Wednesday, May. 5 2010 @ 9:44AM
Daily Fork was fortunate to interview a very talented chef and one of the contestants of season 2 of Top Chef Masters, Jody Adams. Jody owns a four-star restaurant called Rialto in Cambridge, Mass., and is also a James Beard award winner and has been the recipient of many rave reviews and accolades over the years. After already watching her cement a place in the second round during last week's quickfire challenge, we asked Jody a few questions about being on Top Chef Masters, her favorite guilty pleasure food, and more. Check out the interview below:
How much of Top Chef had you seen before this season of Top Chef Masters, and what do you think of the show?
I'd caught a few snippets of the regular Top Chef while trolling through the channels late at night, but I'd never watched enough to even know what a Quickfire Challenge was and, believe it or not, I'd never seen Top Chef Masters before they contacted me. I was on a holiday bike tour in Italy, when I snuck a look at my Blackberry, saw the message and said out loud, "No way!" As in, "No way they're going to get me on that show." My attitude must have offended the TV gods--within half an hour my Blackberry jumped out of my bike bag, crashed in the road and died. For the rest of the trip I fretted over whether I should or shouldn't do it. The consensus of the group was that I should do it.
When I got home, I apologized to the TV gods and humbly tuned in.
I soon realized that although the cooking was great and the competition exciting, the real draw was the people. Top Chef may be a little more rough and tumble than Top Chef Masters, but in both cases, you want to get to know the characters.