We can always expect some crazy challenges on Top Chef 2013 Season 11, as Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and the other judges on Top Chef Season 11 think of some creative challenges and tonight they have gone to the pigs! The chefs will be pigging out on Top Chef New Orleans 2013, as they are put to the test of butchering and cooking a 300-pound pig! No pressure, huh? Watch it go down tonight with us during our Top Chef 2013 Season 11 Live Recap and see who was eliminated on Top Chef 2013 Season 11 tonight!

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Last week on Top Chef 2013 New Orleansthe chefs had to cook up some potluck menus for Kermit Ruffins and his musician friends. The chefs were placed in teams and all had to create some kind cohesive potluck menu. This could be a fun challenge to work with, seeming it is a lot more open than some of the other challenges this season. Nick was sick on Day 1 and felt the need to make up for it on the day of the challenge and took on way too much for his team. Patty made a salad that had no flavors and missing some of the ingredients, which the judges could not look past and sent her to Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen.

Patty took on Janine Booth, so we will see who won that dual tonight and see the chefs go pig crazy! Watch it with us in our Live Recap that follows!


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Sara says that every team she joins seems to do bad. She has only had success once this season, so she is not feeling confident with herself!

The next day arrives and the chefs head to the kitchen to meet Padma Lakshmi and Dr. John for the Quickfire Challenge. The chefs will not be making a dish tonight, but they will be making hot sauce! Dr. John uses some words that none of the chefs quite understand. They have 45 minutes to create and bottle their sauce and the winner gets immunity in the next challenge.

Carlos works with chiles all the time, so he is thinking he will be on top for this challenge. Stephanie has never made hot sauce before, but she said there are not many ingredients so she can do this. Nick has ulcers, so he is not a fan of hot sauce and trying to make a balanced sauce.

The time runs out and time for the judges to taste the sauces. They seem to like that Justin used anchovies in his sauce. Stephanie did good and Nina’s sauce was super hot. For the results on Top Chef 2013, Dr. John did not like the hot sauces from Nick (too sweet), Carrie (too hot) and Nina (over-the-top hot). His favorite sauces came from Brian, Justin and Carlos. The winning sauce comes from Brian and he wins immunity again tonight, so two weeks in a row being safe.

Elimination Challenge: it is time to pig out and in comes a huge pig! The 11 chefs will come together and use the whole pig to create dishes. They each are responsible for one dish, but all 11 of the chefs must use the entire pig! They will five hours to cook the next day. The chefs all surround the pig and want to butcher it. They break off and decide to let a few butcher at a time. Nick and Nina both want the pig’s head, so they split it half and share!

The chefs head out to do some shopping and Louis is making popcorn with his dish, which is a hit in his restaurant. It appears we have Carlos and Justin both making tacos! The chefs get back to their house and they have special guests cooking up the whole pig and it is a night of food for the chefs to see how to cook it all up.

The next day arrives on Top Chef New Orleans 2013 and the chefs head out to Bayou Barn to start cooking their pig. They are using outdoor ovens and coals, so you never know how it will turn out. Justin built a fire to use and other chefs start using it, which pisses him off! Nina is over him and the tensions are rising! Tom comes to checkout the chefs and Nina said she is not going spicy, but more sweet with her dish and Tom has a weird reaction, so she is second-guessing her dish.

Meanwhile, Justin is cooking on the fire he demanded only he can use and it goes up in flames! He has huge flames going on and it is burning his pork, so it is drying out. Karma? The time is running out and Nina tastes her dish and she is underwhelmed, so she throws in some spices to hopefully help.

The times runs out and the judges have arrived to taste the dishes. Justin’s meat is dry, but the tortilla is good. The spirit of Carlos’ dish was great. They loved Shirley’s dumpling. They think the pork is beautifully cooked by Louis, but it has a lot of things going on with it. Padma loved everything about Stephanie’s dish but the pork belly. Tom thinks they are going to have a really hard time figuring this out because they are all great. Padma says every new dish she says this is her favorite dish. Tom said the heat builds on Nina’s dish and it was delicious.

The chefs are back in the holding room on Top Chef 2013 Season 11 and time to watch the judges discuss the dishes. Tom Colicchio said that they may have been the best dishes he has tasted all season. They loved Shirley’s dish and Nina’s soup. They thought the popcorn was good from Louis, but not necessary. They didn’t like that Travis didn’t make his noodles. Justin’s meat was dry and he is not happy they said that.

Padma comes in and the judges want to see Nina, Shirley and Carlos for the Judges’ Table. Clearly, these three chefs had the favorite dishes of the day. I guess Nina made a wise last-minute choice of adding the spice, huh? Tom would travel days for the dumplings from Shirley. Tom wants the recipe from Carlos and they said Nina nailed it tonight. The winning chef tonight is Carlos, so he won the Taco Challenge!

The chefs head back and the judges want to see Justin, Louis and Stephanie, who won last week and is now on the bottom? These three chefs had the least favorite dishes of the day. Justin thought the day went well and was surprised they didn’t like it. Tom said their meat was great, but then the other judges got dry meat. They wanted more texture from Stephanie and it felt unfinished. They loved the pork, but the popcorn lost them.

The judges discuss the three dishes and it appears that Stephanie will be going home tonight on Top Chef 2013. What do you think? The chefs are back in front of the judges and Louis has been eliminated on Top Chef 2013 tonight! He heads to Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen to take on Janine Booth, who is taking everyone down who comes in front of her!

What do you think of the results on Top Chef 2013 Season 11 tonight?

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