Get excited: at long last, Top Chef: New Orleans premieres on Bravo tonight. As you count down the hours, get in the season 11 spirit by finding out what advice your favorite Top Chef contestants have for the incoming class. See what projects are keeping the likes of Fabio Viviani, Kristen Kish, and Richard Blais busy — and their tips for those cheftestants competing in New Orleans.
During the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the best chefs in the world shared their top tips for home cooks. From keeping your fridge clean and cabinets organized to properly seasoning a dish, watch the video to see what chefs Rick Bayless, Marcus Samuelsson, Kristen Kish, Ted Allen, Tyler Florence, and more have to say.
Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish, chef de cuisine at Boston's Menton Restaurant, might just be the cutest badass I've ever met. She sports a cool, cropped haircut, smokes with the boys outside, has an armful of tattoos (all the fines herbes), and isn't afraid to rip the tails and claws off of live lobsters (no, seriously). But during her demo at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, her tough exterior went to pieces when she smiled innocently, asking the audience if she was doing OK, and repeatedly interjected "oopsies," rather than a curse word, when she fumbled in the kitchen. But it's usually the best and brightest who serve themselves the largest slice of humble pie, and such is the case with Kish. She shared some interesting, insidery tips for making tasteful masterpieces; keep reading to try them at home.