Top Chef


'Top Chef' Star Brother Luck Isn't Here to Define His Food By Race

"We look at this country as black and white, and as a biracial person you get to be on the sidelines like, ‘Y’all are crazy.’”
Korsha Wilson
Make this

This Fried Chicken Sandwich Looks Simple, But Is Packed with Magic

Ranch dressing brine and honey butter are your secret weapons here.
Munchies Staff

Watch Marcel Vigneron Make the Most Decadent Weed-Infused Meal Ever on 'Bong Appetit'

Abdullah learns how to make weed wine and invites chef Marcel Vigneron—Top Chef alum and owner of Los Angeles restaurants Wolf and Beefsteak—to prepare cannabutter-basted beef cheek, weed-smoked tuna, and potleaf juice 'Dippin' Dots.'
Munchies Staff
Dirty Work

Dirty Work: Gail Simmons Goes 'Top Chef' on the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen

In this installment of Dirty Work, <i>Top Chef</i> judge and all-around food queen Gail Simmons stops by to make a simple lunch that quickly turns elaborate.
Matthew Zuras

MUNCHIES Presents: Parachute

Eat your way through Seoul with Parachute, one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
Munchies Staff
Molecular Gastronomy

Molecular Gastronomy Still Needs to Taste Good

If you’re using some kind of chemical that is derived from a manufactured process and it is some kind of a GMO that tastes really bad on its own, then it may be time for you to think about things.
Marcel Vigneron
Fast Food

We Spoke to the Chef Who Tricked 40 Food Writers Into Eating McDonald’s

Last week, chef Neal Fraser invited 40 of Los Angeles’ most influential food writers to a dinner, secretly prepared from McDonald’s food. We called him to find out what went down.
Abby Moss

Why Line Cooks Should Work as Servers

There is no such thing as a back-of-the-house and a front-of-the-house at my restaurant. Everybody that works with me does everything from wash dishes, to bake bread, to make charcuterie, to clear out tables, to close out checks, to serve, to bartend...
Phillip Frankland Lee

Listen to ‘MUNCHIES: The Podcast’ with ‘Top Chef’ Judge Gail Simmons

On the latest episode of the MUNCHIES Podcast, we talk to <i>Top Chef</i> judge Gail Simmons about her thoughts on the contemporary food world that the reality TV show helped to create.
Helen Hollyman
food politics

Tom Colicchio Spoke to Us About Taking the Food Advocacy Fight to Washington

The <i>Top Chef</i> judge and chef/restaurateur is also the cofounder of Food Policy Action, an organization that seeks to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming.
Alex Swerdloff

Dale Talde Taught Me How to Be a Lazy Cook

<i>Top Chef</i> alum Dale Talde has shrugged off fancy food and ditched molecular gastronomy, deciding instead to choose his battles more wisely in the kitchen.
JJ Goode

It’s Impossible to Find Good Cooks Nowadays

A lot of people want to be cooks because it's cool. But if you're just in it for the fame, TV segments, and pop-up dinners, I'd say steer clear.
Jordan Kahn