Top Chef: Just Desserts, Season 1Closed Captioning
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Bravo sweetens the deal as Top Chef: Just Desserts -- a spin-off of the popular Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef -- adds celebrated pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini as Head Judge, with critically acclaimed chef Hubert Keller and DailyCandy Editor-at-Large Dannielle Kyrillos rounding out the Judges’ Table. Hosted by Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, each episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts holds two challenges for the pastry chefs: the first is a Quickfire test of their basic abilities, and the second is a more involved Elimination Challenge, designed to test the versatility and inventiveness of the pastry chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic ingredients or catering for a range of demanding clients.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoMr. Chocolate||Twelve of America's best pastry chefs converge in Los Angeles for this first-of-its-kind dessert competition and have to impress Mr. Chocolate himself, Jacques Torres.||44:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoCocktail With a Twist||The eleven remaining pastry chefs must create a dessert out of a cocktail. One of the chef's theatrics upsets the group resulting in a heated fight.||55:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoGlee Club||The ten remaining pastry chef'testants are divided into teams and go head to head in a bake sale to raise money for a local high school pep squad and glee club.||55:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoLucent Dossier||The pastry chef'testants are challenged to recreate the exotic flaming desserts associated with the Lucent Dossier Experience. For one chef, the pressure becomes too much and they are forced to leave the competition.||44:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEdible Fashion||The pastry chef'testants are challenged to create outrageous edible fashion.||44:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoBlack and White||The remaining pastry chef'testants must make a bold statement with black and white desserts for a special anniversary party for the Los Angeles Times.||44:03||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoDessert Wars||The six remaining pastry chef'testants take no prisoners when they go head to head in the first-ever "Dessert Shop Wars."||44:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoCelebritea Party||The final five pastry chef'testants must create fun and unique desserts for Food & Wine Magazine's "Celebritea" Party.||44:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoBen and Sylvia's 61st||In this penultimate challenge, the final four chef'testants are challenged with making an anniversary cake for Sylvia Weinstock, one of the world's most famous wedding cake designers.||44:04||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoFinale||And then there were three... the final three chefs face off in a 4-star 4-course sweet and savory dessert challenge for the title of Top Chef Just Desserts.||44:18||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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what a huge disappointment
I loveTop Chef. Gail Simmons is lovely. So I made the big mistake of buying the whle season pass. Big, huge mistake. The series doesn't work. And to make it worse: some of the most annoying contestants I have ever seen. Zac and Seth are unbearable. And twhen Seth had constant nervous breakdowns in ep 2 and became a true psycho, the producers still kept him in the series - even though he was in the bottom 3. A typical Bravo mistake: keep the nutjobs as they provide drama and possibly ratings. Don't spoil your appetite with "Just desserts". I still have a bad aftertaste - days after watching the last episode.
OK. Not great.
I love Top Chef. I do. Love Gail too. She does an absolutely fantastic job as host, not that I'm surprised. But this show is rather disappointing. I mean we're three shows in now and these pastry chefs whine harder than the savory chefs. I feel like I'm watching Real Housewives or something. And I avoid those shows for that very reason. All the whining and 2 year old drama. I will continue watch though, only to support Gail, to see her succeed. But, that's about it. I hope these chefs don't drag her down. Makes me want to switch the channel to Food Network or Cake Boss just to remind myself that pastry chefs can do and make some fantastic stuff without too much whining and drama.
Good stuff! Keep the Top Chef shows coming. Like the previous reviewer, I dislike 99% of reality TV out there. The Top Chef shows are what other shows should really be aiming for (good balance of skills, competition, and only a touch of drama). The reason I dislike most reality shows is the same reason I dislike Jerry Springer's shows. Nothing but "there but the grace of God I go" humiliating exploitation of the worst in human nature. Top Chef (for the most part) highlights people at the top of their game, displaying skills that have taken years to hone. Well Done, Bravo!