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top-chef-ql-150.jpgSaying that the Washington DC edition of Top Chef "fails to stir," Washington Post staff writer Hank Stuever is down on the show. Complaining that each contestant is already gainfully employed (should they be unemployed?), he writes: "One has a Michelin star. The words 'James' and 'Beard' are thrown around so much, I've ceased to know what they even mean. There's no element of youthful striving (or, in fact, youth); it's become a show in which older chefs seek validation and buzzy PR." [WaPo via Eater National]

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