Now that “Top Chef” hostess Padma Lakshmi has landed a gig as slinky spokeswoman for Hardee’s Bacon Western Thickburger, it seems unfair for the show’s other judge, Gail Simmons, to be without an off-season burger deal.
Toby Young, the Hobbit food critic who came across as a weird blend of Benjamin Button and William F. [...]
Padma (credit: Doria Anselmo/People)
Score another point for proletarian culinary culture. First “Top Chef” judge/restaurateur Tom Colicchio shills for Diet Coke in a Super Bowl commercial. Now co-judge Padma Lakshmi will be seen in a new TV spot for Hardee’s Bacon Western Thickburger.
Lakshmi tells People magazine that she grew up a vegetarian in [...]
The Burger Bash cook-off at the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival is all about big names, starting with Food Network, which runs the event, and Rachael Ray, the Burger Bash host. A-list chefs from the Food Network stable (including Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Psilakis of “Ultimate Recipe Showdown”) along with last [...]
You have to credit Hardee’s with having the courage of its convictions. When nutrition watchdogs Center for Science in the Public Interest labeled the 1,200-calorie Hardee’s Thickburger “food porn,” Hardee’s responded with the Jalapeno Thickburger, just to raise the heat under CSPI’s collective collar.
The same attitude is proudly on display at breakfast. Hardee’s TV [...]