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The Next Food Network Star: Episode 4

The Next Food Network Star: Episode 4

| June 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Sorry, folks, I missed Episode 3 on account of being (incredibly) sick. But I am back with some notes on episode 4. Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you thought. The most annoying award goes to Nipa for her eek-ook-aak-squeal over the fish. Get it together, lady. But she didn’t and […]

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Top Chef Chicago: The Last Word

Top Chef Chicago: The Last Word

| June 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

Last night, I live blogged the finale of Top Chef Chicago. I know, I know — should have told you all that I was going to do that! But, it was sort of on a whim. Once thing I did find with live blogging was that there wasn’t a whole lot of time to insert […]

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Live Blogging The Top Chef Chicago Finale

Live Blogging The Top Chef Chicago Finale

| June 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

Here we go, folks. I decided that in honor of the final episode, I would try something I have never done before: live blogging . . . Warning, if you haven’t seen the episode, this will be a spoiler.

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The Next Food Network Star: Episodes 1 & 2

The Next Food Network Star: Episodes 1 & 2

| June 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

Well, I caught both episodes — or most of them — on Sunday. I’m going to keep this one very brief, only because I am short on time . . . It was no surprise that Cory went home during week 1. I think she had a great opportunity to blend her comedy and cooking […]

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

| June 6, 2008 | 2 Comments

It’s Friday . . . an ugly Friday, but Friday nonetheless. It sounds like it will be a wickedly bad weekend weather-wise, so that may further delay the finishing touches of my very cool raised bed garden . . . Sigh. Here’s a few things I wanted to share: First, I am not a chef, […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week 13 Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week 13 Reflections

| June 5, 2008 | 8 Comments

I am so disappointed. This elimination was a nail biter. Antonia undercooked those beans (couldn’t you just read the subtext of “how long did you soak these beans for?”). Lisa has been a bottom two dweller since . . . well for the whole run. Could Lisa actually make it through another week? Yes. Yes, […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Twelve Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Twelve Reflections

| May 29, 2008 | 6 Comments

To quote Dirty Dancing, when I am wrong, I say I am wrong. Last week I indicated that I didn’t think Lisa could find her way around a steak but Richard could . . . um, what a shock that was. Richard’s was undercooked and improperly butchered . . . and Lisa’s wasn’t. So, Spike […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Eleven Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Eleven Reflections

| May 24, 2008 | 3 Comments

Alright, alright. I am really late on this. I did watch on Wednesday, but a combination of factors (laptop at service center, really busy, needing to – gasp – sleep) prevented me from finishing in a timely manner. Regardless, here’s what I thought. As always, I cannot wait to hear what you all thought too. […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Ten Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Ten Reflections

| May 15, 2008 | 3 Comments

**Spoiler Alert** If you didn’t watch the show, back away from the computer quickly. Come back when you have. **End** Just when I decided that maybe Andrew wasn’t that bad . . . just when I decided that maybe I could tolerate him, this happens. The guy did bring a healthy dose of comic relief […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Nine Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Nine Reflections

| May 9, 2008 | 3 Comments

“I have a culinary boner right now.” – Andrew “I’m like Pop-eye’s wet f*$%^@#% dream right now.” – Andrew Let’s get the very worst of it over with: Dale’s outburst at the end of the (surprisingly fun to watch) Quick Fire could quite possibly be the most pathetic moment of this Top Chef season. That’s […]

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