Top Chef: The Cookbook by Tom Colicchio and The Creators of Top Chef

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    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: canned refried beans; waffle mix; maple syrup; Muenster cheese (US); ham; parsley
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; store-cupboard ingredients; heavy cream; almond extract; strawberries
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    • Ingredients: papayas; bananas; Grand Marnier; honey; eggs; beef steaks; button mushrooms
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    • Ingredients: albacore tuna steaks; chives; paprika; mayonnaise; sherry vinegar; white asparagus; shallots; Niçoise olives; brioche bread
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    • Ingredients: pork shoulder; carrots; celery; five-spice powder; orange juice; demiglace; cherry tomatoes; sherry vinegar; basil; scallions; capers; dried red pepper flakes; dinner rolls
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    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; sea beans; Manila clams; almonds; chile powder; cilantro
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    • Ingredients: snails; shallots; artichoke hearts; peanuts; American cheddar cheese; potatoes
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    • Ingredients: oysters; heavy cream; Parmesan cheese; bacon; canned tomatoes; shallots; sea beans; parsley; club soda
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    • Ingredients: oysters; soy sauce; mirin; limes; mangoes; jalapeño chiles; shiso leaves; ginger jam; daikon radishes; shrimp; hamachi
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    • Ingredients: parsley; thyme; black peppercorns; lamb rack; canned anchovies; eggplants; duck fat; cherry tomatoes; basil; zucchini
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    • Ingredients: potatoes; Vienna sausages (US); dried red pepper flakes; spinach; cannellini beans; artichoke hearts; rosemary
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    • Ingredients: grapeseed oil; tomatoes; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; black peppercorns; cilantro; grits; canned or frozen corn; poblano chiles; cheddar cheese; bacon; shrimp
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    • Ingredients: orange blossom honey; dry mustard; ciabatta bread; salami; Gouda cheese; roasted red peppers
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Notes about this book

  • Sfphotocraft on June 12, 2018

    This book is more about the show and contestants than recipes. I’d like to see more recipes and less bios.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Turkey and pork meatballs with orecchiette pasta and spinach-almond pesto

    • crandall57 on July 26, 2016

      We used gluten free pasta; didn't have artichokes, so threw in some roasted red peppers; didn't make the spinach-almond pesto, just added some almonds at the end with wine, lemon and parmesan. Will make it again and make the spinach-almond pesto, nice meal, great meatballs. Used gluten free flour for the meatballs.

  • Pickled Asian slaw

    • Acarroll on November 12, 2021

      Very good - I loved the combination of sweet and tart. Served this with the char siu pork sopes from the same book.

  • Seared elk loin with cauliflower and fingerling potato mash, and pickled cauliflower

    • Acarroll on July 10, 2022

      Worth the effort. I used filet mignon instead of elk. The mash wasn't totally necessary, I think a simple garlic potato mash or cauli-potato mash would be fine. I should have pickled the veggies overnight for a stronger flavor. I used dried rosemary for the crust on the meat, fresh would have been better.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner waffle

    • Acarroll on February 27, 2022

      Really good play on sweet and savory. Don't use cinnamon waffles though, like I did!

  • Corn sopes with char siu pork and pickled Asian slaw

    • Acarroll on November 12, 2021

      In my husband's words, this was "epic". I couldn't find char siu sauce so I made one from the book Wicked Healthy. I used pre-made sopes that I baked at 400 degrees for 17 minutes (at high altitude). The flavors and textures of the sopes, sauce, BBQ pork, and slaw worked beautifully together.

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  • ISBN 10 0811864308
  • ISBN 13 9780811864305
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Apr 15 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Edition 1st Printing
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books
  • Imprint Chronicle Books

Publishers Text

Pack your knives and go...straight to the bookstore. Top Chef presents the official companion cookbook to the No. 1 rated food show on cable television! Featuring 100 fabulous recipes from the first three seasons of the show, including dishes from the Elimination Rounds and the Quick-Fire Challenges, The Top Chef Cookbook invites fans into the hottest kitchen on prime time. In-depth discussions with contestants, judges, and crew reveal the inner workings of the show, and lavish photographs take readers behind-the-scenes into the Top Chef pantry and the competition sites. Handsomely packaged with a canvas cover inspired by the chef's jacket worn by each of the Top Chef contestants, this cookbook will have aspiring culinary contenders reliving classic show moments and relishing new recipes just in time to obsess over Padma's outfits in Season 4.



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