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Kinky chefs and armpit hair: Our favorite Top Chef moments

December 11th, 2009

It may have just ended, but we miss Top Chef already. Here are some of our favorite moments.

  • Being a chef requires a delicate balance of cook, captain, politician, actor, priest and assassin. Jet thinks only one of the final 3 has the perfect recipe.

  • The beard has its own Facebook page. As it should.

  • We could have cut the competitive tension on last night's finale with a cheese knife. If we had a cheese knife.

  • With the multitude of chef competition shows out there, no one can quite compare with TC. They have even out done themselves this year.

  • The lesson of the Bocuse d'Or: Keep it simple, stupid.

  • That’s what guest judge Nigella Lawson called panna cotta on Wednesday night’s episode of "Top Chef: Las Vegas."

  • Jet Tila talks "Top Chef" evolution, from collecting kitchen burns to culinary nirvana.

  • Watch tonight's episode next to some of the city's finest chefs at the Freakin' Frog.

  • Work up an appetite for twists. "Top Chef: Las Vegas" is bound to finish up with a few surprises.

  • A "Top Chef" watch party makes the competition a tad tastier.

  • Find out why Jet is threatening to punch himself in the face in this week's installment of The Jet Stream.

  • Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • The most common mistake they make is thinking bigger equals better.

  • The program places local youth from single-parent and low-income homes on skate teams, pairing them with adult skate mentors.

  • "That seemed to be the right thing to do. Let’s do an album dedicated to all of our drunk, dead friends."

  • Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band handed out pizza. #MetaMoment

  • Plus David Sedaris at Smith Center and secret pot stickers.

  • Black celebrates his first EP with a release party on November 21.

  • And there's still time to donate! But seriously, check out her donation reminder videos. You won't be disappointed.

  • The stars align and just when you think it’s never going to happen, it happens ... to someone else.

  • The gaming machines of the future are built by teams of video-game caliber animators and artists—and they’re hitting casino floors today.

  • Also, Hot Water Music at Fremont Country Club and Death From Above 1979 at Brooklyn Bowl. Find all the details here!

  • From Pleasantville to I Love You Phillip Morris, a look back at the strongest work from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

  • TV and star chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey (“Top Chef,” “The Taste” and “Guy’s Grocery Games”) is bringing Searsucker to Caesars Palace in the spring. “Las Vegas is the big stage,” the animated Malarkey says.

  • Whatever you do can and will be used against you in a court of public opinion.

  • It’s similar to the magic trick where the woman is sawed in half, except in this trick, she is known as the Zig-Zag Girl.

  • "It took me 20 years to finally 'get' Kate Bush, so maybe one day I’ll truly, actually like Twin Peaks."