Marc Forgione


OpenTable and Facebook: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

You’ve probably noticed that, like OpenTable, your Facebook interface has a new look. To celebrate these mini-makeovers, OpenTable now allows you to bring the fun of Facebook with you when you’re making restaurant reservations. With Facebook Connect, you can sign in to Facebook and OpenTable with just a single click. You can also create an OpenTable account [...]

The Next Iron Chef Finale: Newest Iron Chef Marc Forgione Reflects on His Win

We’ve been following his every move for weeks, so we were so pleased to see the talented Marc Forgione claim the title of Iron Chef! Chef Forgione — or, ahem — Iron Chef Forgione talked to us about the last episode, his judges and co-competitors, and the first Thanksgiving. Marc, it’s neat that you brought [...]

The Next Iron Chef Episode 7: The Last Seduction Starring Chef Marc Forgione

Last night’s episode of The Next Iron Chef was all about seduction — and elimination as two of the final four were sent packing. Chef Marc Forgione takes us behind the scenes on how he survived to cook in Kitchen Stadium next week. First, do you always cook in black? And, did you always wear [...]

The Next Iron Chef Episode 6: Chef Marc Forgione on Pressure and Pressure Cookers

Competitor and native New Yorker Marc Forgione walks us through what happened in Vegas in this latest nail-biter of an ep of The Next Iron Chef. Threatened with a double elimination at the outset, chef Forgione was sweating it out with three of his fellow chefs until the very last minute. This show is set [...]

The Next Iron Chef Episode 5: Chef Marc Forgione on His Close Call

As you may have guessed, we’re big fans of chef Marc Forgione here at OpenTable. So, we were on pins and needles watching the latest episode of The Next Iron Chef as this Michelin-starred chef struggled from start to finish. Like every week, chef Forgione shares his thoughts on what went right and wrong in [...]

The Next Iron Chef Episode 4: Chef Marc Forgione Talks Transformation

Would-be Iron Chef Marc Forgione and his fellow contenders were tasked with transforming ingredients and dishes last night. Chef Forgione talks about how he fared at the San Diego County Fair. First up, you had to transform a condiment. Is the danger of things like steak sauce/ketchup/bbq sauce the sugar content in them? Can they [...]

The Next Iron Chef Episode 3: In a Pickle with Chef Marc Forgione

Living to battle another week in Kitchen Stadium, chef Marc Forgione returns to dish on fish and fishing, hot cherry peppers, and resourcefulness, on season three of The Next Iron Chef. You have your notebook with you all the time during the challenges. Can you talk about your planning process a little bit for these [...]

‘The Next Iron Chef’ Episode 2: Marc Forgione on Bleeders, Breakfast, and Burgers

Chef Marc Forgione is back, surviving a second week, and discussing his big W this past Sunday night on the latest episode of “The Next Iron Chef.” You have to cook with doughnuts at the start of this episode. Do you have a favorite kind? I lived above the Donut Pub on West 14th street [...]

‘The Next Iron Chef’ Episode 1: Chef Marc Forgione Talks Sammies and Slides

Move over, Mad Men. Sunday nights have even more must-see TV for foodies, thanks to the premiere of season 3 of The Next Iron Chef. Competitor Marc Forgione has signed on to help shepherd OpenTable diners through every episode this season, win, lose, or draw (and we’re going to hold you to that, Chef!). We’ll [...]

Kelly Liken Talks ‘Iron Chef’; Marc Forgione Shows a Patron the Door; and More

Chefs in the news… * Sacré bleu! Daniel Boulud (Bar Boulud) is planning a new NYC restaurant — and it’s not going to be French. [Eater] * Marcus Samuelsson exits the kitchen at Aquavit. Officially. [Slashfood] * Chefs of the future may not even have — gasp! — restaurants. I’m not sure that’s a world I’m [...]