Tag Archives: Top Chef

My Final Top Chef New Orleans Cartoon Recap

October 31, 2013 | By Adam Roberts | 7 Comments

Top Chef New Orleans Cartoon Recap, Episode 3

October 17, 2013 | By Adam Roberts | 10 Comments

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Top Chef New Orleans Cartoon Recap, Episode 2

October 10, 2013 | By Adam Roberts | 18 Comments

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Top Chef New Orleans Cartoon Recap, Episode 1

October 3, 2013 | By Adam Roberts | 17 Comments

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Why You Shouldn’t Go On Top Chef (Unless You Should)

September 16, 2013 | By Adam Roberts | 21 Comments

As the 300th season of Top Chef looms, a few predictions: in the first episode, there will be an arrogant know-it-all who claims a superior set of kitchen skills, only, when asked to debone a chicken, he’ll crumple into a heap and cry, “My mother never loved me!” A duo of lesbian sashimi experts, formerly inseparable, will have their loyalties tested when one is told to pack her knives and go and the other is told that her knife skills surpass Morimoto’s. A down-and-out hard-on-his-luck dishwasher, who hosts supper clubs in his spare time, will bring tears to Emeril’s eyes when he recreates his grandmother’s gumbo, beating out a chef from a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Napa for the final slot on the show.

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Who’s Going To Win Top Chef?

December 8, 2009 | By Adam Roberts | 0 Comments


This season of Top Chef has been my favorite so far. The chefs are more talented than they’ve ever been, the focus has been on the food not chef antics (well, except for everyone’s conflict with Robin) and somehow the Vegas setting, which might’ve undermined the shows credibly, has allowed for some of the world’s great chefs–Joel Robuchon, Thomas Keller–to act as judges. Today, I join my blogging friend Mark Blankenship (check out his great blog, The Critical Condition) for a discussion about this season of Top Chef and our predictions for who will win.

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Fresh Peas with Mint

July 7, 2009 | By Adam Roberts | 0 Comments


Anyone who watched last season of “Top Chef” will remember Carla’s pea dish. She wowed the judges with her side of fresh peas, purchased from Whole Foods, cooked–according to this blog (the Bravo recipe site is too hard to navigate)–with tarragon, butter and lemon thyme.

Inspired by Carla (who, by personality alone, should’ve won the show), I purchased fresh peas the other day at the farmer’s market. But would my peas have secured me a place in the Top Chef Finale? I’m not quite sure.

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Life After Top Chef03chef5.190.jpg"'I’m dying right now,' Mr. [Hung] Huynh said with a grin to show he was joking, sort of. 'I’m not a celebrity chef. A celebrity has money. A chef has a restaurant. I have neither.'" [Fame on the Half Shell, New York Times.]