"Everyone has to pretend they’re intimidated to serve the VIP Chase Sapphire cardholders, which is just the cutest thing you ever did see."
For $2,500, Lakshmi will pick out your cinnamon sticks.
"When Dr. John clarifies that 'hip tang' is the main element he seeks, Padma says, 'I understand,' and the wonderful thing is that she totally does."
"Teams of four will cook a potluck-style dinner for some jazz types at Kermit Ruffins's restaurant. This seems like an easy one to ace; jazz people are notorious stoners."
"Would you believe me if I told you 'suck my dick' were among the first words spoken in tonight’s Top Chef?"
Chive-pretzel pork dumplings for all.
"This week's guest celebrity is none other than Glee's Lea Michele, so of course they cut right to gay contestants Travis and Bene ..."
Nina feels a rivalry with Michael because they both wear hairstyles that make them look like they're playing Lucy in a repertory-theater production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
"I really have it in for truffles, you guys."
"This is the age of deconstruction. Go nuts, young chef. Put a Jolly Rancher and a quail egg on a small pile of hay, and let Padma figure it out."
"The ice in this dashi is the ricin in the last few episodes of 'Breaking Bad': You know that sh-t is coming back. "
The show debuts its New Orleans-set season tonight.
Gail Simmons is there!
"Last night was episode nine in this incredible series, and things are seriously getting so down to the wire I've stopped wearing pants altogether while viewing."
Estimates put the worth of Magical Elves somewhere between $80 and $100 million.
The Top Chef food truck will hit Manhattan on October 1.
"It ruled. They should do that on every show."
The show premieres on October 2.
"Ready, set, gumbo," as they say.