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Ideas for Top Chef challenges

Niblet | Jul 27, 2010 05:09 PM

I just made some chicken liver pate and I’m disappointed that it’s kinda flat. I don’t know if I should add lemon, or more herbs, s+p, or if I’d just ruin it more. Anyhoo. I was thinking it would make an interesting Quick-Fire Challenge to see who could best improve on the same batch of something like that, or maybe on the same basic soup.

For an Elimination Challenge around the holidays, I’d find it interesting and useful if all the contenders had the same types of leftovers to work with – roasted turkey, baked ham, potatoes, squash, green beans – and see who can come up with the most creative dishes using a minimum number of the ingredients.

I guess a common thread is that I’d like to see them use more of the same baseline ingredients.

Anyone else have such an obsession with this show that you start thinking up production ideas in your head? And any suggestions for fixing my pate?! (although that question is obviously better suited to the Home Cooking board.)

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