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What I Did Today … Craftbar and Starbucks Via

What I Did Today … Craftbar and Starbucks Via

| September 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Let’s take a break from cooking for just one day. I really want to tell you about what I did today, but I will forewarn you — I was invited to this event, a product launch. It’s not something that I generally talk about on this blog, but it was a great event at a […]

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Top Chef New York: Week Four

Top Chef New York: Week Four

| November 27, 2008 | 2 Comments

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

Top Chef New York: Week 2

| November 22, 2008 | 2 Comments

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 New York: Week 1

Top Chef New York: Week 1

| November 13, 2008 | 4 Comments

It’s baaaacccckkkkkkk! Top Chef returned on Wednesday night, with a whole new cast of characters. This time the chefs are tackling New York, the city that never sleeps. Did you watch the episode? If so, read on after the jump.

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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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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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