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Set Sail on a Top Chef Cruise! | Top Chef

Set Sail on a Top Chef Cruise!

Originally posted 03/26/2014 04:00PM

Hop on board for cooking demos with former contestants and more

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Top Chef Goes Tropical! See Where the Finale Will Be Held

Top Chef Goes Tropical! See Where the Finale Will Be Held

Originally posted 01/06/2014 10:30AM

The judges and the final contestants are jetting somewhere sunny and sandy for the two-part finale

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It's a Girl for Top Chef's Gail Simmons

It's a Girl for Top Chef's Gail Simmons

Originally posted 01/02/2014 02:00PM

The culinary expert welcomed daughter Dahlia Rae on Sunday, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively

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Padma Lakshmi: I Go Up Two Dress Sizes After Top Chef

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Padma Lakshmi: I Go Up Two Dress Sizes At the End of Every Top Chef Season

Originally posted 10/23/2013 10:25AM

Hosting Top Chef has many perks, but staying super-slim after a season sampling an array of dishes is not one of them.

Luckily, Padma Lakshmi doesn't mind one bit – and even admitted she goes up two dress sizes at the end of every season.

"I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good," the single mom told Fitness for its November/December cover story, out Oct. 29. "I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat."

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Top Chef Stephanie Izard Ties the Knot

Stephanie Izard Marries Gary Valentine

Originally posted 10/07/2013 04:00PM

The Top Chef season 4 winner, Stephanie Izard, wed craft-beer consultant Gary Valentine on Sunday in Chicago and, as expected, the menu was something to talk about.

"I was blown away by the food at our wedding! We had such amazing friends put together an incredible menu that everyone loved," the bride, 36, tellsPEOPLE.

The reception at the Bridgeport Art Center featured a "phenomenal pasta course" made by Chris Pandel, the chef of Chicago's The Bristol and Balena. Guests, including Top Chef season one finalist Lee Ann Wong, had a choice of cavatelli, smoked eggplant and heirloom tomatoes or a rigatoni dish with pork ragu.

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Padma, Tom and Gail Dish on Top Chef: New Orleans

Padma, Tom and Gail Dish on Top Chef: New Orleans

Originally posted 10/02/2013 04:30PM

The judges tell PEOPLE all about a spicy season in the Big Easy

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Padma Lakshmi Shares How to Cook Like a Pro

Padma Lakshmi Shares How to Cook Like a Pro

Originally posted 10/01/2013 09:00AM

The Top Chef host offers her kitchen must-haves and cooking tips

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Top Chef's Gail Simmons Is Pregnant

Top Chef's Gail Simmons Is Pregnant

Originally posted 07/16/2013 10:15PM

The celebrity chef and reality show judge is expecting her first child this winter, her rep confirms to PEOPLE

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Make Carla Hall's Crinkle Cookies

Make Carla Hall's Crinkle Cookies

Originally posted 06/28/2013 02:20PM

The chef and owner of the artisan cookie company Alchemy by Carla Hall whips up a special recipe for your holiday party and is featured in this week's PEOPLE.

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Yum! See What Was Cooking at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen This Weekend

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Aspen Food & Wine Classic Brings All-Star Cuisine to the Mountains

Originally posted 06/17/2013 05:45PM

Ever have one of those weekends where you feel like you just ate too much?

Welcome to the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where that happens – in the absolute best way.

At the weekend-long event, star chefs like Ming Tsai rolled sushi, Duff Goldman baked a lava cake bursting with Godiva chocolate, and new Top Chef champ Kristen Kish divulged that she eats chicken fingers and fries almost three times a week!

Check out some of the fun at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic – including a cameo by actress Allison Janney and a dance party featuring chef Marcus Samuelsson.

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