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Alexandra Martell

  1. Overnights
    Top Chef Finale Recap: We’re Gonna Jam Out With Our Clams OutWe’ve finally made it to the end!
  2. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Getting Warmer …It’s the second-to-last episode! (Probably? Maybe? Hopefully, anyway.)
  3. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Padma’ll Be Comin’ Round the MountainWe’re in the home stretch, but why are the chefs suddenly in Canada?
  4. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: There’s No Cryin’ in Fine Dinin’A previously eliminated chef comes back, and we lament the fact that this means the season will be even longer than it already is.
  5. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Party in the ParkYou really think you can win ‘Top Chef’ with a chicken-salad sandwich, huh?
  6. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Let’s Get WickedYour guests this week: Eric Ripert and… Charlize Theron?
  7. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: There’s Nothing Quite Like Restaurant WarsThey could really rename this show ‘Top Ego.’
  8. Taste Test
    The King of NYC’s Galette des RoisWhich French bakery makes the best king cake in the city?
  9. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: The PitsNine episodes in, we finally get a barbecue challenge!
  10. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: LaBelle of the BallThis week’s episode actually featured an interesting challenge for once.
  11. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: It’s Not Always the Best Chef Who Makes It to theThis week’s episode set a new record for fighting.
  12. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: I’m Gonna Need Someone to Look That Up on TheirTom thinks that maybe he picked the wrong finalists for this season.
  13. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: I Have a Spicy Personality“I don’t mosey in everyday life.”
  14. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: It Looks Like an Easter Basket Gone BadHere come the ‘Snakes on a Plane’ jokes. And a party!
  15. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Too Many Cooks on the Kitchen SetApparently “biggest season ever” means we’ll be dragging everything out as long as possible.
  16. Overnights
    Top Chef Premiere Recap: Butchering the ButchersGiddy up, pardners.
  17. Sandwiches
    No. 7 Sub’s Tyler Kord Taste-Tests New York’s New Chain-SandwichPitting New York newcomers Earl of Sandwich and Potbelly against one another.
  18. Top Chef
    Top Chef Wants You to Come Up With This Season’s QuickfiresWe’ve got some ideas to get your started.
  19. Truckin'
    The Cookie Parts of Coolhaus’ Free Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Worth the WaitThe city’s newest food truck picked the perfect weekend to offer free ice cream.
  20. Passover
    Grub Street’s Guide to New York’s Sweetest Passover DessertsFrom towering cakes to delicate truffles, flourless dessert options that go far beyond the supermarket macaroon.
  21. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a BrideThe finale version of Restaurant Wars went a lot better than the regular kind!
  22. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: If I Tried I Could Definitely Throw UpNot the finale!
  23. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Sour Grapes, Salty LosersLast night’s most true statement: “I don’t want to see Mike Isabella topless. And you don’t either.”
  24. Overnights
    Fit for a KingThe lead up to the lead up to the finale was on fire (literally).
  25. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: He Flicks His Boogers on MeGuess which two cheftestants are related!
  26. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: There Is Man Law, and There Is Chef Law“I could put you over my knee and whip your cute little ass,” quoth Paula Deen.
  27. Top Chef
    See a Photo of Top Chef’s Carla in Her Modeling Days [Updated]It is SO nineties chic.
  28. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Elmo Said My Cookie Looks Like Sh-tThe Muppets took a vacation from ‘Sesame Street’ to visit the chefs.
  29. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: We Actually Have a Beef-Tongue SongExperiments with sausage, NBC synergy, and Dale’s crush on Angelo.
  30. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: It Smells Like Marinara in the Walls“Get your guns ready, it’s an Italian challenge.”
  31. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: A Thumb in the EyeRestaurant Wars!
  32. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: The Professor and the Strange Italian Immigrant“We’re sitting in Marcel’s lap holding his rod.”
  33. Overnights
    Top Chef Recap: Nightmare on Eldridge StreetLet’s just say we’re glad none of the chefs actually serve dim sum in real life.
  34. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Too Many Tennis AnalogiesThis week’s episode got its shills confused, highlighting stuffing after Thanksgiving and the U.S. Open in the dead of winter.
  35. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: A Better Obsession Than Cocaine or HeroinThis week’s episode brought out the big guns: Michael White, David Chang, Wylie Dufresne, and David Burke.
  36. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Open SeasonWell, that elimination was a surprise.
  37. Top Chef
    Top Chef: All Stars Recap: A Trip Down Memory Lane, For Better or WorseSpike, Marcel, Richard, Carla, Jen … the gang’s all here!
  38. Top Chef
    Top Chef Finale Recap: It’s Just So SubjectiveThe season seven winner is crowned!
  39. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Woking It OutThe first half of the finale had our chefs cooking Singapore street food and catering yet another party.
  40. Top Chef
    Top Chef: Too Many Space Metaphors, Not Enough MusselsThe chefs hang out with Buzz Aldrin as the finalists are chosen.
  41. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Take Us Out of the Ball GameThe chefs have to cater a baseball game and, shockingly, arguments ensue.
  42. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: The Most Nightmarish Mystery-Box Challenge EverMystery ingredients galore and a trip to the CIA trip up the cheftestants.
  43. Top Chef
    Top Chef: Restaurant Wars!Everyone’s favorite challenge arrives, with Alex once again at the center of the drama.
  44. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Around the World in 60 MinutesThis week the chefs had to do quite a bit of international cooking.
  45. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Give Peas a ChanceDid Alex make a power play during ‘Power Lunch’ and steal Ed’s pea purée?
  46. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Duck Nuts and Boat RidesHow would you like to try a testicle marshmallow?
  47. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: You’ve Got CrabsA seafood challenge reminds one cheftestant of his STD.
  48. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: Needs More GlazeProduct placement continues as the chefs create a new signature dish for the Hilton.
  49. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: We’re Going on a Picnic!Last night’s episode included the great American traditions of pie, picnics, and promoting new shows.
  50. Top Chef
    Top Chef Recap: School’s OutThe cheftestants struggle to make lunch for 50 kids using a public-school budget.
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