Top Chef Masters Podcast, Episode 5: "Miniaturize Me"

For the elimination challenge, the chefs had to cook three courses for 100 crazed Top Chef fans at a cocktail party. Luckily, those three courses were to be mini dishes, so the task at hand turned out to not be as daunting after all. Chiarello flirted his way through it, whilst Nils Noren defended smoking his dessert dish (because they smoke a lot of things in Sweden, right?).

Highlights: Jay Rayner comparing panna cotta to womens breasts (or was it the other way around?), Gael not being too keen on "lawn cuttings" in her dessert, fishsticks jokes, and our new theme song, as done by Wayne Garcia.


Download the new episode here.

Tune back in next week for rants, raves and reviews on the latest episode of Top Chef!

This week, our podcast team was sans Jeff Houck, but we were delighted to have PoHo writer Wayne Garcia join in on the fun (and he gave us a new theme song). Otherwise, it was the regular crew of Taylor, Stephen, and myself (Katie).

In this episode, the master chefs had to put a spin on a junk food dish for their Quickfire challenge, and everyone loved Michael Chiarello's (former Food Network chef) balls - fish balls, that is. We in the studio also chatted about our fondness for fishsticks.

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