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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ted Allen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: N/A

Born: May 20, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

After receiving his MA, Allen moved to Chicago, where he worked as a reporter for Lerner Newspapers. He got his start in restaurant criticism in Chicago as one quarter of a bi-weekly group-review team called "The Famished Four," along with his boyfriend, Barry Rice, then the chain's entertainment editor, who initiated the concept.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ted Allen is an American writer and television personality. Emmy award winner Ted Allen is the host of three shows on Food Network: the long-running hit series “Chopped,” which received two James Beard Awards; the guide to classic foods across America, “Best. Ever.”; and a competition for amateurs, “All-Star Academy,” which debuted in March 2015. His latest cookbook, “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks,” (Clarkson-Potter), came out in May 2012. Since 1997, he has been a contributing writer for Esquire.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Esquire's things a man should know about marriage /
ISBN: 1573227773. OCLC Number:

Riverhead Books,. New York :. 1999.

Presents a survival guide for husbands-to-be, offering practical advice on how to cope with the wedding ceremony, reception, family members, the bachelor party, and the honeymoon.

Esquire's things a man should know about style /
ISBN: 1573227633. OCLC Number:

Riverhead Books,. New York :. ©1999.

Esquire's things a man should know about handshakes, white lies, and which fork goes where :
ISBN: 1588160688. OCLC Number:

[Hearst Books],. [New York] :. [©2001]

Part humor, part handbook, this to-the-point volume sprinkles wit amid wisdom on putting the best face forward in the job interview, at the office, over the business luncheon--all the thorniest situations faced by the modern working man.

Esquire's things a man should know about sex /
ISBN: 1588160297. OCLC Number:

Hearst Books,. New York :. ©2001.

Queer eye for the straight guy :
ISBN: 140005446X. OCLC Number:

Clarkson Potter/Publishers,. New York :. ©2004.

Five men from the hit show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" offer advice for making lifestyle changes in the categories of decorating, grooming, culinary, fashion, and culture.

Esquire :
ISBN: 1588162141. OCLC Number:

Hearst Books,. New York :. ©2005.

The food you want to eat :
ISBN: 1400080908. OCLC Number:

Clarkson Potter/Publishers,. New York :. ©2005.

Presents one hundred recipes for accessible, easy-to-prepare, hassle-free dishes, including a variety of old favorites, pastas, and make-ahead crowd-pleasing food.

In my kitchen :
ISBN: 0307951863. OCLC Number:

Clarkson Potter Publishers,. New York :. ©2012.

A book for food lovers who want to lose themselves in the delight of perfectly slow-roasting a leg of lamb, or whipping up a showstopping triple-layer cake. And where there's a will to make something from scratch, Ted provides a way. This book is perfect for passionate home cooks looking for inspiring new recipes and techniques to add to their playbooks.



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

, contact Allen by writing Ted Allen c/o Creative Artists Agency 405 Lexington Ave., 19th Floor New York, NY 10174 (212)

277-9000 phone