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'Top Chef All Star' Eliminated Chef: 'I Felt I Had to Defend Myself'

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 10th 2010 5:00PM
top_chef_logo_bravoThe second episode of Bravo's 'Top Chef All Stars' was hardly a sedate affair. Being in the iconic Museum of Natural History in New York and having to cook both a midnight snack and early morning breakfast for 150 children (and some adults) frayed the nerves of several chefs.

For at least one chef, the tension was a little too much, leading to one of the most contentious judges' table encounters we've seen on the entire 'Top Chef' series.

Was the right chef told to pack up and go, or should the judges have made another choice? Who's to say? One thing is for certain: The eliminated chef had plenty to chat about when we spoke via a conference call.

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Top Chef: Dinner Party

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 8th 2009 10:25AM
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(S06E07)
Here's what I love about this episode of Top Chef: Jen and her illness. Yes, it was lovely how she triumphed over adversity and made a kick-ass dish, but mainly, I like the way that it didn't change her at all. She had the exact same dead-eyed expression and monotone that we've all come to know and love. Sick Jen or well Jen, they're both pretty much dead inside-- and I find her hilarious.

This week's Quickfire Challenge involves a slot machine (as all good challenges in life do). I really enjoyed seeing what the chefs came up with, based solely on three random words that came up on the machine. Even when they pulled words that would seem to make it easy, like Ashley's "Blue Cheesy Middle Eastern," they still don't go in the expected direction: there was no blue cheese in her dish.

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