The Food Was a Little Salty…

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Anyone watch the show Top Chef? On Wednesday night at 10 on Bravo, you can watch what I think is the best run reality show.

16 chefs pitted up against each other in somewhat absurd challenges, with the worst chef being kicked off at the end of every week.

The challenges really are crazy. This past week, they were forced to make a plate in 15 minutes only using canned food. While it was a pretty cool challenge, I was disappointed, hoping that their challenge would involve something much tougher.

One of the guest judges this week was Hung, the winner of Season 3 of Top Chef. After he won, Hung took a job at Solo, a fancy Kosher restaurant in New York City. Why then, did he not challenge them to make kosher food?

How crazy of a challenge would that be? Tell the chefs that they are cooking for a Bar Mitzvah party and that all the food has to be kosher? Then when they get to the kitchen, they have a Mashgiach peering over them and throwing away half of their food. It would be the hardest challenge Top Chef ever had.

With all the crazy things that have happened on that show, how has this not happened yet?

Posted on January 16, 2009

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  1. Tamar Fox

    FOr ages I’ve been saying that one of the challenges should totally be for them to be put into teams and have to cook food for a kosher family, a halal family, and, say, a vegan or gluten free family.

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