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Top Chef: Door County Fish Boil  Season 21, Ep 10

Celebrating a Wisconsin classic, this week’s Quickfire Challenge has the chefs participating in a meat raffle. Guest judge and chef Art Smith joins Kristen, Tom and Gail to determine which protein dish reigns supreme. For the Elimination Challenge, the heat is turned up when the chefs host their very own Door County fish boil to 100 hungry guests, including six “Top Chef” All-Stars at Grant Park Beach.
posted by Frayed Knot on May 23, 2024 - 6 comments

Top Chef: The Good Land  Season 21, Ep 9

Kristen is joined by judges Tom and Gail for this week’s Quickfire Challenge as the chefs are tasked to create dishes featuring cranberries in a unique way. The chefs are then treated to a special meal prepared by celebrated Indigenous chefs and guest judges Sean Sherman and Elean Terry. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must prepare modern dishes using only indigenous ingredients.
posted by Frayed Knot on May 18, 2024 - 2 comments

Top Chef: Sausage Race  Season 21, Ep 7

Bryan Voltaggio joins Kristen for a two-part Quickfire Challenge testing the chefs’ flambé and charring skills. Amar Santana heads to the kitchen with the famous Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs divide into two teams and compete in a head-to-head race at American Family Field (home of the Brewers) where they’ll serve sausage-forward dishes to a panel of experts, including former Brewer Ryan Braun and actress Brittany Snow.
posted by Frayed Knot on May 2, 2024 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Chaos Cuisine  Season 21, Ep 6

The chefs are shocked by a “Last Chance Kitchen” surprise that changes the game. Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi joins Kristen for a sweet Quickfire that requires the chefs to create a dairy-forward dessert. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must serve a dish that exemplifies chaos cuisine. The judges are joined by “The Bear” actor and chef Matty Matheson and chef Sofia Roe.
posted by Frayed Knot on Apr 25, 2024 - 7 comments

Top Chef: Supper Club  Season 21, Ep 5

While in Madison, the chefs receive a message bright and early from Kristen alerting them that they’ll be shopping for their Quickfire Challenge at the Dane County Farmers’ Market, the largest producer only farmers market in the nation. However, they won’t know what their challenge is until after they shop. Joining Kristen as judges for the Quickfire Challenge are local chef Tory Miller and comedian, director and activist W. Kamau Bell. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will be participating the time-honored Wisconsin tradition the Supper Club where they’ll be split into two teams to create a traditional supper club menu that they’ll cook and serve at the Harvey House, owned by this week’s guest judges Joe and Shaina Papach.
posted by Frayed Knot on Apr 19, 2024 - 4 comments

Top Chef: The Wright Way  Season 21, Ep 4

With no Quickfire this week, the chefs hit the road and take the Frank Lloyd Wright trail to Madison, touring a few of the Wisconsin native’s notable sites, including Burnham Block, Monona Terrace and Taliesin. For the elimination challenge, the chefs are tasked with creating dishes in teams of two that feature duality and celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy as “America’s Architect.” These dishes are more important than ever because this week is a double elimination. Kristen, Tom and Gail are joined by last season’s winner, Buddha Lo, and French chef Dominique Crenn at the judges’ table.
posted by Frayed Knot on Apr 12, 2024 - 8 comments

Top Chef: Take It Cheesy  Season 21, Ep 3

You knew it was coming in the Wisconsin season: the cheese episode! [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Apr 3, 2024 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Living the High Life  Season 21, Ep 2

“Top Chef” Colorado winner Joe Flamm joins Kristen for the Quickfire Challenge, tasking the chefs to create a dish featuring hops. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs visit the historic Miller Caves where they must team up to serve a seven-course progressive meal featuring elevated bar snacks. [more inside]
posted by Frayed Knot on Mar 28, 2024 - 10 comments

Top Chef: Chef's Test  Season 21, Ep 1

“Top Chef” heads to Wisconsin with 15 new chefs, new rules and new host Kristen Kish. With no Quickfire Challenge this week, Kristen, Tom and Gail each task five chefs with cooking a dish they believe is a worthy test of being a good chef. The three favorites from each of the judges’ challenge will be up for the win while the three least favorite will be up for elimination. Before anyone goes home, there will be one more major twist to keep the chefs on their toes. The judges are joined by Wisconsin locals Chef Paul Bartolotta and Chef/Owner of Lupi & Iris, Adam Siegel. (from bravotv.com)
posted by Frayed Knot on Mar 25, 2024 - 8 comments

Top Chef: Fin  Season 20, Ep 14

Top Chef World All-Stars finishes up in Paris with the final 3. Given the classic challenge of cooking the best (four-course progressive tasting) meal of their lives, given a sous-chef, given €2000, given six and a half hours over two days, given a chef's table meal to celebrate the night before, given a table of global chefs led by three restaurant six-Michelin-star chef Hélène Darroze, the guest judge. And one of them is given the title. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 14, 2023 - 17 comments

Top Chef: Champions In Paris  Season 20, Ep 13

The final four head to Paris for the penultimate challenges. First to the Champ de Mars, where they compete in the wall challenge quickfire. Then, after a mushroom harvesting trip, they wind up on Alain Ducasse's floating boat restaurant where they must cook a mushroom-forward dish, highlighting the champignons of Paris for a table with more Michelin stars than Buddha has molds or Gabri has messes. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 11, 2023 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Goodbye London  Season 20, Ep 12

As the journey in London comes to a wrap, the final four chefs welcome back the winner of Last Chance Kitchen. For this week's Quickfire, the chefs are joined by guest judge Sam Bompas, who challenges them to create a dish featuring jellies and molds. For their final Elimination Challenge in England, they're tasked with creating trompe-l'oeil dishes, where the plates must literally fool the eye and taste like something completely different than what they look like. Who will make it to the finals in Paris, and who will bid adieu? [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 6, 2023 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Battle of the Wellingtons  Season 20, Ep 11

Coming into the final stretch before the finale. It's full steam ahead as the remaining six chefs are tasked with creating a steamed dish for their Quickfire Challenge. In one of the hardest Elimination Challenges yet, the chefs are put in teams of two and must create not one, not two, but three different Wellingtons to serve 20 diners, along with Padma, Tom and Gail. The two chefs from the losing team will pack their knives. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 4, 2023 - 7 comments

Top Chef: Thali Time  Season 20, Ep 10

There's nothing like preserved fish in the morning, which is exactly what the chefs have to cook with for this week's Quickfire Challenge. The chefs enjoy a night off as famed chef Asma Khan treats the cheftestants and Padma to an Indian thali dinner. For the Elimination Challenge, they must use six different flavor profiles to create their own Thali platter to impress a panel of chefs from India and judges Padma, Tom and Gail. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on May 31, 2023 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Restaurant Wars  Season 20, Ep 9

It's Restaurant Wars, and this season, the perennial favorite is back with a twist. The chefs split into two teams of four and are tasked with creating a restaurant concept and tasting menu. To add to the pressure, they must debut their restaurants at three Michelin-starred Core by Clare Smyth, and the judges will have a full view of the kitchen. Unbeknown to the chefs, Jimi Famurewa, the Chief Restaurant Critic for the Evening Standard, is seated in the dining room and later joins Padma, Tom and Gail at the judges' table. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on May 26, 2023 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Street Food Fight  Season 20, Ep 8

After a quickfire featuring Judy Joo themed around street food, the cheftestants face the dreaded movie tie in episode, with a Fast X themed mise-en-place relay turned team challenge. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on May 22, 2023 - 4 comments

Top Chef: Hands Off  Season 20, Ep 7

This week's guest judge is the food rebel Gaggan Anand. After a quickfire inspired by emoji, the teams eat a dish, 'Rainbow World', prepared for them by Gaggan involving licking a plate that is covered in geographic goo. The elimination challenge? Prepare a dish that is visually stunning, sends a message, and... can be eaten without utensils. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 29, 2023 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Top Chef is No Picnic  Season 20, Ep 6

It's picnic time for the Top Cheftestants, who are challenged with catering a high-end picnic at Downton Abbey filming location Highclere Castle. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 17, 2023 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Holiday Vacation  Season 20, Ep 5

Following a quickfire involving cooking a celebratory dish with honey and mead, the cheftestants hit the road to a [sponsor name removed] vacation house in Kent to cook a family celebration dinner for their fellow chefs and judges. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 13, 2023 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Spurred Lines  Season 20, Ep 4

After a biscuit-based quickfire (aka cookie in American), the cheftestants head to the Tottenham Hotspur football stadium for a team-based showdown. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 11, 2023 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Cheeky Pints and Pub Bites  Season 20, Ep 3

GABRI: The kitchen is freaking insane right now. There's a lot of chefs running like dogs in a boat. Have you ever seen dogs in a boat? It's like… [floundering]
posted by sixswitch on Mar 25, 2023 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Rice, Rice, Baby  Season 20, Ep 2

Quickfire: a preposterously overcomplicated Ritz cracker hors d’œuvre. Elimination: rice dish for 100, please. [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Mar 20, 2023 - 6 comments

Top Chef: London Calling  Season 20, Ep 1

Top Chef World All Stars time! Hosted as always by the ever-fabulous and brave Padma Lakshmi, and featuring a murderer’s row of Top Chef winners and runners-up from around the world.
posted by sixswitch on Mar 17, 2023 - 7 comments

Top Chef: The Final Plate  Season 19, Ep 14

The finalists prepare themselves for the most important cook of their lives. They’ll have to leave it all on the plate in order to wow Padma, Tom, Gail, and guest judges Stephanie Izard and Eric Ripert along with special guest diners Gregory Gourdet, Edward Lee, Janos Wilder, Bricia Lopez, Hunter Lewis and Alexander Smalls. Once they’re reunited with their sous chefs, the top three immediately get to work on executing a four-course progressive menu worthy of $250,000 and the title of Top Chef. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 6, 2022 - 11 comments

Top Chef: Cactus Makes Perfect  Season 19, Ep 13

The final four chefs are headed to Tucson. For their last Quickfire Challenge, they’ll make the trip to El Charro, the oldest family-run Mexican restaurant in the country, where legendary chef Carlotta Flores challenges them to create a dish featuring her Carne Seca. In the final Elimination Challenge, alum and Tucson local Maria Mazon wants the chefs to embrace the desert lifestyle and create two dishes – one sweet and one savory – using the classic Sonoran ingredients: cactus and chiltepin. With an impressive assortment of locals and “Top Chef Seattle” winner Kristen Kish joining the judges table, the heat is on. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 1, 2022 - 4 comments

Top Chef: We're On A Boat  Season 19, Ep 12

After saying goodbye to their loved ones and another fellow competitor, the chefs receive an ominous gift from Tom, who tells them to get up early and meet him at the docks. They’ll have to find their sea legs quickly because for their Elimination Challenge each chef must create two fresh fish dishes to hook their guest judges Stephanie Izard and Daniel Boulud. The catch? They’ll be fishing for all of their protein themselves. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on May 23, 2022 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Family Vacation  Season 19, Ep 11

It’s time to hit the beach. The Chefs head to the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston Texas, but they won’t have any time to relax. Chef Shota Nakajima is here to present them with their next Quickfire Challenge: using the freshest gulf shellfish to create a seafood tower with one hot and one cold dish. Then, for the Elimination Challenge, Padma announces that along with alumni Sheldon Simeon and Adrienne Cheatham, the chefs will be feeding a family of special VIPs, who are expecting them to cater to some very specific tastes. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on May 16, 2022 - 7 comments

Top Chef: Dinner in Zero Gravity  Season 19, Ep 10

The chefs get an early start as they head to the Houston farmers market to meet Padma and Quickfire guest judge Claudette Zepeda. For this Quickfire Challenge, the chefs have to put their own fresh take on fajitas, a Houston classic. The best fajita dish will win $10,000 courtesy of a sponsor. Next, the competition reaches new heights in the Elimination Challenge as the chefs voyage to the Houston Space Center to meet up with Melissa King and a few experts in space cuisine. If they want to blast off to victory, they’ll have to create a stellar new menu item that they would crave if they were on a multi-year mission to Mars that meets both NASA and guest judge Marcus Samuelson’s culinary standards. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on May 11, 2022 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Freedmen's Town  Season 19, Ep 9

As the chefs return to the Top Chef Kitchen they are greeted by a rainbow of produce and all-star Nyesha Arrington, who asks them to create a monochromatic plant-based dish for their Quickfire Challenge. Then, for the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will be tasked with creating dishes that speak to their souls for a block party fundraiser. To gain inspiration they’ll visit historic Freedmen’s Town where they’ll meet with Zion Escobar from the Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy. The chef’s will have to bare their souls in the historic Bethel Church to feed 120 diners as well as guest judges Dawn Burrell and Kwame Onwuachi, who know a thing or two about cooking from the heart. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 30, 2022 - 2 comments

Top Chef: Restaurant Wars  Season 19, Ep 8

In the most anticipated challenge of the season, the chefs are put to the ultimate test. Not only will they have to build restaurants from the ground up, but the Chefs’ Table is back. If that wasn’t enough pressure, “Top Chef’s” signature challenge levels up yet again, requiring the chefs to satisfy their VIP counter and a dining room full of guests watching their every move in an open kitchen. Guest judges Tiffany Derry and Hunter Lewis join Padma, Tom and Gail on the battlefield. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 23, 2022 - 10 comments

Top Chef: Swallow The Competition  Season 19, Ep 7

The chefs expand their horizons in a master class on Nigerian flavors guided by local chef Ope Amosu, and all-star Kwame Onwuachi. They’ll have to pay close attention because for this Quickfire challenge they must create a stew that perfectly pairs with traditional Nigerian swallows. Then, “Top Chef Colorado” winner (and part-time paleontologist) Joe Flamm challenges the chefs to dig deep and dominate the competition. They’ll work in teams of three to create a progressive menu of jurassic proportions to serve the judges, as well as a special guest from the upcoming film “Jurassic World Dominion.” [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 16, 2022 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Texas Trailblaze-hers  Season 19, Ep 6

After a competitor returns from phase 1 of Last Chance Kitchen, the cheftestants compete in a Quickfire in teams of two, making a dessert that pairs a salty and sweet ingredient. The elimination challenge is to make a dish inspired by one of five trailblazing Texan women, to be served to a dinner celebrating the achievements of Texan women past and present. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 9, 2022 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Don't Mess With BBQ  Season 19, Ep 5

The chefs spend the episode at J Bar M Barbecue, where they go straight into the Elimination Challenge -- they are given 12 hours to smoke a beef brisket to incorporate into a dish, to be served to twenty of Houston's finest pitmasters, including guest judge Greg Gatlin. In a Top Chef first, the chefs are surprised that while their briskets are barbecuing, they will get to compete in a Quickfire challenge cooking for Tom and Brooke Williamson, themed around Texas Toast. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Apr 3, 2022 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Doppelgängers  Season 19, Ep 4

The chefs are joined by local chef Chris Williams in the Quickfire Challenge. He tasks the chefs to put their own twist on a biscuit dish in honor of his great grandmother, Lucille B. Smith. Then in the Elimination Challenge, the chefs find themselves pushed out of their comfort zones by chef Wylie Dufresne when they’re tasked to work in teams of two to create two dishes that look exactly the same, but taste completely different. The pressure is on because this is a double elimination.
posted by ShooBoo on Mar 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Top Chef: Noodles and Rice and Everything Nice  Season 19, Ep 3

The chefs are surprised in the kitchen by "Top Chef Miami" winner, Hung Huynh, and challenged to make a dish inspired by five of the larger Asian communities in Houston; along with Hung, the judges and Kiran Verma, they'll be serving 100 guests.
posted by ShooBoo on Mar 19, 2022 - 7 comments

Top Chef: Friday Night Bites  Season 19, Ep 2

The chefs are challenged in the Quickfire to put their own spin on the Tex-Mex classic queso, judged by local legend Chef Irma Galvan. For the Elimination Challenge, the competition heads to the field of a high school football stadium. Working in two teams of seven coached by all-star alumni Sam Talbot and Dawn Burrell, they’ll create seven carb-loaded dishes that will be served in a head-to-head battle. The team that scores a touchdown first wins. Tom, Padma and Gail will be joined by award winning Chef Chris Shepherd and Top Chef Charleston winner Brooke Williamson at the judges' table. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Boneyology on Mar 15, 2022 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Primal Instincts  Season 19, Ep 1

Fifteen of the country’s best chefs arrive in Houston, Texas, ready to fight for the title of “Top Chef.” The opening Quickfire proves to be the toughest first challenge to date when the chefs must team up to create a cohesive dish that showcases each of their styles, but cannot speak to each other during the cook. The stakes only get higher for the Elimination Challenge as the chefs must perfectly cook primal cuts of beef for a table of distinguished Houston chefs including, Robert Del Grande of The Annie Café as well as Top Chef alums Dawn Burrell and Kristen Kish. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Boneyology on Mar 8, 2022 - 9 comments

Top Chef: The Next Top Chef Is...  Season 18, Ep 14

After 13 grueling weeks of competition, the chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives for their final challenge at Willamette Valley Vineyards. They’ll serve it to an esteemed table including Padma, Tom and Gail, this season’s All-Star dining panel, and a few additional noteworthy guests including Tiffany Derry, Peter Cho and Naomi Pomeroy. Former winners Melissa King and Richard Blais join the judges one last time to deliberate and crown the next Top Chef. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jul 2, 2021 - 17 comments

Top Chef: Shellfishly Delicious  Season 18, Ep 13

The remaining chefs get an early wake-up call from Padma to go meet guest judge Brooke Williamson and dig for clams for their Quickfire Challenge. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs honor the area where James Beard spent his summers, creating both a hot dish and a cold dish with one of his favorite ingredients, Dungeness Crab. Kwame Onwuachi and Nina Compton serve as guest judges this week to help determine which chefs will move on to the finale. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jun 25, 2021 - 6 comments

Top Chef: The Cheesier the Better  Season 18, Ep 12

As the final four chefs near the end of their journey in Portland, Padma is joined by Vitaly Paley and Gregory Gourdet to introduce an old school Quickfire Challenge paying homage to the Oregon Trail. For the Elimination Challenge, legendary chef and special guest Massimo Bottura tasks the chefs to pull inspiration from his famous parmigiano reggiano dish and create delectable dishes utilizing cheddar five different ways. To gain inspiration, the chefs embark on a tour of the Tillamook Creamery. Dale Talde and Ed Lee serve as this week’s guest judges and help determine which three chefs move forward. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jun 21, 2021 - 11 comments

Top Chef: Blind Ambitions  Season 18, Ep 11

This week’s Quickfire Challenge takes inspiration from "Top Chef" France’s infamous Black Box challenge. In teams of two, the chefs each take a turn entering the box where they blindly taste a dish created by guest judge Gabriel Rucker and then must try to recreate it. During a night off, the chefs are surprised by guest judges Kristen Kish and Brooke Williamson arrive with care packages from their families. However, in true “Top Chef” fashion, there’s a twist and they must use the ingredients from their care packages to make their dish for the Elimination Challenge. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jun 11, 2021 - 6 comments

Top Chef: Tournament of Tofu  Season 18, Ep 10

Tom, Gail and Richard Blais join Padma for the Quickfire Challenge where the chefs must go head-to-head to satisfy the judges’ cravings with a dish featuring Chipotle’s 53 real ingredients. Then, Ed Lee enters the Top Chef kitchen and tells the chefs they will be competing tournament style for the Elimination Challenge. The chefs duke it out at the Portland Japanese Gardens, where they must create dishes featuring various textures of tofu. In this multi-round battle, the chefs will go head-to-head to earn their spots in the competition, and the losing chef will be eliminated on the spot. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jun 4, 2021 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Portland-ia  Season 18, Ep 9

For this week’s Quickfire Challenge, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from the hit comedy series “Portlandia” task the chefs with creating a dish using hipster ingredients using only old vintage appliances and equipment. For their Elimination Challenge, the chefs must develop and create a recipe fit for the home cook, and are surprised when unexpected guests show up to test their recipes. All-Star alumni and cookbook authors Dale Talde and Richard Blais join the judges’ table to help decide which chef must pack their knives. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jun 1, 2021 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Restaurant Wars  Season 18, Ep 8

With the top eight chefs remaining, it’s time for the perennial favorite - Restaurant Wars. This year, the chefs are split into teams and tasked with creating a Chef’s Table restaurant concept where they will serve a seven course high-end tasting menu to the judges and All-Star panel. Gregory Gourdet and Kristen Kish join Padma, Tom and Gail at the judges’ table. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on May 24, 2021 - 10 comments

Top Chef: Feeding the Frontlines  Season 18, Ep 7

The winner of the first part of Last Chance Kitchen rejoins the competition just in time for their “second chance” Quickfire Challenge where the Chefs are tasked with redoing a past failed dish for guest judge Melissa King. Then in an emotional Elimination Challenge Chef José Andrés calls in to recruit the chefs to join World Central Kitchen, his nonprofit organization that provides meals for victims of natural disasters, tasking the chefs with delivering over 500 meals to frontline workers at 3 local hospitals in Portland. Kwame Onwuachi will serve as the All-Star guest judge this week. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on May 15, 2021 - 7 comments

Last Chance Kitchen: Who Will Return to Top Chef? / Five Way Fight For Your Life  Season 18, Ep 6

A two-part episode. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on May 10, 2021 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Stumptown USA  Season 18, Ep 6

The chefs are transported into a magical kitchen forest with their prep tables gone and replaced by stumps for this week’s Quickfire Challenge where they must make a dish featuring Tom’s favorite ingredient – mushrooms. Then in the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants will be paired up to create a surf & turf dish featuring local fish and game for members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. But first they’ll get to learn and taste some of the initial foods of the area. With a double elimination on the line, Dale Talde joins the judges’ table.
posted by everybody had matching towels on May 10, 2021 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Meet You at the Drive-In  Season 18, Ep 5

Amar Santana joins Padma for this week’s Quickfire Challenge honoring Mother’s Day and one of Portland’s nicknames “City of Roses.” The chefs are tasked to create a dish featuring roses or rose products inspired by the mother figure in their lives. Then, the chefs will go head-to-head at the first-ever Top Chef Drive-In where each team must create dishes based on popular movie genres. Not only will they have to impress the judges’ table with Richard Blais, but they will also need to win over the diners who will help decide who wins each round. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on May 1, 2021 - 7 comments

Top Chef: Thrown For A Loop  Season 18, Ep 4

For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create a dish featuring Campbell’s Soup for Padma and guest judge Dale Talde. Then, the cheftestants get thrown for a loop when they find out they won’t be shopping for their Elimination Challenge, because they’ll be picking their fruit right off of the trees in the heart of Oregon’s Fruit Loop and making a savory fruit dish without any vegetables. Melissa King and Carrie Baird join Padma, Tom and Gail at judges’ table. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Apr 26, 2021 - 9 comments

Top Chef: Pan African Portland  Season 18, Ep 3

The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert. Carrie Baird joins Padma to pick the winner. Gregory Gourdet and Kwame Onwuachi take the chefs on a tour of restaurants in Portland that feature food from the African diaspora. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must make dishes inspired by their tour for the judging and dining panel, as well as the restaurant's owners.
posted by Emmy Rae on Apr 16, 2021 - 5 comments

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