Here’s What All 17 ‘Top Chef’ Winners Are Doing Now

Top Chef, thankfully, continues to stand out from its reality TV competition. Unlike other cooking shows where you may see home cooks try to make opulent desserts, precocious child chefs get yelled at by Gordon Ramsay or industry pros forced to cook a meal from baskets filled with marmite and goat’s brains, the Emmy Award winner is actually trying to suss out who is a great chef.

Last year, for Top Chef All Stars LA, there was a bit of a cognitive dissonance. The season had been filmed the fall before, when Covid-19 virus didn’t even exist in humans. It was strange, yet at times comforting, to see a world not in lockdown unspooling before us. It offered a brief reprieve from the wrath the pandemic was exacting upon the restaurant industry that the show celebrates. This year, it’ll be different. The hosts, cheftestants, crew and rotating panel of

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Not quite ready to dine out? Here’s where to order takeout like a local in Miami

Miami is ready to dine out.

I am not there yet. Since the pandemic shut down restaurants the first time on March 16, I have eaten at exactly one restaurant, the Chinese-Trinidadian-Indian Balloo. And that was before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified restaurants as a particularly tricky place to gather without the threat of spreading the coronavirus.

This does not mean I have not eaten food from restaurants.

Miami-Dade continues to conjure exciting new food in particularly novel ways as restaurants pivot to menus that lend themselves to takeout and delivery.

These restaurants, markets and wine shops have been a lifeline for me in a time when working from home and living at work are sometimes indistinguishable. Now, this is certainly not my list of How to Eat Like a Local in Miami, culled from covering food for the Miami Herald for more than four

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Here’s What It’s Like to Go See Movies in China and Why It Seems to Be Working

As of July 20, most movie theaters in China have been allowed to reopen, with the exception of a few Covid hotspots like the far Western Xinjiang Province. Perhaps no one breathed a heavier sigh of relief than Fu Wenxia, Managing Director of the Shanghai International Film Festival. With opening night scheduled for July 25, the annual festival had been stuck in a state of limbo for months. Up until that point, organizers had considered hosting this year’s festival online, but knew it wouldn’t have nearly the same impact as having live audiences in the movie theater. “We were really nervous waiting for the final decision,” said Fu. “As soon as we got the news on July 16, we immediately announced our opening date.” Within two hours of their announcement, the festival had sold more than 90 percent of its tickets.

That enthusiasm has echoed throughout the country. Across China,

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