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Top Chef: Season 4 – Chicago, Baby! by phattyjboy

Season 4

Thank god this show came back on TV. And its in Chicago so you know its going to be good. They started off this season with having everyone meet at Pizzeria Uno (not my favorite Chicago-style deep dish, but it’ll do) and sample some of their pizza. Then the first Quick Fire Challenge is to have them create their own versions of deep dish pizza.

My first reaction is that there is no way they can make the dough the right way, but then they have a pile of dough on a table so this is going to be easy. Ummmm not so. Some of the pizza’s that come out look absolutely atrocious. And the pizza made by Richard actually had peaches in it. Judge Rocco DiSpirito actually ended up liking it, but I was only appreciating anyone that had sausage on their pies. This is Chicago, baby. Not California or Georgia.

They moved on to an Elimination Challenge where the winners of the Quick Fire got to pick who they went up against head-to-head, but then the losers of the Quick Fire get to pick which dish to cook. The challenge was to pick a classic dish off of a chalkboard that the lovely Padma Lakshmi flipped over for us. Did you see that dress she was wearing? Damn, girl.

Anyways, I was just amazed by how many people were on this show and didn’t know how to cook these classic dishes. How the hell do you not know what Chicken Piccata is? I did really feel for the people who got stuck with the souffle though. And I just felt bad for the girl, Nimma, who couldn’t make shrimp scampi. She just looked like a lost deer. You have to have confidence on these shows, Nimma. And a faux hawk apparently.

The big conspiracy in the first episode happens to be that two of the contestants, Jennifer and Zoi, are actually lesbian lovers. I think that actually makes it harder for them because they have to compete against each other. And girls are so catty and bitchy. Are lesbians catty and bitchy? I’d assume the ones that don’t look like boys are. Hmmmm…..

Anywho, here are my early predictions for contestants who will make it into the Top 7:

– Richard
– Stephanie
– Antonia
– Andrew
– Dale
– Jennifer
– Mark

This season will definitely be just as exciting as Season 3. Lots of pottymouths though. I hope my mommy doesn’t hear the bleeps on the TV and turn it off. I gotta move out of the parent’s house. Just for Top Chef.

If you want to check out a Season 4 Preview or a recap of this week’s show, visit BravoTV.com.



Watch Top Chef. Trust Me. by idontknowmuch

Top Chef’s new season is being shot in Chicago, so let’s hope we see drunken pictures of the host Padma Lakshmi around town. There is something about her that sort of puts me off until I see pictures like this:

Pad Lakshmi

I’m a bit of a bit food nut and I can normally watch cooking shows without bringing sex into them (unless Giada DeLaurentiis is on), but now I get to enjoy both on Top Chef. And not only can the girl look incredibly hot when she wants to, but she’s also got a brain, she can cook, and she likes old fat guys. Now all I need to do is get old and I’ll have a perfect little woman to take care of me. That and make a couple million dollars.

Bonus pic:

Padma Lakshmi ass



Give some Chicago love by idontknowmuch

I’ll admit. I watched “Rock of Love last year and somewhat enjoyed myself every week. And no, it wasn’t just because lots of the girls are somewhat attractive. That was a big reason, but something about watching bitchy girls bitch all day at the other bitches amused me. And over Bret Michaels? Can TV get any better?

Ambre Lake

I do have to give a shout out to Ms. Ambre Lake on Season 2 of the show. She’s a classy lady from Chicago and I really appreciate her career choices. Obviously most of the girls (if not all of them) on the show are “smart” enough to realize that Bret doesn’t want to find true love. So why are they on the show, you ask?

“One reason I wanted to do the show is because I was a HUGE fan of the show during the first season. It show Bret to be a really cool and down to earth guy, so why not? Plus, I’m an actress and have been working in the business for a while and well, you can get a lot of exposure from reality TV.”

Now I’m probably not the best judge of what makes a good career choice, but are you kidding me? Going on a show to shake your ass in front of an aging rock star that hasn’t been relevant since the late 80’s wouldn’t be your best bet. Unless you wanted to go into porn. Or Valtrex ads. Or work at your parents bar back in Chicago after you were supposedly chosen as Bret’s “Rock of Love” last season.

My favorite part of the show is actually watching the girls on the show that think they’re going to live with Bret and have him fall in love with them. I’m sorry but if he didn’t choose to live with this 23 year old (also from Chicago), then you don’t have a chance.

Jes Rickleff

Especially the over 40 crowd. Quick suggestion: Don’t start telling this guy you’re in the process of going through a divorce right now or have been married 4 or 5 times. Miiiight not help your case.