February 14, 2013 |
It was "Top Chef" extreme chef edition on Wednesday night's episode. There was a helicopter ride, racing around in the snow, dog-sledding and a baby was born! To start the quick-fire challenge, Sheldon Simeon, Josh Valentine (aka "The Stache") and L.A. girl Brooke Williamson boarded a helicopter en route to a dog sledding training camp. Williamson, who admitted she is afraid of heights and tight spaces, cried during the ride but eventually lightened up once she realized she was in a helicopter ... in Alaska ... on "Top Chef"!
September 23, 2012 |
For judges of one of the most well-known food shows on the planet, "Top Chef," stars Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson sure have different ideas about what constitutes a good breakfast on Emmy morning. "I just had a bagel and lox," Colicchio said, shrugging. "I had a cocktail at the hotel," Acheson said, smiling. PHOTOS: Top Emmy winners | Emmys red carpet arrivals | Overheard at the 2012 Emmys Only Simmons seemed to have really taken breakfast seriously.
December 6, 2009
Hot to talk about: the finale of "Top Chef"? Kevin, FTW. (No, that's not a spoiler. It's a hunch. I wouldn't be upset if Mike pulled off an upset though. He can be cocky, but I rather like watching him concoct all sorts of delicious-looking craziness.) (Wednesday) Please do talk about: "A Single Man" Not since Mr. Darcy has Colin Firth been so extraordinary. The film, a potent examination of regret, heartbreak and desire from fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford, follows a single day in the life of George (Colin Firth)
November 29, 2012 |
In the first 10 minutes of Wednesday night's "Top Chef," contestant John Tesar solidified his status as the "most hated chef" on the show. Not only does he captiously insult Kuniko Yagi, who went home on the previous episode, he spars unrelentingly with C.J. and 'The Stache' Joshua Valentine. He goes so far as to call Valentine "Oklahoma" and disrespect him with "Oklahoma has no tact. " Arrogant much? Tensions are high when Padma introduces guest judge and "Top Chef Masters" alumni Naomi Pomeroy and gives the chefs their Quickfire Challenge: Butcher a cut of beef and create a dish.
December 6, 2012 |
Wednesday night's episode of "Top Chef" was by far the worst performance I've seen from any contestants in the history of the show. The words "hate" and "disappointing" were thrown around so often by the judges I found myself slumping in my chair, grumpy when the show ended. So what happened? It started at Pike's Place market with Padma Lakshmi in some questionable striped pants and local chef Daisley Gordon acting as guest judge. The chef teams of two butted heads as they built a makeshift outdoor kitchen and created breakfast on a stick for the market vendors.
February 28, 2013 |
The Wednesday night finale of "Top Chef" was like a great comeback kung fu movie. After having been sent home too early in the season, Kristen Kish fought her way back into the competition. The "Last Chance Kitchen" champion beat L.A. girl Brooke Williamson by two rounds to earn the title of Top Chef. Williamson and Kish each cooked in front of a live audience of more than 300 people, the judges, their former competitors and all nine of the previous "Top Chef" champions. The first chef to win three rounds was named the winner.