Top Chef

  1. Episode 14 The Final Plate
    Top Chef Season-Finale Recap: The Promise of Greatness The competitors battle it out on one final meal, a four-course progressive dinner for all the marbles.
  2. Episode 13 Cactus Makes Perfect
    Top Chef Recap: Tucson Time After studying the culture and traditions of Tucson, the chefs are focused and ready to push through the few remaining obstacles.
  3. Episode 12 We’re On a Boat
    Top Chef Recap: Last Call in Houston The final challenge in Houston brings out nerves in everyone, but one chef in particular rises to the occasion.
  4. Episode 11 Family Vacation
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Son of a Beach A perfectly timed family challenge finally brings out a little personality in our competitors.
  5. Episode 10 Dinner in Zero Gravity
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Interstellar Inspiration We’ve gone so many episodes without a single “Houston, we have a problem” joke, but tonight’s the night with an inspiring NASA challenge.
  6. Episode 9 Freedmen’s Town
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Heart and Soul Food I’m sure Padma is relieved to focus on veggies after a season full of beef and chili and queso and over-the-top decadence.
  7. Episode 8 Restaurant Wars
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Smell Ya Later Jackson’s big secret is finally revealed.
  8. Episode 7 Swallow The Competition
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Life Finds a Way There’s no denying that the focus on culturally specific challenges has been a pleasure to watch.
  9. Episode 6 Texas Trailblaze-Hers
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Ladies Night An episode of Top Chef that Jo March would have thoroughly enjoyed.
  10. Episode 5 Don’t Mess With BBQ
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: BBQ Beatdown Barbecuing in Texas is a nerve-racking business for our chefs.
  11. Episode 4 Doppelgängers
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Seeing Double The best challenge yet inspires the chefs to think differently and makes for a fun episode.
  12. Episode 3 Noodles and Rice and Everything Nice
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: A Night (Market) on the Town For the first time this season, the chefs are judged individually in a challenge designed to expand their idea of Houston cooking.
  13. Episode 2 Friday Night Bites
    Top Chef: Houston Recap: Clear Plates, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose Decadence and football are celebrated in the Top Chef kitchen this week.
  14. Episode 1 Primal Instincts
    Top Chef: Houston Season-Premiere Recap: Primal Fear A roster full of talented contestants and a demanding opening challenge kick off Top Chef: Houston with an impressive premiere.

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  7. apologies
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