Food & Cooking

More Surgery Ahead For Food Network Star Sandra Lee

8/9/2015 11:43am EDT
Sandra Lee Cancer Update: Food Network Star's Breast Cancer Batt
Food Network star Sandra Lee faces more surgery after being rushed to New York's Mount Sinai Hospital earlier in the week. Three months after she underwent a double mastectomy, Lee suffered a setback in her recovery and was hospitalized for an infection.

Although she was released from the hospital over the weekend, an update from her team on Facebook indicates that she will likely return early next week to check on her progress and possibly schedule another surgery. She was allowed to go home with "heavy antibiotics and monitoring" and before surgery is scheduled, doctors will need to iden...

Food Network Star Rushed To Hospital

8/5/2015 7:00am EDT
Food Network Star Sandra Lee Rushed To Hospital
Sandra Lee, lifestyle and television host on The Food Network, was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night. after a complication due to her double mastectomy.

Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer in March.

The television personality was rushed to the hospital after with pains in her chest area.

The pain was a result of fluid in the area surrounding the mastectomy.

According to the New York Post, who first reported the story, the Food Network star was alert when taken to the hospital.

Her longtime partner, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, rushed to be by Lee's side. Cuomo was ...

Top 10 'MasterChef' Talks On His Experience

7/22/2015 2:03pm EDT
Tommy Walton Dishes On His 'MasterChef' Experience
Tommy Walton has definitely left his mark on MasterChef. The 53-year-old fashion designer from Chicago is one of the current season's biggest personalities, and that includes when he's dishing on his experience as part of the cooking competition. Here's what Tommy had to say about being in the Top 10 in the MasterChef kitchen.

"There is absolutely no way for you to become complacent or settle into a routine on MasterChef. The competition is designed to keep you in a state of complete and total hysteria!" he told us. "Just like an Olympic athlete, we cannot 'rest on our laurels.' We must al...

'MasterChef' Sara Zacek Played To Win

7/21/2015 2:08pm EDT
Sara Zacek After Her 'MasterChef' Elimination
Sara Zacek was sent packing from the MasterChef kitchen last week, dashing the 29-year-old Wisconsinite's dream of becoming America's top home cook. But Starpulse caught up with Sara after her elimination to get her post-show perspective on her MasterChef experience.

"I want the TV audience to know that I am not a silent cast member. I had so much to say about every challenge. I have a story like everyone else does, and I was playing to win," she told us.

But like her colleagues, she's taken away much more than the results. "The biggest thing I have learned is that cooking is super fun an...

'MasterChef' Olivia Crouppen Having 'The Time Of Her Life'

7/14/2015 2:05pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Olivia: 'I've Loved Every Second'
How does it feel to be part of MasterChef's top eleven? We asked 25-year-old fashion stylist Olivia Crouppen, who's still competing for the FOX cooking competition's title. Olivia gave Starpulse some insight into her MasterChef experience and who she is behind the apron.

"I'm always on edge!" she laughed. "It seems that the time is passing so fast and every week I am more and more excited to see how the show will progress. Even though I lived it, I have no idea what will be highlighted in each episode. I think at this stage there is still a lot of 'character development' so it's really int...

'MasterChef' Kerry Prince Thankful For His Chance

7/14/2015 12:06pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Kerry: 'I've Settled Into The Edge'
Last week, Kerry Prince saw his MasterChef dreams come to an end. But the 31-year-old human resources representative from North Carolina was in good spirits as he spoke to Starpulse about his time in the FOX reality show's kitchen.

"The edge has to stay there. I love competition and part of that is the excitement of anticipation," he explained when we asked him if he ever settled into the competition. "So I guess you can say I've settled into the edge."

"The challenges so far have been strenuous at best! The clock is unforgiving!" he continued. "I would say the crab challenge has been the...

'MasterChef' Amanda Saab On What The Show Has Done For Her

6/30/2015 2:05pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Amanda: 'There Is An Immense Amount Of Pressure'
Amanda Saab is one of the Top 14 remaining in FOX's MasterChef, and the 25-year-old social worker from Seattle spoke with Starpulse recently to discuss what the show has done for her - and the highlight she experienced during last week's episode!

"If you are settling in any competition, let alone the biggest culinary competition in the world, you are not cut out for it," Amanda told us. "Nerves are normal and help prepare your mind and body for what is to come. The real challenge is getting past your nerves and getting into your zone.

"After a few challenges I felt that I was able to do s...

Veronica Cili On Her 'MasterChef' Experience

6/29/2015 2:08pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Veronica: 'My View Of The World Grew Exponentiall
Last week, MasterChef said goodbye to its oldest competitor as Florida beauty consultant Veronica Cili hung up her apron. But there are no hard feelings; the 58-year-old spoke to Starpulse to tell us how much she appreciated her competitive cooking experience.

"Competitive cooking is a challenge all on it’s own," Veronica said. "It’s like being in a boxing ring but the loser is sent home or as in The Hunger Games - poof- you’re a puff of smoke in the sky."

"The biggest and most memorable challenge for all of us, I think, was when we were shocked to see twenty more competitors in the Maste...

Christopher Lu Talks About The High-Stakes Cooking Competition 'MasterChef'

6/23/2015 4:02pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Christopher: 'You Can Do Great Things If You Work
Last week's MasterChef was a roller coaster ride for Christopher Lu. The 30-year-old Los Angeles restaurant manager was one of two home cooks who saved the Blue Team during their Las Vegas pressure test, but the strategizing of their team captain sent him into the pressure test and he was one step away from elimination.

While he caught his breath, Christopher spoke with us about dealing with the pressure of the high-stakes cooking competition and what he's taken away from Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi so far.

"I just want to show that you can do great things if you work ...

'Masterchef's' Ailsa: 'So Over The Moon About The Whole Experience'

6/22/2015 4:04pm EDT
Last week's episode of MasterChef didn't go the way Ailsa Von Dobeneck would've liked it to, but the 27-year-old assistant railroad manager from Norfolk, Virginia left with her head held high. She spoke to Starpulse after her elimination to talk about her competitive cooking experience.

"I am so over the moon about the whole experience," she enthused. "As long as I keep doing my very best and trying new flavor combos and cooking techniques, I will feel more than accomplished. I moved by myself across the world - there’s nothing I can’t do!"

One thing that separated Ailsa from some of the ...

Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!