Jennifer Biesty

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EAT – Top Chef Quickfire

  Yes, it’s true, I’ve been a Top Chef fan from day 1. Some times the show irritates me, but mostly it’s entertaining. Are you like me, when you see what the quickfire challenge is, you try to come up with what you’d do? I’m always amazed at what (most) of the cheftestants create. My biggest question has always been, how does it REALLY taste?  Well last night I got to find out.  There’s a new Top Chef cookbook out, The Quickfire Cookbook, and there was a book signing event at Purcell Murray, the fabulous kitchen showroom.  Three local San Francisco cheftestants were there —  Jennifer Biesty and Ryan Scott from season 4 and Jaime Lauren from season 5.  Each made one of their quickfire challenge dishes.  They were ALL good.  I think the crowd favorite was Ryan’s lamb patties.  I also loved Jaime’s chickpea soup, with vadouvan spice, and…