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Top Chef All-Stars Finale: Would You Rather Eat at Iz or Tongue & Cheek?


Wednesday night’s Top Chef All-Stars finale was billed as a battle between crippling neuroses and delusional bravado — but in the end, it came down to raw hamachi with fried veal sweetbreads, garlic mayo, and pickled celery against a braised pork shoulder with pepperoni sauce, roasted cabbage, and turnips. And honestly, that’s exactly the way it should’ve played out. …READ MORE

Top Chef All-Stars: Thoughts on That Last-Minute Envelope Twist?


I miss Carla! (There, I said it.) With that out of the way, let’s discuss Padma’s “the envelope, please…” moment on Wednesday night’s penultimate episode of Top Chef All-Stars.

You see, after a sadistic Quickfire Challenge made even more awful by Mike Isabella’s win, and improved only by a brief appearance Our Lady of Hootie Hoo …READ MORE

Top Chef All-Stars: Who Do You Want to Win?


Top Chef All-Stars ended with an unexpected dessert course Wednesday night.

Top Chef All-Stars: Should There Be Punishment for Breaking 'Chef Law'?


The shocked expressions on Carla and Tiffany’s faces when they heard the news from Antonia (see screengrab below) pretty much said it all: “Chef Law” was broken during the Quickfire Challenge on last night’s episode of Top Chef All-Stars, and things got officially Rated O…for Oh No You Didn’t!

Granted, maybe it wasn’t Richard’s smartest move to let …READ MORE

Top Chef All-Stars Recap: All's Fair in (Bro)Love and Restaurant Wars


The devil on my left shoulder and the angel on my right one both had reasons to cheer during last night’s “Restaurant Wars” installment of Top Chef All-Stars. …READ MORE