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"...hearing criticism for a [Top Chef] contestant I think is never easy. Because you’re firmly believing in what you’ve done. And sometimes you’ve made a mistake and it’s abundantly clear that you’ve made a mistake, and you’re just waiting for them to make a mistake, and inevitably they do. Then it’s just that awkward skirting around where you either take that and say, “I know,” or do you try and defend it. But sometimes you’re honestly 100 percent behind the food you’ve made and you want to defend it."
-Hugh Acheson on having to read negative reviews of Top Chef alum restaurants online. [THR]