The Winning Chef

800px-Chopping_BoardCongratulations to Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish. (Notice how I left out a “SPOILER ALERT”—when did you plan on seeing this show? Next month? It’s over. She won. Also, Matthew from Downton Abbey is dead. Time to clear out your DVR.) The final challenge, both she and Brooke Williamson acknowledged, was not technically hard. According to Brooke, it was a matter of taste, and the judges simply preferred Kristen’s dishes over hers, even though everything Brooke did “was executed perfectly.” In the end, Kristen walked away with $170,000 in prize money while Brooke took home a Toyota Prius plus a trip to Costa Rica and a cruise. You can read my writeup at

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