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Sep 4, 2006 08:33 PM

Top Chef 2

Just saw the commercial for the 2nd season of Top Chef. It begins in October. Anyone looking forward to it besides me??

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    1. I love that show, almost as much as I love Project Runway. I wonder if they can top the cast of characters from last season (Steven was so insufferable! Tiffani and Dave were hilarious.) I just hope they ditch the brain dead Katie Joel.

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      1. re: jeanki

        They did. Now it's Mental Lightweight #2 Padma Lakshmi.

        1. re: Pupster

          Padma Lakshmi Rushdie, thank you very much. It seems NBC/Bravo is really plumbing the celebrity trophy wife talent pool. Although I do remember Padma doing some travel show on the foods of India and Spain. If I remember correctly, the shows were pretty interesting and she wasn't a total ditz like Mrs. Joel, she at least had a personality.

          1. re: Phaedrus

            I really think you're going to like Padma, and I think she's a pretty smart lady. She hosted an awesome episode of "My Country, My Kitchen." I'm really looking forward to her on Top Chef.

            1. re: Atomica

              I concur. I've always enjoyed what I've seen of her on TV - she definitely seems to be more personable than the robot that was Katie Joel. Not to mention she's about a million times more attractive.

      2. Yes, can't wait. I actually prefer it to Project Runway.
        So glad that Katie is no longer the "host"!!!

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        1. re: keysdax

          I was actually hoping for a twofer: Katie Joel AND Gail Simmons. They need people with a bit more gravitas....

        2. Jeez..could they make Marissa Churchill look anymore like a hooker? I hate when they do that.

          I'm glad Katie is gone as well..she was like a Stepford Wife.

          1. The people who rose to the top on Top Chef appeared to be far and away better cooks than those appearing on Hells Kitchen.