The Travelogue

Bravotv.com's Senior Editor wonders whether not utilizing Nonna was smart or fatal.

on Jun 6, 20120

Welcome back, my little McRibollitas! This week, the chefs (and, of course, we) travel to Florence, Italy -- another destination to which I've never been. For some reason I've never felt an overwhelming urge to visit Italy, not like I know many of my friends have expressed to me, but I will say this episode made me hungry. And angry. Hangry, if you will. First, Cat and Curtis tell Nick and Gary that they will be split up since they're the remaining members of their defunct team. They will select their opponent's team. In the end, Nicole, Nookie, and Avery end up with Nick. And Jenna, John, and LIz end up on Gary's team. After they're split up, their Course begins.

First, "Find the Men playing Bocce Ball at Terrazza Il Belvedere." I could just go to Wiiliamsburg to find people playing bocce ball, but the two teams find the men with a  fair amount of ease. In the car on the way to the court, Jenna starts her Italian language domination. She knows the language and is not afraid to use it. Much like she did with Spanish, and Gary with French, they're both all too willing to speak their second languages, and as Hugh points out in his blog this week, overpronounce it. You may wonder why I always reference Hugh's blog, and it's because it's hilarious and getting it in my Inbox every Wedneday is a highlight of my week. OK, enough of that -- don't want him to get a bigger head than he already has! Back to Jenna. Even thought Gary thinks Jenna will be nothing but an asset, even he's ready to find her a muzzle. I have to say I've travelled with know-it-alls before, and it's insanely annoying.

Course 2: Find Il Cernachino Cafe and Order the 'Reboiled Seasonal Dish.' Ribollita! one of the buzzwords for this episode. Both teams eventually find it and taste it. Next, the teams have to find Carapina and order the "tasty treat mistaken for cheese." Although Gary's team gets to Carapina first, this clue has them completely thrown. Luckily for Nick's team, they come across an English speaker on the street who knows the answer. And it is... ricotta. Well, my mind was blown. Maybe I should have known this, but i had no idea ricotta isn't really a cheese. You learn something new every day! I actually dislike ricotta cheese, so somehow this new knowledge comforted me.

9 comments
Linda613
Linda613

You are abosolutely correct and I thank you for bringing that to my attention..... It took three times of watching this to see my mistake..... Talk about feeling stupid!!!!!

MoHub
MoHub

Liz voted for Jenna, not John. Gary and John voted for each other. Jenna had the tiebreaker, and she couldn't vote Liz off and certainly wasn't going to vote herself off, and she opted for Gary rather than John, probably because she knew John was the weaker competition.

Viewer 1
Viewer 1

@Linda613 Liz voted for Jenna not John. Gary voted for John. John voted for Gary. 1-1-1 tie. Jenna made the final decision and voted for Gary. Gary had 2 votes and that is why he was eliminated. IMO i would have voted for Jenna as well. She is annoying, the way she talked about Liz.

ENV
ENV

Florence (Firenze) in a chase scene sets all over there inside views famous to this places and everyone recalls from memory! To do cucina & cooks duties were harder if no translator or written notes only. Too bad not set perfectto on station cucina or spilling Zuppa "R."! Teamwork could be a theme too and not so much name callers! None have enough Italian but 'Nonna' herself &'that girl chef' too!

Prod issue
Prod issue

I just watched the 6/6 show recorded on my DVR. In it the voting was a tie two for Gary and two for Jenna. Then Stone says Gary you are going home. What is going on?

Linda613
Linda613

On last night's episode, the red team consisted of 4 players......Liz voted for John, Gary voted for John, John voted for Gary.......So the count was 2 for John and 1 for Gary.... It was Jenna's turn to vote and she voted for Gary.......It was now a 2 - 2 tie..... Cannot understand why Gary was voted off and how was the tie broken?

Can someone please explain..... I have watched the episode once again and am still confused..... Maybe it is just me and I am missing something........

Thank you!

Scoop
Scoop

Come on How can you screw up beans TWICE and not go home....John is on borrowed time PS Please tell Jenna to "shut up for awhile"

#1fan
#1fan

It wasn't Liz who won MVP, it was Nicole. Sorry, second time you've misidentified the chefs and mixed these two up, and given credit to the wrong person.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the catch! Fixed.