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Top Chef: Now That's a Lot of Schnitzel  Season 15, Ep 6

For the Quickfire, Padma and Richard Blais inspire the chefs using Tasty online videos and challenge them to transform the most laborious dishes from their own menus into accessible thirty minute dishes for home cooks. Then, celebrated German chef, Keegan Gerhard, exposes the chefs to authentic Germanic food and tasks them with creating a delicious and unique Top Chef Beer Garden by putting their own spin on the cuisine and pairing a German-inspired dish with a radler. Who will be saying auf wiedersehen? (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell on Jan 12, 2018 - 20 comments

Top Chef: This Is Not Glamping  Season 15, Ep 5

In a competition first, Tom surprises the chefs with a twist that changes the game. After the shock wears off, the chefs are sent camping to make a 5-star meal outdoors, only to learn an unexpected storm welcomes them with a fresh blanket of snow forcing them to pull out every trick in their playbooks. With only a few heat sources and limited local ingredients, the chefs must get resourceful if they want to remain in the running. Chef Naomi Pomeroy joins the judges in the beautiful but chilly Colorado Mountains. (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell on Jan 5, 2018 - 11 comments

Top Chef: Little Tools, Big Challenge  Season 15, Ep 4

The chefs channel their inner child to make upscale versions of kid menu classics for Curtis Stone, Padma, and kids of local culinarians. But there’s a catch, they can only use child-sized cookware, utensils and mixers creating more than pint-sized problems. Then, after a visit to a food incubator assisting immigrant women, the chefs must dig deep into their roots to present dishes based on their own heritage for Immigrant food influencers, including Alon Shaya, Nilou Motamed and Mourad Lahlou. (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell on Dec 28, 2017 - 16 comments

Top Chef: Keep on Truckin  Season 15, Ep 3

In a Sudden Death Quickfire based on the iconic Denver omelet, the intensity in the kitchen is egg-ceptional as one chef completely cracks under the pressure in one of the most gut wrenching eliminations in Top Chef history as judged by Padma, Tom and Chef Lachlan Patterson. Then, the cheftestants tap into their college palates as they make dishes in food trucks for students in Boulder. Internet sensation, Logan Paul helps wrangle the diners and Chef Hosea Rosenberg joins the judges for indulgent, hangover inspired food. (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell on Dec 21, 2017 - 11 comments

Top Chef: Smile and Say Mise  Season 15, Ep 2

In one of Top Chef's signature Quickfires, the chefs battle against each other in a fierce Mise En Place relay. Then, acclaimed local Chef Alex Seidel invites the group to his farm to learn about his take on farm-to-table cuisine. There, they are tasked with creating a progressive meal incorporating a mystery ingredient from the farm into each dish. In this first team challenge, the sparks fly as the chefs get to know each other. (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell on Dec 14, 2017 - 14 comments

Top Chef: It'll Take More than Pot Luck  Season 15, Ep 1

A diverse group of chefs enter the Top Chef kitchen in Denver and are immediately put to work, tasked with making a pot luck dish to introduce themselves to the judges and their fellow competitors. Then the cheftestants prepare their modern take on a meat and potatoes dish for a blow-out block party in Larimer Square with 200 diners and Denver's biggest culinary names, including Hosea Rosenberg, Troy Guard, Frank Bonanno and Gregory Gourdet. The chefs learn the importance of the phrase 'first impressions are everything.' (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell on Dec 8, 2017 - 11 comments

Top Chef: Something Old, Something New  Season 14, Ep 1

Eight new chefs and eight returning chefs battle it out in Charleston, SC.
posted by duffell on Dec 2, 2016 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Finale  Season 13, Ep 15

To kick things off in the finale, Tom Colicchio shows off his cooking chops (just because he can). Then, the cheftestants' mentors show up to assist them in the final challenge: a four-course meal with a different key ingredient highlighted in each course. Familiar faces from earlier in the season return to pitch in as well.
posted by duffell on Mar 17, 2016 - 18 comments

Top Chef: Magic Hour  Season 13, Ep 14

Three chefs become four chefs as the winner of Last Chance Kitchen returns. Then they become two chefs, as two are eliminated before next week's finale. [more inside]
posted by primalux on Mar 14, 2016 - 13 comments

Top Chef: Where It All Started  Season 13, Ep 13

Artisanal toast, a quickfire elimination, and a stint in the Fleur De Lys kitchen! Familiar faces from past seasons of Top Chef (and Top Chef Masters) abound.
posted by duffell on Mar 3, 2016 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Wok This Way  Season 13, Ep 12

The cheftestants compete to chop their best suey for the quickfire challenge. Several previously-eliminated chefs return to help with the elimination challenge: developing a fast-casual dining concept!
posted by duffell on Feb 25, 2016 - 11 comments

Top Chef: Hammer Time  Season 13, Ep 11

Oakland & San Francisco! For the quickfire, the remaining 7 chefs create rap personas & matching dishes to serve to culturally relevant rap icon MC Hammer. For the elimination challenge, our chefs traverse time, space, and the San Francisco Public Library!
posted by duffell on Feb 18, 2016 - 7 comments

Top Chef: Restaurant Wars, Part II  Season 13, Ep 10

PART DEUX! It's time for dinner service. Phillip shows off his chest tats to the customers.
posted by duffell on Feb 11, 2016 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Back in the Day  Season 13, Ep 7

Familiar faces abound! Antonia Lofaso returns to Top Chef to judge the quickfire. The chefs look back 10 years with their main dishes and get emotional. Michael Voltaggio walks around the kitchen with Tom and intimidates the contestants with his calm intensity. Mei Lin makes an appearance at the dinner table.
posted by duffell on Jan 21, 2016 - 10 comments

Project Runway: It's All In The Cards  Season 14, Ep 2

It's time for the unconventional challenge. As usual some designers struggle while others shine (or at least glitter). [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Aug 15, 2015 - 12 comments

Survivor: Suck It Up and Survive  Season 29, Ep 1

Season 29: San Juan Del Sur - Blood vs. Water begins, and the first tribe member is voted out.
posted by yellowbinder on Sep 25, 2014 - 24 comments

MasterChef: Top 4 compete  Season 5, Ep 17

It's down to four, and the penultimate episode begins with a "battle of the sexes" competition. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 10, 2014 - 3 comments

The Amazing Race: Do You Believe in Magic?  Season 24, Ep 12

The season finale of The Amazing Race, with the final three teams racing to the mat for the million dollars.
posted by jacquilynne on May 19, 2014 - 13 comments

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