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Top Chef California Episode 7: Back in the Day

Trout hubris, celery, and sadness.

01/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef California Episode 6: Banannaise

In which Jason's pork and squid meatballs are deemed even weirder than mayonnaise made from bananas.

01/15/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef California Episode 5: Big Gay Wedding

This is a big Jason episode, everybody. Are whipped cream potatoes the new pea puree?

01/08/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef California Episode 4: It's a Dry Heat

In which Jason is irked by bros.

12/18/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef California Episode 3: Spines and Vines

In which Jason is a gentleman...and pays the price.

12/11/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef California Episode 2: Popup Pandemonium

In which Jason makes a delightful chilled noodle dish in Koreatown and proves himself the ultimate Top Chef utility player.

12/04/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef California Episode 1: Stop the Presses

In which Jason Stratton cracks eggs, rocks a pocket square, and throws some light (and well-deserved) shade.

12/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

Jason Stratton Will Be on the Next Season of 'Top Chef'

Don't mind me, just going to Spain.

10/19/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

So Long

An Exit Interview with Carrie Mashaney

The Top Chef contender and Aragona chef talks about what it was like to compete on the show, and the meal she missed most while she was away from home.

01/09/2014 By Chelsea Lin

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 12: Mississippi Mud Bugs

In which Carrie's future hangs in a flounder fritter.

01/02/2014 By Chelsea Lin

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 11: Giving It the College Try

In which Carrie makes squab look good, broccoli look bad.

12/19/2013 By Chelsea Lin

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 10: Like Mama Made

In which Carrie gives us a glimpse into her asparagus-foraging past.

12/12/2013 By Chelsea Lin

Hello, Gorgeous

First Look: Chef Jason Stratton's Aragona

The much-loved chef's new downtown restaurant is a knockout, thanks to hand-crafted light fixtures, intricate mosaic work, and a restrained pop of hot pink.

12/09/2013 By Chelsea Lin

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 9: Restaurant Wars

In which Carrie makes chickpea butter, which sounds a lot like hummus.

12/05/2013 By Chelsea Lin

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 8: Piggin' Out

In which Carrie's hot sauce is too... hot.

11/21/2013 By Chelsea Lin

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 7: Jazz Hands

In which Carrie's tiramisu brings her down. And then up.

11/14/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 6: Campfires, Cream Cheese, and Countryside

In which Carrie's chicken commits the sin of being "gloopy and soupy."

11/07/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 5: Lea Michele's Halloween Bash

In which Carrie has arm muscles made of steel, while everyone else just has eyeballs made of arancini.

10/31/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 4: Captain Vietnam

In which Carrie boards a fruit-stocked party bus for an education on Vietnamese cooking.

10/24/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

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Top Chef New Orleans Episode 3: Commander's Palace

In which Carrie puts an egg on it and dines at Commander's Palace.

10/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion