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#1 huiray

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

Top Chef Season 12 will be in Boston.

 

http://www.bravotv.c...2-is-heading-to

http://www.bostonglo...nOcN/story.html

http://eater.com/arc...e-in-boston.php


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

More Gail, less Padma please


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#3 Shelby

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:56 AM

I was just wondering the other day if they had picked a city yet.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:39 AM

Call me jaded but I think what city they're in only matters to the producers and whatever deal/money they can squeeze out of the respective city's leaders for bringing the show to that city.

Besides, once they're in that city it doesn't mean they're going to stay there. How many seasons have we heard "Pack your knives...we're off to Cuba! (or whatever island getaway deal they can finagle)"?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

Lets see... Lobster roll quickfire...New England Boiled Dinner challenge...chowder quickfire....clam bake challenge....


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:53 AM

ive never seen this show.  thats not good nor bad

 

lets see an Indian Pudding throwdown.

 

maybe that's another show .....

 

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Smackdown  ??


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#7 Shalmanese

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:35 AM

Besides, once they're in that city it doesn't mean they're going to stay there. How many seasons have we heard "Pack your knives...we're off to Cuba! (or whatever island getaway deal they can finagle)"?

 

Um, every season. That's the basic structure of the show. I'm honestly surprised that anyone is still surprised about this.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:38 AM

Isn't that what he said?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:28 PM

I hope Emeril is a host/judge since he's from Fall River.

 

I hope they have to make baked beans to be judged by a bunch of home cooks famous for their beanpot suppers.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:01 AM

I wonder if they will make a foray out to, oh, say, Cape Cod...or Marblehead...and there might be (I wonder) something involving "scrod" and/or the "No Name Restaurant". :-)

 

ETA: It would be interesting if they went to East Cambridge as well and did a "Portuguese in Cambridge" segment.  Or had a "night out" at Ryles - and sampled their cocktails (like their "Orgasm" - which they had at the time I lived there) and took in the Jazz there, the place where many Jazz bands and musicians cut their teeth...


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#11 annabelle

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:27 AM

That would be interesting.  I imagine they're going to spend most of their time in the Back Bay restaurants with lots of establishing shots of the Charles River and maybe a trip to Fenway Park.

 

Hopefully Eric Ripert will be there so he can get prissy about how messy ballpark food is again.  That's always a good time.


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#12 huiray

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:32 PM

More Gail, less Padma please

 

Doubt we'll see much less of Padma.  But perhaps, just perhaps, Richard Gere might turn up as a guest judge or something...



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

Hey, I like Padma. So what if she's a little toasted some of the time.
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:01 AM

Aside from that, there's this:

 

#314 MAY 10, 2014  Inside Top Chef with Top Model Host Padma Lakshmi

 

Padma_Kitchen_0157_CharlesThompson.jpg Photo Credit
Charles Thompson

 

It is unusual for a beautiful TV host, actress, Versace model, and author to also be thoughtful, world-traveled, and a certified intellectual. I discovered that Padma Lakshmi is all of those things in an America's Test Kitchen Radio interview. One of her most beautiful (her word) images is of being thrown through the window of her parents' car in a terrible crash in California as a teenager—floating through the air in slow motion. But she also loves her work at Top Chef and describes what she looks for in a winner; someone who has to come from behind and struggles to make it to the top. As for dinner with Confucius (she also wanted to invite Cleopatra and Muhammad Ali), I hope that she will give me a ring and an invite too!



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:32 PM

Oops, I mean to add this part as well:

 

"Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef, is beautiful, speaks 5 languages, was married to writer Salman Rushdie, and wishes she could invite Confucius and Cleopatra over for dinner."



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:57 AM

More about Padma from Christopher Kimball:

 

 

 

 

Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef, is beautiful, speaks 5 languages, was married to writer Salman Rushdie, and wishes she could invite Confucius and Cleopatra over for dinner

#314 MAY 10, 2014  Inside Top Chef with Top Model Host Padma Lakshmi

Padma_Kitchen_0157_CharlesThompson.jpg Photo Credit
Charles Thompson

It is unusual for a beautiful TV host, actress, Versace model, and author to also be thoughtful, world-traveled, and a certified intellectual. I discovered that Padma Lakshmi is all of those things in an America's Test Kitchen Radio interview. One of her most beautiful (her word) images is of being thrown through the window of her parents' car in a terrible crash in California as a teenager—floating through the air in slow motion. But she also loves her work at Top Chef and describes what she looks for in a winner; someone who has to come from behind and struggles to make it to the top. As for dinner with Confucius (she also wanted to invite Cleopatra and Muhammad Ali), I hope that she will give me a ring and an invite too!



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:47 PM

Shooting has begun.

 

http://www.bostonglo...cZRJ/story.html



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

Lets see... Lobster roll quickfire...New England Boiled Dinner challenge...chowder quickfire....clam bake challenge....

 

...and then off to New Orleans or Hawaii for the finale.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:27 AM

You'd think they'd save the travel budget and just go back to New York.

 

I hope they have to cook for the Crewing Team at Harvard. 



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 12:55 PM

 Apparently one of the locations they will shooting at is Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA.  Probably doing some sort of early settlers / Native Americans challenge.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

You'd think they'd save the travel budget and just go back to New York.

 

I hope they have to cook for the Crewing Team at Harvard. 

 

They're not really saving anything since the contestants go home in between the regular season and the finale.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

That's right.  I had forgotten about that since I didn't even bother to watch more than one episode of the last installment.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

I just don't get it.

I happened to hear Gail Simmons this morning doing a radio interview to promote the upcoming "Top Chef: Boston" and she said she's a vegetarian! She says she does eat fish/seafood but not meat. 
How do you judge all of the dishes the chef-contestants make when you can't eat some of the ingredients? :blink:


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#24 huiray

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:25 AM

She's a vegetarian?  Huh.  V-E-R-Y good question about how she can judge all those meat dishes or meat-stock containing dishes etc etc etc, then.  Maybe she just chews it a bit and tastes it but doesn't swallow and spits out everything that has meat in it?  Would that satisfy the "requirements" for vegetarianism?

 

Someone should ask her about it.


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#25 gfweb

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:33 AM

Hmmm.

Maybe Tom tells her how to vote.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:36 AM

I would think, not knowing anything about these shows  (   :blink:   )  that they are scripted. 



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:13 AM

Some chit-chat about Padma-Tom-Gail-Hugh sightings in town.

 

http://www.bostonglo...xdFI/story.html

http://bostinno.stre...ning-in-boston/


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:17 AM

I don't 'get' Hugh Acheson.  I saw him as a contestant on one of the Food Net cooking shows a couple years ago and then all of a sudden he's a judge?   I've obviously missed something here.  And the reason I even care is that I've always thought he was über creepy.


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#29 huiray

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:16 AM

Hugh Acheson has been around for a few years and has some experience and some chops, IMO.  Two-time James Beard winner (for a cookbook as well as Best Chef SE; also a Food & Wine Best Chef)  He has 4 restaurants and is opening has just opened a new one in Savannah.  Etc etc.  

 

I also find his blogs on Top Chef to be amongst the best blogs on the show around.  Droll.  Dryly hilarious.  Creepy?  Not in the least, to me anyway.  He is also not afraid to challenge and contradict Tom Colicchio on TC - a definite plus, IMO.

 

:smile:

 

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Hugh_Acheson

http://hughacheson.com/


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, he's a little creepy in an undefinable way at times.  But his food looks good.


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