Along with the Magical Elves, the production company behind the series, hostess Padma Lakshmi and judges Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio were on hand to receive their Emmy. The win was unexpected by the cast and crew; Simmons tweeted, "still tongue-tied 4 hours later!" while Lakshmi chimed in, "wow! It still hasn't sunk in. Very thrilling to win along with Al Pacino!" What do you think of the win?
Before the interested eyes of a group of select journalists, Michael turned frozen cubes of cream cheese into a melt-in-your-mouth snow and Bryan cut slices of perfectly cooked harissa lamb, fresh out of vacuum-packed plastic baggies.
To take a closer look at the amazing three-course meal, check out all of my photos after the break.
On Friday, I hightailed it up to Sonoma County for Pigs & Pinot, an annual event held by renowned chef Charlie Palmer to benefit Share Our Strength and the Healdsburg School. A Taste of Pigs & Pinot brought hundreds of guests to the Hotel Healdsburg, all of whom were prepared to sip some serious Pinot Noir in between heavenly bites of pork. A dizzying array of pork dishes, stellar Burgundies and Pinots, and a star-studded chef lineup easily made Charlie Palmer's charity event the party of the season. Feast your eyes on the food that was served when you keep reading.
- Gail Simmons's guide to packing.
- Gail Simmons's guide to packing. — Travel + Leisure
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- Catch up with some of Top Chef 6's cheftestants. — Grub Street NY
- 10 new things to put in your drink. — Endless Simmer
- Taste test: vegan burgers. — Serious Eats
- Michael Pollan and Oprah discuss seal blubber and cow's blood. — Eater
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Their first webisode, titled "Deconstructing the Voltaggio Brothers," debuted yesterday. While we didn't see any demos, we did learn, in between snippets of the brothers making brioches and pop rock lollipops, that Michael excels at poetry, and Bryan would've been a landscaper in another life. Take a look when you read more
The first, Top Chef season five, was shot in New York City and featured the infamous relationships of Leah and Hosea — and Stefan and Fabio. The following season, which just ended and was filmed in Las Vegas, was the first time we saw brothers compete.
The voting was across the board with fan favorite Kevin Gillespie taking the majority at 37 percent. We agree with you readers: Kevin is a lovable inspiration, and I'm dying to eat one of his pork masterpieces. We look forward to seeing what's next for Kevin!
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- Guy Fieri will host Perfect 10, an upcoming game show on NBC.
- Guy Fieri will host Perfect 10, an upcoming game show on NBC. — Grub Street NY
- A look at all the food blogs that got book deals in 2009. — Eat Me Daily
- More bad news about plastic water bottles. — The Atlantic
- Are table manners important when dining abroad? — The Epi-Log
- How the food world has changed since 1999. — Chow
- What did you think of Gordon Ramsay's live cookalong? — Serious Eats
- Learn the easy way to seed a pomegranate. — Food Wishes
- Eight observations from the Top Chef Vegas reunion show. — Eater
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