Cast Blog: #TOPCHEF

Malarkey Madness: Power Ranking

Gail Has No Problem With Blood

Make George's Cravable Breakfast Sausage

Gail Simmons Won't Be Pushed Around

Make Doug's Winning Mussels

Tom Colicchio Answers Your Restaurant Wars Qs

Gail: It Wasn't Keriann's Day

Make Doug's Winning Braised Pork!

Gail: We Had a Tough Job This Week

Make Katsuji's Authentically Delicious Stuffing

Hugh: The Demise of Cornwallis and Aaron

Make Gregory's Winning Dumplings

Richard: Chefs Please Follow Instructions

Richard Tries Money Ball Soup

Make a Home Run-Worthy Popcorn Crème Brule

Hugh: Where There's a Will There's a Fenway

Gail: Keriann and Aaron Were Being ---holes

Make the Winning Surf and Turf

Gail: We're Taking No Prisoners

Richard Goes From Player to Announcer

Tom Talks Boston

Gail: There Was No Season 11 Underdog

Hugh Wants Nick to Be Kind to Himself

Gail: It Was Difficult to Let Go of Shirley

Big Easy to Ocean Breezy

Gail: The Final Four Are Like Our Children

Emeril Is Proud to Serve Shirley's Dish

Hugh: Enough With the Mexican Food Hate

Gail on Favreau, Choi, and Finding Yourself

Hugh on Poor Boys, Swingers and Food Trucks

Emeril: Nick's Choice Is Part of the Game

Nick's License to Immune

Hugh's Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Hugh Decides Eight Is Enough

Gail Talks OvenGate

Dookie Chase Makes Everybody Cry

Fin, Found, Floundering

What Danny Meyer Taught Gail Simmons

'Top Chef' Goes to Hog Heaven

Gris Gris Boucherie Ya Ya

Brian and Travis' Dud Spuds

Malarkey Madness: Power Ranking

Season 3's Brian Malarkey breaks down each contestant in his weekly ranking.

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1. Mark: "From down under" -- great attitude and better skills. Wins the Quickfire and finishes second in my eyes in the elimination round. Anchovies, saffron, and quinoa - awesome. Team player, fun to watch and has great "chops!"

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2. Andrew: "Make your mama proud" -- and quit cussing so much! You do make some great TV and Wylie definitely knows what he tasting about .... Great squid, and the glacier was a nice touch to go with your penguin. Focus up and quit f***ing up with stupid things like the ingredient count.

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3. Dale: "How did Hung get cast again?" -- Top Chef or Top Cook? If all plays out like Season Three, you should start counting your $100K!

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4. Richard: "Smoke and mirrors"

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5. Jennifer: "Girl on top"

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6. Stephanie: "We know you're better than that" -- nerves, gotta get the nerves under control- Shaking in the first show, mixing your salad too early last night .... Breathe!
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7. Antonia: "The knife" -- and it feels so right! Not even a blink when selling Valerie down the river. I agree 100% percent.

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8. Spike: "Poor man's Sam" -- excuses, excuses, excuses! I can't believe you said that Nikki's mushrooms looked like turds; did you see your tips in the Quickfire? NUP_110681_-310.jpg

9. Ryan: "Gosh I wish your name didn't sound like mine" -- did you say anything all week? NUP_110681_-299.jpg

10. Zoi: "Stay close to your girlfriend" -- you are going to need Jennifer to stay in this thing. Put on your fur coat and starting cooking for your life. NUP_110681_-289.jpg

11. Manuel" "Hiding in the middle" of the pack that is! -- enjoy being in the top because it wasn't your chicken satay that got you there.

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12. Lisa: "Slipping away" -- time is beginning to fade for our grocery store ice skater.
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13. Nikki: Stop worrying about making the table look pretty and start focusing on making the food taste and look good. Mushroom and berries? Enjoy your time! NUP_110681_-297.jpg

14. Erik: Soul Chef? Sole Chef? Shoe Chef? You seem like a great guy but your presentation is AWFUL!

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15. Valerie: Sent packing back to Saturday night .... NUP_110339_0437.jpg

16. Nimma: Didn't even have time to ruffle the sheets. Quote of the Week: Gail gave us this little tasty treat: "That was more like something a bear would produce -- not something a bear would eat" Wylie, you rock! New power ranking next week. How do you think I did on my choices? Cheers! Brian Malarkey

Make George's Cravable Breakfast Sausage

George decided the best way to satisfy New England Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski  was with a hearty breakfast. Make it for yourself at home.

Pork and Veal Sausage Patty With Sunny-Side Up Egg and Potato Hash

 

Ingredients
3 lbs pork butt
1 lbs veal
4 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp coriander
2 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 bunch chives
1 bunch parsley
1 Tbsp fennel seed
Pepper (to taste)

 

Directions
1. Grind prok and veal using medium dye, reserve and keep cold

2. Toast cumin, coriander, and fennel seed in a sauté pan until aroma is released. Grind in spice grinder, reserve

3. Chop parsley and chives fine, reserved

4. Chop garlic super fine, reserve

5. Mix meat with spices, smoked paprika, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper

6. Test a small batch in fryer. Taste and adjust seasoning

7. Form into patties, place on grill, then finish in oven