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Who's psyched for the new Top Chef? I know the thread is slightly premature, but I was just looking over the list of who's competing and I'm really looking forward to seeing chefs I do know about, like Wylie Dufresne, Rick Bayless, and Hubert Keller, on the show.
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I hadn't heard about this - thanks. I set my DVR. Looks interesting! It starts Wednesday June 10 at 10 pm Eastern/9 pm Central.
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In one of the previews I saw for the Top Chef: Masters, it looked like there's a new host named Katie Choi. I could be spelling her name incorrectly. Anyway, is Padma gone?

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In one of the previews I saw for the Top Chef: Masters, it looked like there's a new host named Katie Choi. I could be spelling her name incorrectly. Anyway, is Padma gone?
I think she's supposed to be back for the regular show, and just sat out the special series.
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It will be cool to see some of the chefs that judge the show compete on it! I also saw online they picked the location for season 6 of Top Chef and it is Las Vegas.

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In one of the previews I saw for the Top Chef: Masters, it looked like there's a new host named Katie Choi. I could be spelling her name incorrectly. Anyway, is Padma gone?
When I saw the preview I only recognized Gail when they showed the judges. Is Tom on the new one?

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I can't wait for this to start either. It will be interesting to see if the "masters" have as many oopsies as the "amateurs."

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Oh...I recognize some of them from Iron Chef

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i'm looking forward to this too!

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Oh, how exciting! I had no idea, thanks so much for the heads up! I need a Top Chef fix!
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I think she's supposed to be back for the regular show, and just sat out the special series.
Oh ok! I was worried I was going to miss me some Padma. It's just not the same without her and Tom.

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Yay! Can't wait!
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Oh ok! I was worried I was going to miss me some Padma. It's just not the same without her and Tom.
Me too! I'm glad to hear that she'll be back. I love Padma.

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Dig this lineup! Rick Bayless? Hubert Keller? John Besh? Wylie DuFresne? This is gonna be great. I'll bet past competitors will be happy to see some of their former judges in cheftestant shoes, now.
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Yay! I liked it; I wasn't expecting to because I love getting involved in the stories of the chefs but I really liked it. I was rooting for the French guy, I liked his vibe.

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I liked how they did the format of this show- have only 4 chefs compete at a time. I wouldn't want it for regular Top Chef but I liked it for Masters.

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I kind of missed seeing everyone go up against each other directly, but I do understand they couldn't exactly ask people with the contestants' schedules to all drop everything and come live together in a big loft.
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LOL that's exactly what I said to my dh (that they couldn't drop everything and go live in a loft)

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It was entertaining. I loved the comments from the Girl Scouts and the reactions from the chefs while they were watching via hidden camera. "That one is going to be a New York Times food critic in 20 years."

I wish the chef competing for the autism related group had picked another group instead. Not because autism research isn't good but rather that group he was playing for has their own agenda which isn't necessarily helpful to kids on the spectrum.

I missed Padma. Katie is ok but she's no Padma. I never thought I'd be saying that.

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Anyone see the second episode last night? I thought it was much better than the first, the personalities were more interesting.

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I really like the fact that this concentrates on food and creatively, not on "drama". Its so nice to see the chefs interact pleasently with one another and know I'm not going to have to watch the bickering/backbiting/bitching from the regular show. And I love watching these very accomplished chefs tackle the challenges.

The first episode was so funny because I was known for cooking dinner for 12 in my dorm room on very not-permitted hot plate, hot pot, and microwave. I even drained pasta in the shower.
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I really like the fact that this concentrates on food and creatively, not on "drama". Its so nice to see the chefs interact pleasently with one another and know I'm not going to have to watch the bickering/backbiting/bitching from the regular show. And I love watching these very accomplished chefs tackle the challenges.
I totally agree. Not that I don't like watching the drama in the regular series, but I do enjoy watching these prefessionals interact. They all seem to have a lot of respect for each other. It's a pretty big difference.

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I love this show, so far my fave is Hubert Keller, I liked his vibe alot and also that he seemed not to take himself too seriously.
Also liked the chef whose nephew was waiting for a heart transplant, and who also cooked the seared tuna,(drooool!).

As a chef, that has worked in many kitchens, I can tell you that there is not so much respect and professionalism in the chef world. Or maybe I have not yet traveled in the "fabulous chef" circles yet!

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Ludo bigged the heck out of me the whole time. He seemed a little... immature. I can guarentee Rick Bayless didn't see that he was doing a quesadilla and decide to do a taco to copy him. Come on now. He is one of the top chefs of Mexican cuisine in this country. If I had to cook tongue for street food, tacos de lengua would be my first choice too. That must have been a given for him.

On a side note, Rick Bayless is my new chef crush.

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Ludo bigged the heck out of me the whole time. He seemed a little... immature. I can guarentee Rick Bayless didn't see that he was doing a quesadilla and decide to do a taco to copy him. Come on now. He is one of the top chefs of Mexican cuisine in this country. If I had to cook tongue for street food, tacos de lengua would be my first choice too. That must have been a given for him.

On a side note, Rick Bayless is my new chef crush.
I agree completely. Bayless was great and I really like both his food (well, as much as one can via TV) and his attitude.
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I loooooove "Mexico: One Plate at a Time," so I was definitely rooting for Rick Bayless. And his food looked awesome ... I hate tongue, and I still wanted to try it.

And yeah, Ludo struck me as really arrogant. I'm guessing he's just one of those highly competative people who don't always handle the act of competing well. For all of that I was glad to see he smiled and seemed pretty gracious in the end though.
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I miss Padma. I wish she were hosting this show. I just can't seem to warm up to the host of Top Chef Masters.

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I love this show, so far my fave is Hubert Keller, I liked his vibe alot and also that he seemed not to take himself too seriously.
I like him and his food too. :

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Bayless was great and I really like both his food (well, as much as one can via TV) and his attitude.
He's awesome. He comes off well and his food looks delicious. I learn something new each time I see him on TV.

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Okay, what happened last night? Usually they show the episode twice, so we decided to wait until the second time they showed it, after the kids were asleep. So, instead of showing the new episode again, they repeated the first episode!!!
I hope they show the new one again before next week.

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