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In food-metaphor-laden takedown of what Grantland perceives as an "underwhelming" 11th season of Top Chef, one bright moment comes by way of Shirley Chung and her relationship with Emeril Lagasse. "Emeril's supportive relationship with Shirley Chung, a manic striver from Vegas by way of Beijing, was incredibly touching. … What developed between Emeril and Shirley is precisely the sort of identity-building mentoring that happens in real kitchens every day." [Grantland]