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Interview with Eric Ripert (with an interesting tidbit on Top Chef)

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Interview with Eric Ripert (with an interesting tidbit on Top Chef)

ipsedixit | Nov 23, 2010 07:41 PM

From the Interview:
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Q: Can you dish on your experience as a “Top Chef” judge?

A: We have really long hours! We take it so seriously, and purposely, we have no contact with the contestants outside of judging — we don’t know who’s good, who’s bad, who’s the traitor — we just see the food they present and judge what’s on the table today. We debate even the smallest details. One time we debated from midnight until 6 a.m., and I had finally had enough and had to leave to catch a flight at 7! All you see is the short, edited version on TV, but we really discuss everything and often don’t agree. But it’s fun to eat great food, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised about the dishes and creativity of techniques used.

Read the whole thing here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/4027825...

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