Eight new chefs and eight returning chefs. I suck at recapping, so here are random thoughts and many links.
The returning Katsuji asks "Am I getting subtitles this year or not?"
Newbie Jim - the executive chef of the state of Alabama. Ooh.... someone who acknowledges his Star Trek nerdiness. Our minds are one, Jim.
The forced interactions still bug the shit outta me.
Newbie BJ thinks more dishes = better chance to impress. Has he not seen the show?
Not happy to see Casey again. Nuff said.
That house is extravagant. I love all those porches!
Dear America, don't freak out about the tiny crabs inside the oysters on the 'Top Chef: Charleston' premiere http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/Ea...
Top Chef Premiere Recap: Let the Battle of Fresh Chefs vs. Leftovers Begin! http://tvline.com/2016/12/01/top-chef...
This is a little different, but I like minutiae: SET DESIGN How to Create a Top Chef–Worthy Kitchen. Production designer James Pearse Connelly takes AD behind the scenes of the show’s Charleston kitchen: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/st...
Eater - ‘Top Chef’ Recap: Gluttons for Punishment http://www.eater.com/2016/12/2/138088...
No recap at EW, yet.
And since nobody seems interested here, there's always Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TopChef/