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Watch It with Us: 'Top Chef Masters' Ep. 7: Let the Competition Begin

As much as we love the cool grace under pressure and kitchen camaraderie all the master chefs have exhibited so far this season, we're hoping for a little more intensity and, dare we say, drama, as we head into the Champion's Round tonight with master chefs Hubert Keller, Suzanne Tracht, Rick Bayless, Anita Lo, Michael Chiarello, and Art Smith. Perhaps the producers have the same thing in mind, as tonight's Mise En Place Relay Race sounds like an excellent way to ratchet up the intensity. If you're planning on watching tonight's episode of Top Chef Masters, join us here in the comments at 10 pm ET. Who are you betting on to win it all? PS: We're also loving... More

'Top Chef Masters' Host Kelly Choi: 'Food Bloggers Are Mean'

"The whole idea of blogging about let’s say a new restaurant opening and really cutting down on them—if there’s anything really negative, the form of being anonymous and doing it rampantly is cowardly. There’s definitely a place for constructive critique, but every now and then you come across a review for a restaurant, meal or service that’s just biting, and that’s really uncool. I don’t see it too often, but if you have a real complaint and if you feel that strongly, I hope that person expressed that in the restaurant. You can say anything if you do it nicely." [True/Slant]... More

Meet Kelly Choi, Host of 'Top Chef Masters'

Time Out New York is reporting that Kelly Choi will host Bravo's new Top Chef Masters show. Choi, a former Ford model, is the host of local NYC food show Eat Out New York and of Secrets of New York. Get an idea of what she likes to eat in this interview with Grub Street, check out her Wikipedia page, or watch her in action in these video clips from her show. According to Eater, Top Chef Masters "unites some of the brightest stars in the world of food, award-winning, widely-renowned Chefs who will compete against each other in a series of weekly challenges."... More

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