CHEF TELL Co-Founder Health Craft Cookware - See Video REGIS PHILBIN interview

Before The Food Network, there was Chef Tell-- the TV persona of Friedemann Paul Erhardt, America's first TV showman chef. Big on personality and flavor, Chef Tell was once described by Philadelphia magazine as the "affably roguish Bad Boy of the Philadelphia restaurant world." Chef Tell explores how a young German American chef became America's biggest TV celebrity chef of his time. Most of Chef Tell's forty million baby boomer viewers--a number comparable to Julia Child's--never knew his fascinating, hardscrabble life story.

Regis Philbin "A Tribute to Chef Tell"

CHEF TELL Regis Philbin interview excerpt from Stephen Eckelberry on Vimeo.

Emmy-winning TV host extraordinaire, Regis Philbin, wrote about his friend CHEF TELL,

“Tell started all this television madness about TV chefs… Of course, today’s TV chefs owe him a debt of gratitude, he was the first. He could cook and talk at the same time.”  — Regis Philbin 

The official book about Chef Tell’s life is CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA’S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEFauthored by Ronald Joseph Kule and published by Skyhorse Publishing of NYC. It is available online in Hardcover, eBook and AudioBook formats.  At over 452 pages with 110,000+ words, 70 photographs, and never-before-published recipes for a grand, seven-course dinner, the book is a keepsake for generations to read and enjoy.


Chef Charles Knight “In the Kitchen with Chef Tell”. Co-Founders Health Craft Cookware and Chef Tell Cutlery

CHEF TELL "Eye on Tampa Bay" sponsored Health Craft Cookware
"Chicken Primavera" - Healthy Cooking with Chef Tell and Jack Harris WFLA-TV Channal 8
CHEF TELL Health Craft Cookware Commercial
CHEF TELL with JACK HARRIS on Harris & Co. LIVE WFLA TV-8 Sponosored by Health Craft
CHEF TELL LIVE St. Pete Home Show Sponsored by Health Craft Cookware
Chef Tell "Catfish Stir Fry" with Jack Harris WFLA-TV8 video Harris & Co. LIVE from Busch Gardens

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