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The Top Chef/Teamsters Trial Is Wrapping Up

The trial examining whether Teamsters unlawfully pressured the staff of the TV show Top Chef while they were filming here to get them to hire union labor […]

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Watch Video of Teamsters Harassing the Staff of Top Chef

Remember the case of Boston Teamsters accused of extorting the staff of Bravo TV show Top Chef to hire union workers? The trial has finally begun. And that means we’re […]

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Top Chef Favorite Sheldon Simeon Debuts a Poké Bowl in Somerville

Poké, a trendy and traditional Hawaiian seafood dish, isn’t hard to come by in Boston—and neither is food cooked by chefs made famous by Top […]

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Gail Simmons on Boston Chefs, Waking Up With Purpose, and Letting Loose at Hojoko

More than 11 years into her role as a judge on the Emmy award-winning Bravo TV show Top Chef, Gail Simmons has found a good […]

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Top Chef Recap: A Good Run

Last night, four Top Chef contestants had to create the send-off menu for a famed San Francisco restaurant and a dining room full of culinary superstars, and Cambridge’s […]

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Top Chef Recap: Yan Can Cook, and So Can Carl

If Carl Dooley ever tires of classic technique at the 20-seat Table, we know what his Plan B could be: The Boston chef finally got […]

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Top Chef Recap: That’s A Rap

Pour out a bowl of mushroom dashi for Karen Akunowicz, who was sent packing after last night’s episode of Top Chef. The Myers + Chang […]

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Top Chef Recap: Restaurant Victory

With a stacked cast of competitors and Top Chef’s first-ever road trip season, it should surprise no one that the pivotal challenge, Restaurant Wars, would […]

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Top Chef Recap: The Beef with Beef

An epic feast last night at Puritan & Co. that was months in the making proved it’s not easy to make elevated junk food for a […]

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Top Chef Recap: And Then There Were 10

In the spirit of last night’s emotional, reminiscent Top Chef episode, let’s just take a moment to acknowledge that Boston has two local chefs competing in what […]

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Top Chef Recap: Cheers to Karen

Karen Akunowicz has proven herself throughout her time on Top Chef, with a no-nonsense, competitive drive and a mastery of bold, international flavors the judges […]

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Top Chef Recap: Love Is Love, But Not All Food Is Love

Love was all around on Top Chef last night: There were sweet dates; palpable lust for guest judge Chrissy Teigen; and a mega-wedding—officiated by Padma […]

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Top Chef Recap: Karen and Carl Are Hot

Boston’s Top Chef contestants Karen Akunowicz and Carl Dooley were hot in Palm Springs last night, but not necessarily because it was a dry, 100-plus […]

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Top Chef Recap: Carl’s on Top, Karen Forgets Padma’s Fish

Top Chef hit the road for episode 3. The remaining 15 chefs piled into a few minivans and headed north to Santa Barbara. They picked up spiny sea urchins […]

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Carl Dooley and Karen Akunowicz Break Down Top Chef Premiere

Karen Akunowicz and Carl Dooley both started out strong: In Wednesday night’s episode, Dooley earned the chance to cook for immunity by quickly trimming artichokes. […]