Yesterday I spoke to Jill Snyder, the latest cheftestant to pack her knives and leave Top Chef. Jill's a chef in Baltimore, MD, where she enjoys making desserts and crab cakes. She wishes she would have defended her dish better, but claims that with the cameras staring at her, she choked up. To see what Jill has to say about ostrich eggs and the judges, read more
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Season 5 of Top Chef is off to an exciting start! While we already discussed the gory details, I want to see how well you were paying attention. With 17 chefs it was hard for me to distinguish one from the other! Did you have the same problem? Find out now when you take my quiz.
The fifth season of the hit show Top Chef got off to an exciting start. One of the cheftestants was eliminated before the competition officially started and another cut his finger while peeling apples. Jean-Georges guest judged the New York City neighborhood-centric challenge. To discuss the show in more detail — warning there are spoilers — read more
"Do I think it's pretty? No." The simple, but deep cutting words of one of our favorite Project Runway judges, Michael Kors — gotta love it. You've met the new batch of aspiring designers and now it's showtime. Project Runway Season Five premieres tonight! Everyone seems pretty wide eyed and excited, but we all know that will soon change. With short and sometimes not so sweet cameos from Tim Gunn, Heidi, Nina and Michael, my favorite part of this video is the faces. Faces of fear, relief, worry and shock, you know what I'm talking about. And I must say: Why is Kelly hating on Nina? She's not so bad, Michael can be just as scary. Enter quote at the beginning of this story.
Missing Top Chef already? Don't worry: Starting June 21 the show is coming to a town near you with Top Chef: The Tour. This morning Bravo announced the 20 dates and cities of the tour. In each city, four cheftestants will lead cooking demonstrations, host food tastings, and reveal secrets from the show. Fans can participate in the programs and will have the chance to meet and greet their favorite TC alum. Although Bravo has yet to publicize which chefs will take part in the tour, I'm positive the event will be fun, interesting, and informative. I plan to go when they come to San Francisco!
To check out the complete list of stops on the TC tour, read more
Love her or hate her — and I have a feeling I know where most of you stand on this one — Lisa Fernandes is a passionate chef. She showed that her fiery personality and kitchen skills could put her on the path to becoming a Top Chef. Unfortunately for her, she fell just short and had to settle for a runner-up prize.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Lisa. We spoke about bloggers, her bad reputation, and things she would have done differently. Is she rude, or was she just portrayed that way? Find out when you read more