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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I didn't like the TV either. I did kind of like the occasional case of them *really* not knowing who was on top and bottom, and the judges occasionally mixing it up and calling the losers in first.

Oct 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I guess my cynical self thought they left it in more to polish the reputations of the chefs, and tell the TV audience that they REALLY ARE IMPORTANT PEOPLE. Similarly with the oohing and awing at Quickfire challenges with guest judges.

Oct 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I also thought there was too much "ooo look, there's famous chef X -- she's AMAZING!!!!!". I'd think those famous chefs would be a bit embarrassed to be part of it, but maybe you always want more publicity. This seemed to be a "trademarked" Top Chef (t) Food Festival, so it doesn't sound like a yearly thing. They just dragged in a bunch of chefs who wanted to get their name and restaurant on TV?

Oct 17, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Fans out there-- did this woman make it on a Top Chef season?

It's kindof fun to re-watch these knowing how it ends up. Carla innocently talking about how they're just being friendly. Of course we know the editors planned the whole arc, but it's interesting to see it in action.

Oct 17, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

Verizon on-demand is weird. No predictability. Another of my vices, Project Runway, inexplicably never showed the October 2 episode.

Oct 17, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I thought she was saying his station was a mess. Wasn't terribly obvious from the quick glimpse the camera gave it.

Oct 17, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I am also an early bird, but recently discovered that I can see it the next morning on my computer using Bravo Now and my verizon account (verizon typically takes longer to put it on OnDemand). I'm always anxious to "join the conversation" here!

Oct 17, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Fans out there-- did this woman make it on a Top Chef season?

OMG we are living the same life. I am halfway through the pre-best-season ever (Leah Hosea Fabio Carla). Can't wait to see the V brothers again. I have a crush on Bryan.

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I seem to recall that they accumulated about 4.

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

speaking of Sweet Cheeks, did I see that Tiffany was serving..... biscuits?

I guess it's her signature thing, but it has the potential of becoming Jamie == Scallops!

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I think also as a master of MG, he is in a position to tell them when they have taken it a step too far (olive oil snow?)

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

They *said* that each task should take the same time to complete, but how accurate is that really? It could be that the clams were actually more time consuming for the typical chef than the mackerel.

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I think I'll be rooting for Mei, if only because she works for one of my fav Voltaggio brothers.

Retire where?

My dad lives in the area, and while it does snow, it almost never lasts more than a day or so. "Mild winter" may have different meanings depending on where you're coming from. I think the climate in Western NC is "just right" (but I live in the Hudson Valley where snow can cover the ground for weeks or months at a time).

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food

Top Chef Season 12 Sudden Death (requesting spoiler)

10 pm is too late for this early bird, so I've always had to wait for it on-demand, which was often a day or two or three (I have Verizon FiOS). But I discovered that I can use the "Bravo Now" option on the Bravo website (which logs me in through Verizon to unlock it) to see the episodes much more quickly.

Oct 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Season 12 Sudden Death (requesting spoiler)

So is it necessary to watch the teasers on line to be "ready" for tonight's episode? Or will it all be together tonight?

Oct 15, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Fans out there-- did this woman make it on a Top Chef season?

I think you've got it-- it's funny how these reality tv chefs make the rounds.

Oct 14, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Fans out there-- did this woman make it on a Top Chef season?

I know who E. Falkner is and she's not this person. Just another crazy hair gal.

Oct 14, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Anyone watch "On the Menu"?

exactly. What a waste of time. They "cheftestants" gush about how much they LOVE the restaurant. Clearly just one hour of product placement.

Oct 14, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Fans out there-- did this woman make it on a Top Chef season?

Am watching Season 5 (Fabio, Stephan, Hosea+ Leah....)

The chefs have to prepare lunch for 50 folks who tried out for the show and didn't make it. One of them was this gal who looks very familiar to me. Did she end up on a later season (and get kicked off early enough that I remember her face, but not her name)?

Oct 14, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

My Chinese supermarket items to get

I will give it a try! That's pretty much my recipe except for the peppercorn!

Oct 10, 2014
DGresh in General Topics

My Chinese supermarket items to get

I didn't realize Penzey's had Sichuan peppercorns! I order from them a couple times a year. I'll have to add them to my list for my next order as my supply is running low. And I will absolutely have to try some in my next strawberry rhubarb pie! How much do you add? Do you smash them first?

Oct 10, 2014
DGresh in General Topics

More diaper changing - this time in Chipotle

I agree. It falls into "make me feel like a saint because I would NEVER do that". Well 99.999% of people would never do that.

I want the best and simple way to cook corn soup.

I have made an amazing corn stock using a recipe from Nathan Myhrvold's "home cooking" book. It uses the silk-- toast then in the oven and then cook them in a pressure cooker. Then to make soup you cook the kernals (without liquid) in the pressure cooker, then thin with the stock. It is really good.

Oct 08, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

flap meat cooking ideas?

I use it like hanger; I just bought some yesterday and froze it partially then sliced it very thin across the grain to make cheesesteaks for my freshman kid who's coming home from college on Friday (:)!!!)

Oct 08, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking
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More diaper changing - this time in Chipotle

You are completely missing the point of Canadagirl's post. Read what she responded to.

I got a Le Creuset Dutch oven for $99. What are some good newbie recipes to try?

A big pot of Hazan's Bolognese sauce. Takes all day. I usually quadruple the recipe. Takes a whole bottle of wine!

http://www.hammertown.com/2013/10/mar...

I've noticed more recent recipes attributed to her are much more veggie-heavy. I have a copy from pre-1990, and it is very light on the veggies. It is a MEAT SAUCE. I love it.

Oct 05, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Wedding at restaurant - tipping question

Maybe it depends on your friends, but myself, when I'm at a wedding, I do not expect to tip the bartender any more than I would expect to tip the waiter. JMHO.

Oct 05, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food
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Top Chef Duel Kevin vs. Art

He was kind of insufferable in the knock-out. I mean saying "Mary Mother of Jesus Joseph Buddah" once is mildly amusing. I think I heard it, or a variation, three times in a 10 minute episode.

Top Chef Duel Kevin vs. Art

I think I can tell as well, and it's who I thought Wolfgang liked best in the finale of the knockout as well.