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Top Chef Wants You to Come Up With This Season's Quickfires

Season 8's only good Quickfire.

Season 8's only good Quickfire.Photo: BravoTV

If we could make one complaint about Top Chef (we know, just one), it would be that recent Quickfires have jumped the shark. For example, how can you bring Paula Deen on as a guest judge and not have the contestants make a butter-based dish? We can only remember one Quickfire that we liked from season eight, and that's only because Muppets were involved.

It seems we're not the only ones complaining, because Tom, Padma, and Gail have put out a call for you — yes, you — to come up with a Quickfire for season nine, filming in a top-secret location Texas. Tweet your ideas at @bravotopchef now (apparently they're doing this while they film) with the hashtag #TCQuickfire. If they pick your idea, we will brag about you all over our recap of that episode. And if you're stuck for ideas, here are a few to get you started:

  • Make a Lunchable.
  • Make a haute doughnut that doesn't use foie gras.
  • Armadillo meat for everyone!
  • Figure out how we can make cookies in this Texas humidity without turning the oven on.
  • Make a whole-animal feast in 45 minutes.

Your turn. Good luck!

Tom and Padma Need Your Tweets! [BravoTV: The Dish]

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