- Network: Bravo
- Series Premiere Date: Mar 8, 2006
- Summary: The reality show brings 17 contestants together to compete for the title of Top Chef in the nation's capitol.
- Genre(s): Reality, Game Show, Food & Cooking
- Season 7 premiere date: Jun 16, 2010
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Unlike shows that rely on flamboyant judges for much of their color, Top Chef has mostly risen and fallen on the personality and skills of the contestants. So it's off to a good start this time around.
Chef remains the model for cook-off competitions, balancing casual insight into culinary art with psychological snapshots of the aspiring chefs. This recipe can't be improved on.
I just don't root for any of them, nor can I seem to work up the froth required to root against them. It's never been about how well they cook; it's about how well they cook with cameras around.
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