TOP CHEF -- "Where's the Beef?" Episode 1308 -- Pictured: (l-r) Karen Akunowicz, Kwame Onwuachi, Carl Dooley -- (Photo by: Dale Berman/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: The Beef with Beef

Boston's Karen Akunowicz brings the girl power—and so does Chef Jacques la Merde. Someone should have brought a whole cow, though.

TOP CHEF -- "Back in the Day" Episode 1307 -- Pictured: (l-r) Phillip Frankland Lee, Carl Dooley -- (Photo by: Dale Berman/Bravo)

Top Chef Recap: And Then There Were 10

The Top 10 is solidified, and Karen Akunowicz and Carl Dooley remain the two to beat. On 'Back in the Day,' they reflect on formative experiences in their Boston careers.

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The Incredible Shrinking Chef: Part II

Chef Nookie talks liquid diets, the temptation to cheat, and the social network that has buoyed him post-surgery.

TOP CHEF -- "Banannaise" Episode 1306 -- Pictured: Karen Akunowicz -- (Photo by: Jerod Harris)

Top Chef Recap: Cheers to Karen

When Padma handed her a beer, Karen Akunowicz knew it wasn't just any old toast, but the Boston chef soon had reason to celebrate.