Daily Archives September 23, 2010

Top Chef Just Desserts Recap: Are these challenges optional?

I’m going to have to make some changes to my Top Chef Just Desserts drinking game, because drinking the entire time is the only way I was able to get through this episode. Between the epileptic inducing intro, Tim going on about how he’s mama hen and then Seth crying about his mom, I had finished my first beer before we even got to the Quick Fire!

But something felt wrong because I realized this episode had an extra 15 minutes. Whenever that happens, something big happens in the show so I knew I had to wait, watch and grab another bottle. The candy themed Quick Fire was judged by Elizabeth Falkner – a world renowned pastry chef and a contestant on Top Chef Masters, so she knows what the pressure is like. So with a plethora of candy (including something like looked like multi-colored banana runts), the chefs were tasked to make a dish that celebrated penny candy and used some of the sugary confectionaries.

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