'Top Chef : Houston': Monique, Luke and Ashleigh in bottom three after quickfire challenge

In episode 6 of 'Top Chef : Houston', eight contestants managed to live up to the judges' expectations after tackling many challenges


                            'Top Chef : Houston': Monique, Luke and Ashleigh in bottom three after quickfire challenge
'Top Chef: Houston' has tackled many challenges like barbecue, biscuits, queso etc (BBC)
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BBC's 'Top Chef: Houston' has tackled many challenges like barbecue, biscuits, queso, Asian cuisine, Texas toast, and carb-loaded, football-inspired east in the previous episodes.

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Episode 6 of 'Top Chef: Houston' turned out to be the most emotional episode. The challenges pay homage to some of the Lone Star State's most influential female trailblazers, including Houston's Barbara Jordan and the queen of the Tejano music. The episode becomes more interesting when one of the chefs returns after dominating 'Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen'. In addition, the quickfire challenge of the week was bought to us by one of the sponsors of the show, Talenti Gelato. All the chefs were required to create salty-sweet desserts that would inspire a new flavor of Talenti Gelato in the new elimination round. 

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The quickfire episode starts with an exciting twist. North Carolina chef Ashleigh Shanti returns after winning 'Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen' and comes in swinging. The guest judges Nini Nguyen and Kelsey Barnard Clark of 'Top Chef: Kentucky' requires half of the remaining eight chefs to choose a sweet ingredient and the other half to select a salty dessert that will inspire a new flavor of Talenti Gelato and sorbetto pairings. The winning team will be receiving $10,000 immunity, plus it will also boost a new Talenti flavor.

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Nick Wallace realizes that his salty pick is less than stellar among all the chefs. He said, "I got pork f**king rinds. Everybody don't run away from me, s**t!.' Evelyn Garcia who dominated last week's barbecue challenges, and Austin's homesick Jo Chan plan for salted almond bunnelos with candied peaches and basil cream. Luke Koplin and Buddha Lo were tuned with their miso and honey ingredients, crafting a miso cake crumble with miso-honey ice cream paired with miso-honey caramel and miso and honey leaves. Damaar Brown and Monique Feybesse teamed up again to create cornbread with corn ice cream, pumpkin seed, and parmesan stumble with pumpkin curd. On the other side, Jae Jung and Jackson Klab combined their ingredients into a rosemary poached Asian pear with pistachio cookie, pistachio creamed and salted cream Fraiche. 

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In the elimination round host, Padma Lakshmi announced that each contestant is required to create a dish inspired by one Texas trailblazing woman and then serve it at Brennan's of Houston to modern-day inspirations. Unfortunately, Monique, Luke and Ashleigh were in the bottom three after the quickfire challenge. 

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