The season finale of Top Chef kicked off last night in New Orleans. It was refreshing to see the return of Gail Simmons and delightful to see ex-Food Network king, Emeril Lagasse, in a different light. To discuss all the delicious details (warning: spoilers ahead) read more
I think it's safe to say that the majority of viewers weren't surprised to see Leah pack up her knives and go on the latest installment of Top Chef. Since restaurant wars and the infamous kiss, it was obvious that her heart wasn't in it to win it. I spoke to Leah yesterday and as is to be expected, she's no longer with her boyfriend. To see what she had to say about Hosea, and her experience, read more
Last night's Top Chef was the final episode filmed in New York City. The remaining five cheftestants created glorified egg dishes and cooked for the culinary elite. Famed French chef Jacques Pepin was the guest judge. Did you watch? More importantly, how well did you pay attention? Find out now when you take my quiz.Take the Quiz
We were down to the wire on last night's episode of Top Chef. With only 5 cheftestants left, they were truly put to the test in the final New York City elimination. Each had to make a special dish for a world-renowned culinary figure. Want to discuss the details? Well please (warning: spoilers ahead) read more
Dark brown to black in color, this deep-water fish is found in tropical and temperate waters, and has a vivid white- or cream-colored flesh. Because of its heavy fat content, it's often grilled, broiled, or steamed, as opposed to fried. Escolar can be tricky to identify. It's mistaken for other fish, such as Chilean sea bass, albacore, and oilfish.
It may also be referred to by the names butterfish, walu, sierra, and white tuna.
You may recall this fish from a recent episode of Top Chef.
I was really disappointed with the outcome of Wednesday night's Top Chef. Jamie was my favorite cheftestant and I was certain she would make it to the final three. When I spoke with Jamie yesterday morning, I was surprised by her incredibly positive attitude. She's still hard at work at San Francisco's Absinthe, and fell asleep on the couch before she could catch her elimination on Top Chef.
To find out what she had to say about Stefan and scallops, read more
Last night's Top Chef was all about seafood. We watched Stefan nail an eel to a cutting board, Leah struggle with filleting char, and Hosea poorly cook monkfish. The cheftestants got to enjoy a mouth-watering six-course lunch at Le Bernardin. How closely did you watch? Find out now when you take my quiz.Take the Quiz
I'm bummed: The person I was rooting for was asked to leave during last night's episode of Top Chef. After the remaining six cheftestants were treated to a decadent lunch at guest judge Eric Ripert's New York City restaurant, Le Bernardin, they were asked to recreate a dish. Did you catch the show? To discuss in more depth (warning spoilers ahead), read more
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On Top Chef, Jeff seemed like a pretty strong competitor. However, I wasn't surprised to watch Padma ask the blond to pack his knives and go. I spoke with Jeff yesterday, and he's still incredibly disappointed by his dismissal from the show. He spoke candidly about his relationship with Fabio and openly expressed his opinion of Toby Young. To find out what the chef, who's currently working at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach, had to say, read more