This is it. The end of Top Chef Masters means summer’s officially over, so we whipped up a pumpkin spice latte and settled in for the finale. The opening montage reminded us of chefs gone by — oh how we’ve missed you and your Canadianness, Lynn — and geared us up for the one big challenge to rule them all, sans quickfire. Read on — but not if you don’t want to find out who was named the winner of Top Chef Masters!
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And then there were four. Who better to strike fear in the hearts of our competitors than a bunch of teachers? Okay, so they were like, the most inspiring, amazing teachers ever. But still. Everyone has math class nightmares, right? It’s not just me?
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An accordion is never a good sign, my friends. Accordions mean polka. And monkeys. And the fear that Curtis might break out into Waltzing Matilda. This time, for better or for worse, the squeezebox meant the entrance of Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, wielding an extra helping of weirdness to this week’s Quickfire Challenge. If the five remaining chefs had no clue who the children’s author is, they did a decent job of not letting on, but had trouble keeping their poker faces through the opening challenge.
We’re down to five finalists (yet again!) in the mostly-sausage fest that is Top Chef Masters. This week: A talented chef headed home following a hot fish/cold fish Elimination Challenge in which some big egos struggled to work in pairs. But first up: A “re-interpret a plate of nachos” Quickfire judged by Heroes star, whipped-cream bikini girl, and now cookbook author — who knew? — Ali Larter (pictured with host Curtis Stone). SPOILERS AHEAD. READ FULL STORY
“What the f*ck is going on here?” wondered Chef David Burke upon seeing the Yo Gabba Gabba characters (“like… a carrot and an oil can and a green thing”) waddle in for tonight’s kid-friendly Elimination Challenge. But the Gabba gang wasn’t even the trippiest part of the episode, which also featured eggplant jelly topped with crispy rice (yo gimme gimme, for real) and a dreaded DOUBLE ELIMINATION. (Spoilers ahead.) READ FULL STORY
Busy Philipps (star of Cougar Town, Freaks and Geeks, and my fantasies that we’re best friends) stopped by Top Chef Masters to challenge the eight remaining master chefs to a Restaurant War. She wanted a dining experience that would unify everything that’s great about Los Angeles cuisine. No, not green juice and sprouts. Ewwww. Busy’s talking Cobb Salads, hot fudge sundaes, amazing tacos you can get at the mall, and more. CHOCOLATE. Busy Philipps was very pregnant and just wanted to plop her face into some chocolate. Who would step up? (SPOILER and Split-Second Mae Whitman Sighting ahead.) READ FULL STORY
Summer might be coming to an end, but like high school coaches always say, “It’s important to finish strong!” At least, that’s what we imagine them saying based on the television shows we’ve watched involving high school coaches. Regardless, grab your remotes, your movie tickets, and your reading glasses, because pop culture has a lot in store for you this week: READ FULL STORY
Tonight, the nine remaining master chefs catered a “surprise” (I’m still not buying it!) engagement party for host Curtis Stone and actress Lindsay Price (who married in June… and renewed their vows in Vegas in July, whew). Everyone seemed taken by Lindsay’s beauty, but no one quite knew who she was. Clearly these people were too busy doing something with their lives instead of watching the original 90210. No matter! In the spirit of the happy couple’s engagement, let’s count down… 10 Particularly Engaging Moments of this episode. SPOILER below…
10. Sang Yoon during the curry ‘n’ beer Quickfire Challenge. “You want curry to taste like an Arcade Fire song. Lots of layers. Orchestral.” With such an informed musical approach, is it any wonder he was declared the winner with his spicy North Thailand curry? READ FULL STORY
Runny egg yolks have officially ruined two reality TV chefs tonight — one over on ‘MasterChef’ and the other right here on Wednesday’s third episode of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. In this case, it wasn’t incompetence that killed the egg-wielder, but the unrefined palates of the Days of Our Lives cast. They’ve struck again! SPOILERS ahead. READ FULL STORY
The chefs were back on solid ground this week after the opening episode of Top Chef Masters’ sky diving adventure, and headed for the 626 Asian Night Market. The market is the biggest of its kind in the U.S. and something that’s quickly becoming a Los Angeles institution. Plus Kathie Lee Gifford was there. But first, of course, it was up to the sous chefs to help save their Masters from elimination in the Quickfire round. Caution: Spoilers ahead!
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