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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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Top Chef Chicago: Week Eight Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Eight Reflections

| May 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

It was the best of times . . . It was the worst of times. Actually, in this episode there was more that I loved than hated. For the first time this season, the Quick Fire Challenge lasted more than 10 minutes and the contestants came off as human beings. For the most part, that […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Seven Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Seven Reflections

| April 28, 2008 | 4 Comments

Alright, we’ve been watching for seven weeks. And for what? To see fluffed egos, hear foul mouthed cooks cuss like it’ll inflect magic on the food and discover that it’s hard to like these people. But, that’s just my take. I really hope that the producers take more care in choosing chefs next season. My […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Six Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Six Reflections

| April 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Quote of the night: “I made Ryan Scott tailgate food and I am proud of it.” Come. On. Poached pears are not tailgate food. EVER. Seriously? What was he thinking? But, as this season has demonstrated, Bravo found a group of chefs who are more about themselves than the food. I digress.  Shall we begin […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Five Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Five Reflections

| April 11, 2008 | 1 Comment

Enough with the butternut squash soup! Dude, Spike, you aren’t too nice. You didn’t get screwed. Seriously. And Zoi? She disappoints me week after week . . . And, ha! Ha! Was anyone else silently gloating that Richard forgot to scale the fish? Perfection averted . . . oh, the joys! But let’s back up. […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Four Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Four Reflections

| April 3, 2008 | 1 Comment

When I decided to blog about Top Chef this season, it was because I have been enthralled with past seasons. But little did I know that Bravo was going to turn my favorite food competition into a catty free-for-all. I am having a very hard time connecting with the Top Chef stars this season. There […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Three Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Three Reflections

| March 28, 2008 | 2 Comments

Ready for the chain of thought version of reflections? Here a’goes. Andrew started off the episode with an f-bomb. Puh-lease . . . so over it. This season, it’s like instantly into the quick fire, but if you blink, you might just miss the whole thing. Is it just me, or has the quick fire […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week Two Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week Two Reflections

| March 21, 2008 | 2 Comments

I couldn’t keep myself up to write about Top Chef Chicago last night, but I still wanted to share my thoughts . . .  Here it goes . . . Thank goodness: Maybe Bravo heard the blogosphere? There was far less gratuitous curses flying about . . . and Andrew was less irritating for that. […]

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Top Chef Chicago: Week One Reflections

Top Chef Chicago: Week One Reflections

| March 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Alright. I love Top Chef. It’s a fun series and really interesting to see what the cooks come up with. And there are always a few zingers . . . Remember the Marcel drama? It was like a train wreck – uncomfortable, but too hard not to watch. This season opened with a pizza quick […]

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