| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Fans of Bravo's "Top Chef" and its dual spinoffs, "Top Chef Masters" and "Top Chef: Just Desserts," know Gail Simmons as the brand's cool but compassionate food critic, offering the voice of restaurant reason in the midst of head judge Tom Colicchio's...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 8:41 PM
The final showdown on "Top Chef: Texas" pitted a Texan against a Chicagoan raised in Texas.
And sorry to disappoint, y'all, but it was Austin-based chef Paul Qui who won the title on Wednesday's finale over Chicagoan chef Sarah Grueneberg of award-...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Gold Coast resident Yanina Beccaria and her partner Ken Barrington won season 2 of the Jenny McCarthy-hosted NBC reality show “Love in the Wild” Tuesday -- just as many had expected.
The couple clicked from the beginning, unlike other...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Editor's note: We are thrilled to welcome Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes as our recapper for the new season of "Top Chef Masters." We think it's a sin that she doesn't have her own Wikipedia page. But she does have a fan page. Take it away, Mary.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:32 AM
Episode two starts off right to the point -- there will be no quickfire this week, we have no time for such nonsense! Right to the elimination challenge, which, if you watched last week's preview (or saw the title of this episode), is no surprise. ...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:28 AM
Happy Wednesday! Here we go with episode three:
Chefs enter the kitchen still reeling over the wedding mayhem of last week. Quickfire presents a giant ice bar laced with every seafood imaginable. The catch of the day (har har) -- the chefs cannot use...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:10 AM
This week, the chefs leave the comfy confines of their climate controlled Vegas kitchen for a more rustic setting.
But first, Curtis introduces the Quickfire by revealing a huge salad bar that the chefs will use to compose a salad.
"Here's your salad...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:52 AM
Our troupe of chefs enter the kitchen still reeling over the Grand Canyon field trip. “What a filling!” says Thierry. Or maybe that was “feeling”. Tricky French accent.
He also reveals he’s feeling much more competitive...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Curtis introduces the Quickfire with the absolute worst two words any high schooler has ever used to start an essay: "Throughout history," (insert my inner English major gouging out her eyes here).
The challenge? Make a sexy dish using ingredients...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:43 AM
It's getting down to the wire, my friends. Five chefs remain: Lorena, Chris, Patricia, Takashi, and Kerry.
This week the Quickfire challenge is all about prep (my favorite kind!). Each chef must separate 18 eggs, grate two pounds of parmesan, and butcher...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape.
The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must...