Top Chef D.C. Podcast, Ep. 10: The spy who fed me

For this episode of Top Chef: D.C., the themes throughout the show were spies, deception and mystery — leaving many of us viewers just plain mystified as to what was going on.

The Quickfire started out with a challenge we've seen before, the mystery box of ingredients, but then took a crazy turn when a guy dressed as a secret service agent came out and kept delivering box after box of new ingredients for the chefs to incorporate into their dishes. My head was spinning as much as the contestants' were (but mine was probably due to the mixing cold medicine and alcohol). In the end, guest judge, Wylie Dufresne, picked the best of the worst from the hominy/black garlic/squid/passion fruit/etc. monstrosities, and thankfully he chose someone other than Angelo, Mr. Burns (Alex) or Leah 2 (Amanda) as the winner.