Watch Five Celebrity Chefs Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Videos)

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Martha Stewart
Martha accepts the ice bucket challenge.
By now your Facebook page has been filled with videos of friends (and celebrities) getting doused with buckets of ice water. Maybe you've even been dared to pour a bucket of water over your own head.

While in South Florida this may sound like a refreshing (though extreme) way of keeping cool during a steamy August afternoon, it's actually the Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraising stunt that went viral sometime this summer. Though the challenge has been around for a while, the ALS Association, the main beneficiary of monies raised by this challenge, credits 29 year-old Pete Frates from Beverly, Massachusetts for making the mere act of pouring a bucket of freezing water on your head a sensation. Frates, a former Division 1 college athlete with Boston College baseball, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's Disease, in 2012 and has dedicated his time to spreading awareness of the disease since.

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Celebrating Julia Child's Birthday with Four French Chef Moments (Videos)

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Julia Child about to pick a dancing partner.

Ah, Julia Child, the original celebrity chef. The relatively tall woman who brought the pleasures and delights of French cookery into the American home through the miracle of television is not only a revered icon of the culinary arts, but an American institution as well. The former employee of the Office of Strategic Services married fellow staffer Paul Child in 1946 after meeting during her posting in Sri Lanka. The marriage would last until his death in 1994.

Paul and Julia's love was legendary and more than likely fueled by her incredible and hard-earned skills in the kitchen. By now, a decade after her passing, Julia Child is a household name. Through numerous biographies, television archives and the book/film Julie & Julia, she's forever in our minds. Is she responsible for the propelling of chefs to megastar status?

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Shannon Briggs and Wladimir Klitschko in Food Fight at Hollywood Restaurant (Video)

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Mama Mia Italian Ristorante was the scene of a crazy food fight.
Two heavyweight boxers decided to go a few rounds in Hollywood, Florida, the other day. Unfortunately, the incident occurred in a restaurant instead of a ring.

The bizarre incident occurred at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood, where Wladimir Klitschko was enjoying a quiet lunch.

Apparently, Shannon Briggs barged in and started eating the heavyweight champ's food, saying, "What you do, I do, champ."

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Kiss' Gene Simmons, Fall Out Boy Spotted at BC Tacos

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Brett Chiavari and the BC Tacos crew lived their own personal rock 'n' roll fantasy last week when they met some rock icons at Cruzan Amphitheater.

The BC Tacos truck is a fixture at the music venue during most of its concerts. And while most celebrities usually just go to their green room before a concert where an assortment of food and booze usually awaits, along with a dish of red-only M&M's, two dozen white roses, and a rainbow unicorn, many of the musicians who play the Cruzan make it a point to stop for a taco at the caveman-themed food truck.

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Gimme A Burger Appearing on World Food Championships

Categories: Famous Foodies

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Gimme A Burgers winning bacon-burger.
We all love watching someone we know or a place we've visited on the TV screen.

It doesn't make sense at all, but for whatever reason, it feels like you're getting a piece of the limelight as well -- hey, fame is a funny thing.

Turns out another local spot is making its debut on the small screen.

Gimme A Burger is appearing on World Food Championships tomorrow night.

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Sunny Anderson to Host South Florida Book Festival Event

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Laine Doss
Sunny Anderson is coming to Fort Lauderdale.
Food Network star Sunny Anderson is truly a renaissance woman. The host of Cooking for Real and The Kitchen is also a frequent contributor on Today and the Rachael Ray show and is the author of Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life.

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Diner By-the-Sea Appearing on Swiss T.V. Show: Live Filming Starts Today

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CandaceWest.com for Diner By-the-Sea
Reality T.V. covers every topic known to man.

We all know how to be a hair-dresser. We get what it takes to be a chef (or a celebrity chef, at least). Fashion designer: easy as pie. Heck, we even know how the Alaskan crab-fishing industry works. And when it comes Dirty Jobs, we now understand that the saying, "No guts, no glory" can be interpreted literally in some workplaces.

Starting today, Broward spot Diner By-the-Sea is filming for a new reality program that will showcase the lives of foreign waitresses working overseas.

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Cooking Channel's Best in Chow Brought the Pizza War to Fort Lauderdale

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If you caught the Cooking Channel's Best in Chow Season 2 episode last night, "BBQ Wars Miami," you'll know that yet another TV show has rolled through our tip of the state looking for picturesque backdrops and culinary drama. The BBQ episode pitted Downtown joint Sparky's Roadside Barbecue with North Miami's Bo Legs BBQ and Biscayne Corridor eatery Bulldog Barbecue & Burger. The premise is simple and not entirely unlike other food shows that showcase similar cuisine by area and creates competition out of thin air.

Host Cris Nannarone, a standup comedian with a large appetite, opens every segment of the triptych by engaging people on the street and asking them where he can find some good "(insert thematic food here)." He then does a small intro to the restaurant, meets the chefs/owners, witnesses the creation of a signature dish and samples it. At the end of the show, the people he spoke with on the street are invited to each restaurant to sample the food and tally up points. Those points are then added up and a winner is declared.

In Miami, Sparky's and Bo came down to a tie in the tally and Nannarone broke it in favor of Bo Legs BBQ. This episode was filmed in January of this year and while they were here, they also used it as an opportunity to film a Pizza War in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai Spotted at Farmer's Table in Boca Raton

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Celebrity chef Ming Tsai with Farmer's Table executive chef Wilson Wieggel and co-owner Joey Giannuzzi.
Where do Food Network celebrities dine when out and about in Boca Raton?

Chef Ming Tsai, who competed on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, was spotted at Farmer's Table this past Tuesday.

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Road Trip With G. Garvin Visits Broward Restaurants Hot & Soul and Southern Swank Kitchen, Airs June 25

Categories: Famous Foodies

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Hot & Soul's Christy Samoy and Mike Hampton.
Everyone wants to be a celebrity these days.

We post internet videos ihoping to become the next viral sensation; we start Twitter wars to gain followers; we'll visit any place that has been on TV, just to feel like we've been near the spotlight.

Well, Broward residents, your chance to visit restaurants that will be on the tube before it airs has come.

Road Trip With G. Garvin has visited some local haunts and will be airing later this month.

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