The Chew Celebrates 500 Episodes


The Chew was impossible to digest for ABC Daytime fans, when it first replaced All My Children, but is the foodie fest finally going down more smoothly? On Tuesday, The Chew celebrates its 500th episode. 

In an Associated Press interview,Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon, Daphne Oz and Carla Hall talk about what their show has become.

"We have five distinctly different characters, versus a single-host show," notes Hall (a memorable past competitor on Bravo's "Top Chef" and the owner of an artisan cookie company). "That means we have five different ways of doing things. So we are saying to the viewer, 'If YOU have a sixth way, that's OK, too.' We empower the viewers to have their own perspectives."

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