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  1. Afternoon Links: Inauguration Potpourri, Phoenix's Uncomfortable ...

    Tess Lynch

    We learned a lot today. How to spell "inauguration" (though I'd like to keep "Anoguracetion" as a beautiful name for my future daughter). How to wear the "fringe [that's] the talk of the town — and the world." How to express excitement with a w...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  2. Top Chef Masters Season 4 Finale

    Tess Lynch

    The Top Chef Masters finale happened, and here is my gripe: As with this season of MasterChef, the finalists were made up of one person who had been slaying it all competition (in the case of MC this was Christine, who was, incidentally, blind) and o...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. Top Chef Masters Season 4, Episode 9, 'Old School, New School'

    Tess Lynch

    Last week, the remaining chefs were subjected to the "foodie flash mob" picnic Diner en Blanc and its attendant mimes and critics. Cosentino's terrine scored him the win, while Patricia's high-concept beefy jam–and–flatbread combo got her...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  4. Top Chef Masters Season 4, Episode 8: 'Foodie Flash Mob'

    Tess Lynch

    There are four chefs left in the Top Chef Masters competition, and none of them are Takashi. He was knocked out last week by Patricia Yeo; I remind you of this because it was so painful that I assume you drank yourself into a coma that night in pursu...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  5. Top Chef Masters Season 4, Episode 7: 'Culinary Knock Out'

    Tess Lynch

    Last week's episode of Top Chef Masters marked the departure of Art Smith and a farewell to his many variations on biscuits and dressing. It also was the point at which the enamel started to crack on the Le Creuset casserole of inter-chef relationshi...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. Top Chef Masters Season 4, Episode 6: 'Thai One On'

    Tess Lynch

    I have nothing to complain about this week: Last night's Top Chef Masters was a good one. There was arguing, passive-aggression, a couple of great guest judges, and a damn near impossible elimination challenge (throwing together a Thai restaurant in ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  7. Top Chef Masters Season 4, Episode 5: 'Holly Madison's Pool Party...

    Tess Lynch

    Last week on Top Chef Masters, Clark went away, exiled back to Maine or perhaps to star in a Christopher Guest movie because his hairstyle sends him right to the front of the casting line. We're now down to seven, which would normally imply that more...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  8. Top Chef Masters, Season 4, Episode 4: 'Grand Canyon Cookout'

    Tess Lynch

    Last week's bitchy griddle has been replaced by the shut-up-your-bitch-face awe of the Grand Canyon, vegetarians (the B-52s; according to Art, their diet is common knowledge), and a group of somewhat reserved — and impeccably dressed — Na...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  9. Top Chef Masters Season 4, Episode 3: 'What Would Brian Boitano E...

    Tess Lynch

    To punish me for rooting for Chris Cosentino last week, the gods sent the gentle citizens of Yorba Linda 30 earthquakes over the course of 24 hours. I'm sorry, Yorba Linda. I did that. So let me begin by saying that Chris Cosentino was really tacky t...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. Top Chef Masters Episode 2: Cake Disasters

    Tess Lynch

    There is something sort of melancholy about Top Chef Masters. Maybe it's because Curtis Stone axes the contestants so casually in comparison to Padma Lakshmi's Pieta-like "Pack your knives and go," or maybe it's just because there are more seasoned v...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  11. The American Cooking Show Boom: Why We Watch

    Tess Lynch

    The past few years have been tough, and so it makes sense that we have sought comfort in adult footed pajamas, bacon, butter, and remaining in our romantic relationships even when the box has been open so long that they're as stale as cardboard nugge...

    Blog | December 16, 2011