Richard Blais Oyster Fried Chicken
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Richard Blais Blogs: These Fried Chicken ‘Oysters’ Are Even Better for Game Day Than Wings (No Bones About It)

Originally posted 02/05/2016 05:11PM

To celebrate Super Bowl 50, we’ve partnered with Taste of the NFL and their chef partners all season long. The charity helps to raise awareness and funds via the season-long Kick Hunger Challenge. For more information or to donate to your favorite team’s city, visit their website, and be sure to check PEOPLE.com every Thursday for a new game day recipe from your favorite celebrity chefs. Here, Chef Richard Blais gives us his recipe for fried chicken “oysters” from his San Diego eatery The Crack Shack. Follow him on twitter @RichardBlais

I love this dish because it’s creative but also familiar. The brine and tartar sauce kind of trick you into thinking you are having seafood, but at the end of the day they are a nice upgrade on fried chicken wings — football’s favorite tailgate food. But when you are watching a good game, who’s got time for bones?
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So Romantic: White Castle Is Now Taking Reservations for Valentine’s Day

Originally posted 01/15/2016 03:13PM

Nothing says “romance” like a sack of onion rings.

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Top Chef Season 13 California Road Trip
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EXCLUSIVE: Top Chef Is Hitting the Road! Watch a Sneak Peek of the New Season (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/19/2015 12:01PM

Fire up your engines, reality fans, because Top Chef is coming back — and it’s gonna be a road trip.
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Richard Blais: The Hardest Thing About Being a Judge on Top Chef? Sitting Next to Padma Lakshmi

Originally posted 12/10/2014 02:31PM


Apparently the toughest part of being a Top Chef judge isn’t eating copious amounts of food — it’s having to sit next to the stunning Padma Lakshmi.
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Exclusive: Get a First Look at Emmy Rossum as a Guest Judge on Top Chef Boston

Originally posted 11/05/2014 07:30AM

The Top Chef Boston contestants are thrown for a serious loop in Wednesday night’s episode when guest judge Emmy Rossum joins the panel.
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Richard Blais
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Richard Blais on His N.Y.C. Marathon Diet: ‘I Made It Rain with White Truffles’

Originally posted 11/03/2014 04:15PM

Top Chef judge and three-time New York City marathon finisher Richard Blais has something to say to anyone trying to decide what to eat the night before a big race: “The last thing you want to do at mile 18 is burp up octopus,” he told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.
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Aaron Rodgers Beer Cheese Soup
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First Look: A Top Chef Winner Joins the Judges Panel on Top Chef Boston

Originally posted 10/08/2014 05:30AM

Top Chef is shipping up to Boston — and adding a new-but-familiar face for its 12th season.
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Curtis Stone Maude Restaurant
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Curtis Stone, Giada De Laurentiis, Paula Deen and More TV Chefs Opening New Restaurants

Originally posted 02/28/2014 05:25PM

From Top Chef Masters‘ Curtis Stone to Everyday Italian‘s Giada De Laurentiis, a slew of TV-famous cooks have been extra busy lately as they prepare to take their food off-screen — and become new restauranteurs.
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Gordon Ramsay Ironman
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Marathon Men: 7 Celeb Chefs Tackle 26.2 Miles

Originally posted 10/15/2013 03:18PM

Gordon Ramsay can cook and run an Ironman—and have a voice left for all of that shouting?
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