Tom Colicchio

Anthony Bourdain on Hung's talent, Camille's exit, and why foam is dead.

on Jul 12, 2007

So I thought it wisest and best, given the privilege of filling in for my honorable colleague Tom Colicchio, that I give you my take on the latest episode of "Top Chef," not as a judge...but as a regular viewer, as a fan, and as someone who was a chef and employer of cooks for nearly three decades; from the point of view of someone who has had to run a working kitchen, maintain standards and consistency, keep customers happy -- as well as keep a crew of usually marginal personalities from becoming a danger to themselves or others -- and as someone who sat down on their couch Wednesday night, cracked open a beer and watched the show like everybody else; this is what this week's episode looked like to me:
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