Artichokes with Smoked-Herb Mayonnaise
Richard Blais serves steamed artichokes whole in this simple dish. Their nutty flavor is especially delicious with the smoky, herb-flecked mayonnaise.
Tomato Salad with Pickled Walnuts and Blue Cheese
Blais garnishes his take on a caprese salad of tomato and mozzarella with pickled walnuts. “The blue cheese and the celery give this dish a little ‘adultness,’“ he says.
Ginger-Lime Baby Carrots
Blais cooks carrots in a tangy ginger sauce and then sprinkles them with the flavorful, seaweed-and-sesame-seed-based Japanese seasoning called furikake.
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Season 8 Overview
Top Chef’s Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and the Season 8 cheftestants. Photo courtesy of Bravo.
They’re back and they’re ready for redemption — Bravo’s Top Chef congregates a dream team of 18 past cheftestants who nearly won the title to return to see if they have what it takes. The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award-winning Top Chef returns to New York City for Season 8 with host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain.
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