Did Ty-Lör Boring think he was going to get eliminated during Top Chef's Restaurant Wars? No, but he doesn't have any objections to it. "The only thing I really remember is that Restaurant Wars is probably the worst service ever I have had in 20 years of cooking in 16 countries on four continents. It was just a very intense situation," he tells TVGuide.com. "And I remember thinking if I got sent home for that, then it would've been accordingly. And I was. There was no way to recover from it." The Brooklyn-based chef was dinged for underseasoning two dishes, but he doesn't think that was the boys team's most egregious error.
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10. Best Silent Killer: When it came time for the jury to have at the final three Survivor: South Pacific contestants, the most vicious commentary of all comes from an unexpected source —Whitney — the sweet Southern belle. "Albert, you're sleazy," she says. "Coach, you used Christianity to manipulate your whole tribe. And Sophie? You're the most condescending person I've ever met." Are you sure about that, Whitney? Because that condescending person managed to snare enough votes to win.
9. Most Biting Remark: Top Chef delivers a Christmas miracle, or perhaps just a case of...
What are the holidays without great food? TVGuide.com has gathered some of the best chefs, including Rachael Ray, Tom Colicchio, Ted Allen, Tyler Florence and Michael Symon, to tell us their favorite holiday cooking memories, how to put a twist on a traditional recipe, and their biggest tips for a successful feast. So make sure to watch all our videos below and tell us which dishes you plan on making throughout the holiday season!
Was it karma that sent Heather Terhune packing from Top Chef? After weeks of verbally assaulting Beverly, she was booted for her disastrous Beef Stroganoff the same day that her frenemy placed in the top three in both the Quickfire and Elimination challenges. "I think it was all me, nothing else," Heather tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't cook the meat properly and I have no one and nothing to blame but myself." But the Chicago-based chef knows the story line couldn't have been scripted any better. "[Beverly] does well and the villain leaves!" So what exactly was the deal between the two of them? Find out below.
What is Rachael Ray's best tip for cooking during the holiday season?
"Keep it simple and don't take it too seriously," she tells TVGuide.com.
VIDEO: Top Chef's Hung makes us his favorite holiday meal
In the second video from our Holiday Eats series, Ray and other celebrity chefs, including Tom Colicchio and Michael Symon, explain the best way to prepare a big holiday meal without getting stressed out.
Steak-gate hit Top Chef when Lindsay fired Ty-Lor's steaks too early, but it was Whitney Otawka's undercooked potato gratin that sent her packing and bought Ty-Lor another day. Not she has any problem with that. "Ty should not have gone home for the steaks," Whitney tells TVGuide.com. "So many people were working on them and there was bad communication, and it wasn't his fault that they were fired early. I deserved to go." The Georgia-based chef knew the writing was on the wall as soon as Tom Colicchio said his potatoes were raw. So what went wrong? And how was she not aware they were undercooked? Read on.
Keith Rhodes became the first to pack his knives and go on Top Chef: Texas after he used flour tortillas in his enchilada instead of corn tortillas and, most unforgivably, bought pre-cooked shrimp for teammate Lindsay. The North Carolina-based chef admits the purchase was "not the best decision," but thinks things could've turned out differently had Lindsay and Sarah not thrown him under the bus and "kept rolling over me" by harping about the shrimp at Judges' Table. But why did he buy the shrimp in the first place? Read on.
Is bigger better? 5 things to know about Top Chef: Texas
Why did you buy the pre-cooked shrimp? Was it really a money issue?
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14. Biggest Hair-Raising Moment: Just when we had gotten kinda, sorta comfortable with the American Horror Story players — Dr. Charles makes Franken-babies, Constance is the worst mother ever, Rubber Man impregnates attractive homeowners — a mystery pair of hands make an ...
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As we all know, everything is bigger in Texas — and that includes Top Chef.
Top Chef heads to Texas for Season 9
The Emmy-winning series hits the Lone Star State for Season 9 — bigger than ever before with an unprecedented 29 cheftestants. That's not the only difference this season though. Here are five things to know before you saddle up for the premiere (Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo):
Fabio Viviani fielded his share of TV show pitches the last few years — including one with Bravo that never came to fruition — but the endlessly quotable Top Chef alum finally joined forces with Yahoo!, not a network, to launch his Italian-cooking series Chow Ciao. "[With the previous TV pitches] I was kind of put on the spot for doing content for the network rather than be myself," Viviani tells TVGuide.com. "Once Yahoo! approached me, they just asked me to be me." The 3-to-5 minute episodes, part of Yahoo!'s new slate of online shows, go live every Monday and features Viviani demonstrating his favorite dishes, which, of course do not include burgers (or "boor-gers"). Find out what else you can expect from the series, if Viviani will pop on Top Chef again, and how his beloved turtle is doing.