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Top Chef
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Title card
Format Cooking, Reality, Competition
Starring Katie Lee Joel (Season One)
Padma Lakshmi (Season Two onward)
Tom Colicchio
Gail Simmons
Ted Allen (Season Three - Season Four[1])
Toby Young (Season Five onward)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 90
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Bravo
Original run March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08) – present
External links
Official website
.Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges.^ Top Chef Junior is in the works at Bravo!
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^ They have "mini" top chef competitions at home in the kitchen.
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^ It all about ratings so if it was really TOP CHEF, it would be about the FOOD not the "DRAMA".
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode.^ Now, at judges' table, they are starting to pick apart Marcel and Elia and talk about sending one or both of them home and not to the finale in Hawaii.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out Sun food critic Elizabeth Large's popular Dining @ Large blog , where Richard Gorelick got the scoop from eliminated contestant Jill Snyder.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ What, the other chefs prepare food to make you hurl?
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.The show is produced by Magical Elves Productions, the same company that created Project Runway.^ Project Runway alum (and Annapolis native) Christian Siriano is going to get his own show on Bravo, Variety reports .
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.Three spinoffs extending the Top Chef brand are planned: Bravo has ordered Top Chef Junior, featuring contestants in their early teens;[2] a second spinoff began airing in June 2009 and is called Top Chef: Masters, featuring "some of the brightest stars in the world of food, award-winning, widely-renowned chefs," according to Bravo's press release.^ 'Top Chef' final three .
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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^ Top Chef chat: Who will win?
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[3] .A third spinoff, Top Chef: Just Desserts has been ordered.^ Simmons to host Top Chef Just Desserts (1 reply ) .
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^ (Just in case you're curious, I'm Gail, according to the Top Chef judge quiz .
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I couldn't stand him during his season, and then his behavior on Top Chef Masters just solidified it.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Contents

Show format

Basic format

.Each episode of Top Chef, save for the finale, has had two challenges.^ 'Top Chef' final three .
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^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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^ Top Chef finale?
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.In the Quickfire Challenge, each chef is asked to cook a dish with certain requirements (for example, using specific ingredients or to inspire a certain taste) or participate in a culinary-related challenge (for example, a mise en place relay or a taste test).^ They'll cook head to head, serve simultaneously, and can use any protein (and, I assume, other ingredients) they like.
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^ Joey won the first challenge (in which the chefs had to use frozen pie crust) -- and, I might add, he said in interviews that he had pastry experience, but when he presented his dish to the judges, he said working with pastry was new to him.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ About half the chefs start cooking one thing after another in the pot, and the rest make a true one-pot dish -- everything at once.
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They are usually given an hour or less to complete these tasks. .A guest judge selects one or more chefs as the best in the challenge.^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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^ A bigger problem was when, at judges' table, Spike blamed the guest judge -- Chicago chef Rick Tramonto, whose restaurant the final challenge took place in -- for having the frozen scallops in the walk-in fridge to begin with.
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^ A number of well-known chefs, most of whom have served as guest judges on past seasons of Top Chef , face off round-robin style.
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.Early in the season the winning chef(s) are granted immunity from the following Elimination Challenge.^ Chef Tre was in the bottom three in the quickfire, but came back to win first prize in the main challenge.
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^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ The Quickfire Challenge is the palate test, one of my favorite Top Chef challenges of last season .
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.As the number of contestants dwindle no one receives immunity and instead the winner gets another "reward" (such as being team captain for a team challenge).^ I noticed that no one had made any comments about being outraged by how the brothers were teasing Eli about flirting with Robin.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eli has been in the top group twice, but tonight's QF was his first win, Laurine has been in the top twice, but one of those was the team challenge with Bryan.
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^ It's one thing to give someone menial tasks and another thing entirely to sabotage her work purposely to make sure no one else sees it.
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.In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs have to prepare one or more dishes to meet the challenge requirements.^ About half the chefs start cooking one thing after another in the pot, and the rest make a true one-pot dish -- everything at once.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ As fun as restaurant wars is, it's the one challenge more than any other that makes me wish cumulative success was a factor.
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^ Two chefs would taste the soup at one time, then try to name more ingredients than the other.
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.Many of these are individual challenges and may require several courses, although some instances require teams to complete the challenge.^ It might be interesting (although more difficult) to assess how many of these people actually hurt their careers as a result of being on the show.
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^ I actually didn't see any of the challenge, but it sounds like both teams made some tactical errors.
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^ For the main challenge, each team will prepare a four-course meal: first, scallops; second, lobster; third, duck; fourth, Kobe beef.
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Teams may be selected by the remaining contestants among themselves, but more often are selected by the random process of "drawing knives" from a butcher's block, with the team identification revealed on the blade of the knife. .The chefs may have from a few hours to a few days to complete this challenge.^ It's an elimination challenge and guess what, great chefs have off days.
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^ The sous chefs get to help out for three hours of prep for the first day, but not the second day.
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.Ingredients for Elimination Challenges are generally limited to what is present in the "Top Chef" pantry and what the chefs purchase at a food store, with a possibly limited budget.^ It all about ratings so if it was really TOP CHEF, it would be about the FOOD not the "DRAMA".
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^ It's an elimination challenge and guess what, great chefs have off days.
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^ Hey, guys, you do know that there are other Top Chef forums and blogs where you can have general TC discussions, don't you?
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.However, certain challenges may provide specific ingredients or limit the type or number of ingredients that can be used, while others require non-traditional methods of obtaining ingredients (such as asking people door-to-door).^ Some had trouble with proportions and other issues, and some others created some unexpected pies with such ingredients as peaches and tea sauce (Richard) and Marmite (Mark).
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^ For the quickfire challenge, each person draws a knife with a number on it and can only use $10 of ingredients from that aisle in the supermarket to create a dish.
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^ (Maybe it was his training in the coming season of Top Chef: Las Vegas where the contestants are required to make a meal without the use of a traditional kitchen.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.After shopping, the contestants will cook for four judges, usually including at least one guest judge.^ It may not scream "Christmas," but at least it's delicious and all cooked in one pot.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I got the impression that one judge really liked the flavors and cooking, but did not think there was enough pork.
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^ Tonight's first challenge has the final five cooking with chocolate for guest judge Eric Ripert.
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.In most cases, the contestants cook for the four judges and a group of guests or customers (for example, the cowboys in Colorado).^ And lastly, I agree with goodhealthgourmet about having a chef as a guest judge who's worked so closely with two contestants.
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^ A number of well-known chefs, most of whom have served as guest judges on past seasons of Top Chef , face off round-robin style.
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^ Tonight's first challenge has the final five cooking with chocolate for guest judge Eric Ripert.
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The judges and the guests sample the food and rate the individuals or teams.
.After the Elimination Challenge ends, the chefs are taken to Judges' Table, where the four judges consider the guests' comments and deliberate on the best and worst dishes.^ Joey won the first challenge (in which the chefs had to use frozen pie crust) -- and, I might add, he said in interviews that he had pastry experience, but when he presented his dish to the judges, he said working with pastry was new to him.
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^ In the end, Stephanie won for her duck a l'orange, and Nimma went home after messing up salt quantities in her quickfire (not enough) and her elimination challenge (WAY too much).
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^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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The top individuals or teams are called in, and may be asked questions of their meals before they are notified of their placement. .One individual is named the winner of the challenge and may be awarded an additional prize by the guest judge.^ Based on part one, it seemed like the judges had spontaneously decided that there could be no winner and that they would have a do-over.
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^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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^ Tonight's first challenge has the final five cooking with chocolate for guest judge Eric Ripert.
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Then, the bottom individuals or teams are brought to the judges, and similar discussion of their courses is played out. From this group, one chef or team is determined to be the worst, and then the host asks one chef to "pack [their] knives and go." This is usually followed by a knife packing sequence for the eliminated chef, and a clip of his or her exit video, to close out the episode. .According to the credits, some elimination decisions (e.g., Cliff Crooks's disqualification in Season 2) are made in consultation with the show's producers.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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^ No question a director and producers frame these reality shows so there's a protagonist and antagonist, and Marcel was chosen to be this season's villan.
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.The show continues in this format for 10-13 episodes, until the Finale.^ Marcel is so gracious and well spoken and until the finale, they never showed that side of him.
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Special formats

.Midway through each season, the contestants participate in a "Restaurant Wars" (or similarly named) Elimination Challenge.^ What will be this season's Restaurant Wars fatal flaw?
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^ It's Maryann, leading the charge into one of many people's favorite Top Chef challenges -- Restaurant Wars.
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^ As fun as restaurant wars is, it's the one challenge more than any other that makes me wish cumulative success was a factor.
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.They are split into two teams, created by the winner of the previous Quickfire Challenge, or by "drawing knives". In these teams, the chefs must transform an empty space into a restaurant within a set time limit and budget, selecting and creating the name, theme, decor, and menu.^ The six had to split in two teams and open a restaurant.
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^ First, they have to do a quickfire challenge.
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^ (The chefs draw knives for the last time; photo from bravotv.com) .
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.According to Dale Levitski, a Season Three finalist, this is one of the contestants' most anticipated challenges.^ StewieBoy Spike was one of the most disliked chefs of all the seasons and he is arguably the one of the most successful.
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^ Final three Casey, Dale and Hung get their breakfast, and it comes with the instruction to take an Aspen ski lift to this mountaintop to get the info on their final challenge, which is at the Aspen Mountain Club.
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^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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Season Four had not only "Restaurant Wars", but also "Wedding Wars".
.In the final challenge, the two (or three) remaining chefs prepare a multiple course dinner with the help of other chefs.^ 'Top Chef' final three .
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^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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^ What, the other chefs prepare food to make you hurl?
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.These other chefs could be previously eliminated chefs or celebrity chefs (for example, Rocco DiSpirito).^ I was so happy Kevin got a NICE prize, considering how paltry his Calphalon pans were in comparison to what some of the other chefs have won in elimination challenges.
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^ They draw knives for sous chef -- Hung gets Rocco DiSpirito (wait, WHAT?), Casey gets Michelle Bernstein and Dale gets Todd English.
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.The winning chef is selected based on several factors including food quality, their ability to lead their selected chefs, and general performance during the show.^ I am interested in seeing if the history of the show holds true about the winner of the first immunity winning Top Chef .
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^ This is TOP CHEF, not TOP COOK. He needs to be able to lead a team, if can't gain the respect of ANY of his staff then there he should no win.
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There is no Quickfire Challenge in this episode.

Guest judges

There have been 61 guest judges so far on all 5 seasons. .Of these, 20 have won the Food and Wine Best New Chef award, including Head Judge Tom Colicchio.^ It's funny how we are able to rank these chefs without tasting their food.
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^ And Tom alluded to Top Chef not being a cumulative competition in his new blog entry.
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^ Something about Tom Colicchio is soooo hot…..love him on top chef.
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Of these 61 guests, 12 have appeared multiple times. .Anthony Bourdain and Rocco DiSpirito* lead with 5 appearances, Hubert Keller* and Eric Ripert have 4 (Ripert appeared a fifth time on the Top Chef Holiday Special, see below), Michelle Bernstein and Wylie Dufresne* have 3, and the rest tie with two: Daniel Boulud*, Dan Barber*, Ming Tsai, Scott Conant*, Mike Yakura and Ted Allen (Allen later became a permanent judge in Seasons 3 and 4).^ Eric Ripert judge Jennifer.
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^ I would fuckin love to try out for top chef jr. Just imagine all the bad ass chefs you'd be able to meet; Anthony Bourdain, Ming Tsai, Tom Himself, Rocco Dispierto, Tod English.
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^ I couldn't stand him during his season, and then his behavior on Top Chef Masters just solidified it.
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Of these 12, 6 were winners of Food and Wine Best New Chef. .Actresses Natasha Richardson and Natalie Portman also appeared as judges.^ There was also a cameo by actress Natalie Portman (does anyone remember anything else she's been in besides Star Wars and Garden State?
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.(*--Denotes a Food and Wine Best New Chef Winner.^ Hosea is the winner of "Top Chef: New York."
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^ 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': A winner is served (57) Margo wrote: The best series of Top Chef yet - a...
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Prizes and sponsors

  • Editorial feature in Food & Wine Magazine
  • Appearance at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado
  • $125,000 prize money ($100,000 was awarded in Seasons One through Five, underwritten by Glad beginning with Season Two. Starting with Season Six, the prize money was increased to the current amount.)
  • Suite of Sears Kenmore kitchen appliances (Seasons One and Two)
  • Culinary tour of the French Alps (furnished by Evian; Seasons Three and Four)
  • $100,000 in merchandise provided by Macy's (Season Six)
.Sears had been a series sponsor since Season One, along with Calphalon and Toyota.^ I've watched since season one….i was kind of pulling for Antonia but I liked Stephanie too.
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[5] .Top Chef began using GE appliances in Season Three.^ DiTo says – reply to this 83 i love Top Chef, i have been watching it since the first season.
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^ To Dearest Marcel, I feel that you need to be told how myself and several people I know felt while watching this season of Top Chef.
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^ Top Chef, Season 2 is the only show I know that featured scumbags, except Marcel, who can cook.
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Other sponsors have included Kingsford Charcoal, Wild Oats, Bertolli, Cold Stone Creamery, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Quaker Oats, Baileys Irish Cream, T.G.I. Friday's, Red Robin, Continental Airlines, Breville, and Bombay Sapphire.

Seasons

Season 1

First aired March 8 – May 24, 2006
.Top Chef (season 1) was filmed in San Francisco, California.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ What a wild ride of ups and downs and nailbiters it's been for all of us Top Chef fans this season.
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^ I couldn't stand him during his season, and then his behavior on Top Chef Masters just solidified it.
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.The host was Katie Lee Joel and the judges were Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, along with several guest judges throughout the season.^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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^ A number of well-known chefs, most of whom have served as guest judges on past seasons of Top Chef , face off round-robin style.
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^ (Photo of the judges, most notably Tom Colicchio in his shades, from bravotv.com) .
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.Harold Dieterle and Tiffani Faison competed in the final showdown in Las Vegas, with Harold emerging as the first Top Chef.^ 'Top Chef' final three .
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^ Continue reading "'Top Chef: Las Vegas': En garde!
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^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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Season 2

First aired October 18, 2006 – January 31, 2007
.Top Chef (season 2) was filmed in Los Angeles, California.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ What a wild ride of ups and downs and nailbiters it's been for all of us Top Chef fans this season.
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^ Josie Smith-Malave, who was a contestant on season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef , was attacked over Labor Day weekend in Long Island, Newsday reports .
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Padma Lakshmi took over for Katie Lee Joel as host. .There were several guest judges throughout the season, as in the first season.^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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^ A number of well-known chefs, most of whom have served as guest judges on past seasons of Top Chef , face off round-robin style.
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^ Tonight's first challenge has the final five cooking with chocolate for guest judge Eric Ripert.
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.At the finale in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, Ilan Hall battled Marcel Vigneron for the title of Top Chef with Ilan winning.^ 'Top Chef' final three .
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^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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^ Marcel won TOP CHEF 2.
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For the first time, a "Fan Favorite" was named based on online and phone voting. .Sam Talbot, who finished in third place, was voted the Fan Favorite.^ Just like the twinkle in Santa's eye, the culinary star that is Top Chef third-place finisher (Bearded) Kevin Gillespie continues to shine.
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^ The 11 cheftestants (plus Fabio, fan favorite from season five, playing host) who came back were some of the strongest and conveniently most dramatic on their seasons.
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Season 3

First aired June 13 – October 13, 2007
.Top Chef (season 3) was filmed in Miami, Florida — the first season to take place outside of California.^ CONGRATS to Stephanie, the first woman winner of Top Chef!
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^ I couldn't stand him during his season, and then his behavior on Top Chef Masters just solidified it.
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^ DiTo says – reply to this 83 i love Top Chef, i have been watching it since the first season.
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.Padma Lakshmi returned as host, while the judging panel remained the same; celebrity guest judges joined the panel in each episode.^ (Photo of the lovely Padma and guest judge Daniel Boulud from bravotv.com) .
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^ (Photo of Padma and guest judge Tyler Florence from BravoTV.com) .
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^ This week's episode gets an A -- some dashes of drama, entertaining guest judges, and nice twists in the challenges.
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.In the end, Hung Huynh beat out Dale Levitski and Casey Thompson in the show's first ever final three finale; the finale took place in Aspen, Colorado.^ I didn't expect it to be Dale, Casey and Hung.
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^ Brian's was overly complicated, Casey's was too rare, Hung's wasn't quite the best, and Dale's was judged most excellent.
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^ Final three Casey, Dale and Hung get their breakfast, and it comes with the instruction to take an Aspen ski lift to this mountaintop to get the info on their final challenge, which is at the Aspen Mountain Club.
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Casey Thompson, the season's runner-up, was voted Fan Favorite.

Season 4

First aired March 12 – June 11, 2008
.Top Chef (season 4) was filmed in Chicago, Illinois.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ What a wild ride of ups and downs and nailbiters it's been for all of us Top Chef fans this season.
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^ I couldn't stand him during his season, and then his behavior on Top Chef Masters just solidified it.
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.Padma Lakshmi returned as host with Tom Colicchio retuning as head judge.^ (Photo of the judges, most notably Tom Colicchio in his shades, from bravotv.com) .
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^ All that said, I loved the way Tom buried his head in his arms and the look on Padma's face!
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^ I don't like the host, and Tom Collicchio's presence is missed in the judging room, I'll be tuning in again.
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.Gail Simmons and Ted Allen alternated in the third permanent judging position with celebrity guest judges also appearing in each episode.^ Ted Allen of Queer Eye fame is the guest judge.
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^ The diners are the judges (now including Ted Allen), and (hee!
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^ This week's episode gets an A -- some dashes of drama, entertaining guest judges, and nice twists in the challenges.
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.At the finale in Puerto Rico, Stephanie Izard became the show's first female Top Chef, beating out Lisa Fernandes and Richard Blais.^ CONGRATS to Stephanie, the first woman winner of Top Chef!
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^ 'Top Chef' final three .
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^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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Stephanie was also voted Fan Favorite.

Season 5

First aired November 12, 2008 – March 4, 2009
.Top Chef (season 5) was filmed in New York City.^ Hosea is the winner of "Top Chef: New York."
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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^ What a wild ride of ups and downs and nailbiters it's been for all of us Top Chef fans this season.
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.The judges remained the same as in season 4, except with Toby Young filling in for Gail Simmons for half the season.^ I already knew the two main draws of this week's show: We have a new, snarky British judge, food critic Toby Young, and TWO people go home!
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^ This entire season has me bored to tears, and I find each week I dislike the remaining cheftestants except Kevin.
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.Celebrity guest judges appeared in every episode.^ This week's episode gets an A -- some dashes of drama, entertaining guest judges, and nice twists in the challenges.
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.Hosea Rosenberg became the Top Chef, beating Stefan Richter and Carla Hall in the finale in New Orleans.^ 'Top Chef' final three .
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^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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^ 'Top Chef': Thoughts on the final four?
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.The Fan Favorite was Fabio Viviani, who took fourth place for the season.^ We're also mad at Andy Cohen because they're not going to announce this season's Fan Favorite on this reunion show.
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^ The 11 cheftestants (plus Fabio, fan favorite from season five, playing host) who came back were some of the strongest and conveniently most dramatic on their seasons.
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^ Also with deals in the works are Fabio Viviani from season five of Top Chef and Bethenny Frankel from Real Housewives of New York.
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Season 6

First aired August 19 - December 16, 2009
.Top Chef (season 6) was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada.^ Continue reading "'Top Chef: Las Vegas': En garde!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Live chat .
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^ 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Chefs go to war .
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.The judges remained the same as in Season 5. The finale took place in Napa, California.^ A bigger problem was when, at judges' table, Spike blamed the guest judge -- Chicago chef Rick Tramonto, whose restaurant the final challenge took place in -- for having the frozen scallops in the walk-in fridge to begin with.
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.Kevin Gillespie and brothers Bryan Voltaggio and Michael Voltaggio were finalists, with Michael winning the title of Top Chef.^ Top Chef chat: Who will win?
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^ Stephanie wins 'Top Chef' .
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^ There are also Q&As with Bryan and Michael Voltaggio , brothers and chefs from Frederick who are also competing this season.
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.Kevin, who finished third overall in the competition, was voted Fan Favorite, with Bryan receiving the next highest amount of votes for the title.^ Top Chef's finale tonight threw us a curveball -- the winner was Michael Voltaggio, this season's bad boy, beat out his brother, the subtle Bryan Voltaggio, and (we presume) fan favorite Southern charmer Bearded Kevin.
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^ He didn't win Top Chef, but the title of Fan Favorite (and the $10,000 check that comes with it) is a nice consolation prize.
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^ Just like the twinkle in Santa's eye, the culinary star that is Top Chef third-place finisher (Bearded) Kevin Gillespie continues to shine.
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Season 7

.On October 5, 2009 it was announced by Bravo TV that a 7th season of Top Chef has been picked up.^ Top Chef Junior is in the works at Bravo!
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^ DiTo says – reply to this 83 i love Top Chef, i have been watching it since the first season.
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^ The last season of Top Chef ranked in the top 15 shows among kids/teens 2-17.
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[6] Shooting will begin April, 2010, in Washington, DC[7] [8]

Special episodes

4 Star All Star (Season One vs. Season Two)

.On June 6, 2007, as part of the buildup for Season 3, Bravo aired a special charity episode called "4 Star All Star," which awarded $20,000 to the charity of the winning team's choice.^ It's four from Season 1 and four from Season 2, competing for $20,000 to go to charity.
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^ June 20, 2007 .
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^ I had though that Top Chef started its third season tonight, but it turns out it's an all-star face off.
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.The show brought together Season 1 contestants Stephen, Harold, Dave, and Tiffani, and pitted them against Season 2 contestants Ilan, Elia, Marcel, and Sam.^ No question a director and producers frame these reality shows so there's a protagonist and antagonist, and Marcel was chosen to be this season's villan.
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^ Top Chef, Season 2 is the only show I know that featured scumbags, except Marcel, who can cook.
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^ KTinNYC Off the top of my head, Harold, Stephen, Sam Talbot and Ilan (although I'm not sure Gorbals could be considered "successful" at this point).
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.The show format was kept the same, with a Quickfire Challenge to start, followed by an Elimination Challenge.^ In the end, Stephanie won for her duck a l'orange, and Nimma went home after messing up salt quantities in her quickfire (not enough) and her elimination challenge (WAY too much).
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^ All three performed outstandingly during the season (collectively, they won the vast majority of quickfires and elimination challenges).
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.The show was filmed in Miami Beach at the kitchen and hotel used for Season 3. Padma Lakshmi hosted.^ We think reunion shows are kind of hokey (remember Fabio's hosting gig earlier this season?
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^ (Maybe it was his training in the coming season of Top Chef: Las Vegas where the contestants are required to make a meal without the use of a traditional kitchen.
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.
  • Quickfire Challenge: Create a two-egg breakfast dish in 10 minutes, using only one hand.^ For the quickfire challenge, each person draws a knife with a number on it and can only use $10 of ingredients from that aisle in the supermarket to create a dish.
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    ^ Elia makes a dessert similar to her successful one from the Quickfire Challenge.
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    ^ They have 90 minutes to make a sweet or savory dish out of at least one of the kinds of chocolate before them.
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    .Prize: An extra $100 for the overall winner's team to spend on groceries for the Elimination Challenge.^ Still, the least amount of drama was the winner of the Elimination Challenge.
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    ^ The overall winning team gets a "meaningful advantage" in the main challenge.
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    .
    • SEASON 1 TEAM WINNER: Stephen.
    • SEASON 2 TEAM WINNER: Marcel.
    • OVERALL WINNER: Season 1
  • Elimination Challenge: Prepare a four-course meal for the Season 3 contestants consisting of scallops, lobster, duck, and Kobe beef.^ Kobe beef, winner is Tiffani (Season 1).
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    ^ The overall quickfire winner is Season 1.
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    ^ For the main challenge, each team will prepare a four-course meal: first, scallops; second, lobster; third, duck; fourth, Kobe beef.
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    .Teams were given 30 minutes of shopping time, with Season 1 able to spend $300 and Season 2 able to spend $200. Teams were given two hours of cooking time.^ Because of the win, Season 1 gets $300 to shop with, while Season 2 gets only $200.
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    ^ But they will be cooking in the same kitchen and serving together instead of going one at a time as in past seasons.
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    ^ On last night's show, the chefs were split into two teams to cook food for a block party in Chicago.
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    .Courses were served head to head, with the team that wins the most courses winning the challenge.^ Eli has been in the top group twice, but tonight's QF was his first win, Laurine has been in the top twice, but one of those was the team challenge with Bryan.
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    ^ But no, Stephanie's awesome drink and interesting dessert barely bought the team the win and Stephanie another personal challenge win.
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    ^ For the main challenge, each team will prepare a four-course meal: first, scallops; second, lobster; third, duck; fourth, Kobe beef.
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    • SCALLOPS: Dave made cold smoked scallops & triple olive tapenade with lemon vinaigrette. Elia made a scallop duo with citrus marmalade and endive salad. Elia won.
    • LOBSTER: Stephen made lobster poached in beurre blanc with cauliflower crème anglaise. Marcel made a lobster duo with vanilla gelée and lobster foam. Stephen won.
    • DUCK: Harold made spicy duck meatballs with minted gnocchi. Ilan made almond stuffed duck breast with wild rice, white asparagus & raw egg yolk. .Harold won.
    • KOBE BEEF: Tiffani made Kobe beef two ways served with creamy polenta.^ Kobe beef, winner is Tiffani (Season 1).
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      ^ The Kobe beef round (Sam vs. Tiffani) is a success on both counts.
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      .Sam made seared Kobe beef with mushroom confit & onion relish.^ The Kobe beef round (Sam vs. Tiffani) is a success on both counts.
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      .Tiffani won.
    • OVERALL WINNER: Season 1, with three wins.
  • Judges: Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Ted Allen.
  • Stephen, as winner of the Season 1 team in the Quickfire, became team captain for the Elimination and got to choose his team's charity.^ Kobe beef, winner is Tiffani (Season 1).
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    ^ The overall quickfire winner is Season 1.
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    ^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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    .He chose Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Marcel, as winner of the Season 2 team in the Quickfire, became team captain for his team.^ The overall quickfire winner is Season 1.
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    ^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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    ^ Stephen wins for his team, so he is the captain, and the team's charity is the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
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    .He chose Share Our Strength for his charity.
  • Prior to the Quickfire Challenge, Season 1 contestant Lee Anne Wong was introduced as having been hired as a food consultant for Top Chef.^ Former 'Top Chef' contestant attacked .
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    ^ Season 2's charity is Share Our Strength.
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    ^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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    This also explained Lee Anne's absence from the competition, as she was the fourth-place contestant in the first season of the show.

Top Chef Holiday Special

.The December 24, 2007 special brought selected chefs from all three seasons back with a prize of $20,000 for the winner.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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^ Prizes include Season 5 of Top Chef (for all you Hosea fans out there), Season 1 of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (the UK edition), and a cookbook of our choosing from The Baltimore Sun's cookbook library (which may or may not relate to the challenges the winners suggested).
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^ What a wild ride of ups and downs and nailbiters it's been for all of us Top Chef fans this season.
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.Padma Lakshmi presided as host, with regulars Ted Allen, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons among the judges.^ (Photo of the judges, most notably Tom Colicchio in his shades, from bravotv.com) .
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^ The diners are the judges (now including Ted Allen), and (hee!
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^ Ted Allen will not be part of the four-person judging panel when Top Chef returns to Bravo in November.
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.The following Chefs participated: Tiffani Faison and Stephen (Season 1); Josie, Marcel Vigneron, and Betty (Season 2); CJ, Tre, and Sandee (Season 3).^ Josie Smith-Malave, who was a contestant on season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef , was attacked over Labor Day weekend in Long Island, Newsday reports .
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^ Season 1's group is: Harold, Dave, Tiffani and Stephen, and Season 2 is Ilan, Marcel, Sam and Elia.
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It was shot in Chicago, Illinois.
.
  • Quickfire Challenge: Chefs drew knives to determine the order in which they would choose gifts—ingredients—from under the tree.^ First, they have to do a quickfire challenge.
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    ^ I wouldn't argue that Blais or Stephanie is the better chef, I would say that based on what i've seen, if I had the opportunity to choose one or the other to make dinner for me, I'd choose Stephanie.
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    ^ The first episode saw the departure of Clay, a Mississippi chef who failed on the quickfire challenge when he didn't know what an amuse bouche was (which he would have known had he watched the previous seasons) and then on the main challenge by misusing the exotic meats and fish they were working with.
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    .Upon their turn, the chef could either choose to 'steal' an already opened gift of another chef, or take a new gift from under the tree.^ KTinNYC A lot of Top Chef contestants already had restaurants, so opening a burger joint isn't really that impressive, comparatively.
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    .
    • Winner: CJ (Roasted walnuts sauteéd with apples & shrimp)
    • Guest Judge: Eric Ripert
    • Prize: One free pass to the next round during the Elimination Challenge.^ Eric Ripert judge Jennifer.
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      ^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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      ^ And from the previews, it looks like Richard decides to tell the judges exactly what he thinks about Lisa during next week's finale.
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      (The pass could not be used to advance to the final round.)
    • .
  • Elimination Challenge: Create a three-course meal for a party of nine.^ For the elimination challenge, they have to create a five-course romantic dinner, with wine pairings, for couples expecting a wonderful experience.
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    ^ For the main challenge, each team will prepare a four-course meal: first, scallops; second, lobster; third, duck; fourth, Kobe beef.
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    ^ All three performed outstandingly during the season (collectively, they won the vast majority of quickfires and elimination challenges).
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    After each course, two chefs will be eliminated. .
    • Course 1: Stephen and Sandee eliminated.
    • Course 2: Josie and Betty eliminated.
    • Course 3: Marcel and CJ eliminated.
  • Surprise Challenge: After the three courses, Tiffani and Tre were given a surprise challenge to create an additional dish, utilizing anything left in the kitchen, in 30 minutes.^ For the elimination challenge, they have to create a five-course romantic dinner, with wine pairings, for couples expecting a wonderful experience.
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    ^ Hung's three-course plan is Hamachi, a Vietnamese fusion dish with prawns and duck.
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    ^ Has anything besides her cancer dish been in or near the top of any single challenge?
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    • WINNER: Tiffani
    • Winning Menu:
      • First Course: Bacon-Wrapped Apples with Brussels Sprout Salad & Apple Chicken Jus
      • Second Course: Roasted Duck Breast on Spaetzle with Wine & Orange Jus
      • Third Course: Salted Butterscotch Pudding with Whipped Cream
      • Surprise Course: Braised Veal on Puff Pastry with Truffle Butter.
  • Guest Judges: Eric Ripert, Elizabeth Falkner, Norman van Aken, Alan Wong, Alfred Portale

Top Chef Reunion Dinner

.On November 4, 2009, Fabio Viviani from season five has invited contestants from his season and those in the past for what is supposed to be a convivial gathering of chefs cooking, eating and talking.^ Last night's episode opens with the five chefs left -- Hosea, Stefan, Carla, Leah and Fabio -- commenting on Jamie getting the boot last week.
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^ Ericandblueboy A chef is supposed to demonstrate lots of skills besides cooking, including maturity and leadership.
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^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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.Chefs who attended were: Harold and Tiffani from season one; Ilan and Marcel from season two; Casey, Dale and Hung from season three; Richard and Lisa from season four and Carla, Fabio and Stefan from season five.^ Lisa is in the final three on Top Chef ?
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^ I didn't expect it to be Dale, Casey and Hung.
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^ Who got to lead the two restaurants this season?
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Spin-offs

Top Chef Junior

.Top Chef Junior is a tentatively-titled upcoming American reality competition show that will air on the cable television network Bravo.^ Top Chef Junior is in the works at Bravo!
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^ They have "mini" top chef competitions at home in the kitchen.
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^ It just goes to show that life after reality television isn't always pretty.
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.It is expected that teenage chefs will compete against each other in weekly challenges.^ He will compete against 11 other chefs in Hyde Park, N.Y., for a spot on the final team.
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.Following the Top Chef format, they will be judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the culinary world, with Bravo stating that one or more contestants will be eliminated each week.^ Top Chef Junior is in the works at Bravo!
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^ Former 'Top Chef' contestant attacked .
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^ On this week's Top Chef , crushes are revealed!
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.The show is produced by Magical Elves Productions, the same company that created and produces Top Chef.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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^ Padma reports that Lee Anne Wong, fourth runner-up, won't be joining them because she is now Top Chef 's culinary producer.
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^ Top Chef is after all a "Reality Show", we all know how "real" it is.
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[9] [10] [11]
.Bravo has ordered eight episodes; currently no air date has been set,[12].^ 'Top Chef Reunion': Fabio's no Padma (12) Drew wrote: Have just watched this episode, and...
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Top Chef Masters

.Top Chef Masters is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo.^ 'Top Chef Masters' cast announced .
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Top Chef Masters': A different flavor, but still tasty .
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^ It just goes to show that life after reality television isn't always pretty.
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In the series, 24 world-renowned chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges—a contrast from Top Chef, which features chefs that have been called relative "culinary amateurs".[13]
.Food journalist Kelly Choi hosts the show, and restaurant critic Gael Greene, culinary expert and Saveur Editor-in-Chief James Oseland and food critic Jay Rayner serve as judges.^ He'll be replaced by British journalist and food critic Toby Young.
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^ I already knew the two main draws of this week's show: We have a new, snarky British judge, food critic Toby Young, and TWO people go home!
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.The first season began airing on June 10, 2009 with contestants including Rick Bayless, John Besh, Michael Chiarello, Wylie Dufresne, and Hubert Keller.^ In the premiere, it was Hubert Keller, Christopher Lee, Michael Schlow and Tim Love facing off.
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^ For the next season of Top Chef , it's all about the well-known, not the unknown, as 24 chefs vie for the prize on Top Chef Masters , which debuts June 10.
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.On October 22, 2009, it was announced that a second season of Top Chef Masters has been ordered by Bravo.^ 'Top Chef Masters' cast announced .
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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^ 'Top Chef Masters': A different flavor, but still tasty .
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Top Chef: Just Desserts

.On October 26, 2009 Bravo TV announced that it has picked up a season of Top Chef: Just Desserts[18].^ Catching up with Dale from 'Top Chef' .
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^ October 26, 2009 .
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^ 'Top Chef Masters' cast announced .
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Casting info is to follow soon. An airdate has not been set yet. The Bravo weblog website states:
."The series will pit pastry chefs against each other in a series of challenges.^ He will compete against 11 other chefs in Hyde Park, N.Y., for a spot on the final team.
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^ I was so happy Kevin got a NICE prize, considering how paltry his Calphalon pans were in comparison to what some of the other chefs have won in elimination challenges.
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As any good Top Chef fan knows, desserts have been, well, a sore spot for our chefs in the past, so it'll be interesting to see chefs whose specialty is pastry."
Gail Simmons will be the host of this series.

Top Chef: The Game

.Top Chef: The Game is a computer game released by Brighter Minds for the PC. It challenges players to create the best dish from items in a virtual pantry.^ Quickfire Challenge We launch right into the challenge, and Hung, the winner of "Top Chef" season three, is the guest judge.
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^ It's Maryann, leading the charge into one of many people's favorite Top Chef challenges -- Restaurant Wars.
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^ 'Top Chef': Eels and peels, fishes and dishes (6) lore wrote: Leah needs to go.
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Games magazine gave the game an unfavorable review, calling it a "quick cash-in... for an undiscriminating audience."[19]

Top Chef: TV Dinners

In efforts to make certain dishes available to viewers who watch Top Chef but don't have time to try preparing those dishes themselves, Schwan's Home Service started offering Top Chef--branded frozen meals in late 2009. [20]

Top Chef: The Magazine

.In June 2009, news broke that Top Chef is working with Food & Wine magazine on a Top Chef print magazine.^ Now, of the ones who were working for others before Top Chef, I think I'd have to admit that Spike is doing very well.
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^ Also, I believe the deal for Spike's place was in the works before Top Chef, so I'm not sure you can say that he launched it after the show.
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^ And Tom alluded to Top Chef not being a cumulative competition in his new blog entry.
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DVD release

On October 20, 2009, A&E Home Video released Top Chef - The Complete Season 5: New York on DVD in Region 1. [1]

Reception and Awards

Awards

.Top Chef was nominated at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for its second season.^ This week, we've got a Top Chef reunion show, bringing back some of the strongest personalities from the previous five seasons of the show.
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^ What a wild ride of ups and downs and nailbiters it's been for all of us Top Chef fans this season.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Josie Smith-Malave, who was a contestant on season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef , was attacked over Labor Day weekend in Long Island, Newsday reports .
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[22]Top Chef won the award for Outstanding Editing in a Reality Series at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Time magazine's James Poniewozik named it one of the Top 10 Returning Series of 2007, ranking it at #10.[23]

Ratings

Top Chef Premieres Ratings
Season premiere # of Viewers Release Date +/- from previous
Season 6 premiere 2.6 Million [24] August 19, 2009 - 4%
Season 5 premiere 2.7 Million [25] November 12, 2008 + 27%
Season 4 premiere 2.26 Million [26] March 12, 2008 + 11%
Season 3 premiere 2.02 Million [27] June 13, 2007 + 8%

References

  1. ^ Blog entry confirming Allen has left Top Chef
  2. ^ Bravo orders new 'Top Chef Junior' spinoff for young teenage chefs
  3. ^ Bravo announces plans for new Top Chef: Masters spinoff
  4. ^ http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/bravo-announces-top-chef-just-desserts Bravo TV.com Retrievd on October 26
  5. ^ Sponsors Announced For Upcoming Season Of TOP CHEF - Includes Sears, Toyota, And Glad
  6. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/10/05/bravo-announces-pick-up-of-top-chef-season-seven/29573 TV by the Numbers. Retrieved on October 11, 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.bravotv.com/media/TOP%20CHEF%207%20-%20APPLICATION%20-%20FINAL%2010.28.09-UPDATED.pdf PDF file, retrieved from the BravoTV website on December 10, 2009.
  8. ^ http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-breaking-news/top-chef-coming-to-washington.html
  9. ^ Bravo orders new Top Chef Junior spinoff
  10. ^ Bravo Announces Development of "Top Chef Junior"
  11. ^ Top Chef for Teens
  12. ^ Bravo order chef shows
  13. ^ Bravo Announces Plans for New Top Chef Masters Spinoff
  14. ^ Bravo: Top Chef Masters News!
  15. ^ Bravo Announces Top Chef Masters Host and Judges
  16. ^ Bravo Dishes Premier of Top Chef Masters
  17. ^ BRAVO ANNOUNCES SERIES PICK UP FOR SECOND SEASON OF "TOP CHEF MASTERS"
  18. ^ http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/bravo-announces-top-chef-just-desserts Bravo TV.com retrieved on October 26
  19. ^ McDonald, Thomas L. (May 2009). "Eat Any Good Games Lately?". Games Magazine: 65–67. 
  20. ^ Stein, Joel (November 30, 2009). "Can Top Chef TV Dinners Live Up to Billing?". Time.com. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1940692,00.html. 
  21. ^ "Top Chef The Magazine". EatMeDaily.com. June 2, 2009. http://www.eatmedaily.com/2009/06/top-chef-the-magazine/. 
  22. ^ Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, 2007
  23. ^ Poniewozik, James; Top 10 New TV Series; time.com
  24. ^ ((cite web| url = http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/08/20/bravos-top-chef-las-vegas-premiere-draws-2-6-million/25142| title = Bravo’s Top Chef: Las Vegas premiere draws 2.6 million| author = Robert Seidman| date = August 20, 2009))
  25. ^ Huffington Post (November 13, 2008). ""Top Chef" Ratings: 2.7 Million Watch For New All-Time High". http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/13/top-chef-ratings-27-milli_n_143725.html. 
  26. ^ Foodie Obsessed (March 14, 2008). "Top Chef Chicago has Ratings Boost". http://www.foodieobsessed.com/2008/03/14/top-chef-chicago-has-ratings-boost/. 
  27. ^ Reality TV World (July 18, 2007). "'Top Chef 3 Miami' premiere delivers sizzling ratings for Bravo". http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/top-chef-3-miami-premiere-delivers-sizzling-ratings-for-bravo-5384.php. 

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Top Chef (2006 –) is an American reality competition show airing on the Bravo cable television network in which chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges.^ This competition, more than “Top Chef,” was really about the food.
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^ Top Chef is after all a "Reality Show", we all know how "real" it is.
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^ Top Chef is an Emmy and James Beard Award winning Bravo reality show where 17 chefs compete in a weekly series of challenges.
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.They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated each week.^ They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated each week.
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^ The judges they had for this contest were food stylists and photographers.
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^ The participants are judged by a panel of chefs who are professionals, and each week, one of the contestants are eliminated.

.The winning chef receives $100,000 in seed money to encourage his or her culinary career, is featured in Food & Wine magazine, and appears at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado.^ The winning chef will receive $100,000 in seed money to help encourage their culinary career, be featured in Food & Wine magazine, appear at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and most importantly, earn the prestigious title of "Top Chef."
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^ The winning chef will receive $100,000 in seed money to help with their culinary career, be featured in various culinary events and publications.
  • Top Chef TV Show - Reviews, Cast, Schedule & Times and More. Television Shows at Film.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.film.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Subscribe to Food & Wine magazine .
  • World's Top 10 Life-Changing Restaurants | El Bulli Recipe | Food & Wine 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.foodandwine.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Season 1

Who Deserves To Be Here [1.1]

.Cynthia: [to Stephen] How are you doing, Brian?^ Cynthia : [to Stephen] How are you doing, Brian?
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Stephen: Stephen?

.Andrea: [of her Elimination Challenge dish] It looked like a bomb exploded on my plate.^ Andrea : [of her Elimination Challenge dish] It looked like a bomb exploded on my plate.
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^ After the Elimination Challenge ends, the chefs are taken to Judges' Table, where the four judges consider the guests' comments and deliberate on the best and worst dishes.
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^ CREATE A TOP CHEF CHALLENGE Which quickfire or elimination challenge would YOU like to see the cheftestants take on?
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.Ken: [of the other chefs judging his food] I don't care whether the other chefs express their opinions about my food.^ Who cares what the other judges think?
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^ My opinion about Tom Colicchio’s food is that it’s extremely boring.
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^ Ken : [of the other chefs judging his food] I don't care whether the other chefs express their opinions about my food.
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.If the food is good, say it's good.^ If the food is good, say it's good.
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^ At home I would say, “because I love you, I’m serving food that is good for you.” .
  • Even Top Chefs Have Picky Kids - Well Blog - NYTimes.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC well.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ If she were a food, she says she would be a sweet and sassy box of chocolates because "you never know what you're going to get, but its always going to be good!"
  • Top Chef: New York Revealed, Meet the Cheftestants! - Gothamist 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

.If the food is crap, flip the plate.^ If the food is crap, flip the plate.
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.Lee Anne: Stephen is a sommelier so he's a professional bullshitter.^ Lee Anne : Stephen is a sommelier so he's a professional bullshitter.
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^ Top Chef - Season 1 Discuss Harold, Stephen, Tiffani, Lee Anne, Dave, and the rest of the chefs here!
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^ Lee Anne : Stephen, you gotta sell it!
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.Andrea: I'm bringing something to the competition that other people aren't bringing, you know, it's the ability to move your bowels with vegetables.^ Do you know where your fish comes from?
  • Michael Bauer: Between Meals : Ryan Scott: Life after "Top Chef" 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Do you know any of the other contestants?
  • James Chef-Owner Jim Burke is the Underdog at Bocuse D’or -- Grub Street Philadelphia 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC philadelphia.grubstreet.com [Source type: General]

^ Cook for Your Audience You can say you’re a good cook, but if the people you are cooking for don’t enjoy eating your stuff, are you really a good cook?
  • Things I Learned From Top Chef : Blisstree - Family, Health, Home and Lifestyles 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.blisstree.com [Source type: General]


Cynthia: What the fuck did I come over here for?

.Ken: [to Tom Colicchio] I speak my mind, that's the way I am.^ Ken : [to Tom Colicchio] I speak my mind, that's the way I am.
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^ Twitter 1262100506 VsVibeSpot My man Tom Colicchio( top chef ) is in town!
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^ In the first part of my interview with Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio , he shared that Tiffany came very close to winning last season.
  • Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio Talks: Head Judge of Bravo's Top Chef series, Chef Tom Colicchio shares what to expect from Season 2. 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC healthycooking.suite101.com [Source type: News]


.Ken: C'mon guys!^ Ken : C'mon guys!
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Allez! Allez!

Food of Love [1.2]

.Miguel: I love you dawg!^ Miguel : I love you dawg!
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^ Miguel : [to Madame S] I would love to serve you.
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.Stephen: [chuckling] Schmuck.^ Stephen : [chuckling] Schmuck.
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.Andrea: [of Miguel's reaction to guest judge Madame S] Miguel, of course, was like 'Aw, she's so hot!'^ Guest judge Chef Eric Ripert recommends Bar Boulud, while Season 1’s Chef Miguel Morales recommends Asiate for a great brunch.

^ Andrea : [to protect her teammate Miguel] If I did something to destroy his chances of staying, um, then I would like to give him my immunity.
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^ Guest judge Roberto didn't like the desserts or the soups.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.And I'm like, Miguel, you have to get out of the house a little more.^ And I'm like, Miguel, you have to get out of the house a little more.
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^ He would be like, 'the sear on the meat could have been a little better, you know, I think you needed a little more seasoning.'"
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^ Hibiscus is very tart so it's almost like -- with shrimp you're always using lemon and stuff, so it was a different take on tartness, which I feel worked out wonderfully.
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.RuPaul: [referring to Andrea's dessert] Now is this low-cal?^ RuPaul : [referring to Andrea's dessert] Now is this low-cal?
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.Andrea: Yes, there's no butter, there's no saturated fat.^ Andrea : Yes, there's no butter, there's no saturated fat.
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^ Because there's meat, Huynh can't use dairy, meaning no cheese, no butter, no ice cream - though he makes soy-milk "ice cream."
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^ Yes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire No, it’s just more tabloid BS vote view results & comments .
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.RuPaul: Everything is organic?^ RuPaul : Everything is organic?
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.Andrea: Everything is organic, right down to the chocolate.^ Compartes: For Sweet Organic Holiday Gifting With everything from Jonathan's signature truffles to chocolate bars mixed...
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.RuPaul: [tasting her dessert] Needs butter.^ RuPaul : [tasting her dessert] Needs butter.
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.RuPaul: Aren't all desserts really sexy?^ RuPaul : Aren't all desserts really sexy?
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.I mean, have you ever seen a fat person eat a cream puff?^ I mean, have you ever seen a fat person eat a cream puff?
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^ You know, the only completely modest person we've seen if Stephanie.
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^ Take control of what you eat by fixing a low-fat, high-fiber snack before you head out for the evening.
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.I mean, that's like watching somebody having sex.^ I mean, that's like watching somebody having sex.
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^ This is like watching porn because the chefs speak about Hubert's dish as if it were the best sex ever.
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^ But you know, I just feel like the dish was prepared by somebody who hasn't had as much sex as he really needs to, to make a dish feel like you really wanna fuck.
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.Tom Colicchio: Are those condoms hanging out of your pocket?^ Tom Colicchio : Are those condoms hanging out of your pocket?
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^ Your dishes will be judged and scored by the Host Padma Lakshmi and Head Judge Tom Colicchio, so you will have to be up to par.
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^ Take on the role of a contestant, compete against a line-up of talented chefs, and have your dishes judged by Host Padma Lakshmi and Head Judge Tom Colicchio.
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.Miguel: Oh yeah, absolutely Chef.^ Miguel : Oh yeah, absolutely Chef.
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.I always go to the kitchen protected.^ I always go to the kitchen protected.
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.Andrea: [referring to the QuickFire Challenge] Everybody starts digging in and there are all these chefs like chop-chop-chop-chop-chop-chop suey all over the place, and I'm looking at this basket of fruit and I'm like, I just really want to put the basket of fruit exactly as it is on the table.^ I really thought ALL the chef's would be there together.
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^ So Top Chef may be over for me, but I feel like I’m just getting started.

^ I definitely want to go see all these chefs in action.
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.Miguel: [to Madame S] I would love to serve you.^ Perhaps things would have been more cordial had she warmed them up with an episode of Tell Me You Love Me .
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^ I have quite a passion for cooking and would love to be given the chance to show you what I have got to offer Bravo!
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^ I am very familiar with the restaurants and owners in Naples would love to know where you worked.
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.Andrea: [naming her dish] Creamy Balls and Crunchy Nuts.^ Andrea : [naming her dish] Creamy Balls and Crunchy Nuts.
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Nasty Delights [1.3]

.Lisa: [frustrated by some of the more elitist chefs' ideas] You don't get complicated and sophisticated when you're cooking food for kids!^ Not so if you're a chef, as we saw in this episode.
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^ Dude, you're a freakin cook.
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^ You're a chef.
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.Stephen: [referring to his Teammate in the Elimination Challenge] Candice I find to be the weakest in the whole competition.^ Stephen : [referring to his Teammate in the Elimination Challenge] Candice I find to be the weakest in the whole competition.
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^ Each episode consists of a Quickfire (a quick challenge with very specific requirements where the creator of the best dish is usually granted immunity for the episode) and an Elimination Challenge (where the weakest chef is eliminated).
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^ The competition kicked off without a Quickfire and instead jumped right into the elimination challenge.
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.It's a bit hard for me to come down to her level.^ It's a bit hard for me to come down to her level.
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^ As the judges ate, discussed and eventually confronted the chefs, it was clear that the caliber of cuisine had reached a level where criticism literally can come down to an extra flake of salt.
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^ People always ask me why I come down on her so hard.
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.I mean, I'd love to bring her up to my level but that's just not really possible.^ I mean, I'd love to bring her up to my level but that's just not really possible.
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^ Perhaps the Just Desserts gig will serve as a test run for a possible hostess gig on the real Top Chef when/if Padma goes on a pregnancy leave?
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^ I love her—she’s my total girl crush (along with Elizabeth Banks), and I love that she’s smart and has her head on straight and doesn’t pull stupid shenanigans just to get attention.
  • TOP CHEF: Meat Natalie | Give Me My Remote 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.givememyremote.com [Source type: General]


.Stephen: [referring to Candice] If you can't stand the heat in the kitchen, you know, it's probably best to remove yourself.^ Stephen : [referring to Candice] If you can't stand the heat in the kitchen, you know, it's probably best to remove yourself.
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^ With the sixth season finale set to air tonight, we tracked down some former contestants to let you know where you can judge their fare for yourself.

^ Appetite for perfection From Rachael Ray to Rocco DiSpirito, these celebrity chefs know how to turn up the heat in the kitchen.
  • Try this delicious dish from a ‘Top Chef’ - Today: Food: Recipe 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]


Tom Colicchio: [as he is checking on the Red Team] Do kids like yogurt?
.Lisa: They like blue yogurt.^ Lisa : They like blue yogurt.
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.Tiffani: You know I wasn't going to go like, do the monkfish nugget interpretive dance for the kids.^ Just thought you'd like to know.
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^ If you want to stay inside, “I like to set up shop.” Have kids go through your pantry, pack heavy cans in a bag and set them up as on the table as if they were a store.
  • The Sneaky Chef Shares Her Secrets - Healthy Living on Shine 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC shine.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, like France or Italy, but with more land and better personal hygiene.
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]


.Tom Colicchio: [referring to Tiffani's attitude] There is one thing that we do in the restaurant business, and that is make people happy.^ Tom Colicchio : [referring to Tiffani's attitude] There is one thing that we do in the restaurant business, and that is make people happy.
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^ Tom Colicchio, chef-owner of the Craft restaurants and "Top Chef's" head judge, had to be persuaded that producers were committed to a fair test of skills before agreeing to participate.
  • Bravo's 'Top Chef' has all the right ingredients - Los Angeles Times 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Not just on the food either since there was something that stuck me about last night and, in fact, the entire season that is a great lesson for people in business.
  • Top Chef « Consult Keith 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC consultkeith.com [Source type: General]

.And I don't care how you do that, that's what you do.^ And I don't care how you do that, that's what you do.
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^ It just shows how important it is to make sure you don't forget seasoning — you don't forget to put salt on your food.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having tasted the barbecue potato chips and the jalapeno onion strips, I just don't know how you'd incorporate or pair them with anything much.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Brian: [telling the chefs he has been sent home] Elvis has left the building.^ Brian : [telling the chefs he has been sent home] Elvis has left the building.
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^ Turns out this was a team competition , whatever that means, not a team-building exercise, and even though we did well as a team, one soldier–or, chef, got left behind anyway.


.Candice: [to Stephen] Obviously you're a tool and a douche bag!^ Candice : [to Stephen] Obviously you're a tool and a douche bag!
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^ Stephen : [referring to Candice] If you can't stand the heat in the kitchen, you know, it's probably best to remove yourself.
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^ Stephen interviews that as far as cooking goes, if you can cook eggs, you can cook, and if you can't, "you're better off not being in the competition."
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Food on the Fly [1.4]

.Tiffani: [referring to Stephen's presentation of his dish] There's an element of condescension when he explains his dish, that you can't possibly understand all the things that are in this dish.^ Tiffani : [referring to Stephen's presentation of his dish] There's an element of condescension when he explains his dish, that you can't possibly understand all the things that are in this dish.
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^ Yes, it makes sense to have Season One's Stephen and runner-up Tiffani, along with Season Two's Marcel, and Season Three's Tre and CJ there, but Sandee Birdsong?
  • Televisionary: Seasonal Showdown on the "Top Chef" Holiday Special 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.televisionaryblog.com [Source type: General]

^ On the kitchen front, Ms. Lakshmi said she’s been all about cooking simple things lately, because “when you’re eating alone , it’s not really worth it.” OK! So sounds like there’s no new man there.
  • ES Sneak Peek: Top Chef Season Five | Endless Simmer 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.endlesssimmer.com [Source type: General]


.Tiffani: [while shopping at the gas station] Think we should buy some Rolaids for the judges?^ Tiffani : [while shopping at the gas station] Think we should buy some Rolaids for the judges?
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^ I think their opinions should carry some weight too.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Martha tells some riddle about how she thinks people should keep it simple, but not keep it too simple.
  • Top Chef: Christmas In July! Literally! - Reality TV - Videogum 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Dave: Yeah, that's for sure.^ Dave : Yeah, that's for sure.
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.Andrea: [referring to the Gas Station Challenge] I really encourage people to eat food that doesn't have a lot of chemicals in it.^ Andrea : [referring to the Gas Station Challenge] I really encourage people to eat food that doesn't have a lot of chemicals in it.
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^ Andrew: I have no doubt in my mind that the people that will be eating this food will culinarily crap in their pants when they see what we have for them.
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^ His food sometimes seems a bit more ethereal, one of the reasons, I guess, that he doesn't do as well as others when regular people (as opposed to critics) taste his food.
  • Top Chef Masters: Mountain Goats at the Beach | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.thekitchn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

My clients are going to pass out and die… [laughs]

.Tom Colicchio: [referring to Andrea's nutritious entree] I'm feeling healthier already.^ Tom Colicchio : [referring to Andrea's nutritious entree] I'm feeling healthier already.
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^ Izard won praise for what head judge Tom Colicchio called her “surprising” twist on traditional presentations, specifically for her lamb entree which included braised pistachios.
  • Stephanie Is Named First Female Top Chef - PEOPLE TV Watch 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvwatch.people.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom Colicchio : [referring to Tiffani's attitude] There is one thing that we do in the restaurant business, and that is make people happy.
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.Tiffani: [during victory interview] I am the Kenmore Microwave Queen.^ Tiffani : [during victory interview] I am the Kenmore Microwave Queen.
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.Tom Colicchio: [to the bottom three contestants] If I could really get rid of two of you I probably would, um, matter of fact , all three.^ Tom Colicchio : [to the bottom three contestants] If I could really get rid of two of you I probably would, um, matter of fact , all three.
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^ Besides, we all know that Tom Colicchio is probably the father.
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^ All three of those on the bottom were bad.
  • minxeats: Top Chef Las Vegas Episode Eleven Recap 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.minxeats.com [Source type: General]


.Gail Simmons: Stephen looked at us like we were crazy!^ Gail Simmons : Stephen looked at us like we were crazy!
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^ But I believe in the opinions of people like Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and even the steely-eyed Gail Simmons, who may look pretty and pillowy but is possibly the toughest critic of them all.
  • Top Chef Final Tonight: Win Or Lose, We Like to Watch - LAist 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC laist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nikki Reminds us of: Marisa, the pastry chef from season 2 Erin: She made lasagna with handmade pasta, which endeared me to her, but her pizza looked like challah.
  • Season Pass on Variety.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: General]

.His Japanese infused, confused tamale?^ His Japanese infused, confused tamale?
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.Tom Colicchio: He's just getting over-creative, and it's just getting in the way.^ Tom Colicchio : He's just getting over-creative, and it's just getting in the way.
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^ Richard: Don't know if he's just got a good poker face, or the Richard Blais charm has just worn off on Tom Colicchio.
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^ You just know that Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" (10 p.m.
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.I think he gets too wrapped up in the dogma of cooking.^ I think he gets too wrapped up in the dogma of cooking.
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^ All-star cooks wrap up Las Vegas filming of Top Chef .
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^ Or do you think the producers cooked up the brother battle for dramatic tension?
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

Blind Confusion [1.5]

.Harold: [about being paired with Lisa for an Elimination Challenge] I feel so confident working with her, so comfortable, I'm predicting victory tomorrow.^ Harold : [about being paired with Lisa for an Elimination Challenge] I feel so confident working with her, so comfortable, I'm predicting victory tomorrow.
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^ After 12 episodes, 12 Quickfire Challenges, 12 Elimination Challenges, about seven weeks of taping in Chicago, Stephanie made it to Puerto Rico for the two-part finale.

^ For the elimination challenge, they have to create a five-course romantic dinner, with wine pairings, for couples expecting a wonderful experience.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Lee Anne: Stephen, you gotta sell it!^ Lee Anne : Stephen, you gotta sell it!
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^ Top Chef - Season 1 Discuss Harold, Stephen, Tiffani, Lee Anne, Dave, and the rest of the chefs here!
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^ Lee Anne : [of working with Stephen and Miguel] I got put on the team with the big thinker and the no thinker.
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Stephen: I'm trying. I don't think this is our target market!

.Lisa: Somewhere in the recesses of my mind it's occurring to me that perhaps we didn't think it through, serving seared tuna in the Mission District.^ Lisa : Somewhere in the recesses of my mind it's occurring to me that perhaps we didn't think it through, serving seared tuna in the Mission District.
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^ I didn’t present myself well those last few challenges in NewYork, because I don’t think my head was on straight.
  • 'Top Chef' winner Hosea Rosenberg talks! | EW.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oh, and Lisa tells us that her girlfriend has a kid with a knife fetish, so if she didn't make you wildly uncomfortable before, welcome to my world.
  • SFGate: Culture Blog! : Top Chef Recap: Season Four, Episode Eight 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]


.Miguel: [Referring to Andrea before the Judges' Table convenes] My friend has immunity here, and I'm up on the chopping block but I feel great and I know she saved me today, so I'm feeling really confident.^ Miguel : [Referring to Andrea before the Judges' Table convenes] My friend has immunity here, and I'm up on the chopping block but I feel great and I know she saved me today, so I'm feeling really confident.
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^ His one-liners at the judges table are also great.
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^ After a judge’s table where it seemed any of the chefs could be on the chopping block or taking home the win, Chiarello, Padma, Tom and Gail came to a decision.
  • Las Vegas Weekly : "Top Chef Episode 13: A few good chefs" by Top Chef Las Vegas 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.lasvegasweekly.com [Source type: General]


.Harold: [Going to the Judges' Table with the second group] I knew we were in trouble at this point cause, I mean, first group that goes in gets handshakes, kisses, and champagne and the second group goes in and it's usually a bloodbath.^ Harold : [Going to the Judges' Table with the second group] I knew we were in trouble at this point cause, I mean, first group that goes in gets handshakes, kisses, and champagne and the second group goes in and it's usually a bloodbath.
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^ If Carla gets her first choice (Jamie) she could go either Rahdika or Ariane with her second choice.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brian gets judged first, for his goat cheese veggie dish, and his short ribs with fig puree.
  • Top Chef Las Vegas: And then there were three! | Palm Beach Entertainment: Events, movies, restaurants, nightlife & more | pbpulse.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.pbpulse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Andrea: [to protect her teammate Miguel] If I did something to destroy his chances of staying, um, then I would like to give him my immunity.^ Andrea : [to protect her teammate Miguel] If I did something to destroy his chances of staying, um, then I would like to give him my immunity.
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^ What advice would you give him or her?
  • Interview With Top Chef Winner Hosea Rosenberg | Man Over Board 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC man-over-board.com [Source type: General]

^ My six year old niece makes something similar in her play kitchen, serves it to us and we all pretend to like it.
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.Mike Yakura: [to Miguel at the Judges' Table] If you have these skills and you want to win this just go like 'Hell no, I'm doing this, I'm taking this cart over, I'm going to drive.^ Who do you want to win?"
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^ Do you want to cook just like a Top Chef?
  • Top Chef: The TV Show, The Cookbook, The Goodies, The Giveaway | Blissfully Domestic 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blissfullydomestic.com [Source type: General]

^ Who do you want to win and why?
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If I'm going to go down in a burning plane I'm going to be at the wheel.'

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? [1.6]

Restaurant Wars [1.7]

Miguel: Chunk LeFunk has left the building. Thank you.

.Stephen: I could've got the food out on time if I wasn't at the table explaining about where Rueda is in location to Rioja.^ I recall seeing him sit at a table (before the big decorating redo) and asking his patrons about his food and menu.

^ Little changes make a huge difference in how we cook, and these little changes trickle out through a community every time a new person comes to the table.

^ At this point, I think we've said pretty much all we can say about Robin, probably ten times over.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef - S6E11 Power Rankings 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]


.Stephen: The other team's concept is totally a style that I would never engage in, you know it was very warming, welcoming, very comfortable.^ Stephen : The other team's concept is totally a style that I would never engage in, you know it was very warming, welcoming, very comfortable.
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^ The tiff with Hosea in the supermarket was irritating, but I thought the other chefs would have done well to listen to him on everything else (Gene, I'm looking at you).
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^ How would you describe your cooking style?


.Katie Lee Joel: So the winning chef will be going to Cannes, and somebody else will be getting canned.^ Katie Lee Joel : So the winning chef will be going to Cannes, and somebody else will be getting canned.
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^ Joel’s beautiful wife, Katie Lee … .

^ Top Chef on GetGlue Katie Lee Joel -- rocker Billy Joel's wife -- serves as host, and Tom Colicchio is the head judge with San Francisco as the backdrop."
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.Tiffani: I wanted to help decorate the room – it's something I enjoy doing, and it feeds who I am – but I was happy to sort of have Dave out of the kitchen.^ Tiffani : I wanted to help decorate the room – it's something I enjoy doing, and it feeds who I am – but I was happy to sort of have Dave out of the kitchen.
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^ Bourdain, the author of "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly," at one point said something along the lines of wanting Mikey to be his son, so I think his "love child" remark was meant as sort of a compliment.
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^ Dave : [on being one of Tiffani's sous chefs] Helping someone who I just have little or no respect for..
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.Tiffani: If Dave gets in a bad head space, it's over, but it could have been much worse, we could have had Stephen.^ Tiffani : If Dave gets in a bad head space, it's over, but it could have been much worse, we could have had Stephen.
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.Harold: [to Tom Colicchio] Does that mean we're partners now?^ Harold : [to Tom Colicchio] Does that mean we're partners now?
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.Lee Anne: [of working with Stephen and Miguel] I got put on the team with the big thinker and the no thinker.^ Lee Anne : [of working with Stephen and Miguel] I got put on the team with the big thinker and the no thinker.
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^ Lee Anne : Stephen, you gotta sell it!
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^ There was no way I was gonna let Lee Anne go out like that.
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.Dave: [to Tiffani] I'm not your bitch, bitch!^ Dave : [to Tiffani] I'm not your bitch, bitch!
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Wedding Bell Blues [1.8]

.Tom Colicchio: This is going to sound harsh; I've had better from a take-out place in New York.^ We've decided on Tom Colicchio.
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^ Sure, so many great restaurants are based in Manhattan but the most memorable meals i've had were eaten in Minneapolis and in New Orleans and in some great places in the East Bay.
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^ I'm from New York State, so Finger Lakes Wines will always have a special place on my palate.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Guest: The salmon was USELESS! …I was all of a sudden in a bad convention – it might as well have been boiled chicken.^ Guest : The salmon was USELESS! …I was all of a sudden in a bad convention – it might as well have been boiled chicken.
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^ You might as well open a pizza parlor, because the "restore" in restaurant is ALL ABOUT DESSERT. .
  • Top Chef travesties: the season so far | Cook's Tour | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: General]


.Stephen: I needed to talk to some of the members of the hotel, and making sure that the EXECUTION – the foremost important part of this whole entire event – was intact.^ Stephen : I needed to talk to some of the members of the hotel, and making sure that the EXECUTION – the foremost important part of this whole entire event – was intact.
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^ It just shows how important it is to make sure you don't forget seasoning — you don't forget to put salt on your food.
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^ For those annual big occasions, I have a feeling that Richard has some things up his sleeve that would make those events really special.
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Stephen: A chef's responsibility is to delegate. .He is a leader, he is a manager in the kitchen; no one took that role.^ He is a leader, he is a manager in the kitchen; no one took that role.
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^ These two are presumably equals and no one has been designated the leader.
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.No one, except for myself.^ No one, except for myself.
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.Stephen: This wedding cake had no potential whatsoever.^ Stephen : This wedding cake had no potential whatsoever.
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.I did not want to attach my name – even if I were to help – because, you know, mediocrity is not my game and I just didn't want to have anything to do with it.^ Jamiesommers, you make me want to change my name to "I'mnotLisa" .
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^ Just wanted you to know I have not forgotten about the The Project!

^ I did not want to attach my name – even if I were to help – because, you know, mediocrity is not my game and I just didn't want to have anything to do with it.
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.Harold: Stephen definitely deserved to go home.^ Did Nimma deserve to go home?

^ I’m not sure I was the weakest part of that team, or that I deserved to go home.

^ Even note, Richard took the fall and didn't blame anyone else, he was hating on himself and admitted he deserved to go home.
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.I could have backed him up, but he called Lee Anne out.^ I could have backed him up, but he called Lee Anne out.
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^ There was no way I was gonna let Lee Anne go out like that.
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^ Man, it was bad enough when Ilan, who hates him, was mocking him, but to have an actress who doesn't even know him call him out -- in describing his food!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.There was no way I was gonna let Lee Anne go out like that.^ There was no way I was gonna let Lee Anne go out like that.
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^ There was no way around it.
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^ Let the chefs cook and get out of their way.
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.Harold: Who caters a wedding out of a Supermarket?!^ Harold : Who caters a wedding out of a Supermarket?!
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That's unheard of. That's ridiculous! .You have specialty purveyors that you go to… that specialize.^ You have specialty purveyors that you go to… that specialize.
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.Harold: [about the wedding cake] It's why God created Betty Crocker.^ Harold : [about the wedding cake] It's why God created Betty Crocker.
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.Stephen: Now that my role in this competition has finally come to an end I'm going to be a restaurateur, and that is my goal in life.^ Stephen : Now that my role in this competition has finally come to an end I'm going to be a restaurateur, and that is my goal in life.
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^ It just makes it feel even more obvious that Kevin is going to win now and the brothers have only been kept for the competition they have against each other…which is of course, okay, as long as Kevin wins in the end!
  • "Top Chef" Recap, Episode 13: Crush Party Blues | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ I know you know what was going on in my personal life."
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.I will probably influence the industry and raise the bar to a level of excellence that I don't think has been achieved yet to date in this country.^ I will probably influence the industry and raise the bar to a level of excellence that I don't think has been achieved yet to date in this country.
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^ Hey, Lamentocubano, if you think you're such hotshit why don't you knock out Castro and swim back to your own fuckin' country.
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Napa's Finest [1.9]

Harold: When I saw the truffles in with the wine, I thought, "This is why I got involved in this competition. This is why I'm here."

.Tiffani: Dave's food is never really all that refined.^ Tiffani : Dave's food is never really all that refined.
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^ It all about ratings so if it was really TOP CHEF, it would be about the FOOD not the "DRAMA".
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^ You could tell that they all made really great food last night, and the judges had to nit-pick to pick a winner and loser.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Tiffani: My food is so great, and I don't get the sense that – unless something drastic happens – I'm going home.^ Tiffani : My food is so great, and I don't get the sense that – unless something drastic happens – I'm going home.
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^ Maybe, but many of us don't have the budget for the 100 Best Restaurants, and Cheap Eats is my go-to list.
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^ That's why I'm not going to be disappointed if she goes home sooner...because I don't want her to win the whole thing.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef - S6E11 Power Rankings 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

Reunion [1.10]

Finale (1) [1.11]

Finale (2) [1.12]

.Lorraine Bracco: I'm not needing to lick my plate..^ Lorraine Bracco : I'm not needing to lick my plate..
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and that makes me very sad.

.Dave: [on being one of Tiffani's sous chefs] Helping someone who I just have little or no respect for..^ Dave : [on being one of Tiffani's sous chefs] Helping someone who I just have little or no respect for..
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^ No word yet on which of the show’s cheftestants will appear, though Zak said it will likely be one chef from this year’s Season 5 and one from a previous season.

^ The competing chefs live and breathe the high-pressure lifestyle that comes with being a master chef and each week someone is asked to "pack up their knives" and go home.
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drinking is the only way I can make it through. .Lorraine, thanks for the wine.^ Lorraine, thanks for the wine.
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Season 2

Into the Fire [2.1]

.Suyai: I was just psyched when the flame went up, and I was, like, awesome!^ Suyai : I was just psyched when the flame went up, and I was, like, awesome!
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^ OK, better than Stephan but my opinion of him went up just for his comforting of Carla while they were waiting for the judges decision.
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.I was just, 'Oh, flambé.'^ I was just, 'Oh, flambé.'
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Betty: [to Harold after a good review] I love you!

.Tom Colicchio: [After Suyai has told him how poorly she's doing] Do you think it's a good idea to sort of tip your hand right now, and let me know this?^ Here's what Tom Colicchio told us .
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^ And you know, doing a dessert, I don't think was too left-field.
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^ Tom Colicchio : [After Suyai has told him how poorly she's doing] Do you think it's a good idea to sort of tip your hand right now, and let me know this?
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.Elia: [about American Cheese] It's just this funky product that...^ Micah: [about her comment on American comfort food] I was simply describing it, just as I would say, "Indian people put chutney with their curry!"
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^ Elia : [about American Cheese] It's just this funky product that...
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shouldn't exist.

.Carlos: [after Tom Colicchio made a negative remark about his dish] It may not have been my crowning achievement, but I didn't think it was crap on a plate.^ Carlos : [after Tom Colicchio made a negative remark about his dish] It may not have been my crowning achievement, but I didn't think it was crap on a plate.
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^ Tom Colicchio : These are about choices.
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^ Justin Stephens/BRAVO Sure, Tom Colicchio 's got much respect for the five who made it this far on Top Chef and it was a pleasure watching them all cook.
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Eastern Promise [2.2]

.Michael: I'm, like, so out of my league.^ Like, with my souffle, I dind't prepare for that, but most chefs come w/ a dessert in mind, so I tried to come out of left field.
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^ Michael, $125,000 seems like a lot of money but my son got drafted by the MLB last year and almost half of it is gone (that's not including what the gov took out).
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you'd like to help out my cause, please consider leaving me a "tip."
  • minxeats: Top Chef Las Vegas Episode Eleven Recap 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.minxeats.com [Source type: General]


.Elia: I Love Fish!^ Elia : I Love Fish!
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.Betty: [to Tom Colicchio] I'm the bar wench.^ Betty : [to Tom Colicchio] I'm the bar wench.
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Food for the People [2.3]

.Cliff: [referring to his QuickFire dish] I'm staring this ice cream down like it owes me money.^ Cliff : [referring to his QuickFire dish] I'm staring this ice cream down like it owes me money.
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^ Ted Allen : [referring to Betty's QuickFire dish] I also felt that your presentation was really, uh kind of a mess.
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^ The other judges are shocked that Cliff went home in this way, but they also say he could likely have been sent home because they didn't love his dish.
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Less is More [2.4]

.Marisa: Pastry is a science, you put something into it that has a different molecular structure it's gonna react differently.^ Or it fell out of the fridge when he tried to put something into the fridge for storage.
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^ At the end of the day, becoming a great chef, is all what you put into it and the journey getting there, the stuff that's not in a book or in a classroom.
  • Spike From 'Top Chef' Talks, Well, 'Top Chef' - Food & Drink Chats (washingtonian.com) 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.washingtonian.com [Source type: General]

^ Hey John, if you want something a bit different (but somehow all-together the same), come to Emerson, GA and eat at Doug’s.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]


.Tom Colicchio: No one's going home tonight...^ Tom Colicchio : No one's going home tonight...
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^ Apparently, that’s not the case at home with Tom Colicchio.
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^ I am going to be sad no matter who goes home...I think all four of them (well, now three) deserve to be there, but I think next will be one of the Volt brothers.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

but believe me, we're gonna be watching you really closely from here on out. .Consider yourselves on probation!^ Consider yourselves on probation!
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Social Service [2.5]

.Marcel: Frank asked me, 'Do you want to be my partner?'^ Marcel : Frank asked me, 'Do you want to be my partner?'
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^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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^ Ilan : You know what's really funny Marcel, the first day I got here I've been wanting to smack you across the face.
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.It was kind of like being asked to go on prom with somebody that you’re not totally interested in, but for fear of not having anybody else to go to prom with, you’re like, 'okay.'^ It was kind of like being asked to go on prom with somebody that you’re not totally interested in, but for fear of not having anybody else to go to prom with, you’re like, 'okay.'
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^ And I was with you in fearing that Bryan was going to get it this week.
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^ The competing chefs live and breathe the high-pressure lifestyle that comes with being a master chef, and each week someone is asked to "pack up their knives" and go home.
  • Top Chef 2 - News, Recaps, Gossip, Photos, Commentary and more from Reality TV Calendar 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.realitytvcalendar.com [Source type: General]


.Tom Colicchio: These are about choices.^ What with all the shameless product placement on Top Chef these, we suppose it's not that surprising to find Tom Colicchio knocking back a few Diet Cokes for The Man.
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.Someone's gotta say, 'Hey, that looks like Pepto-Bismol!^ Someone's gotta say, 'Hey, that looks like Pepto-Bismol!
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^ Sort of like when someone says a jury came to the wrong conclusion – without listening to all of the evidence like they did.
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^ Richard: Pretty nutty, but one of those people who's like, "Hey, look how unconventional I am!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

We can't serve that. Let's fix it. .Let's fix the problem.'^ Let's fix the problem.'
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.Elia: [after being told her kidneys taste too much of kidney] Is this woman for real?^ Elia : [after being told her kidneys taste too much of kidney] Is this woman for real?
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^ Yes, yes, I know he's been a restaurant critic for a few years, but does this crabby naysayer really know that much about food, or is he just good at being caustic for the cameras?
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

.I'm supposed to make kidney taste like olives, with a sauce?^ I'm supposed to make kidney taste like olives, with a sauce?
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Betty: Marcel went for that pig's blood. .Kinda looks like a vampire, don't you think?^ Ok, you don't like Eli.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You don't cook as well as you think.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyway, he brings out their help: Howie, Sara and CJ. CJ looks pissy, like he thinks he should have been a finalist.
  • Top Chef Miami Finale Recap: Who Will Win? - Gothamist 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Joseph Ojeda: [about the basil in the pomegranate drink] It's not very sexy to be plucking out greens out of your mouth while you're in a dinner date.^ Joseph Ojeda : [about the basil in the pomegranate drink] It's not very sexy to be plucking out greens out of your mouth while you're in a dinner date.
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^ "You got your eye shot out.."
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^ Anthony Bourdain: I gotta say, you were clearly way out of your comfort zone and scrambling around for some way out of a bad situation right out of the gate.
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Thanksgiving [2.6]

.Anthony Bourdain: [On Michael] It's like Betty Crocker and Charles Manson had a love child, and he's cooking for me.^ I believe it was charles who suggested that Michael won because he cooks the type of food the judges like.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ However I loved Michaels self assuredness and confidence and I loved Kevins humbleness and his down home style of cooking.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the food at the new place is anything like what she and her sous chef were cooking at the demo, she's got little to fear from Bourdain or anyone else.


.Anthony Bourdain: [on Michael's dishes] That was so perverse, so inappropriate, I'm almost beginning to respect him.^ Anthony Bourdain : [on Michael's dishes] That was so perverse, so inappropriate, I'm almost beginning to respect him.
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^ Michael : [on guest judge Anthony Bourdain] Personally, I totally look up to the guy.
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^ Anthony Bourdain: [about CJ's dish] They were cleaning Bob Marley's house and found this in the closet.
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.Anthony Bourdain: What kind of crack house are you running here?^ They all fall in line at the judges table and that's interesting when you see Anthony Bourdain on his own show, he's accessible and open to all kinds of cuisine, not nearly as snooty as seems to be a requirement for this one.
  • Top Chef Miami Finale Recap: Who Will Win? - Gothamist 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Anthony Bourdain: [about Marcel] Gastro Boy has balls!^ As this miserable decade exhales its last, poisonous breaths, Anthony Bourdain has a few thoughts to share about what's changed in the food world not over the last 10 years, but the last three.
  • Top Chef News - Topix 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]


.Carlos: [after being dismissed from the competition] I'm going to go home and have a margarita.^ Carlos : [after being dismissed from the competition] I'm going to go home and have a margarita.
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^ The competing chefs live and breathe the high-pressure lifestyle that comes with being a master chef and each week someone is asked to "pack up their knives" and go home.
  • Top Chef 6 General Discussion - BravoTV Message Boards 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC boards.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The competing chefs live and breathe the high-pressure lifestyle that comes with being a master chef, and each week someone is asked to "pack up their knives" and go home.
  • Top Chef 2 - News, Recaps, Gossip, Photos, Commentary and more from Reality TV Calendar 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.realitytvcalendar.com [Source type: General]


Anthony Bourdain: Looking forward to smashing the hopes and dreams and ambitions…

.Michael: [on guest judge Anthony Bourdain] Personally, I totally look up to the guy.^ Michael : [on guest judge Anthony Bourdain] Personally, I totally look up to the guy.
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^ Padma rolls up with a guest judge.

^ Ryan notes that 2 guys and 2 girls have gone home.Quick fire challenge with Ming Tsai as guest judge.

He's not scared to tell someone their food sucks. .Just hope he doesn't tell me I suck.^ Just hope he doesn't tell me I suck.
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^ Rocco nods and later confesses to the camera that he doesn't know everything that Hung is telling him, but he'll just push forward.
  • Top Chef Miami Finale Recap: Who Will Win? - Gothamist 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We are already done with two episodes of the new season of Top Chef (Wednesday nights at 10pm on Bravo) and we keep telling each other — this show just doesn’t get old!


.Betty: [discussing soup Elia will make] I think mushroom would be lovely with what we're serving, but this is your dish.^ Betty : [discussing soup Elia will make] I think mushroom would be lovely with what we're serving, but this is your dish.
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^ I loved when my Mom would make this.
  • Top Chef the Game Recipe Contest | Top Chef The Game 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.topchefthegame.com [Source type: General]

^ Follow your instincts, ignore outside opinions and serve up dishes that make those cocky bastards look like amateurs by comparison.
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

.Elia: I truly do not care anymore.^ Elia : I truly do not care anymore.
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Betty: Well, then, make Cheez Whiz.

Carlos: [after being asked why it took him four hours to prepare his salad] If you're saying that I sat on my butt --

.Carlos: I came here for my Top Chef diploma, and I may not graduate, but I definitely got an education.^ Carlos : I came here for my Top Chef diploma, and I may not graduate, but I definitely got an education.
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^ IN my book you are the Top Chef.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, those two are the leaders of the season’s packs and if my instincts serve me well, I predict some sort of “throwdown” between the two Top Chefs.

The Raw and the Cooked [2.7]

.Michael: [of the QuickFire Challenge] I don't eat raw food, so I'm like, 'What the hell am I gonna do?'^ I believe it was charles who suggested that Michael won because he cooks the type of food the judges like.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ll eat them raw, fried, deep-fried, sauteed…and I will eat rutabaga if offered, but I still don’t really like it.
  • Even Top Chefs Have Picky Kids - Well Blog - NYTimes.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC well.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ I don’t know why in the world Oseland wouldn’t like it because it’s gutsy, it’s honest, it’s good food.
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.Cliff: [at the Judges' Table] There's no way I'm going home.^ There is no way I'd want to sit through 6 hours of a judges discussion.
  • Top Chef - Interest in judges discussion? - eG Forums 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

^ There was no way I was gonna let Lee Anne go out like that.
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^ Now, at judges' table, they are starting to pick apart Marcel and Elia and talk about sending one or both of them home and not to the finale in Hawaii.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Marcel: I'm stoked; it's my first win.^ Marcel : I'm stoked; it's my first win.
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.Not to mention the fact that I was totally proud of my dish today.^ Not to mention the fact that I was totally proud of my dish today.
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^ Lisa: Highly unpleasant -- not to mention, how many times has she claimed a dish to be super-hot or really spicy and then the judges or her teammates find it to be totally bland?
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

My performance could not have been any more soigné.

Frank: Mike is definitely a hack. .I don't think Mike could cook his way out of a paper bag, unless it had french fries with it.^ Let the chefs cook and get out of their way.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't think Mike could cook his way out of a paper bag, unless it had french fries with it.
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^ You don't cook as well as you think.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Michael: I'm getting to the end, where like I'm plating up, and Frank's working next to me, and he's humping some gorilla on his prep table or something, you know.^ Michael : I'm getting to the end, where like I'm plating up, and Frank's working next to me, and he's humping some gorilla on his prep table or something, you know.
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^ Did you catch Bryan saying he was pissed off that Michael took his planned prep spot?
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, like France or Italy, but with more land and better personal hygiene.
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

Shaking everything. .It's like a freaking 7.0 earthquake.^ It's like a freaking 7.0 earthquake.
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.I hope Frank goes home.^ I'm hoping that Fat Kid goes home next, as he's the last one left that really doesn't deserve to be there anymore.
  • TVgasm Archives 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.tvgasm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Frank: I've been on a roll lately.^ Frank : I've been on a roll lately.
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.I've been in the top three the last four shots.^ Bonnie - Michael Chiarello was one of the final three on Top Chef Masters last summer.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.For the past eight, ten years, I've been the best at my field, and I'm fully relying on my abilities to take me over the top.^ For the past eight, ten years, I've been the best at my field, and I'm fully relying on my abilities to take me over the top.
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^ However, after reading this and recalling past years Top Chef shows, I could not help but wonder if winning is tied to the popularity of the person rather than the food.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ I think this has been absolutely the best season of Top Chef and I think that was the best episode I've ever seen.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Sam: I feel like I have a great chance at the title.^ Sam : I feel like I have a great chance at the title.
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People know that I'm a force. .And um, and a team leader, ya know, and I think I have a great shot.^ And um, and a team leader, ya know, and I think I have a great shot.
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^ Somehow I think both teams are going to be anchored by one of our faves, which may result in the leader of the losing team going home.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think she's a great team member, but not TOP chef.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef Postmortem - Episode 5 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

Holiday Spirit [2.8]

.Sam: The team nominates me team captain.^ Sam : The team nominates me team captain.
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.If your team wins, you're the man.^ Marcel, you're a doll and it will be a pleasure to follow your career.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know they're going to be picking from the ousted cheftestants for their teams.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're a little brother, beating your big brother is seriously one of the greatest things in the world.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If your team loses, you're… history.^ Marcel, you're a doll and it will be a pleasure to follow your career.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know they're going to be picking from the ousted cheftestants for their teams.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ J-mo, if you're going to hit the hot spots in boys town, I'd love to come and meet you and your man!
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Seven [2.9]

.Marcel: [In response to Ilan's attack on his "flavorless" gelee] And have you ever tried, like, that brand of juice, R.W. Knudsen's?^ Ilan : You know what's really funny Marcel, the first day I got here I've been wanting to smack you across the face.
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^ Marcel : [In response to Ilan's attack on his "flavorless" gelee] And have you ever tried, like, that brand of juice, R.W. Knudsen's?
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^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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.It's 100% fruit juice, which is what I made my gelee from, which has, like, so much flavor!^ It's 100% fruit juice, which is what I made my gelee from, which has, like, so much flavor!
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^ As long as a person knows what a well-made dish is like, grasps the flavors and contrasts and textures and the roles that each element plays...
  • Top Chef Season 4 -- Nouveau Summer Rolls - Viet World Kitchen 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.vietworldkitchen.com [Source type: General]

^ Which got me thinking: I think the onion flavoring is so ubiquitous that maybe they could have made the challenge more challenging by taking the most popular taste out, like onion.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I mean, check your palettes, get 'em tested.

.Ilan: You know what's really funny Marcel, the first day I got here I've been wanting to smack you across the face.^ Ilan : You know what's really funny Marcel, the first day I got here I've been wanting to smack you across the face.
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^ ME TOO! You are a true winner here, Marcel.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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.Why don't you fucking go to a new school, learn some shit, go to France, go to Spain, go travel, go relax, go learn how to use some fucking salt, paprika, come back to me, you know, come to New York, maybe I'll show you how to cook a little bit.^ You don't cook as well as you think.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ About the Shikate mushrooms I really don't know why chefs don't know how to cook them (chefs on "chopped" show, too).
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe this show will teach you that you shouldn't be a egotistic little kid.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I'll show you how to grill something.^ I'll show you how to grill something.
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^ I'll stop teasing you and jump right into the show, which was a huge improvement from last week's yawnfest.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ It just shows how important it is to make sure you don't forget seasoning — you don't forget to put salt on your food.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But until then shut the fuck up, keep making your foams and go cry in a corner!^ Can I get a "shut the F up, go cry in a corner and make your terrines?"
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef Postmortem - Episode 5 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

^ But until then shut the fuck up, keep making your foams and go cry in a corner!
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^ Keep your head down, shut your mouth, and plate.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Betty: [referring to Marcel's QuickFire dish] Why does he have a foam on every fucking thing he makes?!^ We hope that Marcel can make it big in that thing of the culinary world, he doesn't need a hyper-dramatic reality show to teach us how great he cooks.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom asks Ilan why he slammed Marcel's dish.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Marcel's dish is potato cannelloni filled with coffee whip (whip, not foam!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Ted Allen: [referring to Betty's QuickFire dish] I also felt that your presentation was really, uh kind of a mess.^ Ted Allen : [referring to Betty's QuickFire dish] I also felt that your presentation was really, uh kind of a mess.
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^ Betty : [discussing soup Elia will make] I think mushroom would be lovely with what we're serving, but this is your dish.
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^ Cliff : [referring to his QuickFire dish] I'm staring this ice cream down like it owes me money.
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It looked like something you raked up– not to be unkind, but…
Betty: Well you are!

.Marcel: Mike switches Envy for Lust with me, and I thought, "He just, like, gave away a gold mine."^ Marcel : Mike switches Envy for Lust with me, and I thought, "He just, like, gave away a gold mine."
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^ Mike gets the chance to trade knives and steals Envy from Marcel (ditching Lust, which seems dumb to me).
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Don't change Marcel's personality just so you can fawn over him and make him seem like the victim.
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.Ilan: Because Gluttony is a Sin so closely related to food, if I can't get this one right, then I should go home right now.^ Betty and Ilan say Marcel should go home; Marcel says Ilan should.
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^ Ilan : Because Gluttony is a Sin so closely related to food, if I can't get this one right, then I should go home right now.
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^ What's the one with the kid that gets shot with a B.B. in his eye and they go get Asian food instead?
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.Elia: [scandalized by Marcel's flirtation with one of the guests] Did you just pour chocolate in that woman's mouth?!^ Elia : [scandalized by Marcel's flirtation with one of the guests] Did you just pour chocolate in that woman's mouth?!
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^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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^ Ilan : [trying to talk Elia into selling out her teammate Marcel] If you guys go up to the loser's block, then you just blame everything on Marcel.
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.Tom Colicchio: [speaking to the bottom three chefs] Our challenge today was, I thought, a very interesting one.^ Tom Colicchio : [speaking to the bottom three chefs] Our challenge today was, I thought, a very interesting one.
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^ I thought that was a pretty cool challenge on last night's Top Chef -- the final five had to cut down huge sides of beef into tomahawk steaks, then cook one.
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^ Charles Michael was NOT on the bottom the most, if anything he had the most top finishes of any contestant in Top Chef history, he only had one bottom finish and that was due to equipment failure.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

.You all had to choose one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and create a dish you thought best represented that sin.^ You all had to choose one of the Seven Deadly Sins , and create a dish you thought best represented that sin.
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^ Ilan says he thought it was all good, but that might come down to whatever dish was found to be the least romantic.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ But are you saying you really feel that she was the one most responsible for the success of the dish, and that her contribution wasn't one that any other competent cook could have performed?
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.Unfortunately, each one of you committed a culinary sin.^ Unfortunately, each one of you committed a culinary sin.
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^ You all had to choose one of the Seven Deadly Sins , and create a dish you thought best represented that sin.
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.Debi Mazar: [referring to the foam on Marcel's dessert] I think it looks like cat spit.^ Debi Mazar : [referring to the foam on Marcel's dessert] I think it looks like cat spit.
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^ Kinda looks like a vampire, don't you think?
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^ And from the previews, it looks like Richard decides to tell the judges exactly what he thinks about Lisa during next week's finale.
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.But you know, I just feel like the dish was prepared by somebody who hasn't had as much sex as he really needs to, to make a dish feel like you really wanna fuck.^ LikeMe needs to get to know you first.
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^ But you know, I just feel like the dish was prepared by somebody who hasn't had as much sex as he really needs to, to make a dish feel like you really wanna fuck.
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^ The guests and judges just really didn't like the dish at all.
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.Tom: [startled by the high quality of Michael's dish] Our Michael did this?^ In our experience, the focus of restaurant/lounges tend to be promoting a cool, sexy atmosphere, not quality dishes.
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^ They did seem to love Bryan's dishes, and the editing didn't give us enough of a sense of what they thought gave Michael the edge over Bryan.
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^ Tom and Padma are shocked that Mike did this tasty dish, which bodes both well and not so well for him.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

…I mean, what the Hell?! .He should get his tooth pulled every day!^ He should get his tooth pulled every day!
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Unhappy Customers [2.10]

.Marcel: Everybody loves meat on a stick!^ Marcel : Everybody loves meat on a stick!
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.Sam: I went to culinary school, my parents spent tons of money… and I came out with a deep love of mayonnaise.^ If I COULD have (in that my parents don't live in the same city I work in), I'd have definitely lived at home while just starting to work in order to save money to be secure on my own.
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^ I get along with my parents, I help out, and I generally find it fun to be with them.
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^ And then he went on to make mayonnaise out of the rendered pork fat from the leg!
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.Michael: I love mayo, man.^ Michael : I love mayo, man.
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I'll eat it right out of the can.

.Marcel: [from his rap session on the roof] It's taken every ounce that I've got not to pop you in the face cause you're all a disgrace to the human race....^ You're all gonna get fed!"
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^ Marcel : [from his rap session on the roof] It's taken every ounce that I've got not to pop you in the face cause you're all a disgrace to the human race....
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^ Hung, you've proven throughout this entire competition that you're a great technician, but in this challenge, you married it with passion.
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Elia: Where's Marcel?
Michael: Crying.
.Sam: I think he's on the roof.^ Sam : I think he's on the roof.
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He's trying to jump.

.Ilan: [trying to talk Elia into selling out her teammate Marcel] If you guys go up to the loser's block, then you just blame everything on Marcel.^ Ilan : [trying to talk Elia into selling out her teammate Marcel] If you guys go up to the loser's block, then you just blame everything on Marcel.
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^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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^ And don’t forget that hours upon hours of filming are dwindled down into a 46 minute program.You can’t come up with such definite opinions/conclusions when you see maybe 5% of everything that has gone on.
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.Elia: I don't wanna be in that Judges' Table for negative comment ever again, ever!^ Elia : I don't wanna be in that Judges' Table for negative comment ever again, ever!
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^ Now, at judges' table, they are starting to pick apart Marcel and Elia and talk about sending one or both of them home and not to the finale in Hawaii.
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^ But most of the drama is reserved for judges' table, where they don't really like much of anything, except Casey and Sara's dishes (the failed dessert notwithstanding).
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Sense and Sensuality [2.11]

.Padma: [at the Judges' Table after hearing about Cliff's "prank" and subsequent dismissal] I'd like to talk about something a little less depressing now.^ Padma : [at the Judges' Table after hearing about Cliff's "prank" and subsequent dismissal] I'd like to talk about something a little less depressing now.
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^ When it came to talking about the show, Duprat was a little less chatty.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ To listen to Michael talk about his food, though, is to hear someone fully immersed, fully committed.
  • "Top Chef" Recap, Episode 13: Crush Party Blues | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

.Marcel: Talk about the food, or something...^ Ilan is always talking crap to everyone about Marcel.
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^ Marcel : Talk about the food, or something...
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^ To listen to Michael talk about his food, though, is to hear someone fully immersed, fully committed.
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.Padma: Yeah, let's talk about the food because actually, you idiots, the food yesterday was really, really good!^ Padma : Yeah, let's talk about the food because actually, you idiots , the food yesterday was really, really good!
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^ You know what I'm talking about?
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^ You want a show that's about the food?
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Finale (1) [2.12]

Finale (2) [2.13]

Ilan: [during soliloquy, in reference to Marcel's sea urchin sting] I would love to pee on Marcel

Betty: [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo–
.Ilan: [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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^ Ilan : [trying to talk Elia into selling out her teammate Marcel] If you guys go up to the loser's block, then you just blame everything on Marcel.
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^ Elia : [scandalized by Marcel's flirtation with one of the guests] Did you just pour chocolate in that woman's mouth?!
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.Betty: Oh my God, I should be shot!^ Oh my God!
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^ Betty : Oh my God, I should be shot!
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.Betty: [to Ilan, as they leave the Farmer's Market] You want to hold my melon?^ Betty : [to Ilan, as they leave the Farmer's Market] You want to hold my melon?
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^ Betty : [while prepping for Ilan] Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo– Ilan : [interrupting in an outraged tone] What did you just call me?!
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^ I think the judges who said that they don’t ever want bacon in their desserts had it totally backwards – it’s banana that I never want to see in my desserts.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

Season 3

4 Star All Star [3.1]

.Sara M.: [about Sam from season 3] He's kinda cute.^ Sara M.: [about Sam from season 3] He's kinda cute.
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Ted: Kinda?

First Impressions [3.2]

.Hung: I've been labeled a CPA for about a year now: Certified Professional Asshole!^ Hung: I've been labeled a CPA for about a year now: Certified Professional Asshole!
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^ I've been watching Top Chef this season, but I haven't really had time to blog about it, unfortunately -- until now.
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[laughs] That's me!

Padma: What is the greater crime, though, leaving something off the plate...
Tom: ...or Clay's dish?

.CJ: Tom and Padma walks in and I was just like, "Sweet little tyke in a manger, what is happening here?!"^ CJ: Tom and Padma walks in and I was just like, "Sweet little tyke in a manger, what is happening here?!"
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^ I, like so many of our fellow followers here, am disappointed and a more than a little perturbed at the outcome.
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^ One thing I've noticed is that Tom tends to get harsher and a little hyperbolic if he feels like a contestant isn't taking the criticism.
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.Tom: [about Clay's amusé] This is almost more like a first course, not so much an amusé...I guess I have a big mouth, but I don't know if it's THIS big!^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
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^ Tom: [about Clay's amusé] This is almost more like a first course, not so much an amusé...I guess I have a big mouth, but I don't know if it's THIS big!
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^ Dale: I really don't know that much about cowboys.
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.Clay: When you looked at my fucking apple, were you like, "That dude's fucked!"^ Clay: When you looked at my fucking apple, were you like, "That dude's fucked!"
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^ Nexttime I am behind one screaming in my head like Elaine on the train, I will remember you and think ROBIN !
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^ Marcel for my book you are the TOP CHEF. I'm from Puerto Rico, San Juan, and I will like to have a copy of the book that you making.
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.Be honest, you're not going to hurt my feelings.^ Be honest, you're not going to hurt my feelings.
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^ LOL tita39, we're going to have to get you a t-shirt with "Marcel rox my world" written all over it.
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^ J-mo, if you're going to hit the hot spots in boys town, I'd love to come and meet you and your man!
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[laughs] That dude's fucked! Hell, I'm from Mississippi, pick it up and eat that son of a bitch! That's the way I see it!

.CJ: [about Anthony Bourdain] He's not afraid to eat a brain out of a live monkey.^ CJ: [about Anthony Bourdain] He's not afraid to eat a brain out of a live monkey.
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^ Anthony Bourdain: I gotta say, you were clearly way out of your comfort zone and scrambling around for some way out of a bad situation right out of the gate.
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^ Anthony Bourdain: [about CJ's dish] They were cleaning Bob Marley's house and found this in the closet.
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.Howie: In your book, though, there's a little, you know, part that says about Ecuadorian line cooks, I believe?^ But really think about what you want to cook and what you want to do before you get there.
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^ You know what I'm talking about?
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^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
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Ecuadorian?
.Anthony Bourdain: Oh, that's unfair, dude!^ Anthony Bourdain: Oh, that's unfair, dude!
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.Howie: Wait, wait a minute!^ Howie: Wait, wait a minute!
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And what does it say? .Its says, "You can yell at this person and this person and they'll give it to you when it's wrong". But these particular people, they'll give it to you when it's right!^ Knowing what you did wrong and how to fix it (Jamie) is better than not knowing what went wrong and giving up (Leah).
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^ I'll stop teasing you and jump right into the show, which was a huge improvement from last week's yawnfest.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ You're absolutely right Dom, it's no fun at all watching a person who seems no longer competing, especially when there are FIERCE competitors, giving their all, trying to win the damn thing.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef - S6E11 Power Rankings 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

.Anthony Bourdain: You son of a bitch!^ Anthony Bourdain: You son of a bitch!
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^ Anthony Bourdain: I gotta say, you were clearly way out of your comfort zone and scrambling around for some way out of a bad situation right out of the gate.
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^ Anthony Bourdain : What kind of crack house are you running here?
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.Gail: Oh, you're in trouble!^ Gail: Oh, you're in trouble!
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Sunny Delights [3.3]

Sandee: How's it going, CJ?
.CJ: I love how low everything is, my back feels fantastic, and the sun is beating down on my face.^ Sandee: How's it going, CJ? CJ: I love how low everything is, my back feels fantastic, and the sun is beating down on my face.
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^ "I've proven that when I cook my food, it's really delicious," said Carla as tears dripped down her face.
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ "Of course he can't stand her, because she's so frank about her feelings," I'd blurt at my husband, shoving another oatmeal cookie down my gullet.
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.Howie: [in response to Joey's attack] You want to know what, I want to run home and be a fucking man about it, and you want to fucking bitch like a little girl, okay, like you've done all day.^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
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^ You want a show that's about the food?
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^ You know what I'm talking about?
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This guy copied your shit. This guy should've lost! And then what do you do? .You go, "Oh yeah, Howie!"^ You go, "Oh yeah, Howie!"
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What the fuck! .You look out for your own ass!^ You look out for your own ass!
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^ "You got your eye shot out.."
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^ Anthony Bourdain: I gotta say, you were clearly way out of your comfort zone and scrambling around for some way out of a bad situation right out of the gate.
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So don't tell me I'm not a fucking man!

.Hung: I looked around the kitchen, and I just saw some slummy dishes!^ Hung: I looked around the kitchen, and I just saw some slummy dishes!
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^ I could have named 5-10 ingredients in each dish just by looking at them.
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Family Favorites [3.4]

.Hung: Yeah, simple, but my monkey could do that.^ Hung: Yeah, simple, but my monkey could do that.
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Cooking by Numbers [3.5]

.Jamie Walker: You're very tall.^ Jamie Walker: You're very tall.
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^ Joseph Ojeda : [about the basil in the pomegranate drink] It's not very sexy to be plucking out greens out of your mouth while you're in a dinner date.
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^ I'm just saying that you're not being very fair with your comments towards Ariane.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef Postmortem - Episode 5 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

.CJ: Thank you very much, I'm flattered you noticed.^ We prefer eye-rolling braggarts and scoffing, swearing jerks on our screens instead, thank you very much.
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Joyce and Meredith, Thank you so much for this wonderful interview with Marcel, asking the right questions and letting him fully speak at length.
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Latin Lunch [3.6]

.Tom: [to Hung] You have amazing knife skills; just be very careful with your knife, because you almost cut Casey.^ Tom: [to Hung] You have amazing knife skills; just be very careful with your knife, because you almost cut Casey.
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^ Joseph Ojeda : [about the basil in the pomegranate drink] It's not very sexy to be plucking out greens out of your mouth while you're in a dinner date.
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^ Marcel, you're a doll and it will be a pleasure to follow your career.
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Please be careful.

.Tom: Is this the dish that you think should send you home?^ Sure, Danny deserved to go home, but Tom's comment that he would have liked to send that whole team home is hard to disagree with.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef Postmortem - Episode 5 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

^ To all of you who think that Michael should not have won-you are crazy.
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^ "You should cook on Vicodin more often," Tom says.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Lia: No.
.Tom: [pauses] Hmm.^ Tom: [pauses] Hmm.
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Okay.

Watch What Happens [3.7]

Ted: Are any of the rest of you dating?
Clay: Me and Sandee.
Ted: Outstanding!
.Sandee: Wrong gender, dude.^ Sandee: Wrong gender, dude.
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.Andy Cohen: Clay, do you want to defend your amusé?^ Andy Cohen: Jack wants to know, "Which challenge was your favorite?"
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^ Andy Cohen: Clay, do you want to defend your amusé?
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^ Andy Cohen: On the other side of the coin, Casey, there's a rumor out there about the frightening implications of becoming close friends with you.
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Clay: Not at all. [laughs]

.Andy Cohen: [reading a viewer question] "Ilan, do you think anyone was cast for their looks more than their cooking ability, like Sam, Cliff, or Camille?"^ Kinda looks like a vampire, don't you think?
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^ I think you were a better person than me.
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^ You don't cook as well as you think.
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.Ilan: Yeah, I can only judge from my season.^ Ilan: Yeah, I can only judge from my season.
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^ I wish the judges would have given consideration to the contestants’ performances throughout the season, but given that they were judging only this four-course meal, I think they got it right.
  • Michael Voltaggio Wins Top Chef | Food and More with John Kessler 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ I remember in the past, just can't remember which season, that Tom makes a big point to say that the finale judging is based only on the finale meal.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Andy Cohen: And?
Ilan: And, yeah, absolutely. I think Frank was always a prime example. [everybody laughs]

.Micah: [about her comment on American comfort food] I was simply describing it, just as I would say, "Indian people put chutney with their curry!"^ Micah: [about her comment on American comfort food] I was simply describing it, just as I would say, "Indian people put chutney with their curry!"
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^ After reading these comments from sometimes judge Anthony Bourdain and hearing the heavily edited judges' remarks about the food, it seemed like Stephanie's crunchy leeks and pedestrian ricotta cheesecake (Gail really hated it) would do her in.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I would never set foot in her so-called 'comfort food' restaurant.
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.Padma: We don't, by the way, but...^ Padma: We don't, by the way, but...
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[laughs]
.Ilan: You totally fucked it up now!^ Ilan: You totally fucked it up now!
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^ Ilan : [trying to talk Elia into selling out her teammate Marcel] If you guys go up to the loser's block, then you just blame everything on Marcel.
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^ Uh, we'll let you make up words for now, because you beat Stefan.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.Gail: Now you've ostracized all of us!^ Now you can say that they editted out many parts, but then like tjex all you're going on is pure speculation.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Where do you think we've been all season, dude?
  • Top Chef - Salon.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

Freezer Burn [3.8]

.Tre: How's Sara treating you?^ Tre: How's Sara treating you?
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.Brian: Slow as shit.^ Brian: Slow as shit.
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CJ: [about Hung's performance in the Quickfire] He came off as a freaking douche.

Guilty Pleasures [3.9]

.Ted: Note to chefs: if you want to make people happy, give them bacon.^ Ted: Note to chefs: if you want to make people happy, give them bacon.
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^ What, the other chefs prepare food to make you hurl?
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^ I am thrilled that people all around you are giving you words of encouragement and love.
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.Dale: Hung went all over the place.^ Dale: Hung went all over the place.
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.He wanted to go for seven different textures and he really made white chocolate cauliflower foam.^ She made a blini dish that didn't really go anywhere, and her departure wasn't a huge surprise, but for me the most unfortunate thing was the relationship among the members of the team.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.And I think that's all I'll say about that.^ And I think that's all I'll say about that.
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^ At this point, I think we've said pretty much all we can say about Robin, probably ten times over.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef - S6E11 Power Rankings 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

^ He says for him it was all about the food, but I think that the food got lost in all his foams, gelees and explanations.
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.Howie: Sweet Cream and berries...if it ain't broke, y'know, don't fix it.^ Howie: Sweet Cream and berries...if it ain't broke, y'know, don't fix it.
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.Sara M.: Casey and Sara were a little upset because cleavage was showing, and...I really didn't give a shit.^ Sara M.: Casey and Sara were a little upset because cleavage was showing, and...I really didn't give a shit.
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^ I didn't write a personal message, because anything I would have had to say would have sounded really creepy.
  • Reality Check: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Finale part one - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ But most of the drama is reserved for judges' table, where they don't really like much of anything, except Casey and Sara's dishes (the failed dessert notwithstanding).
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.CJ: They've got Hung, one of the loudest people I've ever met in my life, and Brian, one of the most annoying people I've ever met in my life.^ Brian's was overly complicated, Casey's was too rare, Hung's wasn't quite the best, and Dale's was judged most excellent.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Jantina OMG, I can't believe all the people telling Michael they think someone else should've won.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But when they met with a decorating consultant, Christopher Ciccone (Madonna's brother), it turned out he was one of the (really rude and irritating) guests the first night.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]


.Brian: I'm real scared for my buddy CJ over there!^ C.E. I am REALLY disappointed............Brian was my favorite chef this season, and I really wanted him to win.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[laughs]

.Dale: I can just feel the anger in the entire group just like, "You've got to be kidding me.^ And even Tom's standing there, like "You've got to be kidding me!"
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^ Dale: I can just feel the anger in the entire group just like, "You've got to be kidding me.
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^ Hung, you've proven throughout this entire competition that you're a great technician, but in this challenge, you married it with passion.
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.I hate you so much right now, but I want to be you right now!"^ I hate you so much right now, but I want to be you right now!"
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^ Howie (pictured) hates his dish so much that he dumps it right before time is up, and thus has nothing.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Joyce and Meredith, Thank you so much for this wonderful interview with Marcel, asking the right questions and letting him fully speak at length.
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Restaurant Wars [3.10]

.CJ: Oh, big time.^ CJ: Oh, big time.
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Second Helping [3.11]

Hung: Right. Chicken time!

.Dale: [about Hung's performance in the Quickfire] He destroys those chickens.^ Dale: [about Hung's performance in the Quickfire] He destroys those chickens.
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^ CJ: [about Hung's performance in the Quickfire] He came off as a freaking douche.
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.And even Tom's standing there, like "You've got to be kidding me!"^ And even Tom's standing there, like "You've got to be kidding me!"
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^ It's just human nature I think to give those you like a second chance, even if they don't always deserve it.
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^ Tiffani : You know I wasn't going to go like, do the monkfish nugget interpretive dance for the kids.
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.Dale: The other team kinda seemed like the Dream Team, and we're like, the Bad News Bears.^ Dale: The other team kinda seemed like the Dream Team, and we're like, the Bad News Bears.
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^ We knew from last week's teaser that the guest would be Martha Stewart, and she comes bearing her new book, Cooking With Martha Stewart Something or Other Martha Stewart's Cooking School .
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^ Seems that it would have been just as easy to only call Borrowed and New and skip the other two teams.
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.And the fact that we kicked their ass really has us going.^ And the fact that we kicked their ass really has us going.
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Chef Overboard [3.12]

.Howie: Do I look like I care about fashion?^ Howie: Do I look like I care about fashion?
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^ Howie: "Do I look like I care about fashion?
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^ Howie's braised pork idea looked like it was going to get him in trouble when the twist was revealed: Instead of three hours to cook, they would have an hour and a half.
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This is from Target. This whole outfit.

.Brian: [about Hung's crazy Smurf-inspired dish] I have no idea what this guy's on..^ I remember the biggest culprit was Joey in Season 3 - they showed the guy talking about his dish and his eyes were totally bloodshot.
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but I want some!

.Michael Schwartz: [about Hung's crazy Smurf-inspired dish] What the fuck is that?^ Brian: [about Hung's crazy Smurf-inspired dish] I have no idea what this guy's on..
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^ Michael Schwartz: [about Hung's crazy Smurf-inspired dish] What the fuck is that?
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.That's some crazy shit.^ That's some crazy shit.
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.Sara: Esteban is this new hip and upcoming designer from Miami.^ Sara: Esteban is this new hip and upcoming designer from Miami.
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A lot of fashionistas.. you know.. [holds up index finger] skinny.

.Hung: I love fashion.^ Hung: I love fashion.
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I like to wear clothes that fit me, not clothes that look like a box.

.Hung: I love eating, I grew up eating.^ Hung: I love eating, I grew up eating.
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^ Back in the kitchen, Hung is creating this food art thing, and says, "I love eating, I grew up eating!"
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Snacks on a Plane [3.13]

.CJ: If there was another Spice Girl, it would be Crepe Spice.^ CJ: If there was another Spice Girl, it would be Crepe Spice.
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^ He got exactly that amount (can you move to Florida - they've got no state taxes there) and our state would have taken another $12,000 out.
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.Dale: Everyone loves a fried egg sandwich.^ Dale: Everyone loves a fried egg sandwich.
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.And in my world, everything is breakfast.^ And in my world, everything is breakfast.
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.Anthony Bourdain: [about CJ's dish] They were cleaning Bob Marley's house and found this in the closet.^ Anthony Bourdain: [about CJ's dish] They were cleaning Bob Marley's house and found this in the closet.
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^ They head to a fixture store for all the serving dishes, and it became an issue when the other contestants take the house discount, and Marcel doesn't, and then Sam starts talking about him right in front of him.
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^ CJ: [about Anthony Bourdain] He's not afraid to eat a brain out of a live monkey.
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Manhattan Project [3.14]

.Dale: I think right now, Casey's the one to beat...and it is killing Hung!^ Dale: I think right now, Casey's the one to beat...and it is killing Hung!
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^ Ilan : Because Gluttony is a Sin so closely related to food, if I can't get this one right, then I should go home right now.
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.Hung: [about the criteria for the Elimination Challenge] Score for me!^ Hung: [about the criteria for the Elimination Challenge] Score for me!
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^ Harold : [about being paired with Lisa for an Elimination Challenge] I feel so confident working with her, so comfortable, I'm predicting victory tomorrow.
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Dale: Where's Casey? Oh, there she is. I'm like, "Mom? MOM?"

Finale: Part 1 [3.15]

.Dale: Before I started this competition, I had one of the top 20 restaurants in the country in my hands.^ Dale: Before I started this competition, I had one of the top 20 restaurants in the country in my hands.
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^ My mom and one of my friend who likes Top Chef both think Kevin should have won.
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^ Top Chef has been one of my favorite shows since the first season.
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.It closed because the owner retired.^ It closed because the owner retired.
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.And literally, I had my dream job.^ And literally, I had my dream job.
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.It slipped through my fingers, and I fell apart.^ It slipped through my fingers, and I fell apart.
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.Before the first Quickfire here, I hadn't cooked in a year and a half.^ Before the first Quickfire here, I hadn't cooked in a year and a half.
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.I entered this competition to find myself again.^ I entered this competition to find myself again.
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I have been reborn. .I have found my flavor.^ I have found my flavor.
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.And I think today's Elimination challenge dish was a definite difference from what I have shown in this competition before.^ And I think today's Elimination challenge dish was a definite difference from what I have shown in this competition before.
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^ Stephen : [referring to his Teammate in the Elimination Challenge] Candice I find to be the weakest in the whole competition.
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^ Andrea : [of her Elimination Challenge dish] It looked like a bomb exploded on my plate.
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And now I'm a chef again.

.Hung: What the hell do cowboys and cowgirls eat?!^ Hung: What the hell do cowboys and cowgirls eat?!
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Baked beans, baked beans, and baked beans?

.Dale: I really don't know that much about cowboys.^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
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^ Dale: I really don't know that much about cowboys.
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^ I don't know what all the hooha is about Marcel's supposed arrogance and snobbishness.
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.I mean, I've slept with a few, but...^ I mean, I've slept with a few, but...
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[laughs]...that's about it.

.Brian: This is my "Honkey-Tonk-Whiskey-River-Drunken Elk Shank."^ Brian: This is my "Honkey-Tonk-Whiskey-River-Drunken Elk Shank."
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.Tom: You know, there's two...^ LindaWhit Wow, I don't know where some of you live, but when I was 25, there is NO way I'd have been able to support myself in the 3rd most expensive country in the city.
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^ Tom: You know, there's two...
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^ And even Tom's standing there, like "You've got to be kidding me!"
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(Gail and .Padma force his hand off his chin)...sorry.^ (Gail and Padma force his hand off his chin again) You don't gotta hit me!
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^ (Gail and Padma force his hand off his chin)...sorry.
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Later
Tom: One of them is...(Gail and .Padma force his hand off his chin again) You don't gotta hit me!^ (Gail and Padma force his hand off his chin again) You don't gotta hit me!
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^ Padma: [before introducing Daniel Boulud] If you guys don't know who he is, you should just leave the kitchen now.
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^ (Gail and Padma force his hand off his chin)...sorry.
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Finale: Part 2 [3.16]

.Dale: [about Todd English, his assigned sous chef] I know you have more restaurants than you can count, but chop my garlic now.^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
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^ You know what I'm talking about?
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^ IN my book you are the Top Chef.
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.Dale: [to his lobsters] Hi, you guys!^ Dale: [to his lobsters] Hi, you guys!
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.Rocco: [to Hung] Are you sweating in your food, by any chance?^ Rocco: [to Hung] Are you sweating in your food, by any chance?
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^ You seriously need a guest appearance out east--maybe I can make it to Pasadena some day--I've gotta taste your food!
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^ Tom: [to Hung] You have amazing knife skills; just be very careful with your knife, because you almost cut Casey.
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Hung: It's funny, because on one of Anthony Bourdain's blogs, he said that he would like to see a cook-off between you and I!
.Rocco: I'll tell you what, here's what we're gonna do: we'll open a restaurant together.^ If you're following the third season, here's CHOW's first podcast.
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^ Its one thing to open a burger place AFTER you've opened a restaurant of substance [ala keller], its another to base your reputation on burgers.
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^ Though there are some great chefs here (if you’re a fan of Kevin, try The Kitchen in Boulder if you get a chance), Hosea’s JAX restaurant has outstanding, delicious, simple and creative food.
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.This way, Anthony will never know which one's the better cook.^ This way, Anthony will never know which one's the better cook.
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^ That's a mini-theme of this episode, and the show overall: that often the cooking is more frantic, the challenges too weird, to actually cook in the way most of the cheftestants know how.
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^ I was pulling for Kevin too, but the judges are the ones who actually ate the food – so they know what food was better.
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Hung: Yeah. [They laugh]

Casey: Why are these plates so small?!?

.Hung: For third course, I'm thinking, "What's more Asian than duck?"^ Hung's three-course plan is Hamachi, a Vietnamese fusion dish with prawns and duck.
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^ And yes she seems to only be cooking indian food and prob getting picked on it even more for being Indian more so than Lisa and her asian food or Dale and his Asian food?
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^ Hung: For third course, I'm thinking, "What's more Asian than duck?"
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[laughs]

.Todd English: [about Hung's duck course] This is 3-star Michelin in my book.^ Hung's three-course plan is Hamachi, a Vietnamese fusion dish with prawns and duck.
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^ They draw knives for sous chef -- Hung gets Rocco DiSpirito (wait, WHAT?), Casey gets Michelle Bernstein and Dale gets Todd English.
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.Casey: I did remind them over the break that I was kicking their ass for a while!^ Casey: I did remind them over the break that I was kicking their ass for a while!
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.Tom: Casey, you've been a fierce competitor this entire competition.^ Tom Colicchio tells them their final challenge is to cook "the best meal you've ever cooked in your life."
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.Tonight's menu just never came together for you, but we know you're a great chef, and I know when I'm in Dallas where I can go to get a good meal.^ Tonight's menu just never came together for you, but we know you're a great chef, and I know when I'm in Dallas where I can go to get a good meal.
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^ You're our TOP CHEF! .
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^ I am sure you are a great Chef .
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.Dale, we are just so delighted that you found your inner chef.^ (Just in case you're curious, I'm Gail, according to the Top Chef judge quiz .
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ It just shows how important it is to make sure you don't forget seasoning — you don't forget to put salt on your food.
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^ Dave H What happened to just cook the best meal of your life...and choosing your own sous chefs.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The culinary world is definitely stronger having you cooking in it.^ The culinary world is definitely stronger having you cooking in it.
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^ We hope that Marcel can make it big in that thing of the culinary world, he doesn't need a hyper-dramatic reality show to teach us how great he cooks.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You put together a fabulous meal with great flavors, and you're cooking with a ton of confidence.^ Dude, you're a freakin cook.
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^ Maybe they will all decide to open a place together....in Chicago :) Thanks for all the great cooking!
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My sense is that Robin's probably a pretty good cook with a pretty narrow range, which works great when you're running a little restaurant of your own and not as great when you're routinely thrown into different situations in a cooking competition.
  • Skillet Doux: Top Chef - S6E11 Power Rankings 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.skilletdoux.com [Source type: General]

Thank you. .Hung, you've proven throughout this entire competition that you're a great technician, but in this challenge, you married it with passion.^ Hung, you've proven throughout this entire competition that you're a great technician, but in this challenge, you married it with passion.
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^ Tom: Casey, you've been a fierce competitor this entire competition.
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^ Marcel : [from his rap session on the roof] It's taken every ounce that I've got not to pop you in the face cause you're all a disgrace to the human race....
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.Again, you put together a fabulous meal, and we really enjoyed seeing you in the food.^ Again, you put together a fabulous meal, and we really enjoyed seeing you in the food.
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^ Padma : Yeah, let's talk about the food because actually, you idiots , the food yesterday was really, really good!
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^ You put together a fabulous meal with great flavors, and you're cooking with a ton of confidence.
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.But as you know, there can only be one Top Chef.^ IN my book you are the Top Chef.
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^ Have you guys been watching Top Chef ?
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ You're our TOP CHEF! .
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Reunion [3.17]

Dale: Beauty's only a light switch away.

.Andy Cohen: Who here thinks they have a shot at Fan Favorite?^ I mean, listen....no one here thinks Eli is in the same league as the top 3, or that he has a shot at winning.
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^ I watched Padma on Andy Cohen's hot mess on Thursday and she thought either Jen or Kevin would win fan favorite.
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^ Wonder who will get fan favorite at the reunion next week?
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[Hung raises his hand; he and everybody else laughs]
.Tom: My friend, you have, no shot, I think!^ I think you get my point.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My mom and one of my friend who likes Top Chef both think Kevin should have won.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First off tonight, though, I will be watching So You Think You Can Dance, my personal favorite.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Hung: [still laughing] Zero! Zero!
Tom: None! [laughs]

.Andy Cohen: [reading a viewer question] "I noticed that CJ seemed real excited when Padma woke him up.^ CJ's team -- him, Casey, Tre and Brian -- tweaked only a few things, and not enough, and ended up losing.
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What's up with CJ and Padma?"
CJ: Well, it's not, like, how the dream normally goes, but the wakeup was fine! [everyone laughs]
Sandee: That was a challenge I definitely missed. [everyone laughs harder]

Before the slideshow
.Andy Cohen: On the other side of the coin, Casey, there's a rumor out there about the frightening implications of becoming close friends with you.^ You think they got their Mom there too keep them from kicking each other’s ass after the decision?
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^ The other contestants start snarking about how he has "foam" of something in all of his dishes, which I would have giggled with them about, had I been there.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ He did it the hard way like every other talented and respectable chef out there.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Let's take a look.
After the slideshow
Howie: That was tough!
.Ted: Yeah, you guys might want to scoot back a little bit.^ Kadijat Let me first of all say that as a cook you should exude confidence and be a little bit anal about your food.
  • Top Chef - Blogs - Burning Questions - Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC iphone.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This seemed a little like Alex a few episodes back, in his I-have-a-life-and-I-want-to-go-home sort of way.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Hey John, if you want something a bit different (but somehow all-together the same), come to Emerson, GA and eat at Doug’s.
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Andy Cohen: Casey, are you the black widow of Top Chef 3?
Sandee: I was her roommate! .[everyone laughs even harder] First kiss of death, right here!^ A real "winner" isn't defined by what others think, rather by doing the right thing even in the face of difficulty; even when it seems that everyone else may be against you.
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Thanks, Casey. Love ya, babe.

.Dale: [about his montage] I've always wanted a montage.^ The contestants get a little nuts that night, and Elia talks about how she always wanted to shave her head, so she and Ilan shave their heads.
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Gail: Don't be a hater!

.Andy Cohen: Was the decision between a Top Chef logo and a heart with Howie's name on it?^ Don’t get me wrong, Kevin, Michael and Bryan all could easily be named top chef.
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^ Oh come on, rudejude, the majority of the people know that Marcel should have been named the winner in Top Chef 2.
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^ Did something happen between the comments section of the show and the section "You are Top Chef?"
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Joey: Nah, that's going on the other leg.

.Andy Cohen: Jack wants to know, "Which challenge was your favorite?"^ Wanted to know what's your favorite place to eat :) .
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^ We're also mad at Andy Cohen because they're not going to announce this season's Fan Favorite on this reunion show.
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Clay?
Clay: Me? [The room bursts with laughter]
Howie: So wrong. That is so wrong!
Clay: Now, hold on a minute! Does Jack really ask this or do you?

Season 4

Anything You Can Cook, I Can Cook Better [4.1]

.Tom: What bugs me is, how do you come here and compete and not know what a piccata is?^ After much deliberation between Justine and me (now I know how Padma and Chef Tom feel!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Knowing what you did wrong and how to fix it (Jamie) is better than not knowing what went wrong and giving up (Leah).
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^ How well do you know Chef Novelli?
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.And he didn't know that and I still don't think he knows.^ I don't know what the heck Carla was thinking.
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^ I think she definitely deserved more credit at judge's table (maybe they didn't know she made the marinade) - and she'd be receiving a lot more respect in this blog if she had.
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^ Ok, I hate it when these Hollywood people think that we’re all just stupid, have no sense of flavor, and don’t know how to cook.
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.Anthony Bourdain: I really find it worrying that I had absolutely no idea what was coming out of his mouth.^ I've really come to love Fabio as his personality has come out during the show.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Marcel's comments may have been snide to some but coming out of any of the 'popular' chefs mouths they would have just been laughed off as a joke.
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.Rocco DiSpirito: Let's just say it wasn't just his gnocchi that were dense.^ And let's just say that the Web site made us dissolve into laughter in our relatively quiet section of the office.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd like to quote the guest judge, but then I'd get fired, so let's just say he made an inquisitive exclamation.
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Tom: Wow.

Erik: [on his souffle] It rose, but then I dumped a bunch of tortillas and stuff on top of it that made it drop.
.Anthony Bourdain: I gotta say, you were clearly way out of your comfort zone and scrambling around for some way out of a bad situation right out of the gate.^ You can also check out Elizabeth Large's review of Volt , as well as a photo gallery of some of the dishes.
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^ Stefan says he's happy to have one more person out of the way, and Leah pensively makes her bed (so tortured) and says she was almost sent home.
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^ LindaWhit Wow, I don't know where some of you live, but when I was 25, there is NO way I'd have been able to support myself in the 3rd most expensive country in the city.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But the last thing a souffle needs is more weight on top.^ One last thing, though: Hung needs to get over himself.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Last night Top Chef finale proved one thing, every dog has it's day.
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^ Maybe I am just becoming more taciturn as I get older, but things that needs to be said needs to be said, while things that don't need to be said need to be left unsaid.
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Tough, tough, tough..
Erik: [shrugging] I made glorified nachos. I'm not proud of it.

Zoo Food [4.2]

Wylie Dufresne: [to Mark] Nice sideburns.

Mark: I read the diet of the vulture, and it's not boots and road tires. .Turns out that they eat little fish, rabbits, and lamb..^ But when they met with a decorating consultant, Christopher Ciccone (Madonna's brother), it turned out he was one of the (really rude and irritating) guests the first night.
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which is very similar to my diet.

.Gail: It looked like something a bear would produce, not eat.^ We knew from last week's teaser that the guest would be Martha Stewart, and she comes bearing her new book, Cooking With Martha Stewart Something or Other Martha Stewart's Cooking School .
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^ Howie's braised pork idea looked like it was going to get him in trouble when the twist was revealed: Instead of three hours to cook, they would have an hour and a half.
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^ It looks like Gail had a good time at her shower so most likely worth it.
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Block Party [4.3]

Andrew: Can you guys smell it?
Erik: What?
Andrew: Success!

Ted: Aww, little girl dropped her s'more!
Padma: I dropped it on your shoe.
Ted: You dropped it on my shoe? You're gonna get the bill for that!

Film Food [4.4]

.Padma: [before introducing Daniel Boulud] If you guys don't know who he is, you should just leave the kitchen now.^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
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^ It's just human nature I think to give those you like a second chance, even if they don't always deserve it.
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^ They were both holding back a laugh and she says, You don't have to say, we all know what it is.
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.Daniel Boulud: Of course, I have two young chef here who has previously work in my restaurant before, Richard and Ryan.^ My mom and one of my friend who likes Top Chef both think Kevin should have won.
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^ Two of my favorite chefs from seasons past.
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^ The contestants were divided into two teams and had to open and run a restaurant for one night -- a challenge we have seen previously.
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And that will not affect the work of anyone else, be reassured for that.

.Lisa: I wanted to do a cucumber where you run your knife across it and you rotate the cucumber so that you have like a thin..^ It would be, as my family has pointed out, a well- you non-Jews don't want to hear the word- thing to do to charge rent to your children.
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^ I personally will never watch bravo again, it was shameful, but I would like to see you and your talent again on television.
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^ Look I like Kevin as much as many of you but it wasn’t like his sous chefs was giving to him he picked the knifes with these peoples names on it.
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almost like a wrapper. .And then I look over and Dale is doing the exact same thing, and just whizzing through them like soft butter.^ This is why I stated before that it is necesarry to act independently and not succumb to the poor behavior of the group just because it seems like the popular thing to do.
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^ The pride in this country is so out of control that people are unwilling to explore the possibility that yes, some other countries just might be doing certain things better than we are.
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So I decide, maybe not.

Andrew: Is anybody else's hand shaking?

.Padma: Your challenge is to create a dinner where each course is inspired by your favorite movie.^ For the elimination challenge, they have to create a five-course romantic dinner, with wine pairings, for couples expecting a wonderful experience.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ We cut almost immediately to the challenge: Tom and Padma tell the three to cook the best three-course meal of their lives.
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^ Your Favorite Movies .
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Antonia: I love movies, I'm a total movie buff. This is an opportunity to be really creative.
Ryan: I start thinking, I have seen 2 movies in 3 years, so.. great.

Ryan: [talking head] I draw knives, and I get Mark. This guy's fucking.. New Zealand, New England.. where the hell is Mark from? We're not going to have anything in common!
Mark: Why don't we just put down a bunch of movies?
Ryan: Yep, so what are your movies? I love Dumb and Dumber. I think it's funny as shit.
Mark: To Kill A Mockingbird.
Ryan: Right, old school..
Mark: Crazy Bad..
Ryan: Crazy Bad? What's that?
.Ryan: [talking head] "Like, what movies do you watch?"^ I personally will never watch bravo again, it was shameful, but I would like to see you and your talent again on television.
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^ I bet Mike I and Eli are the best smoozers and will treat you like their bestest friend, but these are the type that will talk smack about you behind your back.
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^ I feel like I was watching a different show from most of you.
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And he starts naming this stuff, and all I hear is "blaaaah blaaaah blahhhh."
Mark: [talking head] He has not seen Once Were Warriors or Mad Max or Bad Boy Bubby.
Ryan: What about the Christmas movie?
Mark: Which one?
Ryan: Oh, oh, oh.. .What's the one with the kid that gets shot with a B.B. in his eye and they go get Asian food instead?^ Howie's braised pork idea looked like it was going to get him in trouble when the twist was revealed: Instead of three hours to cook, they would have an hour and a half.
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^ But they will be cooking in the same kitchen and serving together instead of going one at a time as in past seasons.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I was pulling for Kevin too, but the judges are the ones who actually ate the food – so they know what food was better.
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.You know what I'm talking about?^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why don't you talk about doing the same to Bush?
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^ The fact that you don't think Mexico City is a food city shows how little you know about food.
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He takes the glass light for his mom's Christmas, and he puts it in the window..
Mark: I don't know.
.Ryan: And they go and have Chinese food and have duck instead of normal turkey because the turkey got fucked up?^ Howie's braised pork idea looked like it was going to get him in trouble when the twist was revealed: Instead of three hours to cook, they would have an hour and a half.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ But they will be cooking in the same kitchen and serving together instead of going one at a time as in past seasons.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ On Season 2, Ilan doesn't even know how he is going to cook the duck, and it seems like everyone is doing whatever they want with no cohesion.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

It's a normal Christmas movie.
Mark: Do you know what it is? I don't know.
Ryan: It's a Christmas fucking movie..
Mark: Yeah, what's it called?
Ryan: And they sit down at the table.. [goes to Spike and Manuel] What's that Christmas movie, you guys? ."You got your eye shot out.."^ It would be, as my family has pointed out, a well- you non-Jews don't want to hear the word- thing to do to charge rent to your children.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since I have failed you, check them out for your Top Chef fix!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ As you know, Jill Snyder from Red Maple in Baltimore is on the show, and we're keeping a special eye out for her.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Manuel: A Christmas Story.
Ryan: A Christmas Story. Got it. Duck.
.Mark: [talking head] A Christmas Story is something that, you know, all the families, everybody's seen it.^ If he stood up for himself then it would be an other story, he just let them all walk all over him (not including the head shaving incident).
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hmm, actually, you know, I like Dale, but I don't really recall his food standing out all that much until this last episode.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ They were both holding back a laugh and she says, You don't have to say, we all know what it is.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's, um.. it's.. I believe it's a comedy.

.Andrew: I have no doubt in my mind that the people that will be eating this food will culinarily crap in their pants when they see what we have for them.^ How many people (chef’s included) conceptualize a dish based on a bag of chips they’re eating?
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elia, Michael and Sam are the top three -- and seriously, they have to know they did the best, right, after seeing everyone else's food?
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Ali says – reply to this 58 Liking eating and cookings has nothing to do with being fat; plenty of people love to eat good food and love to cook and are thin.
  • Perez Hilton: Top Chef, Jr. 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Mark: First-of-the-season cranberries. Awesome! .You know, that's Christmastime right there, isn't it?^ LindaWhit Wow, I don't know where some of you live, but when I was 25, there is NO way I'd have been able to support myself in the 3rd most expensive country in the city.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A real "winner" isn't defined by what others think, rather by doing the right thing even in the face of difficulty; even when it seems that everyone else may be against you.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The time Frank got in your face and threatened you they should have made an example of him right then and there.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Richard: Kind of a play on the Fizzy Lifting Drink: a pear and a celery soda. We have been working on trying to get the guests to float. And if you do float, I believe burping is the way to get down from the ceiling.

The Elements [4.5]

Mark: We walk into the kitchen and it's huge. Huge! You could probably fit the Yankee Stadium in their kitchen, I think.

[putting the duck legs in the oven]
Jen: Nice legs.
Ryan: Thank you.

.Richard: Don't know if he's just got a good poker face, or the Richard Blais charm has just worn off on Tom Colicchio.^ Tom Colicchio had the most priceless look on his face.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Tailgating [4.6]

Ryan: I'm not a big sports fan. Do I look like a sports fan? No, I'm not. I feel that I'm metrosexual or whatever the hell you want to call it. .I spend my money on good clothes, I like to go out and dance..^ Now you can say that they editted out many parts, but then like tjex all you're going on is pure speculation.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My attitude is if you're staying at home so you can put money away so eventually you can move out, then that's fine.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm pretty sure Eli has a girlfriend - remember the camping challenge he said something like "Now my gf will expect me to go camping with her".
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Mark: We've been given the choice of two grills. One is gas-operated, one is charcoal. .I'm the only one that had the testicular fortitude to pick a real charcoal grill.^ Really, Stefan picks his own dish, it's the most simple one, and they give him the win.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But as the judges tried to come to a decision, they realized that so much had gone awry with both teams that there was only one choice.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

This is how I cook on a barbecue.

.Antonia: [about Spike and Mark in the tub] I don’t know what those crazy boys are doing.^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know what all the hooha is about Marcel's supposed arrogance and snobbishness.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Robin may know more about Asian flavors but as Kevin proved, you don't need prior experience to wow those judges.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Honestly, this is like a cheap porno.

.Mark: A few people go for shrimp straight off the bat.^ Sam and Ilan are told off the bat that they are both going to the finale.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ The Finnish/German guy probably will go far or win it all if he doesn't piss too many people off.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And I thought, they're really taking my gig.^ As much as I want Carla to win it all, I really had my fingers crossed last night that they would give the win to Jeff.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ LindaWhit Agreed on Eli's need to live in the real world, which is also made amply clear by his cry 'You're not my mother'.
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.How can I throw the [shrimp on the barbie] when they're already doing it?^ How many people (chef’s included) conceptualize a dish based on a bag of chips they’re eating?
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Fucked up, isn't it? [laughs]

Gail: So what do you have for us today?
Andrew: [in a high-pitched voice] What do I have for you today? Oh my God!

[At Judges' Table]
Tom: [to Ryan]. .I'm not quite sure why you chose a dessert, and also a dessert I would never think it a million years to see at a tailgate party.^ I am sure I will see a lot more of you in the future.You are so young and so talented!
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know that he was totally against these and Marcels cooking methods, why would he want to work with and learn from him?
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I personally will never watch bravo again, it was shameful, but I would like to see you and your talent again on television.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ryan: I wanted to have a whole dining experience at my table. And that's where I was hitting. I wanted to be able to say "Okay, so somebody doesn't eat chicken, but, wow there's a dessert. .And you know, doing a dessert, I don't think was too left-field.^ I don't know about you, but when I watch t.v.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know what the heck Carla was thinking.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You don't cook as well as you think.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Gail: I don't think a dessert is left-field. .I just think poached pear with [crème fraîche]and huckleberry sauce was a bit left-field.^ If he really was as bad as we all like to believe, don't you think that would come through just a bit?
  • Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #8 - 10/14/09 (Spoilers) - Food Media and News - Chowhound 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I just think there would've been more options that would've been more appropriate.^ I normally do not watch much T.V. and just happened to tune in to Top Chef 2 thinking a cooking show would be a nice safe venue.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marcel should have won and with just a tiny bit more support surely would have.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Too bad Carla listened to Casey...she should have just stuck with her menu.......she would have won....I think the judges wanted to give it to her.....
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ryan: Personally, I wanted to cook the way that I think I would personally like to see at a tailgate.^ Howie's braised pork idea looked like it was going to get him in trouble when the twist was revealed: Instead of three hours to cook, they would have an hour and a half.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ I normally do not watch much T.V. and just happened to tune in to Top Chef 2 thinking a cooking show would be a nice safe venue.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know that he was totally against these and Marcels cooking methods, why would he want to work with and learn from him?
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I don't eat heavy. I don't eat ribs. .And I thought of these people and said "Cool, I'm gonna serve chicken.^ I think if the judges would have given thoughts on who would win before the food was served, they would have said Carla.
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Instead of serving something on a bun, I'm gonna do it in the application of a salad form."
Gail: The bread salad that I got was almost all bread. And I guess I was expecting for it to be sort of moist and found it really dry.
.Ryan: I dissected a tailgate party and the caliber of people that I'm cooking with, and I'm looking at them, and I'm like "I have to do something different."^ Howie's braised pork idea looked like it was going to get him in trouble when the twist was revealed: Instead of three hours to cook, they would have an hour and a half.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Richard: Pretty nutty, but one of those people who's like, "Hey, look how unconventional I am!
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ His comments went something like this: "If you're looking for something good, the Colletti's Smokehouse is good.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.You know, the people that came up, everyone was super sweet at this event.^ Knowing what you did wrong and how to fix it (Jamie) is better than not knowing what went wrong and giving up (Leah).
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Coming from Tucson AZ will be a long trip I suspect but if you ever make it up to the big city let me know.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To Dearest Marcel, I feel that you need to be told how myself and several people I know felt while watching this season of Top Chef.
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ladies coming up for recipes, and "How did you make this?"^ Uh, we'll let you make up words for now, because you beat Stefan.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Hosea, "Did you learn how to cook?"
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Knowing what you did wrong and how to fix it (Jamie) is better than not knowing what went wrong and giving up (Leah).
  • Top Chef: New York - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

and ."Why would you do that, and this and that."^ You know that he was totally against these and Marcels cooking methods, why would he want to work with and learn from him?
  • And the Top Chef Isn't ... : Marcel, like, loses - CHOW 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

and "Wow, pea stew on top, finishing a chicken." "This is quite interesting. We love it." And bringing in, I hate to use the word "California flair-"
Tom: But, this challenge was not about that. .This challenge was about simple food, to the masses, in the form of a tailgate.^ She still has that air of incredulosity about her, tied to her recent wins, and she says, "I've learned just to do my food and keep it simple.
  • Reality Check: Top Chef - A reality TV blog by The Baltimore Sun's Sarah Kelber - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 3:41 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

Ryan: Yeah, totally fair.

Cast

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

  • Tom Colicchio - Head Judge
  • Padma Lakshmi - Host/Judge
  • Gail Simmons - Judge
  • Hung Hyunh
  • Dale Levitsky
  • Casey Thompson
  • Brian Malarkey
  • Sara Mair
  • Chris Jacobsen
  • Howie Kleinberg
  • Tre Wilcox
  • Sara Nguyen
  • Joey Paulino
  • Lia Bardeen
  • Camille Becerra
  • Micah Edelstein
  • Sandee Birdsong
  • Clay Bowen

External links

Wikipedia
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Top Chef is a television reality competition show. It has several cooks that try to win the contest. It has been shown for 3 seasons. The 4th season will be in Chicago. It is shown on Bravo Television on cable. The first season was hosted by Katie Lee Joel. Other seasons were hosted by Padma Lakshmi. Tom Colicchio is the head judge, and every episode, they invite a 'guest judge' to come and help judge the dishes made with Padma Lakshmi (or Gail Simmons, when Padma cannot be there) and Tom Colicchio. Gail Simmons is a judge, and Tim Allen has been a judge since season 3. Some past guest judges are: Anthony Bourdain, Rocco DiSpirito, and many others.


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