In the beginning on Top Chef Masters - I just didn't like him.
When he started doing judging on Top Chef, I really found him hard to watch on screen. He annoyed me.
I have only watched a handful of this years season. I found myself checking in here and on TC website. And I started reading his writing, and his readin and writin' is rythmic.
So for me, I guess the third time is the charm. What never came thru on camera, came thru in his prose. He's dry and funny and quick and sharp and brutally honest while remaining kind and aware the power of the pen.
I like him - a lot.