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Top Chef Texas

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Didn't seem like there were that many interesting characters. Not sure how long I will stay tuned in.
     
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    I don't get Bravo at my current place. I'll have to watch online or catch up next week when my friend invited people over to watch.
     
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    The executive chef going up against his sous chef might be an interesting storyline.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps, if I could stand to look at all those tats, piercings and bizarre heed shaving.
     
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    Didn't understand the gimmick of starting with larger pool and winnowing it down rapidly. The seasons only become fully enjoyable when there are about eight chefs left anyways.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 on 8 chefs. I tend to forget who the early-booted were for the most part, unless they were pretty girls.
     
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    Borrowed from The Ultimate Fighter. You don't know how good the competitors are, or how much they want to be there, until they prove it under pressure.
     
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    “My focus is on the quality of the ingredients, not the quantity”
    As long as it's a lot
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OK, she's not thin but she cooked a good dish. Never trust a skinny cook, as they say.
     
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    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Although watching that pasty-faced freak get booted off after five minutes of butchering was really, really satisfying.
     
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    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    The guy from Santa Monica who compared himself to Blais and Voltaggio could be worth watching.
     
  12. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Which Voltaggio?
     
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    I know one of the chefs but am on the road and haven't had a chance to watch yet (don't generally watch the show). Who got cut?


    EDIT: Found the clips and results; she's on the bubble.
     
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    The private chef angle and the cockiness reminded me of mgm...
     
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    i don't know ... caught up with it on dvr last night. the show has really evolved from early years where it was a mix of "who's that" professionals and fairly talented amateurs to this year where there appears to be really strong top-to-bottom talent. i know this is a progression ... there were really good cooks last year, too, but more dross, it seemed. Still, it remains to be seen whether that makes for entertaining television. could be more like one of those horrible "chefs tables" where some people think it's a privilege just to be in the kitchen.
     
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    I am not sure if my DirecTV DVR messed up or not but the first episode was just one hour long right? And they only got through 2 groups (out of 3)? Is it safe to assume that next week they'll do the final group and then leave some room for something else?

    On a related note, I like following this site from Chicago called The Chicago Reader, mostly for their food and drinks section. They have a cool ongoing feature called "Key Ingredient" where Chicago chefs challenge each other to make a dish with a difficult ingredient (think rabbit lung). Once the chef completes the challenge, he/she gets to pick the next chef and ingredient. The most recent one is Beverly Kim. I really liked her so I googled her name and found out she's a contestant on Top Chef: Teaxs!

    Chicago Reader: Beverly Kim
     
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    erictheobscure Senior member

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    But mgm = that smarmy college kid from Master Chef!


    I find it curious that although the talent level has increased each season, the winners haven't been progressively more impressive. Although I suppose I've never actually eaten at any of the winner's restaurants with the exception of Harold.
     
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    I think college-aged is a more apt description.
     
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    kevin and hosea stand out in my mind as two very weak winners.

    this weeks episode was interesting. did anyone notice the judges disagreeing about a decision? i thought it was great how they eliminated that guy after shitty butchering
     
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    The weakest Top Chef winners in my opinion were: Ilan, Harold, and Hosea.

    Have any of the winners, other than Blais, Voltagio, and Izard done anything significant with their careers after the show? I know some of them have restaurants but since I hear pretty much nothing about them, i am guessing their joints are pretty mediocre?
     

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