January 15, 2009

Top Chef: Not A Fresh Start

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I considered many titles for this Top Chef episode 8 post, including “What the crap?” or something along the lines of this Serious Eats forum post:  “I may never watch Top Chef again.”  That said, I was SHOCKED at who went home this episode but don’t worry I won’t ruin it for you. Well, not until after the jump.

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May 1, 2008

Top Chef Chicago Watch: Episode #8

This week’s episode was all about constraints. The quickfire posed a 15 minute time constraint to make an entree, while the elimination had a budget constraint of $10 for a well balanced, healthy and simple family meal. A chef can cook anything he wants in an ideal competition, but the measure of a good chef can only come from the presence of restrictions.

But the episode had another element to it, and that was family. When you’re cooking for your family in everyday life, you often have these sorts of constraints, all the while having to be concerned with how healthy the meal actually is.

In other words, I thought this week had great challenges.

Warning: Spoilers after the jump!

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