Thursday, February 3, 2011

Top Chef All-Stars Ep 8 : An Offer They Can't Refuse

The chefs prepare a traditional three-course Italian meal in one of New York's most famous and exclusive restaurants, Rao's

Internationally-acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi is the guest judge for this Quickfire Challenge. And, for the first time in Top Chef history, the Quickfire will be judged on presentation and plating only -- not taste. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs prepare a traditional three-course Italian meal in one of New York's most famous and exclusive restaurant's, Rao's. The Sopranos' Lorraine Bracco returns to Top Chef as the guest judge.


Tuna with a Sidewalk of Caramel, Mushroom Umbrellas and Lemon Juice
credits: Fabio Viviani

Borscht and Sandwich with a Lattice of Cucumber
credits: Carla Hall

Yuca Potato, Lentils, Nuts and Seeds
credits: Antonia Lofaso

Black Chocolate Ice Cream, Menthol Crystals, Herbal Salad, Mint Ice Cream Dots
Quickfire: Make a Plate That Will Be Judged on Presentation and Aesthetics Only
credits: Richard Blais



Secondi: Sautéed Pork Chop, Cherry Peppers, Green Olives, Tomatoes, and Pancetta
credits: Angelo Sosa

Secondi: Pollo Alla Cacciatora, Polenta Al Pecorino
credits: Fabio Viviani

Secondi: Fresh Pancetta Cutlet, Broccolini, Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
credits: Richard Blais

Antipasti: Polenta Terrine with Italian Sausage, Roasted Peppers, and Kale
credits: Tiffany Derry

Antipasti: Mussels with Fennel, White Wine, Garlic and Parsley Ciabatta
credits: Antonia Lofaso


Pack your Knives & GO !!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tenacious Toys Exclusive Blue Zombie Chuck

Saw this on the Tenacious Toys Blog ..

This detailed 5-inch resin figure is cast in a very limited run by Adam of Adam Smith Studios in Kansas City. Price will be $15, and we will post up again once the figures have arrived (on their way right now!) Till then, you can read more about Brian Fyffe and Zombie Chuck at, and you can friend Brian on Facebook.

About Brian Fyffe:
Brian grew up outside Dayton, OH, playing in the radioactive fallout drifting out of Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He is currently living in Kansas City and working as a commercial illustrator for companies like Adobe, Leapfrog, Hallmark and many others. Brian's art is inspired by Basil Wolverton, Bruce Timm, Jack Davis, Jeff Smith and Dick Briefer. In general, he digs 60s and 70s cereal premiums and monster culture from the same era.

What the future holds for Zombie Chuck:
Starting this March, you will find Brian touring around the comic cons. The follow-up figure to Chuck will be another prominent character from Book 1 of the Zombie Chuck series. Aside from the comic, which you can buy here, Brian has made Zombie Chuck t-shirts, buttons, stickers and more!
Book 2 will be released in the fall, along with 2 more figures and accompanying merchandise.

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