Top Chef New York: Week Four

I need to get this off my chest: Ariane’s reaction to criticism during the Quick Fire challenge was pitiful. The flicked head and rolled eyes really got under my skin. Fast. She needs to step up or get out. If last season was the season of gratuitous cursing, this season is the season of bad…

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Top Chef New York: Week 2

Wow, where to begin? A lot of the dishes served this episode seemed to fail. And in some of the cases, the chefs knew the dishes weren’t that good before they served them. Why send a not-so-good dish out? And what’s with all the dated plating and presentation? I would think that as Top Chef…

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Top Chef Chicago: Week 13 Reflections

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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