I’m a huge fan of Top Chef. This “All Star” season is full of the awesome. I am enjoying seeing lots of my all time favorite chef/personalities (Richard! Antonio! Fabio!) and also getting a chance to hate a few people all over again (Spike! Dale T! Marcel!). Then there is the guy from the only season that I didn’t see (Season 1) who, all I can say is: WTF is going on with this Stephen guy?
While I am having fun reliving the love and hate of seasons past … the best part of this season is what I am lovingly calling: “Double T.”
I have already professed my eternal love for Tom Colicchio. I have a soft spot for bald men (sorry Stu – I love you even with all of your hair). Add in that he cooks and can be a total smart-ass – total bonus.
And then. Be still my heart …..
Tony Bourdain. I. Love. Him.
The combination of amazing chef, talented writer and possibly the most foul-mouthed, snarky, hilarious man on earth … he really turns me on. I mean really. He is a big, mean, hysterical, rough, talented, gnarly teddy bear. LOVE HIM!
I have now caught up on the first two episodes and cannot wait to see how it plays out going forward. I love that Antonio and Richard continue to create some awesome stuff. I’m glad that Jen left (I may have a soft spot for snarky, smart-assed men, I do not have a soft spot for mean, bitchy women). This Stephen guy continues to baffle me. He’s like a weird version of Clay Aiken – but more geeky, strange and over the top. If that is even possible. Antonia and Dale L are both as adorable as ever and Casey, who I wasn’t sure about the first time, is starting to grow on me. It should be a fun season. I get to watch excitement in the kitchen while great chefs make awesome food and also get a side of Double T on top.