Like most people, I tend to assume that Padma Lakshmi's job hosting Top Chef is just a cover for her real work as an international mercenary superspy. These suspicions were confirmed on last night's episode, in which the remaining contestants cooked a top-secret meal at Langley while Padma delivered coded messages to CIA Director Leon Panetta. Befitting the setting, it was an evening of disguises and deceit - in Angelo's case, self-deceit. Culinary meta-chemist Wylie Dufresne was on hand, although the only real espionage he participated in was the theft of Elvis sideburns.
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