May. 20th, 1965
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ted Allen's Main TV Roles
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He is a contributing editor to Esquire, where he's profiled Helen Hunt (I), Hugh Grant (I), and Drew Barrymore (I), among others. He was a finalist for a 2001 National Magazine Award for his Esquire story on male breast cancer, and contributed to an Esquire food package that was a finalist in the 2003 awards.
He also is the co-author of the magazine's popular "Things a Man Should Know" column, an occasional guide covering such topics of interest to men as style, marriage, sex, and cocktails, and four books that grew out of that series. Among other celebrities Ted has interviewed: James Caan (I), Ellen Barkin, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore, Goran Visnjic, Wesley Snipes, Barry White (II), Monica Bellucci, Jeff Gordon, Ving Rhames, and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Previously he was a senior editor at Chicago magazine, the bible of restaurant lovers in that city, which also is where he cut his teeth in food and wine writing. Among his best-loved stories for the dining department was a humorous and partially successful test-drive of 'Charlie Trotter''s first incredibly complicated cookbook (headline: "Sorry, Charlie!").
He became a restaurant critic for the magazine, writing for the dining section and the feature well as well as editing the front of the book, and went on to interview/write about such food luminaries as Mario Batali, Martha Stewart (II), Paul Bocuse, Trotter, Rick Tramonto, Gale Gand, and Rick Bayless. He also has written for Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, GQ, National Geographic Adventure, Self, Men's Journal, Women.Com and the Chicago Sun-Times. His own cookbook, "The Food You Want To Eat" (Clarkson Potter), is scheduled for publication in October 2005.
- Ted has lived with his partner, ex-journalism professor turned interior designer Barry Rice, since 1993. Ted and Barry are legally registered as domestic partners, wear wedding rings, refer to each other as "husband" and consider themselves married.