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Top Chef Runner-Up Pranks Barkley

On Top Chef’s fourth season, chef Richard Blais was known for his cunning and cleverness in his cooking. This week, retired NBA star Charles Barkley was the butt of Blais’ joke. On an episode of TNT’s Inside the NBA, Barkley was offered a milkshake from Blais’ Atlanta-based burger restaurant Flip. Producers told Barkley that the milkshake was the restaurant’s famous Krispy Kreme flavor, and he tried the drink and pronounced it “pretty good,” at which point producers revealed that the flavor was not, in fact, Krispy Kreme, but foie gras. The show’s host then defined foie gras for viewers as “the food product made from the liver of a duck or goose.” Cue Barkley grimace.