April 6, 2006

"Top Chef."

I wasn't planning to like this show, but now I've bonded with it. I loved the tasting challenges this week -- where the contestants, blindfolded, had to taste 20 little servings of various ingredients -- both the official one with the classy ingredients and the unofficial junk food party version. Asian tree fruit! Whoppers!

The contestants have taken shape as real characters. I love the ultra nervous Dave. He's the Andrae, with all that emotion and crying. And Stephen can be counted on to say something absurdly arrogant at any moment. He's the Santino. Tiffani's the Chloe. Lee Anne is the Kara. Howard's the Daniel...

3 comments:

Dave said...

How do you plan to like a show?

Jim Hu said...

I'm watching it too, but I don't like it as much as Runway, even though I like food much more than fashion. Some thoughts on the show, including why Tom Colicchio is no Tim Gunn here.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, it's nowhere near as good as PR.