Seattle Representation in Top Chef Season 9

By Iron Chef Leftovers

It appears that the new season of Top Chef, is going to be a big one – there are going to be 29 contestants. I am really not sure how this is going to work (why do I see team eliminations leading to the entire team being eliminated), but it seems […]

San Giorgio Commercial – Revisited

By Iron Chef Leftovers

A few weeks ago I was lamenting over a San Giorgio Spaghetti commercial that I couldn’t find, well I finally found it (in the video below at minute 1). It isn’t complete, but you will get the idea. I think they had a budget of about $10 for the commercial and […]

San Giorgio Spaghetti

By Iron Chef Leftovers

For some reason tonight as I am washing the dishes after dinner, the San Giorgio spaghetti song pops into my head. I am pretty sure that the commercial only aired in the New York metro area based on the line: “So grab a fork, come on New York; New York loves […]

Top Chef Masters – Season 3

By Iron Chef Leftovers

TCM has a new host and a new format! Or so the trailers tell me. Apparently when they reformatted the show, they forgot to cast an actual set of master chefs. Don’t get me wrong, the lineup is impressive, but when I hear the term “master”, I am really thinking of […]

Top Chef: Season 8 – All Stars

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Disclaimer – I wrote this after the first episode of “Top Chef: All-Stars” aired and have not revised any predictions.

I normally hate “All-Star” type shows – it is normally the, “hey, we have run out of good ideas, so let’s bring back some old contestants and put them through their […]

Season 7 is in the Books…

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Well, Top Chef, Season 7 is in the books. I will write my observations on who won after the jump so I don’t spoil it for anyone who has not seen it yet.

I will be honest; I skipped the 5 episodes leading to the finals because, frankly, this season just […]

Top Chef – Season 7

By Iron Chef Leftovers

The show is 6 or seven episodes in (I have only watched the first 4) and I have somehow managed not to post about Top Chef – Season 7 until now. I will tell you now that there are no spoilers in this post, unless you count my feelings […]

Alton Brown's Diet, Granola Bar Recipe

by Coltrane

The diet that Alton Brown used to lose 50 pounds in 9 months:


Fruits, Whole Grains, Leafy Greens, Nuts, Carrots, and Green Tea.  Eat breakfast every day.

3 times per Week:

Oily Fish, Yogurt, Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Avocado.

1 time per Week:

Red Meat, Pasta, Dessert, Alchohol (one drink).


Fast Food, Soda, Processed […]

And the Winner of Top Chef - Masters Season 2 is...

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Right here. I haven’t watched the final episode yet, but I know if was very close. Needless to say, I am now 2 for 2 predicting the winner of Top Chef – Masters. Now if I could only get the winner of the regular Top Chef right instead of having them […]

Top Chef Masters - An Update

By Iron Chef Leftovers

If you are watching Top Chef Masters and haven’t caught up, look away now.

A few months ago, I made this prediction about the final 4 on Top Chef Masters – My picks for the finals – Rick Tramonto, Marcus Samuelsson, Jon Waxman and Mark Peel. Well, I am 50% on […]