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Top Chef Masters' Lost Challenge [video]

Holy nerdgasm! Here's a preview video of next week's episode of Top Chef Masters in which the contestants have to prepare a three-course meal ("The Lost Supper") for the writers and producers of Lost, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
The chefs for this episode, Graham Elliot Bowles (Graham Elliot Restaurant), Wylie Dufresne (wd-50), Elizabeth Falkner [...]

Big Deals: Top Chef's Stephanie Izard Lands Cookbook Deal

We hear that Top Chef season four-winner/restaurateur Stephanie Izard's cookbook How to Think, Shop, and Cook like a Top Chef has been picked up by Chronicle Books for a Fall 2011 publication. Her agent, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, described the cookbook, which will be coauthored by Heather Shouse, as so:
[It] will encapsulate her [...]

Who the Hell Is Jay Rayner?

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On June 10th Bravo will premiere Top Chef Masters, a cooking competition that pits celebrity chefs against each other in a battle to win a $100,000 donation to the charity of their choice. A decidedly more professional show than its predecessor (don’t hold your breath for any furtive chef on chef action between [...]

Top Chef The Magazine

Top Chef the magazine is coming. Mediabistro dropped the bomb on a partnership between Food & Wine magazine and Bravo's Top Chef in a post about "media synergy" or whatever:
Ellen Stone, Bravo's SVP of marketing, told the Mediabistro Circus audience that the cable channel works closely with Food & Wine to promote both brands: [...]

Top Chef Masters Getting All Hipster

Hitting the inbox was a press release promoting Top Chef Masters, featuring well-known successful chefs (Bayless, Dufresne, Hubert Keller, Michael Schlow, etc.) — but what caught our eye was the show will have as guest stars and judges Neil Patrick Harris, Zooey Deschanel, and Lost writers and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Hipster [...]

Top Chef / Real Housewives of New York City BRAVO CROSSOVER MADNESS [video]

Bravo keeps the Top Chef / Real Housewives crossover madness going — this time it was with Sam Talbot showing up to give a cooking lesson to his "good friend" socialite editor-at-large bikini book author Kelly Killoren Bensimon. (Last time it was Brian Malarkey of Top Chef on The Real Housewives of Orange County)
Anyhoo, in [...]

'Cocky Chef Clothing' by Stefan Richter of Top Chef

Stefan Richter, runner-up from the latest season of Top Chef, launched his online store Cocky Chef Clothing, hawking T-shirts and women's underwear. Because damn it, Bravo cashes in by selling T-shirts with catchphrases, and Richter wants his piece of the pie.
We do appreciate that there are his and hers versions of "I LOVE LESBIANS" [...]

Jamie Lauren Vs. Eric Ripert's 'Banged-Up' Pans

Still from the Top Chef Le Bernardin episode
Jamie Lauren, Top Chef ejectee, when asked by Andrew Zimmern what it was like doing a challenge in the kitchen at famed New York restaurant Le Bernardin. Lauren defended her elimination on that episode, saying:
Eric Ripert's kitchen was intense and intimidating. I couldn't find anything I needed. [...]

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