By The Wiz
When I heard the concept of the quickfire, I thought it was going to be like last year, where they had to distinguish good olive oil, fake crab from real, etc. etc. Cool! Bring it! Identifying ingredients in a soup/sauce a la “name that tune” seemed a little strange to me, but I guess they have to mix it up.
But hey. Josea and Stefan rocked it out, especially naming like 8 ingredients. That was awesome. I mean, I could probably name 4 ingredients. Umm….salt, pepper, oil, cream (it’s pretty obvious if something is cream based.) Especially salt - every time one of them said ’salt’ (like it was a testament to their brilliant pallette) I was like, “Hello! Salt is in pretty much everything. Way to bust it out!” But hey. I probably would have played it safe too. (”But hey” seems to be my ‘go to phrase’ at the moment. Whatever.)
Oh, and how funny that Carla blew it on the mole. Start with CHOCOLATE! How hard is that? I mean, after a few ingredients, I can see it getting hard, but the first one? She must have been really nervous. And when they kept naming ingredients one after the other, that mole started sounding grosser than gross. But hey, I’ve never like mole sauce anyway.
Then came the bridal shower. Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Blue? Really? Colicchio knows more than I do, but I DO know there’s no such thing as blue food. People keep telling me that blueberries count, but they don’t. They’re so not blue. And it’s good there’s no blue food, because then I would feel like I was eating a bottle of Windex.
That “new” team. Hmmm….Everybody was staring at the dried seaweed on their plate going - “am I supposed to eat this?” look on their face. And yeah, nobody wants to roll their own sushi. Stefan was right about that one. I was worried for my Eugene there, but he pulled it out. And I’m sorry - adding mushrooms to SOMEBODY ELSE’S SALAD WITHOUT TELLING HER IS NOT OK! SOOOOOO NOT OK! Buh-bye Danny. Have fun getting your own TV show.
Everybody’s whining about Chilean sea bass being endangered and no responsible chef should cook with it. Didn’t Hung use it 2 seasons ago and win with it? (The airline challenge) Has the status changed that much in 2 years? I guess it could have. I don’t know.
Good job, Ariane. You cook proteins well. I still don’t think you’ll win.
Way to be a sore loser, Jamie. Can’t you be happy you’re in the top team, and be happy for Ariane? The top chef doesn’t necessarily have the most wins along the way.
Top 3: Stefan, Fabio, Eugene.
Next to go: Melissa.
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