Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Word: "Cheftestant"

In the world of food TV (not to be confused with the now, mass market, blase Food Network) there is now a ridiculous new word: "cheftestant." This word will need to become part of your vocabulary if you want to talk to your friends/neighbors/coworkers about such TV shows as Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen. The word refers to the contestants on these chef reality shows, of which Top Chef is certainly my favorite.

This newish season of Top Chef is especially fun because there are three two chefs from right here in Atlanta. Hector Santiago, chef & owner of Pura Vida was recently kicked off but there is still hope with Executive Chef Eli Kirshtein of Eno Restaurant and Wine Bar, and the powerhouse from Woodfire Grill, Executive Chef & Partner Kevin Gillespie. Check out the remaining Atlanta guys on Bravo TV, Wednesdays at 10:00 EST.