Monday, October 23, 2006

Adieu Project Runway. Hello Top Chef?

And Jeffrey won! Yesss! And this was an amazing season on Runway. Not without flaws, surely. A few pretty weak contestants were kept around just because of the whacky-factor they offered. But Uli, Laura, Michael, and Jeffrey were all so strong. But mostly what I loved was that Season Three was about emerging young artists finding their voices. And that was just amazing to watch.

So now, Bravo is promoting Top Chef.

here's the problem I have with it. Anyone who has being a chef as his or her aspiration is nuts. Or has no idea what they're getting into. Every time I cook for the Baron, he tells me I should open a restaurant. And I patiently explain to him that having a job requiring fifteen hour work days six days a week and having your one day off be like a Tuesday and knowing that the majority of new restaurants close in a year and even the successful ones have incredibly slim profit margins... Well, let's just say that there's a good reason that having worked my way through college in restaurant kitchens, it gave a slacker student like me plenty of motivation to graduate.

1 comment:

Teddy Pig said...

I just finished reading this in depth blog post concerning Jeffrey and his win and WOW just sums it all up so well.
I just think it made no sense and I still do but as the guest judge pointed out they all have careers in fashion no doubt about that...