A judge on Bravo's "Top Chef 3 Miami," Ted Allen is the culinary expert on the Emmy Award-winning Bravo hit "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," where he helps guests and viewers sharpen their cooking and entertaining skills. Ted Allen is also the host/narrator of a new wine show on PBS, "Uncorked: Wine Made Simple," premiering summer 2007, and is author of "The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes" (Clarkson-Potter), a cookbook for beginners that features easy, all-natural recipes for everything from steak to cocktails. Allen also appears regularly as a judge on Food Network's "Iron Chef America."

Allen  serves as Food and Wine Ambassador for Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines, offering his expertise on pairing wine with food for everyday enjoyment. Similarly, Allen acts as a guide for visitors to the Discover Wine! website—the exciting website created by Robert Mondavi Private Selection that's packed with fun, accessible information on entertaining with wine. Allen shares his experience and advice about food, wine and entertaining in a role that he has dubbed: Website "Concierge."

Since 1997, Allen has been a contributing editor to Esquire magazine, where he writes about food, wine, style and everything else the American man needs to know. Allen was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for his Esquire feature on the little-known phenomenon of male breast cancer. Allen also writes regularly for such outlets as Bon Appétit and Epicurious.com. Before joining Esquire, Allen was a senior editor and restaurant critic at Chicago Magazine.

In addition to his contributing editorship at Esquire, Allen is also the author of several books, including New York Times best-seller, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and the series "Things a Man Should Know."

Allen is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Allen holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University, a certificate from the university's Science and Environmental Reporting Program, and a B.A. in psychology from Purdue University, which conferred upon him a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004. Allen lives in New York City.




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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: May 20, 1965
Full Name / Real Name: Edward Allen
Birthplace: Columbus, OH


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