Reality cooking show Top Chef scores monster ratings and spins off related ventures as fast as Bravo executives can ink the deals. But it’s been a failure as a culinary star-making machine. The contestants, household names among foodies nationwide while on the show, disappear once they’re off it. The lone exception: Season One’s Stephen Asprinio, the spaced-out sommelier who became the first in what turned out to be a series of chef/villains Top Chef audiences love to hate. But nobody’s ...

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