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July 15, 2010

'Top Chef DC' analysis -- Review of Episode 5

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'Top Chef DC' analysis -- Review of Episode 5

Food editor Joe Yonan and deputy editor Bonnie Benwick offer their take on the fifth episode of Top Chef DC and take your questions and comments during a live video discussion.

Chat with the losing chef at 1:30.
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Joe Yonan

Joe Yonan is the editor of the Food section, where he also writes occasional feature stories and the monthly Cooking for One column. He is the author of "Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One," which will be published in spring 2011.

Bonnie Benwick

Bonnie Benwick is the deputy editor of the Food section.

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Food editor Joe Yonan and deputy editor Bonnie Benwick offer their take on the fifth episode of Top Chef DC and take your questions and comments during a live video discussion.

Chat with the losing chef at 1:30.
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Crimes Against Crabs

The way many of those "chefs" treated those beautiful blue crabs last night was a crime against the Chesapeake Bay. If the show were live, there would have been an uprising and they all would have been tossed out of our region. Did you have the same reaction? Are all chefs outside of our area really that unfamiliar with the anatomy of a crab?
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Elimination challenge

The chefs seemed to have a hard time working together. Were you surprised to see Tim sent home when it seemed like the judges were harder on Amanda and Stephen's dishes? And have you ever visited that sustainable farm in Virginia?

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Angelo

Is the editing of the show making him look like a creep? I hope so. The guy seems sincere (and a bit arrogant) but I like the guy. What do you think of his antics?
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WaPo TC power rankings

Who's ahead in the WaPo Top Chef power rankings?

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