I'm a big fan of cooking shows, so the base phrases are all household names to me. Hope they were familiar to solvers. Some of the others that didn't make the cut were JAMES BEER, JAMIE OLIVE, and JULIA CHILI. I'm glad I managed to work in SAUSAGE ROLL and COOKOUT, but I wish I could have had a food-related phrase for the other long down. As regulars on the L.A. Times Crossword Corner blog have noted, I tend to have a lot of food items in many of my LATs. Maybe it's because I'm usually hungry while constructing.