Just finished watching the Top Chef “smackdown”. Hats off to the show’s producers. This pre-season preview features a cook off, Season 1 vs. Season 2. The judges? The contestants for the upcoming season. Smart. They tried to stick to the familiar format (quickfire+elimination) but it lacked in drama somewhat since nobody’s butt was really on the line. Just the same, it entertained. Looking forward to the new season.