The Top Chef Cookbook!
Leave it to me to completely fall for the Top Chef Cookbook. Even though I have my occasional tiffs with the show, I’ll always be a fan of Top Chef. So why not indulge in some memorabilia? There are certainly some recipes on the show I’ve always wanted and it’d be great to have them all together in a handy little book.
And boy, did I not know what I was getting myself into! Most of the recipes are gorgeous of course, but this book is not just recipes. It’s everything and anything you ever wanted to know about the Top Chef program and more!
Aside from the predictable chef bios and judge bios, there are: “elimination brackets”., season finale recaps, maps of the Top Chef kitchen and pantry (including full ingredient lists)…basically anything you could possibly think of.
But back to the food. The book is full of 100+ recipes from the first 3 seasons of the show. Judging from the pictures, there are three recipes that if resources allowed, I would love to make:
1. Season 1 Dave’s Truffle Mac N’ Cheese
Made during Episode 9′s elimination challenge to “prepare a dish with expensive black truffles.” It is not being served in his restaurant.
2. Season 2 Marcel’s Curried Lamb Kabobs
Made during Episode 10′s Quickfire where the challenge was to Create a snack using mayonnaise, barbecue sauce or Italian dressing.
3. Season 3 Hung’s Winning Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Creme Fraiche, Raspberry Coulis and Nougatine Tuiles
Made during the final episode’s elimination challenge as part of the challenge to “cook the best meal of your life.”
I recommend you check out this book! Oh and I apologize for some of the poor photographs…Yay Top Chef!