BRAVO'S 'TOP CHEF: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS SPECIAL' FEATURES 16 CHEFS FROM THREE SEASONS OF THE EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES WED, JULY 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
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NEW YORK � July 24, 2007 � It's a "dish" unlike any other in Bravo's "Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special" (Wed, July 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). Bravo's pop culture pundit and programming executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of past and present chef'testants,' along with host Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen. The special features Season 1's winner Harold Dieterle and finalists Lee Anne Wong and Dave Martin; joined by Season 2's winner Ilan Hall, Fan Favorite Sam Talbot, Cliff Crooks and Michael Midgely. Additionally, the first five eliminated chef'testants' from "Top Chef 3 Miami" � Clay, Sandee, Micah, Camille, and Lia � will join the group to dish over the newest season's good, bad and overcooked. Photography is available on NBC Universal Media Village, www.nbcumv.com.
QUOTES FROM BRAVO'S "TOP CHEF: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS SPECIAL:"
COLICCHIO ON HIS APPEAL:
-"Apparently, the burly gay men of American find you delicious, Tom." � Judge Allen
-"Here, here! To the burly gay men of America!" � Head Judge Colicchio
DIETERLE ON A FUTURE "TOP CHEF" SMACKDOWN:
-"The only people I would go back for a Smackdown with would be Season 1 versus the judges." � Dieterle, winner Season 1
-"There are a couple of judges I think could pose a pretty formidable challenge for you but I'm not volunteering for that Smackdown, thank you very much." � Judge Allen
LAKSHMI ON WARDROBE CHOICES:
-"All I have to do on the show is think, speak and eat, and I'm dressed perfectly for those three tasks." � Host Lakshmi
COLICCHIO ON THE CAMERAS:
-"Everybody knows the camera adds 10 pounds of *^%." � Head Judge Colicchio
MARTIN ON TEARS SHED:
-"It's stressful, there's a lot on the line and you're with a bunch of crazy people. It's not normal. I'm not normal, which is why I went on the %*^#@*% show." � Martin, Season 1
SANDEE ON HER "TOP CHEF" EXPERIENCE:
-"In one day I learned more than I learned in a year." � Sandee, Season 3
LOG ONTO WWW.BRAVOTV.COM: Watch extra bonus clips of the "Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special." Read blogs from Season 3's "latered" contestant Sandee, Season 2 winner Hall, and Season 1 winner Deiterle, among others. Also on www.BravoTV.com:
� "Design Your Dream Kitchen" game allows users to design a workspace, and color it with the latest in contemporary hues.
� The "Top Chef" Recipe Finder navigates through recipes from all three seasons of the hit culinary series.
� Ongoing webisode series "The Wong Way to Cook" features "Top Chef" Season 1 alum Lee Anne Wong as she recreates the winning recipes each week.
BRAVO NEW MEDIA THIS WEEK: "Chef" fans can use their cell phones for an extra helping of frequent "Top Chef" guest judge and guest blogger Anthony Bourdain to find out what he considers his guiltiest pleasures.