Top Chef Masters: A Chat with the Winner

From the LA Times:

The morning after his big win, Top Chef Masters champ Rick Bayless talks about his 27-ingredient mole, the Chiarello versus Oseland rivalry, and what viewers didn't see on the show.

What did you think of the final challenge?

I actually thought it sounded too easy. They told us beforehand that there weren't going to be any twists or turns and I didn't believe them because they had never done that before. I was sort of waiting for it - and nothing. And then they gave us an hour to plan our menus and I thought "Wow," they're going to give us all this time. That was super cool. They fed us all this amazing food while we were talking about our stories. I really thought, "What are they doing here? Are they fattening us up for the kill here?"

Read the rest: Chat with Rick Bayless


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