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New Judge on Top Chef

Phaedrus May 13, 2010 10:35 AM


For season 7 of TC, and just for LindaWhit and ghg.

New judge is Eric Ripert. The announcement is kind of buried in the web site but you can see it on Andy Cohen's Tweet.

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  1. ChefJune RE: Phaedrus May 13, 2010 10:36 AM

    replacing whom?

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      Parrotgal RE: ChefJune May 13, 2010 10:48 AM

      OMG I don't see Toby in the bios for this season. What a fabulous replacement for a nasty judge!

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        Reignking RE: ChefJune May 13, 2010 01:54 PM

        All-around great news.

      2. NellyNel RE: Phaedrus May 13, 2010 11:46 AM

        Oh WOW!!
        Eric Ripert! How exciting!

        I think he will be brilliant!

        Linda - I know you are besides yourself with glee!!

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        1. re: NellyNel
          LindaWhit RE: NellyNel May 13, 2010 12:04 PM

          See: Below: (ETA to reflect original post removal):


          MWWAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Phaedrus! :-D :-D :-D

          :-) :-) :-)

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            pete k RE: LindaWhit May 13, 2010 12:09 PM

            So glad to see Nashville getting some love...go Arnold!

        2. LindaWhit RE: Phaedrus May 13, 2010 12:19 PM

          Well, OK - it looks like my ENTIRE post was removed for reasons I'm probably aware of. Point taken Mods. However, I suspect that there will be additional posts when the show starts where there might be ongoing issues, especially with some of the "guests" who will be on the show, according to Bravo's site.

          So I'll repeat what I written that I assume WILL be allowed:

          I actually GASPED when I read first "just for LindaWhit and ghg" and then when I read it was Eric Ripert, BIG smile!


          MWWAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Phaedrus! :-D :-D :-D

          ETA: Forgot the link for the new cheftestants: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/bios

          1. ChefJune RE: Phaedrus May 13, 2010 07:45 PM

            hmmmm just checked out the link, and noticed one of the "cheftestants," Andrea Curto Randazzo is quite an accomplished chef of enough years she could easily have been on TCM instead!

            And there are several other fairly well known chefs in the lineup as well.

            No, I won't be missing Toby this season! ;)

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            1. re: ChefJune
              Withnail42 RE: ChefJune May 13, 2010 08:00 PM

              It is a little surprising to see Andrea Curto in the mix.

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              jujuthomas RE: Phaedrus May 15, 2010 09:20 AM

              thanks for the info! I'm looking forward to the new season! :)

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                sharonlouk RE: Phaedrus May 15, 2010 03:13 PM

                Be still my heart! Top Chef with Eric Ripert and filmed nearby to boot! What could be better? I cannot wait! They're getting it on the air very quickly. Filming just ended about a week or so ago.

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