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Top Chef Charleston Finale – Comida Final 

It’s been two weeks since the Top Chef Final and it’s taken me this long to figure out to write this recap. The build-up to this was so suspenseful – … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 13: Trial by Fire

They were down to the final three and the action moved to Secrets in Akumal, which I’ve seen on my way down to Tulum, but never been to.   I … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top Chef Charleston Episode 12 – Cooking Away Again in Margaritaville

Near the end of every season, the contest moves to a completely different location.  A few years ago they moved from Texas to Vancouver, Seattle went to LA, California went … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston, Episode 11 – Adios Charleston, Hello James

Last week I came up with the idea of a drinking game where viewers would do a shot when someone mentions any of the cliches that usually come towards the … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top Chef Charleston Episode 7 – Booty

A  couple of seasons ago in New Orleans, Nicholas was one of the most hated chefs in the competition.  Many didn’t like his attitude and thought his food was inferior … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 6 – A Southern Legend

I was on vacation last week and only just saw the latest episode.  I was toying with the idea of saying I’m running late on this post, so I’m going … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Charleston – Episodes 4 & 5

Happy 2017! I decided to hold off on posting these recaps until after the holidays, because I know it was a stressful balancing act for you –  read about a … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 7 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 1: Something Old, Something New

Top Chef is back and I couldn’t be happier.   OK, I could be happier if someone wrote these recaps for me…. But I’m happy to see it back as … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 11 Comments

Top Chef California Finale

So ends another season of Top Chef and begins another round of “what the hell am I going to post about now?” In prepping for these posts on the Top … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 12: Wok This Way

There are six contestants left, and now it’s really getting exciting.   It’s the time where the difference between a winning dish and a losing one is the breadth of a … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 4 Comments