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Ted Allen

Born: May 20, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): N/A

Ted Allen on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Esquire :
ISBN: 1588162141 OCLC: 56387111

Hearst Books, New York : ©2005.

Esquire's things a man should know about handshakes, white lies, and which fork goes where :
ISBN: 1588160688 OCLC: 46872168

[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 marriage /
ISBN: 1573227773 OCLC: 42462917

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 sex /
ISBN: 1588160297 OCLC: 44885285

Hearst Books, New York : ©2001.

Esquire's things a man should know about style /
ISBN: 1573227633 OCLC: 40980010

Riverhead Books, New York : ©1999.

In my kitchen :
ISBN: 0307951863 OCLC: 745609540

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.

In my kitchen :
ISBN: 9780307984982 OCLC: 797002155

Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York : ©2012.

As host of Food Network's hit show Chopped, Ted Allen presides in pinstripes and sneakers while chefs scramble to cook with mystery ingredients. But at home, Ted is the one chopping the vegetables and working the stove, trying unusual ingredients and new techniques, from roasting earthy sunchokes in a piping-hot oven to develop their sweetness or transforming leftover pinot noir into complexly flavored homemade vinegar. In fact, it's discoveries like these that propel him into the kitchen nightly--that, of course, and eating the delicious results with friends! Now Ted invites likeminded cooks to roll up their sleeves, crank up the stereo, and join him in the kitchen for some fun.

Queer eye for the straight guy :
ISBN: 1841882518 OCLC: 58054562

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Illustrated, London : 2005.

Queer eye for the straight guy :
ISBN: 140005446X OCLC: 53369092

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.

The food you want to eat :
ISBN: 1400080908 OCLC: 56876934

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.

Things a man should know about style
ISBN: 1853754412 OCLC: 47150187

Prion, London : 2001.