Top Chef Masters Podcast, Ep. 8: Gail Simmons wants to do what with that coconut jam?!


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This week on Top Chef Masters, we're down to five chefs: Rick Moonen, Susan Feniger, Marcus Samuelsson, Susur Lee, and Jonathan Waxman.

For the Quickfire the chef'testants went head-to-head in the 'Name That Ingredient' challenge, trying to outdo one another in identifying the number of ingredients in various sauces. It seemed that maybe some of the chefs need to get back to basics and re-take Sauces 101.

The Elimination challenge was not only a test of culinary prowess, but also a test to see how much the chefs could recall about ancient Greek mythology. Waxman compared Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, to Ariel's dad in The Little Mermaid, Susan confused Aphrodite with a mixture of other gods, and Susur simply had no clue what anyone was talking about. (He's Chinese, give him a break!) If this were a test, they would've gotten a C+ at best. But, alas, this challenge was about cooking, not ancient mythology, and the food that was inspired by their chosen deities turned out to be fit for the Top Chef Masters gods/critics — in all cases but one.

The best part of the episode was when Gail Simmons went all gooey over Susan's coconut jam and let everyone know just what she'd like to do with it (and I'm not talking about it's culinary use).

Want to know what happened? Well, then you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out.

Whether you watch the show or not, our review of it is topnotch snark and an all-around good time. Listen to us (attempt to) recap this episode and the hilarity that ensues.

Tune in to Bravo every Wednesday at 10 pm EST/9 pm C, check out our own live Tweets during the show (Jeff: @JeffHouck, Katie: @culinarypirate), and listen to our podcast here every week! (You can even download us on iTunes!) And if you missed an episode, you can now watch them on Hulu.

Check out our fellow Top Chef fanatics' blogs: Please Pack Your Knives And Go's hilarious notes from last night's episode, and All Top Chef gives us their uninhibited reactions.

Hear the hi-larious podcast after the break:

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