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Top Chef Master Rick Bayless' First Quickfire Challenge

Complete video at: Award-winning chef Rick Bayless recalls scrambling to simmer his all-green soup during the first quickfire challenge on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." He ended up using a Vitamix blender to get the job done. Bayless expands on his aptitude for "playing the game," and marvels at the low priority flavor took to other contestants on the show. ----- Award-winning chef and author Rick Bayless engages in a conversation with Joey Altman about his culinary philosophy and why supporting local sustainable farms are important to him. - Commonwealth Club of California Rick Bayless is an award-winning American chef who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is, perhaps, best known for his PBS series "Mexico: One Plate at a Time." In 1987, Bayless, along with his wife, Deann, opened the Frontera Grill in Chicago, Illinois, specializing in contemporary regional Mexican cuisine. In 1989 they opened Topolobampo, one of America's first fine-dining Mexican restaurants. He is the author of several bestselling cookbooks. In 2009, Bayless was the winner of season 1 of Bravo TV's Top Chef Masters.
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