Top Chef 12 Seasons 2010

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Season 7
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3. Capitol Grill TV-14 CC

It's a nice day for a classic picnic as the chefs prepare a summer feast for Capitol Hill interns at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. While the chefs grill up some tasty dishes, the interns spread out their blankets and play croquet on the lawn. Jonathan Waxman guest judges.

Starring:
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio
Runtime:
45 minutes
Original air date:
June 30, 2010

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Season 7

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PsyRC on May 24, 2011
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I'm sorry, I really need to intervene here. I have become a big fan of the show and the reviews thus far do not reflect (in my opinion) what this season was about. I admit that season 6 was more enjoyable, people were friendlier to each other, and the Voltaggio bros. stole the show. But this season was very good; I think that there was much more of a balance between individual talents and this is an asset since it keeps the suspense going. People had more of a subtle humor to them (Ed and Angelo were quite sarcastic with each other, yet not in an offensive manner). The finale in Singapore was very interesting to watch (in particular Padma's reaction to Ed's banana fritters when she takes the first bite). Yes, people were meaner to each other in general, I will agree with that. I do also try hard to understand where they are coming from; in competitive fields, you do have to become your biggest cheerleader, and narcissism is a shield which, when stripped, unveils tremendous insecurity. I think people need to try to come across as larger than life because they're terrified of their own low self-esteem. People are people, in the end, and suffering is something universal, thus I would hope empathy for the tense situation these chefs were in would seep through somewhere along the way.
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I just purchased the streaming version of Season 7 and 9 in HD and the quality IS NOT HD.
It's worse than SD, standard definition almost. The DVDs are the same price and at least
you actually get something and the quality should be better. You can stop it, start it, keep
track in the chapters and titles and instantly skip ahead or back. The option to buy it in SD
for $24.99 or HD for $29.99 is misleading because the quality is bad in both and not even
DVD or broadcast HD quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on November 29, 2014
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I love all the Top Chef shows but there sure was a lot of fighting in this one. It was a litte back handed to not give the english words for the possible ingredients in the first cookoff in China. Just showing the printed Chinese word doesn't help the viewer know what the ingredients are. And the chef had to guess.
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Sort of lackluster after the stellar Season 6, but enjoyable in its own way.

I loathed Angelo Sosa in this season, but it must be all about the editing, because I was rooting for him on All-Stars. Despite how much I disliked him, all the other chefs seemed fond of him. He seemed so much more humble and kind in All-Stars.

This is one of my favorite finals. I like that it brought former Top Chef winners back. Ed Cotton was a front-runner, and I don't know what happened. It seemed it was really Angelo Sosa and Kevin Sbraga's show, and Kevin - who was so inconsistent throughout most of the season, came to Singapore confident and creative. It can be about nerves.

I did enjoy most of the challenges, but it terms of talent and with a few exceptions, I thought this was one of the more mediocre seasons.
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By Amaranth on October 1, 2010
"Foreign Affairs" was one of the better episodes of the recent Top Chef season 7 in Washington DC. It provided some extra spice with its emphasis on exotic cuisine. Marcus Samuelsson, author of the great cookbook The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa and recent winner of Top Chef Masters, served as a guest judge when the contestants tried their hand at Ethiopian cuisine. Samuelsson taught them there's more to African cuisine than bush meat and porridges, that it has a depth of flavor. The elimination challenge involved cooking for numerous ambassadors from France, China, Brazil, and other countries. All in all, a fun and educational episode!
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By nancy on July 9, 2014
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Loved.
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By Gypsy Autumn Rose on May 1, 2014
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What is not to love about Top Chef...The Chefs, The Judges, The Challenges! Love It All, especially the Quick Fire Challenges!
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I am a fan of Top Chef. Got this as a gift for Christmas. Great idea to revisit the season. There were lots of things I forgot!
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