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  1. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Then We Came to the EndTo the show’s credit, the winning chef was something of a surprise, but nothing controversial happened, nothing that will be discussed at the water cooler today.
  2. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Meet Me in the Mess HallIt doesn’t feel like the kind of episode that’s leading into a season finale so much as something that could have run in the third or fourth week.
  3. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Flunking OutPadma eating out of a petri dish is something that could only occur on a show of this caliber.
  4. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Put a Ring on It“This is poignant and makes me want to throw up in my mouth.”
  5. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Meals on Wheels“Most of the chefs are lazy and decide they’re not going to cook anything.”
  6. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: FriedPlus: a tip on where to find one of the best doughnuts in southern California.
  7. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Losin’ It“I’m pretty sure I just watched one of the Two Hot Tamales almost call me an asshole on TV.”
  8. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Curveballs in the Kitchen“Traci’s thinking it all sounds a little too easy, at which point Curtis assures everyone that, yes, it sounds a little too easy.”
  9. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: ‘In That Kitchen Was Divas’Plus: The salty-scallop man returns.
  10. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Extreme Makeover EditionDoes a top-to-bottom revamp make this show any better?
  11. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Was Right About ‘Top Chef’ All AlongThe Top Chef finale turned out to be all we had hoped, as the three remaining rivals were all allowed to make whatever they wanted for a blue-ribbon panel of judges.
  12. Back of the House
    Even Adam Platt Was Moved by Last Night’s ‘Top Chef’Last night’s penultimate Top Chef featured two enormously entertaining challenges.
  13. Back of the House
    Hung Earns Platt’s Reluctant Respect on ‘Top Chef’The final cut prior to the Top Chef finale was made last night, as the contestants came to New York to cook before the most august figures the show could muster.
  14. Back of the House
    Pain, Empathy, and Ennui Over Last Night’s ‘Top Chef’Unlike recent episodes, where nearly all produced hideous, inedible dishes, this one went pretty well.
  15. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Finally Gets His WishThe inevitable finally occurred on last night’s Top Chef.
  16. Back of the House
    The Gay Side of ‘Top Chef’ Comes OutThis week’s Top Chef was a good one, a do-over of last week’s failed restaurant openings.
  17. Back of the House
    Truces and Vanilla Candles Ruin This Week’s ‘Top Chef’On this week’s Top Chef, the contestants faced a Quickfire Challenge in which they were asked to make burgers for Daniel Boulud.
  18. Back of the House
    Platt Stands Up for the Latest ‘Top Chef’ Non-WinnerPadma lies and tells the contestants that they’re going to go out clubbing.
  19. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Finds the Moral in Last Night’s ‘Top Chef’After an inane “culinary bee,” the chefs were made to pair off and create frozen pasta dinners.
  20. Back of the House
    ‘Top Chef’ Biases Finally Out on the TableThis week’s Top Chef provided another opportunity for the contestants to humiliate themselves, a chance they took full advantage of.
  21. Back of the House
    Sternbergh Thinks There Are Too Many Locals on ‘Top Chef’Last night’s episode of Top Chef was a bloodbath.
  22. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Thought Micah From ‘Top Chef’ Was a Train WreckThe kicked-off cheftestant was barely done sniffling his/her good-byes when we were on Instant Messenger with our buddy, the acerbic Adam Platt, comparing notes.
  23. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Is Willing to Bet Against Howie on ‘Top Chef’This week’s episode was especially entertaining.
  24. Back of the House
    Josh DeChellis Gives the ‘Top Chef’ Contestants High MarksThis season, we’re planning on kibitzing about the show every week with a variety of fellow viewers, all of whom will help us to dissect that episode’s round of flashy dishes and behind-the-scenes treachery.