Top Chef

Season 1 Episode 2

Food of Love

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 15, 2006 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Lee Anne's oven gets turned down from 350 degrees to 325, the second example of possible sabotage.

    • Guest Judge Elizabeth Falkner thought that Cynthia's dessert was the weakest offering and that she should be sent home.

    • Elimination Challenge Dishes:

      *Andrea- Creamy Balls and Crunchy Nuts
      *Harold- Sticky Sex
      *Dave- Tit for Tat
      *Lisa- Naughty Nuts
      *Tiffani- Fortune Cookie Fantasy
      *Cynthia- Just Plain Sex
      *Candice- Candice's Panty Drawer
      *Lee Anne- Asian Is Sexy
      *Brian- Strawberry Apple Crisp
      *Miguel- The Total Orgasm
      *Stephen- Bubbling Orgasm

    • QuickFire Challenge Winner: Stephen

    • Bottom Four:

      Andrea - Eliminated

    • Top Three:

      Miguel - Winner

  • Quotes

    • Miguel: I love you dawg!
      Stephen: (chuckling) Schmuck.

    • Andrea: (of Miguel's reaction to guest judge Madame S) Miguel, of course, was like 'Aw, she's so hot!' And I'm like, Miguel, you have to get out of the house a little more.

    • Ru Paul: (referring to Andrea's dessert) Now is this low-cal?
      Andrea: Yes, there's no butter, there's no saturated fat.
      Ru Paul: Everything is organic?
      Andrea: Everything is organic, right down to the chocolate.
      Ru Paul: (tasting her dessert) Needs butter.

    • Ru Paul: Aren't all desserts really sexy? I mean, have you ever seen a fat person eat a cream puff? I mean, that's like watching somebody having sex.

    • Tom C.: Are those condoms hanging out of your pocket?
      Miguel: Oh yeah, absolutely Chef. I always go to the kitchen protected.

    • Andrea: (referring to the QuickFire Challenge) Everybody starts digging in and there are all these chefs like chop-chop-chop-chop-chop-chop suey all over the place, and I'm looking at this basket of fruit and I'm like, I just really want to put the basket of fruit exactly as it is on the table.

    • Miguel: (to Madame S) I would love to serve you.

    • Andrea: (naming her dish) Creamy Balls and Crunchy Nuts.

  • Notes

    • Elizabeth Falkner, guest judge in both events, is the owner of Citizen Cake, a patisserie, restaurant, and bar in San Francisco. She is the winner of the 1999 San Francisco Magazine Pastry Chef of the Year, and a 2005 nominee of the James Beard Foundation for Best Pastry Chef.

      Note: Graphics misspelled her last name as Faulkner.

    • Madame S, the guest client this week, is the owner of Mr. S Leather and Madame S world-famous fetish and erotic stores located in San Francisco.

  • Allusions