Articles for Top Chef Season 2

Originally aired on Wednesday, 11/22/2006Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: It‘s a Thanksgiving-themed show, but for half of the ten remaining chefs, there‘s not a whole heck of a lot for which to be grateful. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 10/25/2006Episode Rating: ** (2 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: The chefs have to set aside their individual competitive natures to work as teams for the first time. And - since this is Bravo TV - we have our first rule-breaking scandal! Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 10/18/2006 Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: Our new chefs arrive and we get a tasting menu of their personalities cooking styles, and quirks as they complete their first challenges. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 01/24/2007 Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: Our four finalists head to Hawaii to compete for the title "Top Chef," and face a major elimination challenge that will send two chefs packing.  Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 01/31/2007Episode Rating: ** (2 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: It‘s all over but the paprika-induced crying. Young bucks Ilan Hall and Marcel Vigernon square off to wow the judges with the "best meal" they‘ve ever prepared. Read more »
Lesson One: How to Wrestle Back Dignity from Utter Humiliation(You might think that reality television is one of the signs of the impending end of Western Civilization, BUT if you look closely enough, you can find some important life lessons. So, kids, here‘s One to Grow On...)What would a reality show be without a future-ruining humiliation for one of the participants? (Answer: a documentary.) Humiliation is the Holy Grail for producers, and most must hope against hope that if they leave the cameras on long enough, someone will do something jaw-droppingly stupid. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 11/01/2006 Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: This week‘s challenge throws some of the haute cuisine chefs for a loop as they need to create a dish for casual dining behemoth TGIF. The tension between fine dining and casual cooking also comes to a head as Betty loses it with arrogant Marcel. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 11/8/2006Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview:Once again, the chefs are forced to leave their comfort zone and work with odd ingredients and dietary restrictions. Whether it‘s by design or oversight, there‘s another rule-breaking scandal. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 11/15/2006 Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: The theme for this week is leftovers, and the chefs are challenged to create delicious offerings out of some less-than-desirable ingredients, with some less-than-stellar results. Read more »

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