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Season 05, Episode 01 Melting Pot

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Nov 13, 2008
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Melting Pot Nov 13, 2008 One chef is eliminated in a three-round quickfire involving apples. The remaining chefs create dishes representing the ethnic cuisines of several New York neighborhoods.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Show Your Craft

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Nov 20, 2008
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Show Your Craft Nov 20, 2008 After re-inventing the hot dog for the quickfire challenge, the chefs cook and serve lunch at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Foo Fighters Thanksgiving

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Nov 27, 2008
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Foo Fighters Thanksgiving Nov 27, 2008 For the quickfire, the chefs recreate dishes from the Top Chef cookbook. In the elimination challenge, they cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Foo Fighters at the band's tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Today Show

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Dec 4, 2008
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Today Show Dec 4, 2008 After creating a breakfast amuse-bouche for the quickfire, the contestants compete in a live food demonstration challenge in order to earn a booking on "Today."

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Season 05, Episode 05 Gail's Bridal Shower

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Dec 11, 2008
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Gail's Bridal Shower Dec 11, 2008 For the quickfire, chefs must identify ingredients in a dish. For the elimination challenge, the contestants cater a bridal shower for judge Gail Simmons.

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Season 05, Episode 06 12 Days of Christmas

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Dec 18, 2008
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12 Days of Christmas Dec 18, 2008 Domestic guru Martha Stewart oversees the quick fire challenge in this holiday-themed edition. Then, actress Natasha Richardson is the guest judge when the cooks cater a Christmas cocktail party in which the proceeds go to the AIDS research.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Focus Group

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Jan 8, 2009
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Focus Group Jan 8, 2009 The chefs must create a sweet dish without using sugar (guest judge: chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli). In the elimination challenge, chefs prepare a family-style meal for blind judging.

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Season 05, Episode 08 Down on the Farm

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Jan 15, 2009
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Down on the Farm Jan 15, 2009 Contestants shop for fresh ingredients at a farm and then create a dinner for the farm workers.

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Season 05, Episode 09 Restaurant Wars

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Jan 22, 2009
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Restaurant Wars Jan 22, 2009 Two teams have 24 hours to design and open competing restaurants.

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Season 05, Episode 10 Super Bowl Chef Showdown

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Jan 29, 2009
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Super Bowl Chef Showdown Jan 29, 2009 A Super Bowl cook-off against seven all-stars from previous seasons.

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Season 05, Episode 11 Le Bernardin

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Feb 5, 2009
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Le Bernardin Feb 5, 2009 After a three-round fish filleting tournament, the contestants cook at Le Bernadin where their final product will be judged by chef Eric Ripert.

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Season 05, Episode 12 The Last Supper

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Feb 12, 2009
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The Last Supper Feb 12, 2009 Wylie Dufresne judges a quickfire challenge of egg dishes. For the elimination challenge, the five remaining chefs each cook a "last supper" dish requested by a culinary superstar.

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Season 05, Episode 13 Finale, Part 1

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Feb 19, 2009
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Finale, Part 1 Feb 19, 2009 The season finale finds the chefs traveling from New York to New Orleans. While in the "Big Easy" they will be challenged to kick it up a notch when celebrity judge/chef Emeril Lagasse stops by to appraise their culinary skills.

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Season 05, Episode 14 Finale, Part 2

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Feb 26, 2009
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Finale, Part 2 Feb 26, 2009 Set in New Orleans, season 5 ends as the winning chef is revealed.

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Season 05, Episode 15 Watch What Happens Reunion

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Mar 5, 2009
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Watch What Happens Reunion Mar 5, 2009 Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season five's chefs and judges.

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