The creators of Bravo's Top Chef share inside stories and more than 100 recipes in this New York Times bestselling cookbook and series companion. In Top Chef: The Cookbook, Tom Colicchio invites fans and home chefs into the hottest kitchen on prime time. This volume features some of the most memorable winning recipes from the first three seasons, as well as dishes from the Elimination Rounds and the Quick-Fire Challenges. Here you'll find Elia Aboumrad's Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Waffles; C.J. Jacobson's Crepes; Hung Huynh's Tuna Tartare; Lea Anne Wong's Deep Fried Oysters; Tre Wilcox III's Bacon wrapped Shrimp; and much more. In-depth discussions with contestants, judges, and crew reveal the inner workings of the show, and lavish photographs take readers behind-the-scenes into the Top Chef pantry and competition sites. This cookbook will have aspiring culinary contenders reliving classic show moments and relishing new recipes!