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Another Top Chef Copycat

Frodnesor | Jul 15, 200806:45 AM     26

Just saw this little story about Richard Blais (from Top Chef Season 4) doing a demo of "his fiendish creation" - popcorn balls frozen in liquid nitrogen.

Top Chef Combines Popcorn, Popsicles, and Liquid Nitrogen
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesgui...

Pretty much the exact same dish has been done for some time at Jose Andres' minibar in Washington DC where it's called "Dragon's Breath Popcorn", a ball of crushed and reformed popcorn which you eat and then blow smoke (from the liquid nitrogen) out your nose and mouth - just like in the picture of Blais!

I just had the dish at minibar last week
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/52026...

Now, *maybe* minibar's dish is copying one created by Blais, but for some reason I'm dubious. What's the deal with the Top Chefs cribbing others' creations?

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