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Top Chef Cookbooks

Updated on October 7, 2013

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Top Chef cookbooks feature recipes, photos, and tips from the popular reality TV show. Find great recipes for dinner and learn more about Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, and the other great judges. The recipes in these cookbooks are from your favorite Top Chef contestants, both the winners and the losers.

Top Chef: Seattle, the tenth season of the original show, has just begun. Take this opportunity to try one of the recipes from the previous seasons. You can even buy a book of recipes from the Quickfire challenges. These high-speed recipe ideas are great for a busy night, since you know none of them will take long! There are three main Top Chef cookbooks, and one of them has a revised edition. Check them all out now.

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Top Chef: The Cookbook (Kindle Edition)

The original Top Chef cookbook is a great place to begin. With over 100 recipes from the first three seasons, there are tons of dishes you may have forgotten about. They range a variety of difficulty levels and techniques, so there are choices for everyone. Plus, the recipes come from both the Quickfire and Elimination rounds, so they also take different amounts of time.

Top Chef: The Cookbook also features great interviews with the judges, contestants, and crew. It's more than just about the recipes. This book will give you a glimpse into the workings of the first few seasons of the show. There are plenty of behind-the-scenes photographs to round out the collection.

Top Chef: The Cookbook: Original Interviews and Recipes from Bravo's Hit Show
Top Chef: The Cookbook: Original Interviews and Recipes from Bravo's Hit Show

This cookbook is conveniently available on Kindle, so you can search through the contents when you are looking at a recipe. If you have too many cookbooks cluttering your home, an electronic edition is a great choice. You can even use the Kindle reader to pull up this book on your computer.


Top Chef: The Revised Edition

Cookbooks can get expensive, especially if you want them in hardcover format. But, you can pick up your Top Chef Cookbook in this bargain edition.

If you already have the original Top Chef: The Cookbook, you probably don't need the revised edition. There are only a few recipes added to the original collection. But, if you are buying for the first time, this edition is a great choice.

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook

For many Top Chef fans, the Quickfire challenges are one of the most fun parts of the show. They are crazy and adrenaline-filled, and since the chefs have little time to think, they come up with some interesting recipes (both good and bad). Luckily, this cookbook only focuses on the genius inspirations from the challenges.

This follow-up to the original Top Chef Cookbook features 75 recipes from the Quickfire challenges of the show. There are also tons of great photographs to illustrate show. Learn more about your favorite fast-paced challenges with this fun cookbook.

How to Cook Like a Top Chef - The Top Chef Cookbook for Novices

If you want to improve your culinary skills after watching many episodes of Top Chef, this book is a great place to start. The recipes and information on the chefs is fun, and will help you learn your way around the kitchen.

This book would make a great gift idea for a young adult heading out on their own for the first time, or just someone who wants to improve their cooking skills.

How to Cook Like a Top Chef
How to Cook Like a Top Chef

The introduction was written by Rick Bayless, who has appeared as a guest numerous times as well as a contestant on Top Chef Masters. It's a fun read!


More Great Recipes

There's always room for more fantastic recipes. Once you've checked out these great Top Chef cookbooks, visit these other pages for more recipes and great cookbooks.

Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Recipe
Chicken and cheese enchiladas are a filling dinner entree that are easy to put together. Enchiladas are a versatile dish because you can change the fillings or add extra ingredients to personalize them to your family. They are a great dish for even novice cooks.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes
Are you looking for the best pressure cooker recipes to put together a quick and easy dinner? Pressure cookers are great for many foods that are braised or stewed. When you seal the pressure cooker, steam builds inside and helps your food cook fast.

Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue
Chocolate and hazelnuts go perfectly together (just ask the makers of Nutella). One of my all time favorite treats is fondue. I love how simple it is to make and how fun and interactive it is. This is a dessert that will get you talking and laughing with your guests.

Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
This salted caramel sauce recipe should be in any cook's recipe collection. It is a simple sauce recipe that can be used in conjunction with many other recipes. Try this drizzled over ice cream or any pumpkin dessert (like the pumpkin cake in the photo).

Kitchen Tools from Top Chef

Tons of products are on the market from the Top Chef line. Stock your own kitchen or give one of these items as a gift to your favorite reality TV fan. Pair a new kitchen tool or two with one of the cookbooks to give someone new to cooking a great start! You can tell they are Top Chef brand from their bright orange logo. Keep an eye on the knife sets, because you may find a fantastic deal!

The stainless steel grater is a great choice. Microplane zesters like this can be used for tons of different purposes and are a kitchen tool that won't just get shoved to the back of the drawer.

Has a particular Top Chef been your favorite? Was there a chef who you thought should have won it all? Share your thoughts on the show or these cookbooks here!

What was your favorite season of Top Chef?

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