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'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi Serves Up Summer Party Tips

Top Chef fans: while you're waiting for a new season of Bravo's hit culinary competition, host Padma Lakshmi has some suggestions to make your summer. Padma has teamed up with the folks at Nespresso, who know a thing or two about coffee machines, to make espresso more accessible - as in the comfort of your own home. She recently talked with me about her involvement with Nespresso , including giving you a great recipe for a coffee dessert that you can use at your next summer party - and, of course, Top Chef . Check out the video interview below as Padma and I talk about coffee, food and whether you'll see a tenth season of Top Chef on Bravo. Make sure to watch carefully as she'll show you how to make a great coffee and ice cream desser for your next summer event. //www.buddytv.com/articles/top-chef/top-chef-host-padma-lakshmi-se-46002.aspx

Did 'Top Chef: Texas' Finalist Sarah Curse At Emeril Lagasse When She Lost?

Things got uncomfortable at the " Top Chef: Texas " (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on Bravo) reunion when Andy Cohen asked defeated finalist Sarah Grueneberg about her reaction to losing. Sarah was visibly very upset when Paul Kim was named "Top Chef," but a little bird had given Cohen a juicy snippet of behind the scenes gossip. "I heard from someone in production that you actually told a judge in the heat of the moment to eff off." Sarah denied it, saying "I don't believe that." However, looking at the reaction of judges Emeril Lagasse and Tom Colicchio, it seemed like maybe she really did. Sarah added, "I was really emotional, and really sad, but I don't remember saying that." As she apologized in case she had said something she didn't remember saying, the bad memories of that final judges' table came back and she welled up again. After she said how much she idolized Emeril, he said "I love your food." He also paid tribute to her cooking throughout the season and praised her evolution as a cook. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/LtDVDkO7qf4/top-chef-texas-reunion-video_n_1330983.html

6 Texas-Sized Problems with Top Chef

Top Chef wraps up Season 9 on Wednesday with its reunion episode (9/8c, Bravo), and if you ask us, it couldn't come a moment sooner. That's not because we want to see Heather and Beverly square off, but we want to move on as quickly as possible from this underwhelming season. The series proudly boasted about its biggest season ever — 29 contestants! three cities! — in the state with the biggest motto of all, Texas, but it turns out bigger is not necessarily better. Between the new twists and the umpteenth team challenge, Season 9 was but a shadow of its former Emmy-winning self — and that's not even counting the overwrought drama between Beverly and Heather, Sarah and Lindsay . (Let's be real — there'll be drama every season.) Here are six reasons Top Chef: Texas has been a big letdown. Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Chef-Texas-Problems-1044520.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Chef's Sarah: I Feel Like I Won Too

Sarah Grueneberg came up short to Paul on the Top Chef finale, but if you ask her, she did win. "I feel like I won too," she tells TVGuide.com. "I truly believe that. I woke up [the day after the finale aired] with this great calm. There is no more nervousness and nothing to be ashamed about. I'm really excited for my career now. It was overall a positive experience. I can't be more proud of how I did. If I'm going to be second, I couldn't think of a better way and a better place to be." But what part of her final meal cost her the title and $125,000? See what she thinks below. Plus: What's up with her and Beverly ? //www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Chef-Sarah-1044362.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Chef's Paul: I Felt the Pressure to Win

What was going through Paul Qui 's head when Padma Lakshmi named him Top Chef ? "I was honestly so tired that I think I missed it and I had a really delayed reaction," he tells TVGuide.com. "But then I realized she [said my name] and I was super excited." In addition to his big win over Sarah , the Austin-based chef set a record this season for most elimination challenges wins (eight) and won another $60,000 on top of his $125,000 grand prize. How does he plan on using the money? And why is he so calm, cool and collected? Find out below. //www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Chef-Winner-Paul-1044325.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The 'Top Chef: Texas' Finalists Play Plead The Fifth

" Top Chef: Texas " finalists Paul Qui and Sarah Grueneberg stopped by the Bravo clubhouse and played "Plead The Fifth" on " Watch What Happens Live " (Weeknights, 11 p.m. EST on Bravo). The questions were all "Top Chef"-related, and were asked by their fellow cheftestant -- and Sarah's nemesis -- Beverly Kim. First up was Sarah. Beverly asked, "Can you say three nice things about me?" Of course she could! "Beautiful, strong, inspiring." Next question was, which cheftestant would Sarah most want to hook up with? "I'm going to go for Ty-Lor," she laughed. To which Andy Cohen joked, "Okay, not on your team, but fine." Ty-Lor the oft naked chef also featured in one of Paul's answers. "Who is the most unsanitary roommate in the 'Top Chef' house?" Ty-Lor ? Really ? Cohen laughed as he pondered the concept of "the unsanitary gay." Check out who was named "Top Chef" on Wednesday night's "Top Chef: Texas" Season Finale . Stay tuned for more celebrity scoop on "Watch What Happens Live," Weeknights at 11 p.m. EST on Bravo . TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/kpc7GnProfo/top-chef-texas-finalists-wwhl-video_n_1312716.html

'Top Chef: Texas' winner: Paul Qui! What do you think of the judges choice?

We finally know who won "Top Chef: Texas!" It was a long season, and we've probably gained weight just looking at the delicious food these chef'testants made. In the end, it came down to Paul Qui and Sarah Grueneberg. The finale took place in Vancouver (which is a bit odd) and these two knocked it out of the park..Paul Qui had took over the Vancouver restaurant "Coast." He called it "Qi." He served:1st course: Chawan mushi, edamame peashoots and spot prawns.2nd course: Grilled sea bass with clam dashi, pickled radishes and mushrooms.3rd course: Congee, scrambled eggs, uni, kale and smoked albacore.4th course: Coconut ice cream, puffed rice, kumquats, mongosteen, thai chili foam and jasmin gelee.Sarah Grueneberg took over "Black and Blue," calling it "Monte Verde." She served:1st course: Squid ink tagliatelle, spot prawns and coconut.2nd course: Rye-crusted steel head trout with fennel sauce, pickled beets and gras pista.3rd course: Braised veal cheeks with crispy veal... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/top-chef-texas-winner-paul-qui-what-did-you-think-of-the-judges-choice.html

Top Chef's Lindsay: I Didn't Take Enough Risks

When does frozen mousse trump perfectly cooked halibut? When you're on Top Chef ! Despite her nearly inedible, ice-hard confection, Sarah — with some major backing from Tom Colicchio — made it to the finale with Paul over her pal Lindsay Autry , whose error-free, albeit less creative, dish sent her packing. "I think they were really nitpicking at that point and it came down to doing something risky like what she did against me being great, but not risky enough," Lindsay tells TVGuide.com. "I know I didn't make any mistakes, but I guess they wanted to see more." Was she surprised that her well-made dish lost to such shoddy execution? Find out below. //www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Chef-Lindsay-1043735.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Top Chef: Texas': Behind the Scenes of the Show's Finale

  "We do battle it out at the judges table because we like to make sure we feel good about our decision," says host Padma Lakshmi. "Oftentimes Tom will step in as the guiding force because we take it seriously and take our time. And we don't get paid more if we deliberate until 5 a.m." Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/1nTJ6HmWmk8/top-chef-texas-finale-behind-the-scenes-292027

Top Chef's Beverly: I Definitely Felt the Fan Support

After re-entering the competition following her Last Chance Kitchen victory and earning a spot in the final four, Beverly Kim 's second Top Chef stint came to a quick end when she lost all three rounds in the Olympics-inspired tasks. "I was eliminated twice! How many people can say that? I think it was easier to watch this time, but it was still very heartbreaking for me," she tells TVGuide.com. "I really did want to win and I definitely wanted to go all the way. I wasn't ready to go so early the first time. I think this time was OK. I hoped for more, but given the circumstances, I gave my best. I'm really glad that I made it far enough to show my cooking, so now people can see who I am." But the Chicago-based chef couldn't show off her culinary style completely in the challenges that were more Top Athlete than Top Chef. Does she think the challenges were unfair? And does she hold any grudges toward Sarah, Lindsay and Heather? Find out below. //www.tvguide.com/News/Top-Chef-Beverly-1043464.aspx?rss=breakingnews