Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode 2


Episode two of Top Chef was packed full of zingers, from Tom with his bathroom habits It’s like someone put a big thing of turd on the table,” and Gail on her drinking I love vodka, but not cookin’ with it,” to Padma and her, um…preferencesI like the strawberries on top.” For an episode about school meals there certainly was a lot of trash talk.

But what did the losing chef’testant have to say? Read on!

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Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode 1


Holy Poop Balls! Top Chef is back. (And so is Padma’s rack.) Season 7 will surely provide awesome chefs, over the top douche bags and horrible DC-related puns, as demonstrated by the first episode’s name: House of Chef-presentatives.

Here’s our chat with the first axed chef’testant.

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Top Chef: Welcome to DC

The long awaited, post-preggers-Padma, in-DC version of Top Chef finally premiers on Bravo tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the video above for a sneak preview, and for you Washington ES-ers, some serious real estate envy.

Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Spike’s an Author?!?


The latest and greatest news about celebrity chefs, served up buffet style.

– Learn how to cook like former Top Chef-er Spike Mendelsohn.  Whether or not you wear a jaunty hat while in the kitchen is completely up to you.

Padma Lakshmi is not just awkward in prime time — she’s awkward in late night, too!

After the jump…a food fight, the fishermen’s plight and my new channel don’t look right.

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Feed Us Back: Comments of the Week


-Thanks for all your iPhone resuscitation tips. Erica even added on a cooking tip:

This pizza sounds yum, i may have to make a batch of almond ricotta and try it out.


I love cherimoya! I’ve been devouring them like crazy since they started appearing at my market a couple weeks ago…the downside, of course, is that I’ve had to give up paying my electric bill to afford them. I only recently discovered them, and will say this: my first thought when eating one was “This tastes like breadfruit smells.” Which is about as awesome as you can get. If I roast breadfruit while I serve guests cherimoya, will they explode?

– Finally, Summer brings up a topic we’re always willing to tackle — picking on Padma:

Here’s an item I’d like to discuss: does anyone else find it odd that Padma named her DAUGHTER Krishna? Admittedly it’s been a long time since my comparative religions class in college, but the last time I checked, Krishna was a god, not a goddess.

And as of this morning, there’s talk of the baby daddy… But it’s not very shocking. It would have been much more interesting if she’d taken Stefan up on his t-shirt offer of “I make good babies.”

(Photo: iVillage)

Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Who’s the Hotter Dish?


The latest and greatest news about celebrity chefs, served up buffet style.

– Who is more desirable, Padma or Giada?  The Ask Men folks hash it out.

– Let’s all raise our chalupas in tribute — the founder of Taco Bell has died at the age of 86.  

After the jump…taking shots as Emeril appears on another network, a sober look at a serious problem and a humorous look at a very chubby problem.

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Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: First Person to Make a “Brokeback” Joke Wins


The latest and greatest news about celebrity chefs, served up buffet style.

– The Village People are mad at Jamie Oliver for using their costumes without permission.  Everyone else is mad at him for looking ridiculous in the “Motorcycle Enthusiast’s” handlebar mustache.

– Is Bobby Flay building his house on a Native American burial ground?  If so, here’s some free advice:  Move the headstones and the bodies!

After the jump…Carl’s Jr. continues to scrape the bottom of the celebrity barrel, celeb chefs need to pay Uncle Sam just like you and me, and Padma slides further down my list of faves.

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