Fresh Batch: Recapping 'Padma's Picks'

Fresh Batch: Recapping 'Padma's Picks'

Follow along as we dig in to a different episode each week.

By Monica A. Reyhani

Padma's Picks is up and available for your mass consumption! What the chef is Padma's Picks? Well, before the Top Chef Season 11 season premiere on October 2nd at 10/9c, host Padma Lakshmi will go searching for one Big Easy chef to represent their hometown in the competition. There are six episodes total, all of which will be released at once, and showcase the very best in New Orleans' restaurants, the culture, and its chefs. To help guide the competition, Padma will consult with the city's greatest culinary masters to select five competitors, only one of which will make it to the main event.

But wait -- there's more! Recaps, specifically.

Oh, hello! For those who don't know me from my weekly Top Chef and Top Chef Masters recaps, my name is Monica, I'm Senior Producer at, and I'll be recapping each episode of Padma's Picks starting August 28th! "But, Monica, you can watch all the episodes now!" And that's true, but we're in this together. I'd love to see your Comments about each episode as we do a deep dive into each one on a weekly basis, and maybe you'll want to read mine. So, if you devour all the episodes at once, or prefer to savor each moment, watch with us!

So, watch the episodes HERE, and come back to this space on August 28th for my recap of Ep 1 where our first set of New Orleans chefs compete.

In the meantime, get to know all the chefs competing in all six episodes HERE.

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