'Top Chef' recap: Mom's home cooking
Elimination Challenge: Patti LaBelle shows up to sing a song and also serve as guest judge. The challenge is to make a dish inspired by their cooking inspirations, and who taught them how to cook. The judges are Patti, Tom, Padma and Emeril. And here are the dishes:
Chris Moto: Lemon-pepper steak with baked potato and vegetables, inspired by his grandmother's Friday night steak dinners. The judges don't love the meat, but do like the vegetables.
Heather: Beef stroganoff with herb spaetzle and roasted wild mushrooms, inspired by her mom, "the queen of one-pot meals." Emeril can't figure out what kind of beef it is, and Patti says it's Bigfoot. Oof.
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