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Last Week on ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’: Racist, Liar, Kitchen on Fire!

Two weeks ago on Top Chef they pulled the old bait and switch and you get a car and you get a car and you get a car and you’re all going to the Bahamas!  So last week it was off to the tropical islands to get cookin’.

But before they can get to the Quickfire, everyone is just blown away by Richard’s beard.

More: To what lengths will Antonia go to win? Sabotage?

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Last Week on ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’: You’re Gonna Fry

Quickly, before new one, last time on Top Chef: All-Stars:

– Paula Deen stops by for the Quickfire to annoy the hell out of us!  And, of course, to tell everyone to FRY their foods.  Oil, butter, DEATH.

MORE: Mike is a thief AND a fraud. But justice is served. And it’s delicious…

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Last Week on ‘Top Chef:’ Take the Primi, Leave the Antipast

Continuing our tradition of quickly recapping the last Top Chef just before the new episode airs, here are a few quick thoughts on last week’s Italian-themed entry:

– Angelo has a crush on guest judge Issac Mizrahi and literally says “Two of my most passionate things are definitely food, first and foremost, and then fashion.”

– Everyone definitely thinks Angelo is a joke (including Issac Mizrahi)

You're a joke

– Carla finally gets to mention how she used to be a model and got to go to France.  Good for you, Carla!

– We get it, Dale.  You have a girlfriend.

– Professor Ricky Blaise wins the quick fire!  For making black ice cream!  Looks good enough to eat!

– The elimination challenge is to cook one of the three main courses at the legendary NYC Italian restaurant Rao’s.

– Mike Isabella, who’s an Italian from New Jersey is like, “I got this.”

– Antonia, who’s an Italian from Los Angeles is like, “No, I got this.”

– Fabio, who’s an Italian from Italy is like, “Um, guys, I’m from Italy.  Is this even fair?  It is?  Really?  Okay, well I’ll just make this chicken dish that’s my grandmother’s recipe and is on the menu on my restaurant and I probably make it a dozen times a night.”

– Lorraine Bracco is a guest judge, because of course she is.

– Then the food is served.  The antipasti is loved by all.  But the pasta course is a disaster:

The rest: Mike Isabella needs an easier mac. And the loser!

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Last Time on ‘Top Chef’: Restaurant Chores

Bravo viciously slipped in a repeat of Top Chef last week, perhaps taking a snow day, but it returns tonight (we assume).  With the new episode just hours away, let’s take a quick look back at what happened last time:

– They went to Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin and watched this dude Justo butcher a bunch of fish like CRAZY:

More: Mike’s a moron, Marcel seeks council with Mr. Miyagi, and Fabio and The Blaise grow even closer…

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‘Top Chef All-Stars’: It’s Chinatown (It’s Gross)

Before we talk out last night’s Top Chef: All-Stars, we need to talk about our feelings regarding Chinatown.

Chinatown is our least favorite part of Manhattan.  That is, of course, if you even choose to consider the neighborhood part of Manhattan, which we have trouble doing.  We recently had the misfortune of reporting to an office in the heart of Chinatown everyday, and it was a miserable experience (going to Chinatown, not the job).  The Grand St. B-D station is our least favorite stop along the New York City subway’s 656 miles of track.1 We’ve long detested the experience of exiting that station, being hit with the foul stench of imported fish, most pungent in the mornings when the seafood is “fresh.”  The neighborhood is a visual and olfactory nightmare of rotting fish, fruit with horns, garbage and garbage juice.

We’ll finish our discussion on Chinatown and get to the recap once Padma’s done fashionably searching for buried treasure…

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