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Old 03-16-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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New Top Chef Show, Opinions?

What do y'all think of the new Top Chef show? I mean, Tom Colichio is the man and all, but doesn't this show seem too staged. Most of the people on the show haven't even been in a commercial kitchen.

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Old 03-19-2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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It's entertaining to me. I like Harold (I think that's his name at least) and Miguel.

I absolutely hate Stephen although the guy can put together some great looking dishes. He just has a major snobby attitude.
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
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Miguel

I think Miguel is good because he has commercial training. The thing that puzzles me is the sommelier - has he ever been in a kitchen, or is he just a really good sommelier?
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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I caught a glimpe of it last night, the part where each was given a fcruit basket and 30 minutes. Competiton based mainly on presentation. I didn't care for it. Staged is a good adjective for this show, IMHO.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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I finally watched this show last night when I came home from work. I must say it was pretty intense. You can tell which chefs have talent and which ones don't. Not to say that the others aren't good chefs, but their level of creativity and ingenuity just isn't that level that it needs to be. Stephen is probably the most talented and Le Ann and Tiffani are both pretty well rounded. But Tiffani must be related to Bobby Flay. Interesting show. I may try to catch the rest of the season if I can.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:35 PM   #6
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I've never seen it or heard of it before. Is it on foodnetwork?
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:37 PM   #7
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i like the show, i watch it religiously. god i hate stephen. what a pompous ***. and did you see his ridiuclous stupid microwave dish? an asian banana leaf tamale with spices from central america?

i also hate that red headed girl(tiffany) who looks like a man

Miguel is cool.

the asian girl is cool.

Harold is a really cool guy as well.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:39 PM   #8
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I've watched each episode - quite a bit of drama in the kitchen!
From the get go it was apparent that Tiffani and Leanne would be there in the end. Yep, Steven's a snobbish kid (only 24) but he does know his stuff. Only problem is that he puts so many tastes together, it gets a bit confusing. I liked Miguel in the beginning, but he's grating on my nerves as the weeks go by. Dave has a good flair for mexican food, but he's too emotional for the game. He or Miguel will probably be the next to go. Harold is a nice, steady guy, with good training and good foresight, IMO.
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I've never seen it or heard of it before. Is it on foodnetwork?
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i like the show, i watch it religiously. god i hate stephen. what a pompous ***. and did you see his ridiuclous stupid microwave dish? an asian banana leaf tamale with spices from central america?

i also hate that red headed girl(tiffany) who looks like a man

Miguel is cool.

the asian girl is cool.

Harold is a really cool guy as well.
LOL, yeah Stephen is a bit of a priss but his talent and creativity is far and beyond anyone else on that show. Not sure how he would do as a line cook but if he just had to create the dishes and then manage the cooks, then I think he would be very successful.

Tiffani's attitude and hair color are both reminiscent of Bobby Flay.

Sizz, the show is on Bravo.
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