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Top Chef: New York (Season 5)
Top Chef New York
Season 5
Actors: Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Emeril Lagasse, Stefan Richter
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2009     11hr 40min

The world-class culinary competition only gets fiercer in TOP CHEF: NEW YORK--the No. 1 food show on cable--as 17 new cheftestants head to the Big Apple to test their skills and compete for culinary stardom. Featuring some...  more »


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Actors: Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Emeril Lagasse, Stefan Richter
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Cooking & Beverages, Reality Shows, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 11hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Elm Street Reader | Illinois | 08/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I dont get Bravo channel but have occasionally seen Top Chef elsewhere. I have waited for Top Chef to be released in dvd forever and I am THRILLED to get even one season of the show!! I hope seasons 1-4 get released ASAP.

I would LOVE to know why it's taken so long and why they've released out of sequence."
Great Fun, Great Learning
carol irvin | United States | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just finished this series and I loved it. I can cook but I certainly am not a chef. Nevertheless, I adore watching these chefs in their competitions plus I am a creative person so I am learning. I will never be able to do the complex dishes but one learns that often the simpler dishes do better in the competitions. The mortal sin seems to be in undercooking or overcooking anything. If you can stay away from this flaw, you are actually in the running for being a heck of a cook. I began watching this show because I've enjoyed Project Runway so much. One thing that is better for the contestants with this show is that the contestants get great prizes all the way through. In season six this aspect improves even more. So everyone seems to go home with some really great prizes. The judges are really generous with their prizes for winners too. Project Runway is a lot stingier towards its contestants. Maybe chefs are just more generous people than fashion designers. It sure seems so. I applaud Top Chef for creating rewards for as many contestants as possible. No matter what your level of cooking skill, you will enjoy this show. I do not watch reality tv generally but I do like it where you can improve your own skill level by watching these competitions."
Where's 1-4?
Phil Flyer | 07/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Awesome! We all know 5 was popular, but I like all the seasons& it makes no sense to put out season 5 when there are 4 ahead of it......... Especially when peope from previous seasons return! Give us 1-4 please! I love Top Chef and Tom and Padma! Hey by the way what ever happened to work out?"
Top Chef - a quality show
barry | Boston, MA United States | 05/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I knew of TOP CHEF but just gave it a viewing a couple of months ago when Bravo did a marathon of season four - the Chicago episodes. I never thought I would enjoy a show about cooking but this show pulled me in right away and got me totally addicted. I of course had to then purchase this season taking place in New York. And what a perfect location for a show about chefs. There are so many reality shows on today but there are those rare few that rise levels above the others. TOP CHEF is one of those. It takes cooking seriously and while we get to know the contestants intimately throughout the season the food is the highlight. I am so impressed at how they mold both facets together so perfectly.

Each episode starts off right away with a quickfire challenge which tests particular skills and talents a chef should possess. So much fun and informative. Then we have the elimination challenge. These are always very creative. What is so appealing about this show is the contestants all have some chef experience and the challenges have the cooks cooking food of al different styles. I in no way cook elegant cuisine though I do enjoy eating out. But here the challenges are so creative that anyone who uses a kitchen will find fun new ways to cook. They come up with everything from the basics to haute cuisine. And I have gained such high admiration for chefs and how difficult, challenging and skilled the job is.

I also think this season is a perfect combination of a great show with perfect contestants. We have all personalities and pure entertainment is provided. Stefan, Carla, Ariane, Jamie, Jeff and of course Fabio all stood out for me. And add the perfect judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons and magic happens. Some reality shows get off on judges being overly harsh as a gimmick. Judges here are tough but honest and respectful. So bottom line TOP CHEF provides a reality show of the highest caliber that will educate you about cooking, introduce you to some amazing people and pull you in obsessively to the final challenge. I find each episode so chock full of fun and info and great challenges that I will own each season they sell for I know I will watch each season again. Highly recommend this series and particularly this season."