Tonight, after dangling the promise/threat of Paula Deen before us for what now seems like years, Top Chef is giving its viewers a meaty, man-sized portion of the Butter Queen. According to The Huffington Post, Deen and John Besh will be judging the Elimination Challenge, for which the chefs will prepare dishes using Gulf Coast seafood for a charity dinner benefiting the region’s fishermen. The Post has a video clips from the episode; one shows the contestants deep-frying things as Deen cackles merrily, which sounds about right.
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