Category — Curtis Stone
Curtis Stone is obviously feeling like he is one of the alpha chef’s at the moment as he has a swipe at Jamie Oliver for being overweight.
Curtis Stone who now lives in the US and is host of Top Chef Masters and a judge on America’s Next Top Restaurant, was happy to give his opinion about the fracas Jamie Oliver had with a journalist here.
When the journalist suggested he might be being hypocritical about people watching their weight because he was a bit chubby, he called her a bitch.
The Herald Sun reports that Curtis said on a talk show that Jamie needs to show more responsibility.
While co-hosting The Talk on Friday, Stone criticised the Brit for calling an Australian journalist “a bitch” when she questioned his weight during a visit last week.
The Aussie-born chef says Oliver should show more responsibility.
“The interesting part of this for me is that Jamie is a big voice and he preaches, you know his show is called The Food Revolution,” Curtis said.
“So, he’s there talking about healthy food and you’ve got to practise what you preach.
“I love Jamie. I think he’s a great guy. I think what he stands for is really important.
“We’ve all had different relationships with food – some great, some not so great. But when you’ve got a place in the TV world of responsibility, you’ve got to follow through.”
What do you think? Does Jamie Oliver have to stay in tip top shape to be able to get his message of healthy eating to the masses?
Jamie Oliver also filmed an episode of Masterchef Australia when he was here.
March 15, 2012 9 Comments
Curtis Stone must be happy that Coles does not advertise in the USA, as credibility and this duet with Normie Rowe do not go together.
I presumed Coles knew it was so bad it would go viral – which has been a positive thing for supermarket chain. All of Australia now knows they sell beef with no hormones in it.
Also half of Australia must be wondering who the strange peroxide blonde man on screen with Curtis is…
My favourite bit in the advertisement is Normie frottaging Curtis’s leg, a move clearly copied from Altiyan Child’s who used this move on guitar players on The X Factor.
Also Normie just looks a tad crazed – basically if I saw him in my neighbourhood I would be crossing the street to avoid.
However Normie Rowe hits back here with the classic line ”If you think I’ve sold out, so have all my shows,” he said.
I hope for Masterchef Australia’s sake that this advertisement is well and truly done and dusted by the time series four starts, as they won’t want viewers swapping channels in the ad breaks.
January 11, 2012 14 Comments
Curtis Stone is still feeling the love of the American networks with Bravo announcing he will host a new reality show called Around The World in 80 Plates.
Curtis already hosts Top Chef Masters on the Bravo Network.
The Examiner says the show will focus on 12 chefs traveling around 10 countries in 44 days competing in a variety of food-related tasks. Curtis Stone will host it with Cat Cora who has been an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America.
Sounds like the show could be called The Amazing Plates!
Hopefully Arena TV will screen it over here in 2012.
January 8, 2012 8 Comments
Top Chef Masters host has had a baby boy with his partner Lindsay Price. The baby named Hudson was born on Nov 6. Expect to see photos in a magazine soon. (Source: Herald Sun)
In sad news for his Top Chef colleague, Padma Lakshmi’s boyfriend, Teddy Forstmann passed away from brain cancer.
Padma has been dating the 71 year old billionaire for three years.
He has no children so it will be interesting to see if she is in his will. (Source: Daily Mail)
November 25, 2011 6 Comments
Australian chef Curtis Stone will be seen on our screens in his role as host on Top Chef Masters from Monday 19 September on Arena TV.
Curtis took over the role of host from Kelly Choi. I was never a fan of Kelly’s as you rarely saw her eat the food.
Top Chef Masters is different from Top Chef in that the cheftestants are highly respected chefs.
Jay Rayner fans will be disappointed to know that he has been fired from the show, the reason being because Curtis Stone is Australian they only wanted one foreign accent on the show. Here is a cracker of a interview with Jay Rayner for eater.com, and love him even more for saying there was to much hype around David Chang.
Gael Greene has also been replaced by Ruth Reichl.
The Contestants are:
Hugh Acheson - Chef/ Partner: Five& Ten, The National, Gosford Wine – in Athens, GA and Empire State South, Atlanta, GA; Competing for Wholesome Wave Foundation
Floyd Cardoz – Former Executive Chef/Partner- of Tabla and soon-to-be Executive Chef/Partner of a new Danny Meyer restaurant; Competing for Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund
John Currence - City Grocery Restaurant Group, Oxford, MS Competing for No Kid Hungry
Traci Des Jardins - Chef/Co-owner of Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana and Public House and Manzanita, San Francisco, CA; Competing for La Cocina
George Mendes - Chef/Co-Owner of ALDEA, Manhattan, NY; Competing for Charity: Water
Mary Sue Milliken - Co-Chef/ Owner: Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Los Angeles, CA; Competing for Share Our Strength
Naomi Pomeroy - Owner: Beast in Portland, OR; Competing for Seed Savers Exchange
Suvir Saran - Executive Chef: Dévi, New York, NY; Competing for Agricultural Stewardship Association
John Rivera Sedlar - Owner: Playa, Los Angeles, CA; Competing for American Diabetes Association
Alex Stratta - Executive Chef: Stratta, Las Vegas, NV; Competing for Faster Cures, part of the Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation
Celina Tio - Chef/Owner: JULIAN Restaurant, Kansas City, MO, Competing for Harvesters
Sue Zemanick - Executive Chef: Gautreau’s, New Orleans, LA; Competing for the Louisiana SPCA
September 5, 2011 3 Comments