Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of “Chopped” and “Food Detectives,” two new primetime series on Food Network.
Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of “Chopped” and “Food Detectives,” two new primetime series on Food Network. He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” and was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning Bravo series “Queer Eye,” which had a 99-episode run. He is author of “The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes” (Clarkson-Potter), a cookbook that features easy, all-natural recipes.
Ted 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.”
Ted also serves as the spokesman for Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines. In that capacity, he works with media and consumers on wine education and food/wine pairing, and shares advice about food, wine and entertaining on www.Discover-Wine.com.
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 Appétit and Epicurious.com. Before joining Esquire, Ted was a senior editor and restaurant critic at Chicago magazine.
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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 New York with his longtime partner, Barry Rice.