||This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (December 2012)|
|Directed by||John D'Incecco|
|Presented by||Mario Batali
|Narrated by||Gordon Elliott|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Gordon Elliott, Mark Schneider|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||720p HDTV|
|Original run||September 26, 2011– present|
The Chew is an American talk show/cooking show that airs in the United States on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name and format was inspired by the talk show The View, though centering on food-related and lifestyle topics. Each episode has its own title based upon the episode's theme. The program also airs in Canada on the stations of the Citytv television system. The show is recorded at ABC Studio 40 West 66th Street, New York City.
It premiered on September 26, 2011 and replaced the soap opera All My Children (which premiered along with One Life to Live on TOLN on April 29, 2013). It is hosted by Iron Chef America's Mario Batali and Michael Symon, Top Chef's Carla Hall, What Not to Wear's Clinton Kelly (who serves as the show's moderator), and Dr. Mehmet Oz's daughter, author and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
Evette Rios (formerly one of the host's "buddies" on Rachael Ray's daytime talk show Rachael Ray), Marc Summers (host of the Food Network series Unwrapped and former host of Nickelodeon's Double Dare), former Food Network personality Danny Boome and Jason Roberts serve as correspondents for taped segments. Guest co-hosts have included Emeril Lagasse, Ming Tsai, Scott Conant, Sunny Anderson and Evette Rios. A scenic designer with the show, Ivan Giovanettina, a native of Switzerland, was shot dead in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on January 10, 2013.
On April 11, 2012, ABC officially renewed The Chew for a second season. On the episode from September 10, 2012, Clinton Kelly and his four co-host friends welcomed Katie Couric to The Chew before she landed her new talk show Katie next door.
The show features segments that are specially suited for each host, including:
- C & C Food Factory - Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly team up to cook a dish. The segment usually starts with the two dancing to techno music.
- Clinton's Craft Corner - Clinton Kelly and his co-hosts and the day's guest participate in a craft activity. (Clinton's Workshop during the Christmas holiday)
- Clinton's From Plate to Platter - Clinton Kelly shows how to turn one regular-size dish into an appetizer platter for at-home entertaining.
- Clinton's Entertaining with Style - Clinton Kelly shows how to make table designs for any kind of party.
- Clinton's Cooltide Yuletide - During the Christmas season, Clinton Kelly gives tips on how to make the season less stressful and more fun.
- M & M Grill Factory - Michael Symon and Mario Batalli team up to grill a dish. They are usually dancing to music much like Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly in C & C Food Factory. M & M Grill Factory was created in direct response to C & C Food Factory.
- Mario's Simple Italian - Mario Batali cooks a simple-to-make Italian dish.
- Batali and Beyond - a segment featuring Mario Batali preparing a dish and going through its history.
- Michael's Five in Five - Michael Symon creates a dish with five ingredients in five minutes or less at $5 or less per serving.
- Carla's Rescued Recipes - Carla Hall updates a dish from her family.
- Carla's 'Gon'Be' Moments - Carla Hall takes something that failed in the kitchen and turns it into something that works.
- Daphne's The Power of Food - Daphne Oz talks about nutrition and the effects of certain nutrients in human health. An interview with a doctor or nutritionist sometimes is part of the segment.
- Daphne's The Wisdom of Oz - Daphne Oz makes a favorite nutritious (and sometimes vegetarian) dish of the Oz family.
- Daphne: Fridge Raider - Daphne Oz goes to a viewer's home, raids their refrigerators and she and the viewer creates a meal from the ingredients she finds.
- Daphne's Dark Side - Daphne Oz prepares a dish that is more decadent and less healthy than what she usually makes.
- Cooking with the Stars - Cooking segment with that day's guest. This was usually the second segment, but it was replaced by "Dish of the Day".
- Chew 'n A - Viewer mail and audience question-and-answer segment.
- Celebrity Egg Timer - The hosts ask a celebrity guest as many rapid-fire questions as possible in sixty seconds.
Starting with the May 7, 2012 episode, the co-hosts host a segment only for the show's website called Last Bites in which they spend 3-6 more minutes with the day's guests.
The show's first cookbook, "The Chew: Food. Life. Fun.", was released in September 2012. The follow-up, "The Chew: What's For Dinner", was released on September 24, 2013 and features 100 easy recipes for every night of the week.
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