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Media Dish: Reality Bites/LATimes/September 2007

“Top Chef” is the jackhammer of the food world. Even with earplugs, it is impossible to tune out.

The reality show in which cooks compete in various staged challenges is already in its third season on the Bravo channel. But even for someone who might be fortunate enough not to know a remote from a microwave, there is no escape: “Top Chef” is also covered relentlessly — exhaustively, even — on blogs and websites and online discussion boards.

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