Who do you want to guest judge Top Chef?
I love seeing real chefs as guest judges on TC, such as Eric Ripert, Joel Robuchon, etc. I hate the actors/musicians/etc....(esp high maintenance vegan ones!)
Who would you love to see guest judge Top Chef?
My picks of the top of my head from the cookbooks I love the most:
---and while not chefs like the others, Chris Kimball and Mark Bittman
judy rodgers would be a great judge. zuni cafe is my first stop whenever i get to san francisco.
margaret grade, chef/owner of manka's lodge, could be interesting. a tiny blurb on her rebuilding efforts would be extra special.
traci des jardins, chef/owner of jardiniere, also gets my vote.
bill buford, author of "heat...", knows his way around a kitchen. he also knows what tastes good. his opinions carry great weight in my household.
david lynch is a wine guy, he also knows food. i would pay attention to his opinions. his book, vino italiano, is my "goto" wine book.
and so on...