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Top Chef All-Stars ends as Richard Blais beats Mike Isabella; Carla Hall is fan favorite

Top Chef All-Stars concluded last night and crowned season four runner-up Richard Blais its winner. He defeated Mike Isabella after each opened their own restaurant, and produced “the best food we’ve had in any finale,” as Tom Colicchio said. Gail Simmons echoed that: “They gave us two meals unlike any we have ever had before,” …

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Top Chef has “standard” sexual harassment education to deal with gender gap effects

Top Chef educates its contestants about sexual harassment to ensure that the men and women living and working in the same space treat each other well, according to a fascinating Yahoo! Shine report that examines the show’s gender gap. The site reports that the “‘boys club’ in the house started to fray some of the …

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Top Chef judges begged producers for an hour to let them keep the final five

Top Chef All Stars didn’t eliminate anyone last week, deciding that all of the final five chefs . It was pretty obvious that would happen from the very start of the episode–everyone kept saying they’d be cut to four, and it was just a little much–and it was also unprecedented. Considering the incredibly minor things …

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Fabio discusses his booger in a hilarious blog post, video; get beef tongue song as a ringtone

If you thought it was hilarious watching Top Chef All-Stars contestant Fabio Viviani pronounce “burger” last night (“booger,” he said sometimes; “boo-grr” and “bour-ger” other times), just wait until you read and watch his comments on the episode. Meanwhile, another comedic high point of the episode was the winning chefs’ song about beef tongue, which …

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