Monday, July 26, 2010

Top Chef Cookbook Giveaway!

You have the Top Chef The Cookbook. You have the Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook. Now there's a third cookbook available to Top Chef fanatics!

How to Cook Like a Top Chef teaches aspiring chefs what it takes to be a star in the kitchen. Packed with exclusive content including a foreword by Top Chef: Masters winner Rick Bayless, original recipes from contestants, behind-the-scenes interviews, juicy trivia, and tons of tips and tricks, this volume is as indispensable on the cook's countertop as it is essential reading for Top Chef fans.

Here's a sneak peek at the book, in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
Interview with Michael and Bryan Voltaggio


All Top Chef has FIVE copies to give away to our readers. But yes, there's a catch: you must leave a comment naming your favorite Top Chef or Top Chef: Masters competitor and why. Please include your valid e-mail address in your comment. (Winners will be notified by e-mail.)

Contest ends August 14th.
The fine print. Please read carefully.
  • Contest open to residents the United States of America and Canada only.
  • Please be 18 years of age or older.
  • The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries received.
  • Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email.
  • Only Entrants who provide valid e-mail addresses will be considered in prize drawings.
  • Entrants may not be awarded two of the same prize from different sources. If it is found that the individual chosen as the recipient of a prize has already won the same prize elsewhere, a new winner will be selected.
  • The prizing for this giveaway was provided by Bravo. Bravo is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.
So what are you waiting for? Tell us who is your favorite chef'testant and you can be a winner!

22 comments:

Jay said...

This one is tough because I am one of the biggest fan's of top chef EVER! I would say that one of my favorite's is Dave. He was so funny and just cute. Plus, his recipes were amazing. And his twitches were quite funny. He has so much passion and that is why he is my favorite!

Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

I have lots of favorite TC chef-testants, but I really love Kevin Gillespie from last season. Voltaggio is great, but Kevin should have won! *mrs.swish(at)gmail(dot)com*

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Kristine said...

Antonia. She was always confident without being cocky, and she didn't take any shit from Spike. And I've made several of her recipes that have become favorites.
PS Jay- I just saw Dave at the Veggie U Food & Wine Celebration in Ohio with Lee Anne Wong. He was very cute, and was wearing a black chef's jacket and some very colorful shorts. And his dish was very tasty.
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Trout said...

Gotta go with Bryan Voltaggio. I work in the office above Volt, so I'm a bit biased...

(Second choice is Spike for the toasted marshmallow milkshake at Good Stuff Eatery)

P-I-C said...

Best contestan was Spike, he didnt care about anybody else. in a good way of course

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Katie said...

I love so many chef-testants but the first one to spring to mind is Stephanie. She seemed warm, generous and very likable.

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Anonymous said...

did you mean for people to publish their email addresses on the site? is it possible to have the contest without this?

theminx said...

Why, "Anonymous," how else can I contact you if you don't leave an email address? I should just announce names on the blog, assuming that everyone who leaves a comment is a regular reader, and hope that the winners will happen to stumble back and notice their names? When I've done that in the past, I've had to re-draw names. So - if you want to win, include an email address. At the very least have one on your blogger profile so if I click your name, I can find it there.

You may of course try emailing alltopchef@gmail.com, but with the load of mail we get, it can't be guaranteed that your message won't accidentally get deleted, or worse, end up in the spam box and never be seen at all.

Joy Y said...

I have a lot of favorites: Stephanie, Carla (who should have her own show), Stefan, Kevin Gillespie, etc., but Hubert Keller from the first Top Chef Masters comes out on top. He's so cool and his food seems wonderful. I can't wait to eat at one of his restaurants.

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TopChris said...

Kelly! if those are her scallops im all for her!

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Joan said...

Carla or Stephanie.
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J'aime, Extreme Couponer said...

My FAVORITE contestants were they Voltaggio boys! They are so adorable, so different and so great to watch. Never had I seen siblings be on the show and I loved it! Not to mention that VOLT is near to where I live and is a fabulous restaurant!

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MoHub said...

I loved Dave in season 1, but my all-time favorite is Carla, who proved you can bring the love and let your food speak for itself without developing any slimy strategies to undermine your comopetition.

Besides, I've met Carla, and she is every bit as warm, effusive, and real as she appears on screen.

MoHub said...

Addendum: email is poordogabone@gmail.com

DineInDiva said...

Love Dave - met him at Veggie U a few months ago. Definitely my favorite and still cracks me up. I have his cookbook, but haven't busted anything out of yet.
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Kathryn and James said...

I have to say, Bryan Voltaggio. Two of my kids and their significant others have eaten at Volt and think his food and his positive involvement with the Frederick County community is great!!!!!! I enjoyed watching him on TV and hope some day to get to Volt or a Frederick Keys game and maybe... just maybe see him! :)

Lisa said...

My favorite is Michael Voltaggio because he's so cute.

Katherine Han said...

Hubert Keller because of that adorable French accent and overall awesomeness. Top Chef Masters is not the same without him.

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spike said...

I liked Spike, and not just because that's my online name!

Todd said...

It's definitely Kevin from last season. Such a humble and talented guy, and I have to support my hometown.

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SolDucky said...

I have to agree with others - I really liked Kevin. He was like a big bearded teddy bear.
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