Video: Top Chef All-Stars Recap

Dec 02, 2010

Join Food Editors Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick as they dissect the first episode of Bravo's 'Top Chef All-Stars.'

What did you think of the first episode? Do you agree with who was sent home? How do you think the season will turn out? Discuss that and more live.

How many times this season will we hear Tom ask if the chef tasted their food? Not tasting - quickest way to being sent to pack your knives

Anthony Bourdain on his blog talks about how he and Tom are usually wasted on Gin by the time they make their decisions about who is going home. How unprofessional is this. I have often wondered what makes someone eligible to become a judge. And Anthony's comments make me even more skeptical that these people take their job seriously and are worthy of judging others. I would love to see a top chef where the judges had to cook. I doubt any of them would do very well.

Are you bothered at all by all the product placement in Top Chef? It feels a little like a commercial. But still fun to watch!

While I adore Carla and Richard, I really want Jennifer Carroll to win. However, after last night's mediocre showing, I'm not sure she can wing it (which is surprising because she killed 3/4 of her season, until the end when she psyched herself out). Who's your number 1 pick?

I'm looking forward to see whether Tiffany, of "I'm not your bitch, bitch" fame, is going to be the same sore sport she was in Season 1. Your thoughts?

Also, what would YOU do with the $200,000 prize if you won the show?

Which of the All-Stars, do you think, has benefited the most from being on the show? Who's the most successful, and who will benefit most from the 200k cash prize?

In This Chat
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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