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Wednesday's Top Chef was a bittersweet one for Josh Valentine. Hours after his wife gave birth to their first child, daughter Georgia, the Dallas-based chef was eliminated one round shy of the final. "I wanted to win and [have] the happy ending, but it didn't work out that way," he tells "But I got a better happy ending. [Georgia's] an absolute doll." Josh got the boot for his ill-conceived foie gras torchon, a dish that normally takes days to do that he tried to make in a few hours. Why did he shoot so high?

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