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'Top Chef: Houston': Fans say it's a better cooking show 'than anything on Food Network'

'When Padma asks if you “meant for this to happen in your dish”, you are in danger. #TopChef' a viewer tweeted
A still from 'Top Chef:Houston' (Bravo)
A still from 'Top Chef:Houston' (Bravo)

Bravo's 'Top Chef: Houston' returned with a new episode and challenges on Thursday, March 24. Earlier the culinary show started with a total of 15 contestants, but now 12 contestants had to prove their mettle in Episode 4. The recent episode had a double-elimination round that left the number of chefs standing at 10.

In Episode 4 of the 'Top Chef: Houston' Season 19, the Quickfire challenge round returned along with the local chef Christopher 'Chris' Williams. The contestants were asked to bring a twist to William's great grandmother Lucille B Smith's biscuit dish recipe. The challenge was really heated as most of the chefs went the savory route with their recipes. The episode was judged by a panel of judges, including Gail Simmons, Host Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio. Once it was time for elimination, guest judge chef Wylie Dufresne joined the judge's panel.


'Top Chef Houston': Queso quickfire challenge gets mixed reactions from fans

'Top Chef Houston': Blue team finishes round 1 with NO dish on the plate

The elimination challenge was to form teams of two who would work together to create a pair of dishes that would look the same but have different flavors. Jackson picked Buddha, Damarr went with Monique, Nick with Jaw, Jo with Evelyn, Ashleigh with Like, and Sarah ended up with Robert. This was an important round since it meant both members of the losing team would be sent home. Unfortunately, Jo and Evelyn's pork belly were not able to stand up to their expectations. At the same time, Robert and Sarah found that Robert’s panna cotta hadn’t set correctly. It was indeed a race against time and taste for the teams.

And at the end of Episode 4, it was the goat cheese cheesecake dessert that saved Jo and Evelyn and sent Sarah and Robert back to their homes. As soon the episode ended fans took to commenting about the results of the elimination. There was a mixed reaction received from the viewers. A fan tweeted,"Tonight's Top Chef was such a good episode. I was skeptical at the beginning of the challenge but it brought out the best in the chefs." Another fan said,"Gonna get high and watch a movie but first top Chef cause fight me i love this nonsense." Another fan tweeted,"When Padma asks if you “meant for this to happen in your dish”, you are in danger. #TopChef."

Another fan said,"If I wanted to watch Top Chef Family addition I would. Stop making us think were getting a 2 hr episode of #TopChef only to disappoint fans by attaching it at the end. @BravoTV stop trying to sell us the extended warranty." Another fan tweeted,"Watching @BravoTopChef on @hulu judged by @PadmaLakshmi. It’s time for Doppelgängers on the show! Time for the Chefs to put a twist on a biscuit & the Doppelgänger elimination challenge. #loveit #awesome #TopChef #topchef2022." One viewer shared: "Just realized tonight that Top Chef is in Houston this season. Guess I have some catching up to do tonight. A better cooking show than anything Food Network puts on."








'Top Chef: Houston' airs every Thursday on Bravo at 8 pm ET.