Saturday, November 8, 2008
Count down to "Top Chef"
Top Chef in New York! Season 5 premieres this Wednesday, November 12, 10 pm EST. I cannot wait; 16 challenges! What is a chef? In Tom Colicchio (Top Chef judge) words, a chef is a boss; leadership. How intriguing. I had thought of a chef as one scouting out the most fresh, ingredients, using them in new, unique (and old) ways; creating recipes and menus; and, preparing food with stunning presentation. I had not thought of a top chef in context of running the whole kitchen and all that it entails. Watch this video for the almost upon us season's contestants catch phrases. I really like Daniel's "Wack-a!" and Patrick's enthusiastic, "I'm going to be cooking with the flames on high!" And, I love Lauren's, "Everything we learned in college we are now putting into action in the real world, so it's CIA- College In Action." I hope they have a blast chopping and dicing in Manhattan before they hear Padma's, "Pack your knives and go." Every Wednesday will be a way good TV watching day!