Top Chef Exit Interview: Penultimate Episode


Top Chef shook things up for this week’s episode, traveling to Singapore for the season’s penultimate episode. The contestants managed to overcome food labels written in Cantonese, cans that don’t work with can-openers and a confused waitstaff. In the end, they cooked what Tom Colicchio called the best food the judges have had all season. All the chefs got good compliments, but, in the end, someone had to go home…

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Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode 10

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I always knew one day there would be a Top Chef episode starring Leon Panetta. WTF! Seriously though, Padma and Co. have some good D.C. access this season. But one chef-testant had their cover blown…and they tell us what happened, after the jump.

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Top Chef Exit Interview: Episode 4


There were a lot of things to get mad about on this week’s Top Chef: team elimination, Padma’s and Tom’s babies not participating in the challenge and that oven labeling issue.

At least those were my gripes. Here’s what the axed chef’testants have to say.

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Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Morimoto is a Pimp!

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

– Masaharu Morimoto needed surgery after he slipped in the hot tub.  Badass.  I choose to believe he slipped because he had to climb over three or four sweet honeys.

– Tom Colicchio testified before Congress about childhood nutrition, not about corruption in the Teamsters, as I initially thought.  I should know not to assume that simply because he’s a bad-ass looking Italian man in a suit.

After the jump…sage advice for new parents, drinking for a good cause (as if you even need an excuse) and “is that a hair in my sandwich?”

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Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Matilda Cuomo…My New Hero!

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

– Presented without comment, a quote from Matilda Cuomo on the fact that her son’s girlfriend, Sandra Lee, makes lasagna with cottage cheese and canned tomato soup:  “I don’t know that that’s true. You know, maybe she puts cottage cheese because he doesn’t want to put on weight. He’s watching his diet. But that’s not the way you make lasagna.”

– Rachael Ray is the latest celeb on the “our kids are too fat” bandwagon.  I don’t know what they’re talking about.  Mom packed me a lard sandwich every day and I turned out just fine.  (He said, as he reached for his home defibrillator.)

After the jump…wall-to-wall Top Chef.

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Tom Colicchio, Rock Star

How many times have you fantasized about Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio shaking off his stone-faced, monotone judge’s persona, donning a rocker’s outfit and busting out some Paul Simon tunes? I’m guessing at least 10,000 times, right? Well your prayers have been answered.

Check this space Thursday for our interview with the second chef-testant axed from Top Chef: DC. Our chat with episode one’s sacrificial lamb can be found here.

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Cheflebrity Smörgåsbord: Like the Oscars, Only Fatter


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

– The Beards were announced.  Big winner is Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio.  Lots of happiness in the TVFF household when the chef at Philly’s Osteria won for Mid-Atlantic.

– And the full run-down of Beard media award winners.  I’m sure ours is coming next year.

After the jump…we take a trip down to the mouth of The Mighty Mississip and we ponder if it’s actually “news” that Duff Goldman is in the paper for baking a cake.

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