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Gail Simmons: That's a Wrap!

As always, we try to change up the finale every season. Not just for the audience, but also for the chefs themselves. Production decided it would be a good change of pace if Tom cooked for the finalists. I know Tom has always wanted to cook for...
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Gail Simmons: I Think His Ego Got in the Way Here

I don’t really have that much to say about the Quickfire challenge, as it was pretty self-explanatory: Make toast. People in California really love fancy toast. That said, people in New York seem to really like fancy toast these days too. It’s one...
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Gail Simmons: I'm Re-in Love with MC Hammer

I want to start the blog for this episode by saying: how good does MC Hammer look? I mean that guy has not aged a day! I want his elixir, he is awesome! I wasn't even in Oakland for the Quick Fire Challenge, so I'm not going to dwell on it, but I...
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Gail Simmons: Top Chef Is Just a Different Animal

Bravotv.com: This is the first time that they've ever had to serve both lunch and dinner. Obviously it's more challenging, but do you think it opened the door to potentially more errors? Gail Simmons: Of course it did. We decided to do lunch and...
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Gail Simmons: Top Chef Isn't for Everyone

Bravotv.com: For the Quickfire challenge all of the chefs had to use exactly the same ingredients. It's really interesting how varied all of the dishes were. Gail: I think it's such a great exercise -- taking ten of the exact same ingredients and...
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