06 Oct '11, 9pm

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IT'S hard to pinpoint the moment when chefs turned into all-purpose celebrities, but there is no question that the line between food and show business has indelibly blurred. Bobby Flay played himself as Mrs Ari's love interest in the final season of Entourage. Anthony Bourdain now has his own publishing imprint at HarperCollins. Rocco DiSpirito was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars and Gordon Ramsay, who has a prime-time show on Fox called Hell's Kitchen, is working with that network on a spinoff about hotels. The encroachment goes both ways: Gwyneth Paltrow has a lifestyle website, Goop.com, as well as a cookbook, My Father's Daughter. Sheryl Crow, another performer in search of applause for kitchen prowess, has a new collection of wellness recipes, If It Makes You Healthy. Daytime soap operas are the one place left where there is still more action in the bedroom tha...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/WineandDine/EDC111007-0000172/...

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