Gail on the Real Reason CJ Won

October 10, 2014 • 10:21 AM ET Here we are. Gail Simmons: Welcome to the Top Chef Duels finale. It was a very exciting road, for me at least, paved with so much good food -- and the best is yet to come. This series of duels (and especially the final episode)...
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Curtis: It's Been a Ride

October 9, 2014 • 10:40 AM ET
What an awesome way to wrap the first series of Duels! It was nice to finally have all of this incredible talent in the one kitchen at the one time. But there can be just one winner, and the gong for Top Chef Duels goes to Big Ceej--and deservedly...
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Hugh: What's Black, White, and Tall All Over?

October 8, 2014 • 12:11 PM ET
This will be a whirlwind of cheffery, because the way this Duels worked out we have a round robin tournament with the first round covering nine episodes and the second, third, fourth, and fifth round happening NOW. . .in one episode.  "Black...
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Gail Judges Two of Her Favorites

October 3, 2014 • 10:07 AM ET We have a very Southern Duel this week – Kevin and Art. Gail Simmons: Two of my favorite chefs, both for their cooking and their friendship. I've known them both a long time. Obviously Kevin since Top Chef Season 6, and Art since Top...
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Curtis Talks Homesickness

October 2, 2014 • 9:53 AM ET
It was such a pleasure having these two Southern gentlemen in the Duels kitchen tonight. Watching this episode again conjured up feelings of family love and big granny hugs and the warm 'n' fuzzies you get after a feel good movie. I'm actually...
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Hugh on the Bear Brawl

October 1, 2014 • 4:50 PM ET
This duel pits Art Smith vs. Kevin Gillespie. It's a Southern brawl weighing in at a combined 500 pounds with medical assistance from the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. They draw knives and Kevin gets to decide how to throw big Art under the bus. Pork...
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