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Gail Simmons Rescues Top Chef Dishes

Here, judge Gail Simmons of F&W reinvents the biggest flops Bravo's Top Chef, like Richard Blais's pork and Carla Hall's soufflé.
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Chiles Rellenos with Tomato-and-Avocado Salsa

Jennifer Zavala’s downfall in the first episode of Top Chef Season 6 was her insistence on using seitan (made from wheat gluten) for vegetarian chiles rellenos, but not in a way that improved the classic stuffed peppers. She also covered her clunky, overstuffed poblanos in a thick, unappealing crust. Instead, Gail Simmons fills poblanos with a traditional mix of cheese and jalapeños, then tops them with a bright, fresh salsa.

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