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Bravo Whips Up Second Season of Top Chef: Just Desserts

Top Chef Just Desserts

Bravo has picked up a second season of Top Chef spinoff Just Desserts.

The network announced the renewal Thursday, along with a nationwide casting call for both... read more

VIDEO: How Just Desserts' Judges Gail and Johnny Can Stomach All Those Sweets

Gail Simmons, Johnny Iuzzini

If you ever wondered how Just Desserts judges Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini manage to consume boatloads of rich, decadent sweets in one sitting during production, the answer is... well, cut back on real food. The only problem, says Simmons, is that just eating dessert isn't so good for you. "At night when we'd finish, I'd realize I didn't put anything in my mouth that has actual nutritional value to it," she says. "And at the end, I'd be craving so much saltiness. ... I don't have Johnny's metabolism." Burger and fries after dessert? Sign us up.

Check out Just Desserts recaps

In this video, Simmons and Iuzzini talk about the first time they met, and how he confessed to her that he had a little crush. Aw.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Exclusive: Top Chef Brings On the All-Stars

Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi

Time to break out the big knives! Bravo tells TV Guide Magazine exclusively that the upcoming eighth season of Top Chef will serve up an all-star cast. Eighteen familiar faces — all of them runners-up from previous seasons — are returning hungry for a shot at redemption in the culinary capital of the world: New York City.

Tune in tonight, Sept. 22, for the Top Chef DC reunion special (9/8c, Bravo), when host Andy Cohen will divulge the entire cast, including several fan faves... read more

Top Chef: Just Desserts Recap: Pastry-making is crazy-making

"People view the world of pastries as magical and sweet ..."

"But being a pastry chef is not all fondant and frosting ..."

Cut to swearing — lots and lots of swearing. To hear the contestants on Top Chef's sweets-centered spinoff Just Desserts tell it, pastry chefs are the worst kind of temperamental artiste — Type-A, anal retentive, extra catty. They're responsible for a meal's grand finale, from candied confections to decadent showstoppers, so cross them at your peril.

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Gail Simmons on Top Chef: Just Desserts: "There's a Lot of Strategy and Sabotage"

Johnny Iuzzini and Gail Simmons

Wondering how Top Chef: Just Desserts will differ from its predecessor besides catering to those with a sweet tooth? Think over-the-top, über-Type A cheftestants.

Check out clips of Just Desserts

"Pastry chefs are so precise and so exacting [that] it really does come out in their personalities," host and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons says. "And they're artists, so with that comes a lot of drama. ... I mean, there's a lot of strategy and sabotage, and what's amazing is ... read more

Top Chef Goes to Washington

Padma Lakshmi

What's the one thing Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is craving nowadays?

"A good night's sleep," says the new mom of 3-month-old daughter Krishna Thea. Too bad that's about ...
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Gail Simmons: Top Chef Masters Meets Modern Family

Gail Simmons

If Top Chef Masters' first season had you salivating, Season 2 (premiering Wednesday at 11/10c on Bravo) is sure to kick your cravings into high gear.

TVGuide.com caught up with the show's newest judge, Top Chef's Gail Simmons, to find out if she'll be harsher on the renowned cheftestants and to get the scoop on an upcoming challenge involving the Modern Family cast. Plus: See why she thinks her new culinary competition series, Just Desserts, will give fans ... read more

Top Chef Masters Announces Season 2 Competitors and Guests

Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters will welcome back six Season 1 competitors along with 16 fresh faces for its upcoming second season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Among those vying for the coveted title of Top Chef Master will be Graham Elliot Bowles, Wylie Dufresne, Ludo Lefebvre, Rick Moonen, Mark Peel and Jonathan Waxman, all of whom came up short during last summer's inaugural season. New contestants include Jody Adams, Sunsur Lee, Debbie Gold and Marcus Samuelsson. (See the full cast below.)

The show will welcome back judges Gael Greene, James Oseland and Jay Rayner as well as... read more

Bravo's New Lineup: A Top Chef Spin-Off, More Bethenny Frankel and More

Gail Simmons

Top Chef: Just Desserts just got a little sweeter.

Longtime Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has been named the host of the upcoming spin-off, expected to premiere later this year. The culinary competition's first spin-off, Top Chef Masters, will return for a second season on... read more

"Finale" Part 2

There you have it baby! A thrilling end to a thrilling season of Top Chef. Unpredictable until the last 15 minutes, we saw twists and turns that at least I was not expecting. And we got a live reveal of the winner to finish it all up. For the finale, the chefs were at the Aspen Mountain Lodge, which costs more than $100,000 to be a member of. That's five zeros my friends. I don't know what's there, but for that much money, I'd expect naked women, bacon in my hand every time I snap my fingers and um… naked women. I mentioned that twice, didn't I? Hey, it's $100,000 — there better be a ton of naked women. Coincidentally, the winner of Top Chef gets $100,000, too. As is usually the case with the last episode, the chefs are told to make their best meal ever for the judges. They needed to come up with three courses and hand the menu to Tom. I like the handing-the-menu-to-Tom thing, as it forces the chefs to stick to their initial game plans and not go to plan C when their foam ... read more

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