Couldn’t find a thread on this but it’s coming up in a couple of weeks - Thursday, April 1. I’m so excited.
A lot of these guys are hot!
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Couldn’t find a thread on this but it’s coming up in a couple of weeks - Thursday, April 1. I’m so excited.
A lot of these guys are hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 210||10 hours ago|
Top Chef is my guilty pleasure while working from home. Can have it on in the background and only pay attention to the presentation of their food and the judging. Definitely some hotties coming up!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/12/2021|
Not going to watch this season.
Last season had me swear off Top Chef for good.
After the oriental "Congee Queen" was basically handed the win on a silver platter, I said enough is enough.
The bitch made a tossed green salad with iceberg lettuce in one challenge.
And then she made congee in at least three other challenges.
That made her the TOP CHEF???
Give me a fucking break. That's when I decided I was done with the show.
They just wanted an oriental lesbian to win, to show how WOKE they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/12/2021|
Top Chef has always been the best cooking competition on TV. I haven’t missed an episode since Season 1 when Harold Dieterle won.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/12/2021|
Competitive cooking shows drive me NUTS.. "Here's a carrot and a sack of flour, now WOW, me"!
I prefer instructional cooking shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/12/2021|
Portland? Was it recorded before the insurrection there?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/12/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/12/2021|
It's not really a cooking show. It's a competition reality TV show centered around cooking food. I watch for hotties like Stefan and Sam.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/12/2021|
I wish they'd bring back [italic]Top Chef: Just Desserts,[/italic] or, as I like to call it, [italic]Mentally Ill Pastry Chefs.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/12/2021|
Any gay contestants?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/12/2021|
[quote] I wish they'd bring back Top Chef: Just Desserts
"The Red Hots Were For My Mommy!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/12/2021|
This is the only remaining saving grace for Bravo. The endless Housewhores shows and other insane "scripted reality" crap has made the network unwatchable. There were several iterations of this show at one point, featured throughout the year, and they were all infinitely more interesting than anything else on Bravo. So I'm looking forward to the new season.
Oh, and fuck the racist shrieking Qunt at R2. Go ride your twat on a mandolin, asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/12/2021|
R11 = CONGEE CUNT!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/12/2021|
I've had r2 blocked for eons. Always good to see I made the right decision.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/12/2021|
This should be an interesting season, if for no other reason than to see how they worked around COVID restrictions.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/12/2021|
Don't worry, R14.
Another untalented oriental will win.
Top Chef can't get enough of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/12/2021|
Same, r13. On his (?) deathbed, he'll be twitching and muttering about an Asian conspiracy and "congee".
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/12/2021|
Is this their first season in Portland?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/13/2021|
Will be watching Gabriel, the chef on the left at R6
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/13/2021|
Is that Teabag??
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/13/2021|
I see thirst queen Brooke is back. She floats up like a stinky turd every season.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/13/2021|
Well they have plenty of Black contestants to chose from.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/13/2021|
Extraordinarily bizarre choice to air this when restaurants are in the trash and most are broke and have gone out of business.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/13/2021|
R22, people want escapism. Enough damn doom and gloom in the 24/7 News/Twitter cycle.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/13/2021|
Especially with Padma's involvement, I'm sure this will all be addressed during the season.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/13/2021|
Time to cancel this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/13/2021|
I'm cancelling you instead, R25.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/13/2021|
God is that racist lunatic from the last top chef season still hanging around? I have them on ignore as well but I wish they would go play in traffic and stop hanging around these threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/13/2021|
I liked the one season of Top Chef Duels they did r8. Was said they never did it again.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/13/2021|
Thanks for this thread, OP -- I'm excited for the show's return.
Bonus for Canadians: Top Chef Canada returns, as well, on April 19th!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/14/2021|
Do they not allow Canadians to compete in the original?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/18/2021|
Dunno, R30, but I would assume not (?), which could be why Canada has/had its own iteration of many U.S. reality shows: The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Canadian Idol, Canada's Next Top Model, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/19/2021|
I need this. Now.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/31/2021|
One more day, R32! Premieres tomorrow!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/31/2021|
If anyone is interested, Bravo is showing Season 17 all day today. It started at 6 AM on the East Coast. I'm about to tune in as I hate the 3rd and 4th hours of the Today Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/01/2021|
Not a big year for white male representation.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/01/2021|
This is going to be a fun season. Shota is adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/01/2021|
They sent the old black dude home?!!!!! WTF. Not very woke.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/01/2021|
That Gabriel guy, did he once work for someone on the show? I think he might have mentioned it but I missed it....
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/01/2021|
R38. He worked for Tom and I wanted to slap him, too
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/01/2021|
(Psst.....That's a joke r38. Of course you couldn't miss it, he managed to work in that he worked for Tom 72 times in a 60 minute episode)
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/01/2021|
Oops. I actually dvr’d and just started watching now so I wasn’t aware he’s a name dropper. But I really do want to slap him.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/01/2021|
Did the oriental chef win the elimination challenge with a congee dish?
Top Chef judges just love orientals, and they love congee even more!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/01/2021|
R37 His dish litterally looked like regurgitation but he seemed like a cool guy. Works for a formidable BBQ restaurant. Also an artist. Got to bring it.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/01/2021|
Am I the only one who thinks Gabriel looks like a little like Tim Tebow?
I like the new judging setup, with series alums rotating as the guest judge each week.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/03/2021|
Gabriel was a whiny little bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/03/2021|
I guess anyone who sits at the table has to be inside their production quarantine. A pool of past contestants, rotating as guest judges, is easier to arrange than a one-episode celebrity guest judge.
I don’t understand why having them in a hotel works better than renting them a house. The contestants are not distancing from each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/03/2021|
That they are staying in separate hotel rooms rather than one house is a significant change r46. One there are no scenes of the chefs hanging out together at home, though that has really lessened in recent seasons anyway I guess. But the Chefs don't really get to know each other and bond as much.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/03/2021|
But they were all hanging out in some kind of public room at the hotel. What’s the difference?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/03/2021|
Personally I've loved some of the scenes over the years of the chefs hanging out at home, it did also give us thr Marcel head shaving incident which is still one of the most infamous incidents on Top Chef. Just pointing out its a difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/03/2021|
Ordering your food online from Whole Foods (Whole Paycheck, amirite?!?!) and then picking it up is a huge change as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/03/2021|
I liked how the chefs who created the best and worst dishes were sent to the judges’ table at the same time. Creating a little tension while you tried to figure out who’s dish was getting the chop.
Agree with R44 that Gabriel has a Tim-boesque face. He’s the hottest guy this season right? Douche-y but hot?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/03/2021|
I’m amazed they were able to film during a pandemic. Amazed and grateful because I love the show and I’m glad it’s back.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/04/2021|
Kwame looks good.
I didn't recognize Dale at first! He got a little chubsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/05/2021|
The ORIENTAL wins.
Because the judges fucking LOVE orientals..
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/08/2021|
I am so fucking sick of orientals on this show.
They are sub-par and yet they get rewarded again and again.
It's fucking disgusting, thniking about the favortism shown towards them.
This is why the ratings are down.
Nobody wants to watch Top Oriental.
This is a show about American chefs, not foreigners.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/08/2021|
That Quickfire was fun, though almost felt bad for the chefs how impossible it was. Seeing that one girl from Denver who I only remember because she kept making toast ask for toast made me chuckle.
Gabriel keeps showing he is kinda a douche though. Name dropping Tom last ep, trying to tell someone they can't put pepper in their ribs this ep.
I want to have sex with Shota.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/08/2021|
R56 = Rice Queen Tom Colicchio.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/08/2021|
Oriental judges, too.
Dale Talde, Melissa the Oriental Dyke, Padme the injun.
Are there any real Americans left on this show?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/08/2021|
r58 wait Rugs and Lamps can cook and judge? Oriental does not refer to a people you racist fuck.
PS I want Shota - he is hot as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/08/2021|
[quote]PS I want Shota - he is hot as fuck.
Rice Queen wants the tiny dicked oriental to win.
Oh, and another surprise. The oriental jap was in the top 4.
Don't bother entering this competition, white people.
The ugly orientals will always win.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/08/2021|
Shota is my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/08/2021|
[Quote]I liked how the chefs who created the best and worst dishes were sent to the judges’ table at the same time. Creating a little tension while you tried to figure out who’s dish was getting the chop.
Agree r51. I'm surprised Top Chef never did that before, it is how Project Runway and Drag Race handle things.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/08/2021|
You're in luck, R61.
He's a JAP, so he will win since he's an oriental.
This show just loves orientals.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/08/2021|
There does seem to be a good Portlander vs. bad Portlander subplot developing. I wonder how long it will last.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/08/2021|
Why do racists invade every thread? What has happened to Datalounge?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/09/2021|
Who is the Asian hate queen on this thread? Shouldn't he be on Parler or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/09/2021|
Just ignore FF and ignore the racist idiot r65, you don't have to give it the attention it desperately wants.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/09/2021|
I just scroll through the hate. This was one of my favorite quick fire challenges ever. It’s shaping up to be a really good season.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/09/2021|
The Quick Fire Challenge was actually fun to watch. Props to all the short order cooks out there! Most of the chefs had a helluva time getting their plates finished. That one dish with the vegetarian hash? I don't think either chef got their eggs on the dishes.
Did anyone else notice Kwame's fingernails were painted with some dark polish?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/09/2021|
[Quote]Props to all the short order cooks out there! Most of the chefs had a helluva time getting their plates finished.
In the real world the cook would not have to conceive of the dish first, and all the prep work for the menu would be done r69.
But yes, a lot of fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/09/2021|
First Last Chance Kitchen
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/09/2021|
The racist is posting through multiple accounts. He started out by saying he wasn’t going to watch this season. Liar.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/09/2021|
It was a good quickfire. The staggered start times and variety made it more interesting and dynamic
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/09/2021|
Shota is adorbs. With Covid, I wonder how they'll do restaurant wars this season. Regarding poster who consistently use "orientals" disparagingly & based on history, he's not just any run-of-the-mill racist, his vitriol is aimed specifically towards East Asians. Regardless, just ff him.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/10/2021|
R71, thanks for the link -- would you mind posting the winner of each week's LCK, though? You can surround it with the word SPOILERS if anyone follows the web series and doesn't want to be spoiled.
Bravo!'s videos aren't viewable by anyone outside the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/10/2021|
Shota is indeed adorable, and I’m also crushing on tall, dark, and handsome Chris. He was in the bottom this week. He and Shota have a bromance going on. They called each other “handsome” and “sexy”.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/10/2021|
This week's Last Chance Kitchen R75
** SPOILERS ** SPOILERS ** SPOILERS **
The challenge was to create a dish using three "Hard Shell/Thick Skin" items from a limited selection of proteins, nuts, and fruit.
Sasha chose oysters, pistachios, and cherimoya. Roscoe chose clams, peanuts, and jackfruit.
Sasha made a cherimoya & green apple puree, a chicken-fried oyster, with toasted pistachios on top. Roscoe made a peanut veloute with jackfruit fritters, clams, and shiitake mushrooms.
Tom thought that Roscoe's dish was really good, but that Sasha's was so outstanding that she should file it away and make it again in the future. Sasha was declared the winner.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/10/2021|
R75, for some reason it was posted to YouTube. You can always try there. Otherwise, I will try my best to post.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/10/2021|
Thanks, R77/78! When I tried the YouTube route, I got the “uploader has not made this available” message for users outside the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/10/2021|
I’m very attracted to Chris, Shota, Nelson, and Avishar.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/10/2021|
Episode 2 was great fun with the right level of twist this early on in the competition.
You get a sense of who will be eliminated depending on how much back story they get during the episode, and since Sacha was featured quite heavily, it was easy to guess that she would be cut.
Also, it was funny how Dawn argued with Gabriel regarding their dish when she has failed to present a full plate of food twice in a row! So much for being able to make ribs with her eyes closed, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/10/2021|
Except most struggled also that second time she failed to get the food on the plate. And Gabriel telling her not to season her ribs with pepper was shitty. She was smart to not listen to him. She would’ve gotten panned for it being under seasoned if she did.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/10/2021|
Dawn has been getting a fair amount of screen time which makes me suspect she ends up going far. We will see.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/11/2021|
Is it fair to say that given this week's elimination challenge theme, we could figure who will win and who would be leaving among the 6 chefs, based on their "heritage", before judges' critiques?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/15/2021|
Two of three chefs in the bottom three were black, so they weren't pulling punches there r84.
I thought this challenge was fun, I appreciated exploring different food instead of the usual we see.
Definitely already seeing front runners, Shota once again in the top. Sarah didn't make the top 3 but they clearly loved her dish also.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/15/2021|
I’m enjoying this season. They’re dealing with diversity with a very deft hand. And most of the chefs seem like nice people.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/15/2021|
They really loved Sarah's dish, I thought she would be in the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/15/2021|
Let me guess: the oriental was in the top again?
This show just can't get enough of those people.
They might as well just name him as the winner of Top Chef oriental already. That's what this show has become.
And I'm glad I'm not watching. They should just cancel this shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/16/2021|
Dude. We get it R88. You're a racist piece of shit. Please move on...
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/16/2021|
r88 Were you a Vietnam War POW and haven't really seeked help for PTSD? The VA has great programs. Oh wait, at least you would be more nuanced in use of Asian slurs; using Oriental invariably just shows you're a dumb racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/16/2021|
Why are you guys bit ignoring it, and still giving it the attention it wants everytime? You share some of the blame too.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/16/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/16/2021|
It’s a good thing our resident racist hasn’t seen this week’s episode. His head would explode.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/16/2021|
I'm all caught up on the episodes now. I'm liking this season and the challenges so far.
Brittany really shouldn't have diluted her red sauce with coconut milk.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/16/2021|
Pouring on something white to suffocate out the spice of the dish being her downfall in this challenge is so on the nose in terms of symbolism r94.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/16/2021|
R92, who won?
("The uploader has not made this video available in your country.")
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/17/2021|
R96 Top Chef SPOILER
This week it was Dawn
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/17/2021|
It seemed pretty obvious after the comments that Dawn was going to win. Her goat stew sounded good. I wish I could try some of the food! Shota and Jamie were the other top dishes and were no surprises given the judges' comments at the table.
Brittany finally got the boot. She deserved it. She took a spicy dish and diluted it with coconut milk. When she was doing it, I told my partner that move was going to send her home and it did. She really put the nail in the coffin when she told the judges she was cooking with her head, not her heart. Bye. Kiki was also in the bottom three. This African-inspired challenge should have been in her wheelhouse, and she pretty much said that when it was announced. Her stew seemed to get good marks, but her fufu (cassava and plantain dumplings) were cold and looked like lumps of glue. Her stew saved her, along with Brittany's admission that she was not cooking from her heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/17/2021|
Thanks, R97/98, but I meant who won LCK (per the link posted by R92).
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/17/2021|
R96, R98 here. I wasn't posting in response to you, just listing what happened as a means to chat about the show. But I'm happy to oblige.
Sasha won over her friend Brittany. Sasha has seemingly rebounded from her loss. She ran away with the first challenge against Roscoe, and Tom said Roscoe had a good dish. Sasha, however, had a great dish. It was similar against Brittany. Brittany cooked a corn, crab and fish chowder for the one-pot challenge and the judges all liked it (Gregory and Kwame helped Tom judge this LCK). But they were blown away by Sasha's dish, which was chicken cacciatore inspired.
If Sasha keeps cooking like this, she might be back in, but we'll see how she fares as the competition gets tougher. There are still some weaker chefs left in the main competition who have skated by so far. LCK gets tougher as the competition goes on as stronger chefs get eliminated. But Tom seems to think Sasha is the real deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/17/2021|
Many thanks, R98!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/17/2021|
I’m so in love with Kwame.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/17/2021|
R102, me too. I have a crush, lol. Is he gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/17/2021|
Kwame is straight, engaged to some girl, maybe they are married now.
Gregory is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/17/2021|
Shota and Avishar are definitely my favorites at this point. Chris, Byron, and Sara are the back-ups.
Kiki is obviously WAY out of her depth and won't last long.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/17/2021|
It's Chris who seems clearly out of his depth r105 . There were serious cooking flaws with his dish two weeks in a row. He seems to be on borrowed time.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/17/2021|
[quote] Shota and Avishar are definitely my favorites at this point.
I wasn't sure about Avishar at first. I thought after he fumbled during those first few QFs and challenges, he was out of his depth. Glad he proved me wrong!
I can't think of his name, but the bearded guy who specializes in Mexican food -- I was left wondering what those beer tortillas taste like.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/19/2021|
That's Gabe R107. Also, his and Gabriel’s quick fire dishes were not mentioned at all?
How do the judges eat so many entrées at one sitting? Do they just take a bite and leave the rest? But we do see lots of empty plates, so some of them are hungry!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/19/2021|
Did the oriental win in the finale yet?
Did they eliminate the oriental during the competition, then bring them back from Last Chance Kitchen so they could win the whole competition yet?
Did the oriental make congee, or noodles, or some variation of an oriental dish and WOW the judges yet?
Don't worry. It's coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/19/2021|
I wish Gabriel wasn’t so douchey. Now that I know he owns one of my favorite delivery go-tos, it’s ruining the experience for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/19/2021|
[quote] That's Gabe [R107]. Also, his and Gabriel’s quick fire dishes were not mentioned at all?
R108, thanks! No wonder I keep getting those two's names mixed up.
So who are the early front-runners? Definitely Shota. Sara?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/20/2021|
I will try anything once, but this one did leave me feeling meh. Just not much of a stew person. I understand the depth of flavors and building them must be so difficult under time constraints.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/20/2021|
Raw chicken. Ick.
I wonder how many eye rolls they had to edit out when it was revealed they’d be cooking with Campbell’s soup. Next week: Fritos!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/22/2021|
Sasha's hair color and skin color are too close for comfort.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/22/2021|
That quickfire was a new low.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/22/2021|
Did the oriental win with a congee or noodle dish yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/23/2021|
It's not Portland without Beau Breedlove!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/23/2021|
Last Chance Kitchen
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/23/2021|
Generally they do just eat enough to taste all the components r108. But Padma has talked about how she is always on the treadmill while filming to deal with all the calories they eat.
Chris surprised me this episode, I walked upthread how he was out of his depth but he proved me wrong.
Kiki, I can't believe she was unaware her chicken was raw. You have to check before you serve food.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/23/2021|
I knew Gabe was winning this episode when they showed him talking to his family.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/23/2021|
So what exactly happened with Kiki’s chicken? She said she and Nelson tasted it and it wasn’t raw.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/23/2021|
R119 she did check and it was a little under and she said it would continue to cook on the plate
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/23/2021|
It was a small fryer so we had to make it in batches. The test batch she and Nelson ate was fine, but that wasn't out of the batches the judges got.
That is why Tom advised her to use the big grill provided rather than the tiny fryer.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/23/2021|
Using a deep fryer in the outdoors hasn't worked well in the past....Daddy Tom tried to warn her...Telling her she has a smoker/grille....
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/23/2021|
How many more weeks until the undeserving oriental wins the title of Top Chef?
I wish this stupid show was cancelled already.
It's a fucking joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/23/2021|
It’s difficult to keep the oil temperature constant in the wind.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/23/2021|
Why do you keep harping on this “undeserving Oriental” schtick? Except for Melissa in All Stars LA, the last five winners were white. Before her, three Asians and a black man have won. Everybody else has been white. It’s odd that you focus on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/23/2021|
Because he’s a racist troll.
Marcus Aurelius, Clarice.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/23/2021|
Why are you still engaging with that troll r127? Please stop.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/23/2021|
To provoke you is its objective r127. DL is prob its only social outlet, so ignore/block it.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/23/2021|
I’m sorry about that , r128 and r129. I’ve been here 20 years and the racist trolls have never been this bad.
It’s getting aggravating.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/23/2021|
Kiki has had a tough couple of episodes, so not surprised at her exit.
R120 yes, Gabe was going to win at least one challenge based on his backstory with his son (or end up in Last Chance Kitchen!)
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/23/2021|
It was obvious Kiki would be going home by the edit leading up to the end. They really shouldn’t make it so obvious.
I sure it’s been asked before, but why do so many chefs have bad tattoos and weird hair?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/23/2021|
Shota is somehow both adorable and sexy simultaneously. And he has great arms and pits.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/24/2021|
I was sad to see Kiki go, but glad Avishar is still in it. That boy needs to stay away from rice though.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/26/2021|
Sure it was gimmicky, but I was entertained. Those cheesy ass Padma intros made me chuckle.
There were a lot of stretches to make the food fit the theme. I mean the winner was some fried chicken as "comedy", sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/30/2021|
Also I am too used to TV editing , because as Jaime never got her backstory segment yet that I remember, I an guessing she will come back via LCK.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/30/2021|
Last Chance Kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/30/2021|
I was really hoping Gabriel was going to be eliminated. Cauliflower "tots" with two gross dipping sauces? Ew. And he was really at least partially responsible for Jamie's chicken not being crispy. It was her fault, too, for being a wimp and not following her own instincts. I'd love to see Gabriel go at some point and hopefully not come back via LCK.
*LAST CHANCE KITCHEN SPOILERS*
Jamie goes up against Kiki and it's a chicken challenge. They had to do a Name-That-Tune-esque style bid-off where they picked how many parts of the chicken they'd cook in one dish and how much time they'd have. They land on 5 parts (feet, liver, thighs, oyster, chicken skin) and 25 minutes. Jamie makes a chicken curry and chicken liver pate to go over a toasted baguette you can dip in the curry sauce.. Kiki does fried chicken and actually uses a part (the drumstick) that was not part of the five that were picked. In the end, Tom prefers Jamie's curry and she wins. Tom thinks Jamie did a better job with all five parts. Kiki did fried chicken with a chicken broth where she used most of the parts in the broth. On the plate is just the fried chicken feet and drumstick which were connected as one piece.
For whatever reason, I don't know if it was TV editing or what, the issue of the drumstick not being part of the challenge never comes up despite Tom mentioning she cooked the drumstick and it was connected to the feet. The feet were actually a part. Maybe he considered it all one? I don't know, but I think Kiki should have been called out for cooking a part of the chicken that was not part of the challenge. In the end it did't matter since Jamie won.
Also, next week, whoever wins LCK goes back in to the main competition. It will be Jamie vs. someone for that opportunity.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/30/2021|
I didn’t get the time auction. What incentive do the cooks have for agreeing to less time?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/30/2021|
I guess the challenge was you have to use all the selected parts, not only the selected parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/30/2021|
It worked last time with two guys, funny how the dynamic changed when it was two women and they were like this is stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/30/2021|
[quote]Also, next week, whoever wins LCK goes back in to the main competition. It will be Jamie vs. someone for that opportunity.
Next week is a double elimination, so it should be Jamie vs. 2 other chefs.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/30/2021|
Since Gabriel is an ex-chef at Craft, I had a feeling that Colicchio would not let him exit so quickly, as it would reflect badly on him.
But the Yellow team did so poorly in the challenge. Did any of them hear Padma say that they would eating in the car?? No-one (except for Shota?) since they made messy finger-food!
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/30/2021|
Odds after Week 5.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/30/2021|
R145, that was very entertaining to read. I’m still Team Shota despite the dead dog challenge.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/01/2021|
I’m hoping that was Shota’s one misstep. I’m rooting for him to win, too. Mainly because I think he’s cute and a good chef, but also because it will make the anti-Asian troll’s head explode.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/01/2021|
So many of the guys have an obvious man crush on Shota lol. Chris, Avishar, now Gabe calling him beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/01/2021|
I was really hoping Gabriel would be sent home. I do not like him! This is the second time where he attempted to sabotage a teammate, and this time he succeeded. Dawn was much tougher than Jamie and put her foot down when Gabriel tried to get her to underseason her ribs.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/01/2021|
I’m not sure he was sabotaging. They were team challenges. I think he’s just inept.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/01/2021|
Gabriel is going to hang around for awhile , maybe even to the finals. He reminds Tom of himself at an earlier age, the same way Nick Elmi did.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/01/2021|
I'm really liking this cast. No drama. Everyone is -- for the most part -- getting along.
It was nice to see Maria get some love finally. Her big personality reminds me of a few friends I've known through the years.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/03/2021|
The thing is Maria had been doing good in the competition. She had never been in the bottom, was just melting down because she was safe.
But I can get it, in that type of environment not getting any judge feedback can fuck with your head.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/03/2021|
Who is going to win?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/03/2021|
At the moment I'm guessing Dawn, but my predictions on these things are fairly inept.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/03/2021|
R154, I would say Gabe, but if I've seen any pattern on this show, it's that usually the frontrunner in the first half of the season sort of fizzles out a little towards the end and ends up as a runner-up. And that there is usually a chef who begins a meteoric rise from the halfway point after starting out mediocre.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/03/2021|
R153, it sounds like Maria might also be the only self-taught chef this season vs. the others who went to culinary school? That might have played a role re: her feelings as to how she's stacking up.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/03/2021|
I dunno, r155. I kind of think you're onto something. The edit that she has been getting so far this season makes me think she's a contender, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/03/2021|
If I had to guess, I'd say Shota, Sarah, Dawn will be in the finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/03/2021|
I like Dawn...she had some balls to make POPCORN, and apparently it was delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/03/2021|
R160, yeah, I thought Tom would blow a gasket from someone 'cooking' popcorn, but it sounds like Dawn's popcorn was an experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/05/2021|
I have not been a Gabriel fan, but he did get screwed this episode. His venison was cooked perfectly, Nelson fucked up the fish and caused them both to get eliminated. Not the first time Top Chef has done this, but I always consider it unfair when people get eliminated for other people's mistakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/06/2021|
Apparently Gabe some scandals going on apparently. After coming back from filming this show he was fired from his restaurant for "for behavior in conflict with our values". I wonder if he is going to end up getting MeToo'ed.
He seems like such a nice guy on the show too, but you never know.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||05/06/2021|
I have a feeling Gabriel will be back. I loathe him but it does suck that he went home for someone else’s bad dish.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||05/06/2021|
Did the chinaman win again tonight?
One step closer to being Top Oriental Chef!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||05/06/2021|
With all of Gabriel’s backstory and photos we saw leading up to the challenge, it was obvious he was going home.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/06/2021|
They showed the chefs’ reactions when the Last Chance winner returned. They were too happy for it to be Gabriel.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||05/06/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||05/07/2021|
Same, as soon as the preview showed how happy the contestants were I knew Gabriel was not the returning chef. Just watched LCK, and correct he did not win.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||05/07/2021|
R167, R168, and R169, I totally agree. Moreover, it was the women contestants who were really excited and jumping up and down in the preview in a girl power kind of way, which told me Jamie was going to be the winner of LCK, and indeed Jamie won.
I do think Gabriel will be back, but I hope he won't. He seems whiny and annoying, but as much as I personally dislike him he's more talented than some who remain.
BTW, it was obvious Nelson was going to skip LCK, too, when they kept harkening back to his injury in the fruit challenge. I knew he was going to drop out. It was too telegraphed.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||05/07/2021|
Sorry to see Gabe go, he was the hottest one this season
|by Anonymous||reply 171||05/07/2021|
R171 I would go with Byron for that honor.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/07/2021|
Byron has a handsome face but he has an odd shape, like an eggplant
|by Anonymous||reply 173||05/07/2021|
R173 Didn't notice that. Nice arms, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||05/07/2021|
I didn’t notice it until the drive in episode. There’s a scene of him in profile and it’s noticeable.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||05/07/2021|
Gabriel seems like a creep, but maybe could be nice?
Gabe seems nice, but apparently he's a creep?
One too many bearded Gabe/Gabriels this season!
Shota for the win!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||05/07/2021|
LCK Part One.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||05/07/2021|
LCK Part two.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||05/07/2021|
I don’t understand how Nelson’s dropping out of LCK resulted in two openings to go back to the show instead of one. (Tom’s explanation, not mine.). Were two of the three contestants in the last LCK going back? Did they feel guilty about the team elimination?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/07/2021|
How they keep "Smugma", I mean Padma, on is beyond me!
|by Anonymous||reply 180||05/07/2021|
So happy Gabriel’s gone! Bye, bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 181||05/07/2021|
They will keep devising new rules until Gabriel is brought back.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||05/07/2021|
Shota needs to get his shirt off, that’s all I’m saying. I want to see his tight little body.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||05/07/2021|
Gabriel pings as gay to me. Anyone get that idea?
|by Anonymous||reply 184||05/07/2021|
Me too, R184 . Gabriel seems like a slightly more masculine Tim Tebow.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||Last Saturday at 12:27 AM|
Current " Power Rankings."
|by Anonymous||reply 186||Last Saturday at 3:02 AM|
I remember Shota from when he beat Bobby Flay on Food network three years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||Last Saturday at 3:08 AM|
Gabriel pings for me, too, R184. Sometimes when he gets worked up in his confessionals, the gay voice comes through more strongly. But I live in Portland, and I have to say I've met plenty of straight (identifying, at least) boys with similar douchey/high strung mannerisms.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||Last Sunday at 5:36 PM|
What a boring season!!
|by Anonymous||reply 189||Last Sunday at 5:45 PM|
I think this has been a terrific season.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||Last Sunday at 5:46 PM|
Thank God there is no one like fat Heather - the worst person to ever appear on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||Last Sunday at 10:28 PM|
Texas was by far the worst season of Top Chef, featuring the fat bullies, Heather and Sarah - with their ally Lindsay. The only thing that saved the season was seeing fat Sarah cry after she lost in the finale.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||Last Sunday at 10:45 PM|
I am very pleased with this season thus far. No drama and everyone seems supportive of each other. Even with Gabriel (who is supposedly 'the villain'), you had Maria tearing up and saying she loves him.
This show used to have crazy drama and fights, as you can see at R191. I actually don't miss that aspect at all.
Sasha coming back was a surprise -- I didn't see that one coming!
|by Anonymous||reply 193||Last Sunday at 10:52 PM|
I’m glad Sasha is back. People are questioning Gabe being gay? He pings from a million miles away.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||Last Monday at 9:32 AM|
Gabriel's instagram shows he has a girlfriend r194. He is supposedly straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||Last Monday at 9:35 AM|
R195, I think R194 is referring to Gabe, the Mexican food master.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||Last Monday at 9:40 AM|
Well people were talking about Gabriel pinging so I think r194 just accidentally called him Gabe. An easy mistake to make.
Gabe (mexican) does not ping to me and is married with kids. As I mentioned earlier he also has some MeToo allegations brewing.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
Also Sasha isn't back yet right? Unless I missed something she is just the new reigning champ of LCK, so she has a chance to come back in the future if she keeps winning.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||Last Monday at 9:47 AM|
R198, you are correct. I thought Sasha was going back directly into the competition, but it appears she will continue to compete on LCK. The other four are out for good.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||Last Monday at 10:08 AM|
How are they doing restaurant wars this season.
To be honest I don’t pay very close attention until this point , when they get down to 10 people or so. Otherwise they blend together. This year was particularly bad because you had two beefy guys with beards named Gabe/Gabriel.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||Last Monday at 10:10 AM|
R200, Restaurant Wars usually happens when there are 8 chefs remaining, and this next week with Jamie coming back in, they'll be at 9 again. So I assume it's happening not this week, but the next.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||Last Monday at 10:13 AM|
I mean how are they going to do it, I can’t imagine they filmed a bunch of people indoor dining, and having it outside seems challenging since it’s rainy Portland.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||Last Monday at 10:14 AM|
R202, good question. A big part of RW is watching them shop for decor, and this season, they haven't even been allowed to shop inside Whole Foods. It'll be interesting to see..
|by Anonymous||reply 203||Last Monday at 10:21 AM|
[quote]Gabriel's instagram shows he has a girlfriend [R194]. He is supposedly straight.
I checked his alleged girlfriend's Instagram (@devinmarie86) but there doesn't seem to be any picture of Gabriel. I guess they broke up because the pics he has with her are pretty old
|by Anonymous||reply 204||Last Monday at 10:21 AM|
They had a decent number of people eating indoors for the African challenge, the only time they have done that so far. Still it was fewer people than a restaurant wars.
I expect we will either be getting a smaller number of patrons than normal restaurant wars, or they will just embrace outdoor dining for it. We will see.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||Last Monday at 10:29 AM|
Maybe all of the guest panelists will comprise the diners. I will miss Dana Cowin uttering, "Hello, chefs."
|by Anonymous||reply 206||Last Monday at 11:39 AM|
To those asking about how they'll do Restaurant Wars: on Top Chef Canada, they turned it into "Takeout Wars."
Same basic concept -- teams figure out a name, theme, menu, etc. -- but it's outdoor-access takeout stations instead of a sit-down dining experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||Last Wednesday at 4:04 AM|
Well we got our Restaurant Wars answer in the preview for next week. Not even attempting to have customers, just serving the cast of alumni/ judges.
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