Top Chef the Cookbook
Publication Date: April 2008
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Top Chef presents the official companion cookbook to the No. 1 rated food show on cable television! Featuring 100 fabulous recipes from the first three seasons of the show, including dishes from the Elimination Rounds and the Quick-Fire Challenges, Top Chef: The Cookbook invites fans into the hottest kitchen on prime time. In-depth discussions with contestants, judges, and crew reveal the inner workings of the show, and lavish photographs take readers behind-the-scenes into the Top Chef pantry and the competition sites. Handsomely packaged with a canvas cover inspired by the chef's jacket worn by each of the Top Chef contestants, this cookbook will have aspiring culinary contenders reliving classic show moments and relishing new recipes just in time to obsess over Padma's outfits in Season 4.
In addition to his job as lead judge on Top Chef, Tom Colicchio is one of America's most influential chefs. He won the James Beard Award as the best chef in New York when he was at Gramercy Tavern. He is currently the chef/owner of Craft in New York and Craftsteak in Las Vegas. His seminal cookbook Think Like a Chef won the James Beard Cookbook Award.
"Top Chef: The Cookbook (Bravo Media) offers plenty for rabid fans of the show: Behind-the-scenes photos, casting notes, episode stats, a fancy food dictionary and interviews with everyone from Anthony Bourdain to Katie Lee Joel. But there are also great recipes you'll recognize from the competitions, of course, ranging from the maybe-I'll-try-that-when-I-have-a-week-off kind of productions to these refined yet simple dishes you can really make at home." New York Daily News, March 2008