Pie-Making ContestA man tried to pay for a meal at McDonald’s with marijuana, and business at Katz’s Deli has been up and down lately (like the stock market!), from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Food-Stamp Usage on the Rise; a Website for Bacon LoversFrank Bruni gets frustrated by Kurve, and candy-inspired cocktails for Halloween, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    PepsiCo Suffers When You Drink Tap Water; Pastas for High-Pressure TimesShopping for groceries with studly chef Gavin Kaysen in his neighborhood, and the future plans for Aureole, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  13. Top Chef
    ‘Top Chef: New York’ Preview: ‘We’re in for a GoodWhat to expect from the new season of ‘Top Chef’ — and a video preview!
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    Rachael Ray Was Burger Bashful; Wall Street’s Food Carts Feel FinancialA club that saw two fights over the weekend, and whether Long Island’s wineries were able to overcome this year’s bad weather, from our morning glance at the headlines.
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    Hawaiian Tropic Zone Fires Bad Managers, Sometimes; Sustainable Sushi Stats inA restaurant critic crosses the ethics line by having a chef cater her wedding, and how Bobby Flay got his start in the food business, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    DOH Launching a Dining Blog; Obama Beating McCain in Cookie WarA Dean & DeLuca that serves burgers, and an unnecessary look inside one chef’s apartment, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    New Food-Label Law Has Loopholes; Why Marquee Was Really Shut Down This SummerPlus community boards are making life hell for downtown restaurants and bars, and now is your chance to ask El Bulli’s chef a question, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Coolio’s Cookbook; Does Starbucks Waste Water?Also in the morning headlines: buying groceries wholesale, and how cookbooks will save publishing.
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    Subway Ads Teach You About Nutrition; Playboy Makes Wine a Little SexierA bouncer-led beatdown at Dorrian’s Red Hand, and Williamsburgers who don’t like the Kellogg’s Diner 2.0, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Bulk Up for the Recession; Rachael Ray’s Suggestive VideoTainted Chinese candy shows up in Connecticut, and a woman gets saved by the staff of the River Café, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Old, Rich Wine Drinkers Immune to Economy; Food Chains Pick on Each Other in NewWhat to when a waiter serves you the wrong entrée in a restaurant, and gelato that comes from a tanning salon, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Date Your Dream Chef; Butchering on the RisePlus Paul Newman’s legacy in the world of organic foods, and one woman’s mini Chinese cooking empire, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    More Food Magazines Than Ever; Ladies’ Night Lawsuit DismissedPlus, the new head of Wendy’s is making some changes, in our glance at today’s headlines.
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    Bouley Laughs in Face of Financial Crisis; a Greenmarket Will Grow in Bay RidgeWhy Jacques Pépin is the best chef on TV, plus the push for cheap food, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    The Box Supports Obama; Do McDonald’s Burgers Ever Go Bad?What Congress ate during last night’s financial bailout meetings, and which presidential candidate’s state has better wine, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    When Will New Shake Shack Open?; Starbucks Customers Love OatmealPlus recipes from celebrities, and how Eli Zabar is making his customers angry, from our daily glance at the headlines.
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    French Chefs Want ‘World Treasure’ Status; Dinner Parties AmidJean-Georges prepared a last-minute meal for the French president, and Rocco DiSpirito can’t dance, plus more from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Food Suppliers Fixing Prices?; Palin Wine Sales SlowA wine that reminds drinkers of Sarah Palin, and the new stickers you’ll find on meat and produce from now on, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Spain Is the New Global Food Center; Graydon’s Monkey BackersIn our look at the morning headlines, James Beard goes to Vegas and kids take up cooking.
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    Sarah Palin Is (on a Piece of) Toast; Will Sushi Go Sustainable?Debunking the myth that food travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate, and a list of best spots for late-night dining, from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    FDA to Make Frankenfood Proposals Today; Trader Joe’s Gets an Opening DatePlus where to find obscure Asian cuisines, and who named the East Village the best neighborhood with the best bars — from our daily glance at the morning headlines.
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    Alaskans Not Ashamed of Eating Moose; Frankenfood Revolution Continues ApaceLittle Italy still has a few culinary treasures, and fried pickles are a new way to enjoy pickle season, in our summary of the morning headlines.
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    Boston Bans Trans Fats, Too; Food to Eat This FallCB 6 takes a stand against drunk Fordham residents, and the host of ‘Bizarre Foods’ actually likes eating all that weird stuff, in our summary of the morning headlines.
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    Kosher Meatpacker in Trouble With PETA; Swedish Food Mag Gives Readers NutmegA cat that really likes oatmeal, a new food site from ‘National Geographic,’ and more from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Fro-Yo for Dogs; Cheap Chains Taking Over CityGelato is gaining popularity in the U.S., a six-foot-long zucchini grows in Queens, and more from our glance at the morning headlines.
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    Starbucks to Offer Healthy Breakfast; a Red Hook RevivalBritain has its own locavore movement, a review of the Slow Food Nation conference, and more, in our morning news roundup.