Reality TV Recap: Top Chef

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Because it's new season, based in Chicago, premiered last night, Top Chef is getting its own recap page. Read on to see what went down between hopeful cooks...

Top Chef: We get a few glimpses into the chef's backgrounds: Ryan comments that he started cooking in his dad's kitchen when he was 11 and two other chefs were fired because he "outcooked" them at 11 years old. Zoi notes that she brings a softer side to the competition.

New Zealander Mark says he came to the States with only $200 and a backpack, and wants to use the winnings to start a restaurant. -- Buddy TV


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