Recap: 'Top Chef Masters' - 'Would You Like Fries With That?'

Recap: 'Top Chef Masters' - 'Would You Like Fries With That?'

So, we’re down to just eight master chefs, and now that the kitchen is less congested the show’s producers are getting their crazy on with the challenges. Hey, let’s make ‘em cook at a fast food restaurant! And not tell them that’s the challenge until after they’ve bought their food! And let’s line the floor of the kitchen with hot coals and make them cook barefoot while we blast them with firehoses! Okay, not that last part, but I guess that they’ve realized they can’t count on highly paid executive chefs to melt down and scream at one another the way struggling chefs would, so they’ve got to up the ante somehow. Of course, I think they have to be cautious of pushing too hard, as I think there will be a mass walk-off if the challenge involves cooking pets or waiting tables naked. Actually, I bet Hugh would do the latter, but that’s not something I need to TiVo, honestly. So let’s get to it!

[Recap of Wednesday's (May 4) "Top Chef Masters" after the break...]

 Quickfire Challenge! Curtis informs the chefs that they must make an appetizer for one buck or less. Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano from American Public Radio’s "The Dinner Party Download" will be judging. Floyd seems to have a leg up here, since he came to America with $100 in his pocket and couldn’t get work until the day before he was planning to return to India. Celina seems pretty confident, too, as she decides to make carrot soup, then spring for a lime and a shrimp as garnish. Crafty! Read More...


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