Top Chef: The Cookbook

If you are a fan of the show, you can’t afford to miss this book.

What do all these things have in common? Fabulous food. Good looking men. Exhaustion. Exotic locations. Time constraints. Attractive women. Competition... They are all a part of the popular Bravo series Top Chef. If you are a fan of the show, you can’t afford to miss this book.

Top Chef has been a mega hit for six seasons, garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike. And the Top Chef fan base is not limited to housewives and reality show lovers. Many of the shows fans are quite esteemed; including not only accomplished and respected voices from the culinary world, but also famous celebrities, such as members from the band the Foo Fighters, the writing team for the series Lost, and the late Natasha Richardson. And while you can watch episodes of Top Chef on the Bravo channel and marvel at the culinary genius and gastronomic shortcomings of all the contestants, you can also check out Top Chef: The Cookbookfrom CADL libraries and try some of these recipes for yourself.

But be warned! The Top Chef cookbook is more than what it claims. It is not a mere cookbook, with recipes printed formally in ink, and an occasional picture or drawing of food thrown into the mix for good measure. No, the Top Chef cookbook is something altogether different. It’s a foodie adventure. It’s an episode guide. It’s an eyeball extravaganza.

Beautifully photographed pictures of winning dishes line the pages, while colorful elimination charts guide you through the events of the season. Catchy caption boxes quote head judge Chef Tom Colicchio, other members of the staff, or the contestants themselves. There are bios on the judges and the contestants of the first three seasons, as well as lists of must haves for your pantry at home. Throw in a dash of sass, some kooky graphics, and a nod to notorious bad boy Chef Anthony Bourdain, and you have a sumptuous, decadent read, if not an incredibly delightful cookbook.

Bon Appétit, readers!