'Top Chef' recap, 'Commander's Palace'

'Top Chef' recap, 'Commander's Palace'

This week's episode jumped right into this week’s Quickfire Challenge, but with a twist.

Padma announces that this will be an elimination QF and that one of them will be on the next flight outta New Orleans in the next few minutes.

The cheftestants are joined by Food and Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin for the QF Challenge. They have to tackle some current food trends that she is sick of and prove to her that they deserve to be on the specials menu at your favorite corner bistro.

The chefs pull their knives to find either “smoked foods,” “putting an egg on top," “kale” or “bacon” as their trendy food challenge. Yeah, don’t you just hate it when you are gazing over a...