Week 9 of the Top Chef Houston Power Rankings: How Do We Sleep When Our Hoe Cakes Are Burning?

Week 9 of the Top Chef Houston Power Rankings: How Do We Sleep When Our Hoe Cakes Are Burning? ...

This season of Top Chef, which was so hot on the heels of last years'' incredible COVID bubble season, has been a little hit and miss by comparison. A little up and down. Lotta ins, lotta outs, and lotta what have yous

Is it unusual that they started to turn it around this episode? Richard Blaise and Chris Scott didnt appear in costumes to read a lifeless ad copy promoting a Hitch reboot, and said the challenge had some gravitas, in a way that didn''t feel forced, and it really ties to food.

Even if we can all agree that she might have been a bit drunker, Padma looked fantastic.

I love her outfit and now give her more booze! Anyway, a pretty solid episode. My only real criticism? Not enough foams. WHERE ARE THE FOAMS? The previous day, you were lucky if we got one aerated cheese. I blame inflation.

This week, Evelyn decided to assemble a slew of colors and select a vegetarian dish that would otherwise be avoided. Roy G. Biv is a well-known photographer.

After that, Bethel Baptist Church headed to the church for a Juneteenth-themed challenge. This season was filmed in Houston, which is in Texas, and is a symbol of and the setting for the events that inspired Juneteenth (based on the day when slaves were finally freed, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation). Which has just become an official national holiday this year.

The challenge was to organize a dish for 100 people during a fundraiser at Bethel Baptist and to create something that speaks to your soul. Things that are passed down from generation to generation, things that remind you of your family.

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