Top Chef Masters

Miniaturize Me

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 7/15/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Four more chefs are asked to reinvent junk-food classics in this play on the Quickfire from season one's "Napa's Finest". Later, they must create three-course mini-meals. Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos of Bravo's Flipping Out guest star.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rick Moonen

    Chef

  • Nils Noren

    Chef

  • Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson

    Chef

  • Michael Chiarello

    Chef

  • Kelly Choi

    Host

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A Little Bite to Eat

    By CRaivios, Jul 18, 2009

  • Flipping Out over diners, not critics!

    By JPPT1974, Jul 31, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Jay: A good panna cotta, if it sets right, is meant to wobble like a woman's breasts. I share that with you in the interest of general knowledge. Kelly: Is that true? Jay: It's true.

    • Gael: (on Michael's basil gelato) I don't like lawn cuttings in my dessert.

    • Female Customer: (laughingly, after Michael asks her to help plate his dessert) You have to work to earn your keep around these parts! Is this cheating? I think this is cheating. Michael: Why is it cheating? Hot women helping me is never cheating! (pauses) Oh, maybe to my wife.

    • Michael: (to a female customer) Hi, how are you? Female Customer: Good, how are you? Michael: Good! If I had a smile like yours I wouldn't have to cook for a living, though.

    • Nils: I wanted to be a musician but having a Reggae band in Sweden didn't work out so well, so I needed to make a living.

    Allusions (2)

    • Michael: (teasing Rick) You're like the Johnny Cash of cooking! Michael is alluding to Johnny Cash's penchant for wearing black (earning him the nickname The Man in Black), as Rick does in this episode.

    • This episode's title is a play on the character "Mini Me" played by Verne Troyer from the 1999 hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

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