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  • Popular chef killed at nightclub had Miami Heat ties

    06/10/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 10, 2014 | Shandel Richardson
    MIAMI — The man shot and killed inside a popular Miami Beach nightclub early Tuesday morning had ties with the Miami Heat. Antaun Teasley, who was fatally shot at Mansion, was the personal chef for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole. According to news reports, the shooting occurred after a fight started in the nightclub. No one else was injured.
  • She’s a French Food Superstar, Now in Dubai

    04/25/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gulf News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Natalie Long
    Excuse the pun, but Helene Darroze really is at the top of her game, and not just because she’s cooking in Burj Khalifa’s 124th-floor restaurant next week. The chef runs Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, London (at the Connaught hotel, where she took over from Angela Hartnett) and Moscow, is a mum-of-two and is evangelical about the local cuisine of her home region, France’s bountiful south-west. “I use my memories to cook,” she says; those memories might range from growing up in a cooking family (at her family’s Relais & Châteaux hotel in Villeneuve-de-Marsan) or taking the plunge into cooking at...
  • White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • New York chef suffers broken jaw, nose in likely 'knockout game' attack in Philadelphia

    11/28/2013 8:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 28, 2013 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Police are investigating a vicious attack on a Manhattan chef who was walking alone on Tuesday night when he was allegedly assaulted by a group of six to eight men, all between the ages of 16 and 21. ‘I'm not well, a lot of swelling and overall pain,’ said victim Diego Moya. ‘Should be four weeks until I lose the wires and can eat normally, which is devastating being a chef. Means I can't work.’(continued)
  • Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home

    11/05/2013 12:10:11 PM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | oct 5th | By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Jeremy Gorner,
    Trotter burst on the scene in 1987, when the self-taught chef opened Charlie Trotter’s restaurant on Armitage Avenue. In short order, the chef’s intense creativity and never-repeat-a-dish dictum made Trotter’s the most talked-about restaurant in Chicago, and his fame quickly spread throughout the country and beyond. Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died. The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Trotter was found by his son Dylan at the...
  • Sorry, Mate, You're Too Fat: New Zealand kicks Obese Chef Out Of The Country [Headline Truncated]

    07/27/2013 8:33:14 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 29 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7/27/2013 | Jaymi McCann
    Albert Buitenhuis was told he was too heavy to stay in New Zealand. Weighs 20 stone six pounds, five stone less than when he moved there. He and wife Marthie are facing deportation from their Christ Church home. Albert is five feet ten inches tall and has a Body Mass Index of 40. An obese chef has been told he is too fat to live in New Zealand, even though he has lost 66lb since moving there six years ago. Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 20 stone six pounds, was told that it may place demands on the New Zealand health...
  • Prosecutors: Chef Told Police He Cooked Wife

    09/19/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by chuckee · 39 replies
    In a taped interviewed played in court Tuesday, a Southern California chef on trial for allegedly killing his wife told police he slow cooked her body then dumped it out as kitchen waste. Dawn Viens disappeared in 2009 and police identified her husband David – the chef at the former Thyme Café in Torrance – as a prime suspect. In 2011, investigators dug up the Thyme Café, which Dawn co-owned, searching for her body. But in a taped interview played Tuesday in court, David Viens seemed to tell police why her remains may never be found. "I took some, some...
  • Former restaurateur charged with theft of sales tax and more

    05/12/2011 12:02:08 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 13 replies
    Ocala.com ^ | May 6. 2011 | Austin L. Miller
    OCALA - A former restaurant owner and chef was arrested Friday for refusal to pay or file tax return, theft of sales tax and failure to file six consecutive sales tax returns. Loring W. Felix, 52, was picked up by Sheriff's Deputy Brian Haworth at 2811 S.W. 19th Court at 7 a.m. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was booked in. The warrant was signed by Judge Willard Pope on Monday. Bond for the charges was $7,500. Felix's Restaurant had been a fixture at 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd. for close to a decade before closing...
  • Woman tells court of chef's 'rape attempt'

    05/11/2011 11:55:26 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 5 replies
    News & Crier ^ | May 5, 2011 | Jack Grove
    An illegal immigrant has described how she fought off a Chinese chef after spurning his sexual advances. The young woman told Cambridge Crown Court yesterday how she had rejected 23-year-old Shi Fu Ni because he was “too young”, but the chef forced himself upon her. The attack was eventually stopped by Ni’s colleague Le Lin, but Ni is accused of trying to throttle his workmate with an electric cable fearing he would go to the police. Ni ran off leaving his friend for dead, but was later arrested nearby. Ni, who was living at a restaurant near St Ives, has...
  • Gainesville chef among 17 arrested in Internet child-sex sting

    05/11/2011 11:50:08 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 15 replies
    The Gainsville Sun ^ | May 5, 2011 | Karen Voyles
    A Gainesville man who said he was a chef was among the 17 men arrested following a cyber sting in St. Johns County. The Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff's Office were among the agencies participating in the five-day operation. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's office, the investigation “involved undercover detectives posing as juveniles or parents online to arrange for unknown suspects to meet with them at an undercover house.” Investigators passed themselves off as children between the ages of 8 and 15 while the suspects were between the ages of 20 and 55. Between April 21...
  • Warrnambool car fire fail for insurance scammer

    05/11/2011 11:41:22 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 3 replies
    The Standard ^ | 12 May, 2011 | Andrew Thomson
    A FORMER Warrnambool chef who torched his car four years ago in an attempt to claim insurance has effectively convicted himself by failing to pay compensation. Mark Musolino, 32, previously of Loch Ard Place, planned to burn his car and claim the insurance money but has instead finished about $18,000 out of pocket. He pleaded guilty in March 2009 to attempting to obtaining property by deception, making a false report to police and possessing prescribed weapons. He was fined $400 without conviction and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond, as well as being ordered to pay $500 to the...
  • USDA to Train Chefs from China's Upscale Hotels

    04/25/2011 5:57:22 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | 04/25/2011 | Steve Peacock
    Chefs from five-star hotels across China soon will descend upon the U.S. to learn more about western-style menus, management and products — and U.S. taxpayers will be footing most of the bill.
  • Former Food Network chef sentenced in murder plot

    12/13/2010 3:41:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2010
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The former host of the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" was sentenced Monday to nine years in a California prison after pleading no contest to soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife, Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said. Juan-Carlos Cruz's wife was also in court during the sentencing, Martinez said.
  • Famed French chef turns up dead in freezer

    08/11/2010 5:25:46 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 11 Aug 2010 | Anita Elash
    Jean-François Poinard’s exacting nature and passion for food helped make him one France’s great chefs in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, years after his retirement, he is in the news again, this time as the murder victim in a macabre domestic assault. French police found Mr. Poinard’s body in a chest freezer in his home in the French gastronomic capital Lyon. They say his battered corpse had been there for two years and that his girlfriend, Guylene Collober, 51, has admitted she beat him to death in November, 2008. “It was an altercation gone wrong,” prosecutor Marc Desert said. “It...
  • Chef In Gay Extort Bust

    06/07/2010 4:31:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies · 63+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 7 June 10 | None listed
    <p>JUNE 7--While on a business trip last month to Washington, D.C., a married Michigan man was awoken one morning when an unidentified caller dialed his hotel room. The caller announced that he was in possession of photos showing the businessman "participating in homosexual acts from the evening before," and demanded $25,000 in hush money, or the images would be forwarded to the man's wife and business associates.</p>
  • Chef's Tweets from White House Kitchen a no-no

    05/20/2010 9:07:53 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 12 replies · 577+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    "Yes we can" has been changed to "No you can't" when it comes to Chicago superstar chef Rick Bayless twittering from the White House kitchen. Bayless, who specializes in Mexican cuisine, was chosen to cook for the second White House state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderón. However, until Bayless returns to the Frontera Grill, his Twitter account, if inside the White House, has officially turned black as mole sauce . . . Apparently the Chicago chef has been bubbling over with excitement sending Tweets out to friends and fans, like a pot of appropriately diverse 28-ingredient, Oaxacan mole negro....
  • Chicago chef to prepare White House state dinner

    05/18/2010 12:13:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 917+ views
    hosted. ^ | May 18 | CARYN ROUSSEAU
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Will it be his pork with green tomatillo-avocado salsa, or the duck breast in red chile-apricot mole? Perhaps the bacon-flavored corn masa cakes stuffed with black beans.
  • Kitchens stand empty as young French lose their appetite for la cuisine(victim of 35-hr week)

    04/01/2010 2:15:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 974+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 04/01/10
    April 1, 2010 Kitchens stand empty as young French lose their appetite for la cuisine La Grange aux Fleurs, a rural restaurant in a 100-year-old converted barn that serves such dishes as stuffed pigs’ trotters, is the embodiment of the Gallic gastronomic tradition. But when Denis Dufosset, the owner, put it up for sale to take a break from his duties in the kitchen, he had a nasty surprise: no one made an offer. The reason, he says, is that young French people are turning their backs on la cuisine in favour of easier trades with shorter hours. /snip In...
  • Obama on Food Network's Iron Chef?

    11/22/2009 7:33:24 PM PST · by QDaddy · 21 replies · 1,135+ views
    Food Network TV commercial
    Anyone else see Food Network Iron Chef? There was a promo commercial touting a 2 hour episode with a "very special guest" while showing the Washington Monument.
  • Gibbs Justifies Flying Chef from St. Louis

    04/11/2009 7:40:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies · 2,003+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 April 2009 | John Semmens
    With many top notch pizza restaurants in the Washington DC area, people have been questioning the propriety of flying a chef all the way from St. Louis to bake 20 pizzas for a bash thrown at the White House by President Barack Obama. The added expense during these times of financial crisis strikes observers as unnecessarily ostentatious. “Well, you know that the President is the ruler of all the United States,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reminded critics. “It is his prerogative to exploit all of the resources of the realm. It just so happens that he took a fancy to...
  • Obama's 850 mile pizza run

    04/11/2009 6:44:34 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 89 replies · 3,345+ views
    Sun ^ | 4/10/09
    BARACK Obama liked a restaurant’s pizzas so much he has flown the chef 850 miles to make some at the White House. The US President got a taste for Chris Sommers’ pizza while campaigning in St Louis, Missouri, last year. After Mr Obama’s election win, Chris offered to deliver frozen pizzas to the White House but was told he couldn’t because of security concerns. So he took 20lb of dough and three gallons of sauce to Washington. Chris was due to cook lunch at the White House yesterday, reported People.com. He said: “It’s surreal. It’s a huge honour.”
  • Chef's sign on so Michelle and Barack start changing the way the country eats it's food.

    02/27/2009 1:20:11 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 17 replies · 668+ views
    Chef's Collaborative ^ | 2/27/2009 | SRM
    Dear President and Mrs. Obama, We, the undersigned chefs and food professionals of Chefs Collaborative, thank you for beginning the critical work of steering our country onto a more sustainable course. We have read with great pleasure and pride that you are giving much-needed attention to sustainable food issues; we write now with a renewed sense of hope that together we can change the way we think about food in this country. Indeed, through the example set by the White House kitchen, you have the ability to continue to show the country that your staff prepares and serves food...
  • Caption Michelle Obama in the White House kitchen

    02/23/2009 8:52:42 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 88 replies · 2,966+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 2/22/09 | staff
  • China: Hong Kong chef jailed for meat-cleaver attack on grumbling diner

    02/19/2009 3:00:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 492+ views
    Eathtimes ^ | 02/19/09
    Hong Kong chef jailed for meat-cleaver attack on grumbling diner Posted : Thu, 19 Feb 2009 02:59:51 GMT Hong Kong - A Hong Kong chef on Thursday began a 20-month jail sentence for attacking a woman diner with a meat cleaver after she complained about his food. Cheng Chi-wai, 50, hit the 47-year-old woman on the head with the cleaver after she grumbled about the meal she was served in the seafood restaurant in the city's Wan Chai district. He ran into the kitchen and emerged with two meat cleavers after she remarked on the poor quality of his cooking...
  • Hail to the Chef: Obama Selects White House Chef

    01/10/2009 5:13:54 PM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies · 1,088+ views
    aldenteblog ^ | 1/9/2009 | KitchenMaus
    More exciting news than an economic stimulus plan, President-elect Obama has finally announced his new White House chef. Or, to be exact, he's announced his new chef, but she's not new to the White House. Turns out that President Bush's current chef-in-residence, Cristeta Comerford, suits Obama just fine. Is this bipartisanship at its best, or what?
  • portrait of a gentleman as a cook

    01/06/2009 4:57:38 AM PST · by franksolich · 11 replies · 710+ views
    conservativecave ^ | January 7, 2009 | self
    "Tiny" was the cook at the local pool hall in the small town where I spent my teenaged years. According to his obituary, he had been born in 1910 in Queens, New York, and his road west to the Sandhills was not unremarkable. My parents at some time told me that "Tiny," as a young lad had suffered a trolley-car accident on the congested streets of New York, acquiring a pronounced limp and loss of some parts of those that had made him a male. The meaning of the second disfigurement meant nothing to me, and the first disfigurement was...
  • SHOCKER - One Terrorist was a Chef at Taj

    11/29/2008 10:06:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 42 replies · 1,916+ views
    India.com ^ | 29 Nov 2008 | India.com
    In a shocking revelation on late Friday night, it has been reported that one of the terrorists holed up in hotel Taj Mahal was doing his internship there as Trainee Chef for past 10 months. The revelation came after the family of one of the Trainee Chef who was killed inside the hotel came out to reveal that the deceased called them before dying and said that he has been shot by his friends. This disclosure has made it clear that there were more terrorists in the hotel than suspected. This revelation has also made it clear that the planning...
  • Former Mr Gay UK 'slit lover's throat then marinated his diced flesh with fresh herbs'

    10/06/2008 6:18:55 PM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 1,390+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 Oct 2008 | Chris Brooke
    A gay chef murdered his lover, cut out part of his leg, seasoned it with herbs and fried it, a court has heard.Anthony Morley, 35, chewed one of the pieces before throwing it into his kitchen bin. Morley, a former holder of the Mr Gay UK title, then walked to a nearby takeaway restaurant and told horrified staff: 'I have killed someone, call the police'. Former Mr Gay UK Anthony Morley (l) allegedly murdered Damian Oldfield before chewing part of his thigh Officers found the naked body of 33-year-old Damian Oldfield on the floor of Morley's bedroom, Leeds Crown Court...
  • Isaac Hayes' History With Scientology

    08/12/2008 10:27:16 PM PDT · by lainie · 55 replies · 215+ views
    fnc ^ | 8-12-2008 | Roger Friedman
    My friend, Isaac Hayes, died on Sunday, and his passing leaves many unanswered questions. Isaac was found dead by his treadmill, but conveniently missing from the wire stories was a significant fact: in January 2006, Isaac had a significant stroke. At the time, the word went out only that he had been hospitalized for exhaustion. But the truth was, Isaac, whom I’d seen just a couple of months earlier when he headlined the Blues Ball in Memphis, was in trouble. Having lost the rights to his songs two decades earlier, he was finally making some money voicing the character of...
  • Soul legend Isaac Hayes dies aged 65

    08/10/2008 1:44:09 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 29 replies · 240+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 10th August 2008 | CNN.com
    Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film "Shaft," has died, sheriff's officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday. Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff's department said.
  • Gordon Ramsay Missed His Babies'Birth To Save Sex Life

    07/30/2008 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 153 replies · 442+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.30.2008 | ANI
    Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay missed the births of his four kids - because he feared it would spoil his sex life. Ramsay's fear was not hidden from his wife Tana. He told her everything honestly. "We have the most amazing life. We're very active in the bedroom and I think you're a beautiful lady," The Sun quoted him, as telling his wife. "I don't want to see something coming out of a sort of sci-fi movie. "I don't want to see a skinned rabbit or skinned pigeon coming out of your ninny and then get excited and hold it. "Give...
  • Chef Paul Prudhomme grazed by bullet (just a flesh wound, he kept on cooking)

    03/25/2008 8:15:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,847+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | AP
    GRETNA, La. - Celebrated chef Paul Prudhomme was setting up his cooking tent on the practice range at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Tuesday morning when he felt a sting in his right arm, just above his elbow. Prudhomme shook his shirt sleeve and a .22 caliber bullet fell to the ground, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Deputies believe Prudhomme was hit by a falling bullet, probably shot about 9:30 a.m. from somewhere within a 1 1/2-mile radius of the golf course, said Col. John Fortunato. Prudhomme did not require medical attention. "He thought...
  • America Supports You: Famous Chef to Salute Military

    06/28/2007 4:35:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 341+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2007 – Famous television Chef Emeril Lagasse will salute the military with two programs showcasing recipes created by the men and women who keep the troops fed and happy. “Emeril’s Army-Navy Contest” will air on the Food Network tomorrow at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. “Emeril’s Military Contest” will air the following evening at the same time. The six winners, representing each of the five branches of the military, were selected from entries in “Emeril’s Military Recipe Contest.” “These folks are the real heroes,” Lagasse said of the servicemembers. “You just can’t understate the importance of what...
  • America Supports You: Marines Give Chef His Marching Orders

    05/15/2007 4:47:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,146+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2007 – When Chef Robert Irvine discovered his “mission” was to feed 850 Marines after they’d completed 30 days of desert warfare training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., his reaction was what one might expect. Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible” and a former chief petty officer cook in the British Royal Navy, shows he can keep up with the 850 Marines he faced at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Photo Courtesy of Food Network  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Shock and, gasp, horror,” Irvine, host of Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible,” and a former chief...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il Built Nuke Shelter 10 Years Ago; Fourth Wife, Kim OK, was his Safe Keeper

    08/19/2006 8:08:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,226+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/19/06 | Chung Shi-haeng
    /begin my translationKim Jong-il: Built Nuke Shelter 10 Years Ago; Fourth Wife, Kim OK, his  Safe Keeper   The author of  'Kim Jong-il's Chef' reveals more in his third publicationSept. issue of 'Monthly Chosun' reports"I saw them bring fake 100 thousand dollars to Europe and coming back with real dollars"   Fujimoto Kenji, a Japanese who worked as 'Kim Jong-il's chef' for thirteen years since 1987, published last month another book, titled 'Dear General Who Loved Books and Women.' This is his third book, following 'Kim Jong-il's Chef,' and 'Kim Jong-il's Private Life.' September issue of 'Monthly Chosun' reported some excerpts from the...
  • 'Chef Muir' Keeps Spirits High

    08/14/2006 5:43:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 14, 2006 — To American civilians, eating a meal ready-to-eat, or MRE, can be an intimidating prospect. It’s handed to them cased in a non-descript brown sleeve, not unlike certain types of discreet mail. Once opened, its contents are filled with individual packages, chemical heaters and official-sounding foods like “fortified applesauce.” With a family in tow, a war on their heels and military transit to look forward to, nearly 14,000 Americans faced the additional daunting task of MRE dining before their authorized departure from Beirut, Lebanon, earlier this month. Making that task just a little easier were...
  • Former Chinese Restaurant Employee Tells All

    06/20/2006 4:45:54 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 66 replies · 5,866+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | Jun 19, 2006 | Epoch Times
    Editor's Note: This article was widely circulated on China's internet websites. We believe it will provide our readers an insight into the mindset in China. I remember the host on a program about animal rights saying, "Please take care of our animals. It will be good for everyone." However, some Chinese don't think about the animals when eating meat. They dare to eat anything but aren't aware that what they are eating may actually be harmful to them. Ah Chang, who has worked in the restaurant industry for many years in China, has witnessed the use of all kinds of...
  • Bush 'no gourmet' (G.W. prefers burgers to salads)

    05/09/2006 7:45:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies · 1,444+ views
    News 24 ^ | 5/9/06
    Washington - It used to be that people who sought to share in the fare of the White House had to become large political donors and court the favour of the president. But no longer. A former White House chef is now whipping up meals for paying customers like the ones he served the Bushes and Clintons, using exclusive White House recipes. The price is much less than normal donors shell out, and politics needn't be part of the transaction, although anecdotes from the centre of power are served with every course. Walter Scheib, 52, who cooked at the White...
  • Cynthia McKinney event called illegal (flew in singer Isaac Hayes for political fundraiser)

    04/05/2006 4:46:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,751+ views
    Oxford Press ^ | 4/05/06 | BOB KEMPER, SCOTT MacFARLANE
    McKinney event called illegalBy BOB KEMPER, SCOTT MacFARLANE Cox News Service Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., center, walking down the steps of the House side of the U.S. Capitol after the last scheduled vote of the day Thursday, March 30, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) WASHINGTON — When Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) spent money from her congressional office budget to fly singer Isaac Hayes to DeKalb County last year, it wasn't just to have the superstar attend the opening of her new district office or talk about music education for children of...
  • McKinney Admits Misusing Taxpayer Money

    04/03/2006 1:08:12 PM PDT · by JohnnySpot · 191 replies · 7,083+ views
    McKinney Admits Misusing Taxpayer Money POSTED: 3:40 pm EDT April 3, 2006 UPDATED: 3:57 pm EDT April 3, 2006 WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cynthia McKinney admits that she broke government rules by spending money to fly a celebrity to Atlanta. Channel 2 Action News has uncovered documents showing McKinney, D-Ga., spent about $1,000 of taxpayer's money to fly singer Isaac Hayes to Georgia to help dedicate a new office in Atlanta. The money came from a fund members of Congress are supposed to use for office supplies. Using the money to pay for Hayes' airline ticket and hotel expenses is a...
  • South Park gets revenge on Chef

    03/23/2006 7:31:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 193 replies · 7,563+ views
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2006
    South Park has exacted revenge on its former star Isaac Hayes by turning his character Chef into a paedophile and seemingly killing him off. The opening episode of the 10th series, screened in the US on Wednesday, appeared to be a satire on Scientology. Hayes, a Scientologist, quit the animated comedy after a different episode ridiculed the religion. In the new show, Chef is brainwashed by the "Super Adventure Club" -thought to be a veiled reference to Scientology. The other characters are angry at "that fruity little club for scrambling his brains".
  • TONIGHT! - South Park season 10 begins! - The Return of Chef!

    03/22/2006 6:56:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 290 replies · 6,382+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | March 22, 2006 | various
    Well, folks, it's finally here - the most eagerly awaited South Park episode in recent memory!He's Back!!! Chef Returns to South ParkThe launch of "South Park’s" 10th season is marked by the triumphant homecoming of school chef, Jerome McElroy. "The Return of Chef!," premieres tonight, Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 p.m., on Comedy Central.The town is jolted out of a case of the doldrums when Chef suddenly reappears. While Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman are thrilled to have their old friend back, they notice that something about Chef seems different. When Chef’s strange behavior starts getting him in trouble, the...
  • Hayes' Chef Sort of Returns on 'South Park'

    03/21/2006 9:19:38 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 29 replies · 991+ views
    Charter News ^ | 03-21-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    NEW YORK (AP)-"South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker vowed vengeance last week in their running battle with Scientology-and Wednesday night's new-season premier appears to be the start.Issac Hayes may have left the animated satire in a huff over what he described as religious "intolerance and bigotry," but his Chef character, which he's voiced since 1997, isn't forgotten.The Comedy Central cartoon begins its 10th season with an episode titled "The Return of Chef!" The character's return follows by just a few days Hayes' statement that he was quitting because he could no longer accept the show's satirical blasts at...
  • Tom Cruise vs. 'South Park'?

    03/21/2006 3:15:50 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 94 replies · 2,576+ views
    CNN Entertainment ^ | March 21, 2006 | CNN Staff
    Parker and Stone: 'Million-year war for Earth has just begun' LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Actor Tom Cruise threatened to boycott promotion of his upcoming Paramount Pictures film unless a sister cable TV network pulled a "South Park" rerun lampooning the Church of Scientology, industry sources said on Friday.
  • 'South Park' to Fire Back in Season Premiere

    03/21/2006 11:44:26 AM PST · by orionblamblam · 36 replies · 855+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, March 21, 2006 | Don Kaplan
    On Wednesday's ninth-season debut, Hayes' character, Chef, pops up in an episode which creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are devoting to his mysterious return to "South Park." They are expected to poke fun at his religion, Scientology. While details are scarce, Comedy Central officials say the duo are putting the finishing touches on the episode (Wednesday, 10 p.m.) -- which, like many others, is being written and animated in less than a week.
  • Chef's Quitting Controversy (South Park)

    03/21/2006 1:06:57 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 36 replies · 1,370+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2006 | Roger Friedman
    Chef's Quitting Controversy Monday , March 20, 2006 By Roger Friedman Isaac Hayes did not quit "South Park." My sources say that someone quit it for him. I can tell you that Hayes is in no position to have quit anything. Contrary to news reports, the great writer, singer and musician suffered a stroke on Jan. 17. At the time it was said that he was hospitalized and suffering from exhaustion. It’s also absolutely ridiculous to think that Hayes, who loved playing Chef on "South Park," would suddenly turn against the show because they were poking fun at Scientology. Last...
  • Chef's Back, Even If Hayes Isn't (details on Wednesday's South Park show)

    03/20/2006 3:06:10 PM PST · by Central Scrutiniser · 86 replies · 3,847+ views
    zap2it.com ^ | 3-20-06 | N/A
    Chef's Back, Even If Hayes Isn't 'South Park' premiere trumpets character's return March 20 2006 LOS ANGELES -- "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone may yet have the final word on Isaac Hayes' departure from the show. The series, which has been the focus of much media speculation in the past week over Hayes leaving and Comedy Central's pulling of a Scientology-mocking episode, begins its 10th season Wednesday night with an episode called "The Return of Chef!" -- while making no mention of Hayes. In the episode, Chef makes a "triumphant homecoming" to South Park (even prior to...
  • ODE TO SOUTH PARK

    03/19/2006 10:13:13 PM PST · by TomAdkinsCC · 41 replies · 1,100+ views
    CommonConservative.com ^ | 3/15/06 | Tom Adkins
    Ode to Hypocrisy By the Comedy Central bigwigs (and Tom Adkins) Once, Comedy Central Was a network that stood tall South Park was unleashed, And man, did they have balls. South park lampooned big shots, and megastars who got fat They said a bunch of swear words Man, we LOVE when they do that! They attacked religion. And politicians, too Heck, they bitch-slapped everyone! In fact, we quite approved. But Suddenly, our braintrust Has our panties tied in knots They tweaked the Scientologists! Those dirty little snots! Sure, we let ‘em have fun. And even throw some slime! But don’t...
  • 'Chef' wants out of 'South Park' contract

    03/13/2006 12:27:43 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 221 replies · 3,354+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/13/06
    NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Religious parody on "South Park" has led Isaac "Chef" Hayes to quit the Comedy Central cartoon. Hayes, who has been with "South Park" since 1997, issued a statement Monday saying he has requested a release from the show because of recent episodes displaying "inappropriate ridicule of religious communities." "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs of others begins," Hayes said. "Religious beliefs are sacred to people and at all times should be respected and honored. As a...
  • Chefs Serve Those Who Served U.S.A.

    02/26/2006 9:01:56 PM PST · by ncountylee · 2 replies · 230+ views
    R News ^ | Feb 26, 2006 | Leah George
    Some chefs in Rochester dished out support for local veterans this weekend. They served up a prime rib dinner to raise money to help keep a VFW post open. "We needed a place to meet that had a kitchen. It fit the bill," Chef Paul Healy, President of the Rochester Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) said. Members of ACF recently started meeting and cooking twice a month at VFW post 307 on S. Union St. in Rochester. "So far we couldn't be happier," Healy said. Neither could the VFW's treasurer and building manager, Tony Torelli. "Our members are...