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Top Chef Masters: Episode 9

Only four masters remained on last night's episode of Top Chef Masters. The best part was when the Top Chef alum showed up! Did you watch? To discuss the episode,


  1. Doesn't Rick Bayless's beard kinda remind you of Spencer Pratt's?
  2. What do you think of Anito Lo?
  3. How is your palette? Could you name those dishes?
  4. Which ex-Top Chef contestant would you pick to be your sous chef?
  5. Who was out of line: Dale or Chiarello?
  6. How hot is Hubert Keller?
  7. Who do you think will win?


AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
1-Only a rat reminds me of Pratt 2-More or less 3-Not that good, I think I woulda got PB and hoisin 4-Fabio 5-DALE, how dare him. Grow up 6-Hot 7-MC but they're all fantastic!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
1. not really - i HATE spencer but i really like rick 2. i think that this isn't the right environment for her :( 3. i def wouldn't have gotten some of those. i didn't even know what some of them were 4. hmm...good question. i like blaise 5. both - it's a kitchen - not a high school 6. lol...really? you think so? 7. i hope rick - i adore him.
mlen mlen 8 years
1. the thought never crossed my mind! 2. her personality is kinda dry but i respect her cooking! 3. i was surprised how poorly they did! i'm not saying i could do better but i could have gotten peanut butter! 4. Fabio or Richard! love those two 5. Dale- he's a sous chef guest on the episode. whether the master chef is being an ass or not he shouldn't yell at him. 6. love him- he's adorable! 7. pulling for Hubert Keller but I'd be happy with any of them. I like how they all help each other out
spacebear spacebear 8 years
i like all three of the finalists! i'm in love with keller and his voice and attitude, ciarrelo is cute and seems fun, and i want rick bayless to tell me stories at bedtime.
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 8 years
i am up in the air between bayless and keller!! i love them both so much. i could definitely do without chiarello. i know it seemed like dale was being an ass... but in the interviews all of the previous top chef contestants weren't speaking kindly of michael at all. everyone was gushing about rick and hubert, but NOT michael. -- i think there might have been more to what we saw.
Food Food 8 years
lilkimbo, I have to agree with you on Anita. But I still can't believe she couldn't identify peanut butter!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
1. As much as I like Bayless (and dislike Pratt), I have to admit, yeah, it kind of does. 2. I go back and forth on her. Sometimes I like her, sometimes I don't. I think she's the kind of person I'd really like in real life, but her personality doesn't always translate well for tv. 3. My palette is oddly good. I'm sure I couldn't have named all 20, but I'd like to think I could have at least gotten as many as the chefs did. 4. Of the ones who were there? Definitely Fabio! I do like Jamie a lot, as well, though, so maybe not definitely. It would have been between those two for sure. 5. Dale was completely out of line! Although, I can't say I'm surprised at his behavior. 6. I don't know that I'd describe Hubert as hot, maybe when he was younger. I do love him, though! 7. I'd like to see Hubert win, but the spoiler that I accidentally read on this site has been in the back of my mind, so I'm guessing I've known the winner for quite some time; that's definitely influencing who I think will win.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
God, the worst part of the Top Chef Masters was bringing back the Top Chef contestants. Dale, Spike and Betty, I never want to see you ever again. All that drama was so unnecessary. Fabio, however, needs his own TV show There's a video on EaterSF of DJ Hubert Keller on the decks. THAT was hot
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
No. Rick Bayless isn't anywhere as creepy as Spencer. However, I do wonder how he could have guessed "plum" when he tasted a mango
doogirl doogirl 8 years
1. Doesn't Rick Bayless's beard kinda remind you of Spencer Pratt's? I love love love Rick Bayless, I can't say anything bad about him, and nothing about him reminds me of that creep SP! 2. What do you think of Anito Lo? I dug her! I was sad to see the last remaining woman leave. 3. How is your palette? Could you name those dishes? My palette is terrible! I didn't know what papadum was so I had to Wikipedia it! Those blind taste tests are difficult! 4. Which ex-Top Chef contestant would you pick to be your sous chef? Of all time? Stephanie, because she rocks! Out of the choices last night, Fabio! I had forgotten how much I loved him and it was wonderful to see him again!!! 5. Who was out of line: Dale or Chiarello? Dale, 100%. That guy is an arrogant prick, I was happy to see him go. Chiarello is a Top Chef MASTER!!! He didn't go on a reality show to win some prize to make a name for himself, like Dale did, he did it on his own! I have nothing but respect for Chiarello! He's a bad-ass! 6. How hot is Hubert Keller? OMG, SO HOT!!! The voice alone does it for me. And then he can cook on top of it! I dig that kind of laid back personality, him and Rick Bayless both are hot! 7. Who do you think will win? Rick Bayless! Because I love mexican food! But I'm rooting for all top 3 contestants, I will be happy if any of them win!
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