I love getting your emails because they are all over the map with comments and questions. Some I try to answer personally, and often I get the same question from several people.
PETER wrote me this very morning with some comments about the Top Chef that ended with: "Getting them liquored up for the reunion show was a cheap trick." Well, Peter, we did offer them some spirits before the show and the truth is that some of our chefs were held up in traffic so the ones left in the bar had ample time to continue drinking if they cared to. But it was their choice whether to drink or not. I think it's pretty clear from watching the show who made the choice to partake and who didn't. It certainly was a lively, insane show.
I got an email from HARRY yesterday that really amused me. Harry writes: "So is the big, bald hottie gay or not? Everytime we watch Top Chef, I'm elbowing my boyfriend in the ribs and saying, 'There he is! There's your man.' Because my boyfriend is into the big bald bear guys (like me). This last time as I was going on and on in my obnoxious way, we both turned to each other and blank-face asked, 'Is he gay?' We spent the next Quickfire Challenge trying to figure out the answer. Help us Andy!" Since I knew that Harry REALLY needed an answer, I emailed him immediately to let him know that, while I was sure that Chef Tom was catnip for the bear set, he is actually straight as a ruler with wife and kid. Harry immediately responded: "Catnip for the bear set? Andy, I think you're mixing your metaphors. He's a HONEYPOT!" Touche, Harry! I love a bear!