Good Morning, Swiss Chard

Good Morning, Swiss Chard

One chef is deemed too meek for the Top Chef kitchen

Manuel Trevino, a.k.a. Memo, explains how resources are divvied out in the Top Chef kitchen: Parsley is at a premium. Plus, he weighs in on the high-end Mexican food controversy. In the elimination challenge, which requires that the chefs cook up dishes themed to a film, he's paired with Spike, who has never heard of Like Water for Chocolate—and goes instead for Good Morning, Vietnam. But Swiss chard doesn't strike the judges as a particularly good pairing with Vietnamese spring rolls, and the Chilean sea bass is deemed cheap: Manuel takes the fall.

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