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Rick Bayless wins near-perfect Top Chef Masters as Vegas season throws out twists

Top Chef Masters ended its first season perfectly last night, with the three remaining chefs–Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, and Hubert Keller–creating four-course meals based upon their lives as chefs. Rick Bayless, who owns Topolobampo, a restaurant in Chicago “that’s a favorite of the Obamas,” won the $100,000 prize for his charity, the Frontera Farmer Foundation. …

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Top Chef Vegas debuts as Masters ends its great run; Padma says, “I don’t know how many seasons I have”

Bravo’s now-marquee reality show ends its spin-off and debuts its sixth season tonight in back-to-back episodes. First, Top Chef Las Vegas debuts in its new timeslot at 9 p.m. ET with a cast of 17, slightly older chefs that includes two brothers. After that, Top Chef Masters concludes at 10:15; a marathon of its entire …

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Top Chef Masters is surprisingly delicious, Next Food Network Star is very satisfying, and Chopped is just filler

Usually, copycat shows tend to suck, but two food competitions on cable networks have done an excellent job of taking Top Chef‘s format to new levels, starting with a spin-off of that show, while an older food competition series has gotten even better with time. When Top Chef Masters was announced, I was extremely skeptical: …

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Top Chef Masters cast announced; guest judges include Lost producers, Neil Patrick Harris

Bravo has announced the format and cast of Top Chef Masters, its spin-off series that’s a competition between world-renowned chefs. The network previously announced the series’ new host and judges. The competition is for charity–the winner gets $100,000 for his or her charity–and will unfold over 10 episodes starting in June. Bravo’s press release reveals …

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