Top Chef Recap: Banannaise

This week in Top Chef we picked up right where we left off: still disagreeing over the whole potato disaster…

Phillip was attempting to convince the other chefs that his decision was valid to cook the potatoes with a “gummy” texture. However, the other chefs were not so convinced. Kwame was the only voice of reason when he told the chefs this could go on and on and on. Continue reading

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Top Chef Recap: Tee Time

 

Let the culinary road trip commence! This week on Top Chef the cheftestants found themselves in the middle of the Palm Springs dessert. Jason was particularly excited to be in Palm Springs, or as he refers to it: the gay mecca. According to Jason, Palm Springs is the place to come sip white wine spritzers and relax. However, this being Top Chef there is little time for any relaxation. Continue reading

Top Chef: And The Winner Is…

After 30 plus challenges, 14 eliminations, and two cities later the Top Chef finale finally arrived. In the last episode, “Mano a Mano,” we watched Mei and Gregory battle it out for the coveted title of Top Chef. Gregory and Mei have been the top two contenders throughout the entire competition. Coming into the finale, Gregory had one up on Mei with winning four eliminations challenges while Mei only won three. The competition was at a dead heat and this last challenge in Mexico would decide who would be Top Chef.  Continue reading

Top Chef: Three’s Company

Top Chef Boston is winding down with only one episode left! Three chefs remained to battle it out in this week’s episode “Holy Escamoly!” The remaining chefs returned for the three-part finale in Mexico. With only a few challenges left, the chefs have to be on their best game ever. Every detail counts and even a great dish could get someone sent home. Let’s take a look at how Mei, Gregory, and Doug did during this round of the competition.  Continue reading

Top Chef Takes On Mexico

With the final episode of Top Chef in sight, nothing is set in stone. The last few episodes have proven that there is no clear favorite and chef’s can move from the bottom to the top in an instant.

The last few episodes have sent the contestants on a whirlwind of an adventure. First, they tried to replicate meals inspired by Julia Child. Doug was unlucky and was sent home due to his undercooked loaves of foie gras. Then, the chefs were granted with a by-week and everybody was saved from elimination. Instead, they were given the opportunity to head straight to the finale. They were able to spend time cooking with their families to create cohesive dishes. From this challenge, Melissa was sent straight to the finale, and spared any contestant of packing their knives. Last week, the king of molecular gastronomy, Wylie Dufresne, visited the chefs. The challenge was to create something innovative while exploring new flavors and techniques. George came up short with over-charred octopus and was sent packing. That left three contestants ready to compete for the title of Top Chef. Continue reading