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Ted Allen

Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime-time competition series Chopped (2007) on the Food Network, and a frequent contributor to Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate (2009). He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo's Top Chef (2006) and Food Network's Iron Chef America: The Series (2005) and was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking Bravo series Queer Eye (2003). He is the author of "The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes" (Clarkson-Potter), a collection of vibrant, all-natural dishes, and will publish a second cookbook for Clarkson in spring 2012. He also co-wrote the New York Times Best Seller "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better".Since 1997, Ted has been a contributing editor to Esquire magazine, where he writes about food, wine, style and everything else the American man needs to know. He was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for his Esquire feature on the little-known phenomenon of male breast cancer. Ted also writes for such publications as Bon Appetit, Epicurious and Food Network Magazine. Before joining Esquire, Ted was a senior editor and restaurant critic at Chicago magazine. Ted holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University, with an advanced certificate in the school's Science and Environmental Reporting Program, and a B.A. in psychology from Purdue University. He lives in Brooklyn with his longtime partner, Barry Rice.

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May 20, 1965 In Columbus, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986
Latest Project:
Series Beat Bobby Flay 2013-08-24

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Chopped
Poster of Top Chef
Beat Bobby Flay Unknown 2013-08-24
The Best Thing I Ever Made Self 5 episodes, 2012 2011-10-16
Chopped Self - Host / ... 587 episodes, 2009-2020 2007-06-04
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Top Chef Unknown 2006-02-15
Food Network Star Unknown 2005-06-05
Iron Chef America: The Series Unknown 2005-01-16
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Unknown 2005-07-25
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Good Eats Unknown 1999-07-07
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986