Christina Hendricks on 'Top Chef Masters' a Big Bust?

Maressa Brown
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Christina HendricksSome of us don't know what to do with ourselves when Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Peggy Olson, and of course everyone's favorite Joan Holloway are off the air. Where oh where can we find our retro entertainment fix? Well, now we can get it on Top Chef Masters. Word has it Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend, will be starring in the second episode of the Bravo show's third season.

The recently married couple will take part in a '60s-themed challenge with the chef contestants, for obvious Mad Men-related reasons. How fun is that?!

I LOVE Mad Men. I love the '60s throwback vibe that this Top Chef episode is sure to explore. And, of course, I love food. It'll be interesting to see what the contestants come up with ... Will there be fondue? Beef Wellington? Steak Diane? Other meat dishes named after people? How about gourmet-ified junk food? Our American fast food addictions were still in their infancy in the '60s. It's when Wendy's opened, and people started gorging themselves on plates of Buffalo wings, with celery and blue cheese dressing.

Unfortch, not everyone is all that psyched about Christina and her hubs appearing on the show, though. I guess some hardcore foodies think the series is jumping the shark by bringing on judges who don't have any kind of culinary background whatsoever. But I'm okay with it.

I'm sure that when it comes to what was popular in the '60s, Christina has become somewhat of a scholar! After all, there are quite a few scenes in the show that revolve around dining out or eating in. And more recently, Christina's character, Joan, has gotten married and become a little bit more of a Susie Homemaker. I have a feeling the show's creator schools the actors on history and cultural facts associated with their characters.

Don't you agree -- Jon Hamm may know a lot more about cigarettes and liquor than he did before playing chain-smoking, borderline-alcoholic Don Draper? Elisabeth Moss, who plays copywriter Peggy Olson, most certainly has more knowledge about feminine hygiene products from the '60s (because Peggy has written copy for one of the top brands for several seasons now). Anyway, that's my argument and I'm stickin' to it. 

(I also have to mention that, like MANY others, I adore Christina. She's gorgeous, sultry, and toying with our standards of skinny-as-a-rail beauty in this country. LOVE it!)

Alright, so, Christina and Geoffrey may not be Julia Child and Thomas Keller, but I'll bet their episode will be a good time had by all. That is ... if the contestants can take the heat of baking up a Tunnel of Fudge cake.

 

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