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'Top Chef: Texas' recap: Episode 10

'Top Chef: Texas' recap: Episode 10

Wow, tonight’s episode of “Top Chef” marks a turning point in the season. With seven cheftestants left, Tom ships them back to San Antonio directly after Restaurant Wars. Sleep-deprived, mentally and physically exhausted, and on the edge of ripping each other’s heads off, the chefs go home and the real challenges begin. Quickfire Challenge The chefs enter the kitchen and see Padma standing next to Eric Ripert, who is a member of the “Top Chef” family. If Anthony Bourdain is the drunken uncle at Thanksgiving, Uncle Eric is the one who quietly hands him a glass of watered-down wine. This week’s Quickfire is a classic time management challenge. The...