Over the phone, Stone — who revealed he's opening a new restaurant in Los Angeles, and talked about the highs and lows of filming — was surprisingly grounded and impressively well-spoken. He also addressed naysayers' criticisms that he spends too much time on TV and not enough in the kitchen. Curious to see what he's got to say? Read more.
With only five competitors left on Top Chef All-Stars, it's only natural that Bravo get the public excited for what's to come next with the franchise: Top Chef Masters season three! This time Kelly Choi is out and she's been replaced by the hunky Australian chef Curtis Stone. Also gone from the judge's table? James Rayner and Gael Greene. They've been replaced by former Gourmet editor in chief Ruth Reichl; James Oseland is the only remaining judge from the previous two seasons. Although the cast of participants lacks some big names, I'm excited simply for the new lineup on the critics' panel. Here you'll learn which chefs will participate and find out a little more about them.
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The dashing Aussie chef caught up with Slashfood and talked frankly about everything from the "freaks" on Celebrity Apprentice to Kelly Choi's sudden exit on Top Chef Masters. For all his quips, head over to the full story at Slashfood.