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Culinary traditions are fascinating. They reflect the cultural roots of a country. In this week's episode, Narda Lepes, an Argentinian chef, describes Argentinian cuisine as a mix of Turkish, Armenian, Italian, and Spanish traditions. Chimichurri sauce is one of my favorite sauces to serve with meat, and it comes from Argentina. Some say its origins come from the Spanish pronunciation of curry; others say it's a Basque word. Either way, it's delicious! One of the rules for pesto -- another favorite of mine -- is do NOT overheat. The same is true of chimichurri. And that was one of Nookie's problems this week. I honestly thought he was done for, although his decision to sell the empanades to the woman at the kiosk was brilliant. But Avery surprised us all by voting for John, saying that she wanted to go up against the best. Atta girl!
Well, it's down to two girls and one guy. And while Nookie's demonstrated some great gamesmanship, he's up against two smart, talented chefs in Liz and Avery. Tweet me at @catcora with your predictions of who wins!
I agree with girloftheworld, the voting process of this show is the worst of any cooking show we've watched. Having to listen to their remarks about each other is bad enough, to whoever edits this show , are there any positive remarks that can be added instead? Another Huge low was the show in which the team who earned the most money won. They disrespected the locals, the food they served, the fans who watch the show! What kind of example does that show....treat people with distain, cheat (at least that is what I call it when you water down a drink) and win anyways. Cat Cora might have made a comment, Curtis Stone just stood there and the message seemed loud and clear, Customers are worth less than their money. I don't believe this is what you want to say about your customers!
If I come back next year it will only be with a re-vamp of the voting process. As it stands I can't help but think. " this is the first cooking show where the best chefs get voted off first"