Robert Sietsema’s Top Chef-Related Christmas Wishes

Rob Sietsema wrote the best letter to Santa we’ve read since Drew Magary’s daughter’s, and no, he did not wish ill upon The Village Voice for Christmas. But there is more than one Top Chef-related request on it. In part:

• Please cancel Top Chef. The formula has become so tiring, with the weepy talking head rehashes, the funny outfits and haircuts, the challenges to make sauces out of jelly beans, the sagacious celebrity chef judges who probably can’t even remember how to boil a pan of water anymore.
• A better reason to cancel Top Chef is the flooding of the culinary job market with fake chefs who have scant qualifications other than having been on Top Chef. And then want to get 75 bucks out of you for a meal that looks way better than it tastes.
• Under the tree I’d also like to see more chefs who are aren’t white guys. How about some women and people of color?

With full-throated agreement, we endorse the third one. But we highly doubt Santa will cancel Top Chef. Don’t The Magical Elves probably freelance for him at some point during the year?

Check out the rest of his wish list over at Eater.


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