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Tom Colicchio

Black Fish, Beige Veal, Red Herring

October 17, 2013 • 10:50 AM ET
Having experienced the elimination challenges as a judge in real time, it’s always interesting to me to then watch the episodes and get the full story. As I’ve written in past blogs, we judges aren’t privy to what the chefs are doing and saying...
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Tastes Like Chicken

October 2, 2013 • 7:20 PM ET
Frog tastes like gator, gator tastes like turtle, turtle tastes like chicken.  They all taste like chicken! I love eating in New Orleans, my aversion to okra notwithstanding. When I arrive, I’m smelling beignets and po-boys and chicory coffee...
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Last Stance Kitchen

February 27, 2013 • 11:15 PM ET
So there you saw it -- the two chefs left standing, cooking off in a head-to-head competition, course by course. Live. Before the judges, of course, but also before the nine previous Top Chefs, in the hopes of joining their ranks before the night...
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To Thine Own Self Be True

February 20, 2013 • 5:50 PM ET
It’s always great to bring back our finalists after a few months’ hiatus, and this season was no different in that regard. These are talented young chefs, and I was looking forward to having them in my kitchen and, believe it or not, to...
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Best Episode Ever

February 14, 2013 • 9:38 AM ET
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." -Julia Child I’ll be honest: when I watch an episode the week before it airs in order to write this blog (which is when I first see the edited final product), I am...
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