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Top Chef Masters "You May Now Feed The Bride" (8/1/12) [*SPOILERS*]

Wedding party for a couple that got stiffed by their caterers.

Patricia Yeo wins

Bye-bye Ms. Gold.

Art survives even with his leaning tower of Pisa wedding cake.

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  1. i can't believe i looked here first before i finished watching. even with the Spoiler Alert. Why is that wombat Stone hosting again? Didn't he just finish his other ridiculous show?

    Is there a thread for the first episode of the season? I completely missed it.

    that pork belly looked stunning.

    I'd love to have that Patricia spoonful!

    Cosentino's dish sounds awesome too. This is all before the judging.

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      Is there a thread for the first episode of the season? I completely missed it.
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      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/850844

    2. Wow, that sure was a nice looking Ranch 99. I thought they were in Whole Foods until I saw the boxes of Asian brand hair coloring.

          1. re: LindaWhit

            Ha! Just a different style than our wonderful Linda Whit.

            I would offer one significant edit to this recap. Something along the lines of, "Art knows famous people."

        1. The couple seemed to like everything. I always think these wedding challenges in 12 hrs are completely ridiculous and while Art was namedropping like crazy on this one, I felt bad about the cake.

          I don't like watching Mark, Clark or Patricia.

          What happened to the other crabmeat? I wasn't really paying attention, did it just get left in a cart?

          Mariacarmen, the first episode was discussed in the general Top Chef Masters thread but I prefer the separate threads.

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          1. re: Joanie

            someone left a cart with the crab meat and a few other items near the fish counter IIRC.

            that cake was a train wreck, I wanted to tell Art to shut it already, and I actually winced when he presented it to the bride and groom. I was glad they liked the flavor, but it was SO ugly, even before it tipped over!

            1. re: jujuthomas

              I thought it was ugly pre-tip, too. His comment that the cake would be inspired by a birthday cake he made for Lady Gaga was nice foreshadowing for that.

          2. I'm just wondering how the couple ended up on TCM. Do you write TCM a sob story? If TCM said no, then what would've happened? Do they have to report the value of the services received as income?

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            1. re: Worldwide Diner

              The sad story of the couple involved a sudden death (the maid of honour) as well as the shady caterer. They contacted their local news station hoping to get some help with the caterer, someone from the Magical Elves saw the item and contacted them.

              The bride actually posted several times (appears to be legit) over on the A.V. Club review (see the TV Club section). There's some interesting perspective on her reactions versus the editing, but on the whole, there appears to be less reality show manipulation of events then you would think