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Bravotv.com's Senior Editor wonders whether Yigit or Seth's dishes were that inappropriate for the challenge.

Sep 30, 20100

In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs were greeted in the Top Chef kitchen by the St. Monica glee club and pep squad. I would love to go off on a digression about this week's Britney-inspired episode of Glee, but I won't. I would also like to think they chose this school because it has my name in its name, but I won't. Instead I'll say that these kids were adorable and made me uncomfortable all at the ame time, almost like the showgirls who kicklined their way into the kitchen during Top Chef: Las Vegas. I know I shouldn't make fun of children, but how creepy was that mascot? The point of all the theatrics was to present the chefs with a bake sale challenge! They would be split into teams of two, one representing the glee club, the other representing the pep squad. It seems that the two teams actually took drastically different approaches. The pep squad made traditional bake sale items, and won because of it, while the glee club perhaps elevated their dishes a tad too much. I have to say that when i first watched the episode and saw Eric's krispy brownie won, I smiled. I literally had a similar item sittig in my kitchen. I'd never had a crispy treat/brownie hybrid before, but was sent home with some by a friend's mother recently, and let me tell you the differences in texture are genius. I'm not surprised Eric's dish was such a hit.

 

Although I was worried that either Seth or Yigit might take the fall for their team, it was Heather C. who went home instead. Sure, she didn't want to make a peanut butter cookie, and I would argue she should've said she wouldn't be able to execute it as well as something else, but at the end of the day she made it, and it apparently wasn't very good. Seth could haven gone home for his financier, which I'll admit is a term I'd never heard before, so I'm going to assume the kids hadn't either. Don't forget the kids gave their tickets to the table before getting their goodies, not after, so the chefs really had to sell their dishes. It was Yigit's dish, however, not Seth's that I probably would've liked the least, but that's just because I don't like ginger.

I will say this though, although some of the dishes may have seemed inappropriate for a kid's challenge, I wouldn't even begin oto know what kids, especially highs chool kids, are eating these days. I didn't touch sushi before college, but my brother recently sent me a pic of my baby niece eating a salmon skin roll! I think kids are a lot more adventurous these days, and exposed to diverse cultures, so who knows, maybe given them ginger, or even a financier, wasn't that farfetched.

But who cares about any of this? Yigit was shirtless this week, and my love for him continues to grow. If you missed it, check it out here. You're welcome.

17 comments
Jazmine2010
Jazmine2010

LOL your blog was SO FUNNY! Please continue to blog for this show. I love how you are SO real and you are saying exactly what I am thinking. Some of these other blogs are blah boring but you are very true and entertaining to read and I love it. Umm 2 things... Yigit is a hottie... but what about the head judge Johnny... I wouldn't mind seeing him with his shirt off lol

Frank Q
Frank Q

This guy reminds me of Stuart from "Mad TV" you tube search this if you want a good laugh...

MacMS
MacMS

Of course all of this is pre-recorded so it's too late to get upset over what's happening. However, I think every loyal Top Chef viewer was expecting this show to be of the same quality as all others related to the original. Bravo has done Gail Simmons a great disservice in handing her THIS mess. Back her up Bravo! She's too nice to say it, so all of the fans will do it for her. I'm over trying to watch Just Desserts, and just hope the All Star competition is better!

Viewer in WI
Viewer in WI

Great episode...I just watched the video clip on how to make Eric's crispy bar, but the demo didn't specify how much rice cereal or nutella to use in the recipe. Not sure where else to submit this question...help?

marty15
marty15

While I believe Seth is immature, rude & has that 'screw everybody else but me' personality he does fill that niche of someone we all want to see voted off. That said, I think the producers know he's the protagonist and I've become jaded lately in regard to cooking shows. Sometimes people slip by even if landing in the bottom three consistantly because they are 'good tv'.

going down for the third time
going down for the third time

yeah . . . the judges did not judge solely on plating . . . was the ticket stuff a function of logistics . . . or just another ploy to introduce even more drama into a show already drowning in it?!

M3
M3

One imagines that the competition becomes more demanding as it goes on; thereby challenging the participants' emotional, physical & psychological reserves.

How in the world is Seth going to summon the necessary coping mechanism?

Sad Viewer
Sad Viewer

My viewing of this week's episode was spoiled by the website design. Sorry, but didn't know where else I could submit this comment. I was looking at the website, hoping to see the episode that I missed last night and when I couldn't find it instead settled for looking at one of the dessert making tips. Unfortunately, the chef then said that it turned out that that recipe had been the wining dish. I am totally bummed to not be able to enjoy this past week's episode once I see it.

Sad viewer.

haterofshirts
haterofshirts

you read my mind! Sigh, If only Yigit's personality were just a fraction as attractive as his face and body.

Viewer12
Viewer12

I thought it would have been a better challenge if the kids gave their tickets AFTER they tasted the food.

Viewer12
Viewer12

The editing has gotten so bad that it is evident well before Judges' Table who is going home. You are giving way too much airtime to the departing chef, (especially in interviews). It has been obvious all season, but tonight about 10 minutes into the show it was clear Heather C. was going home. I've started guessing who is leaving simply based on the editing - takes the fun out of thinking about the food.

Karleen
Karleen

I am so sick of the Seth show. He always makes something inappropriate to what is going on, just to get attention. During the last challenge, broke down and Johnny and the guest judge both felt sorry for him so he didn't go home like he should have. He whines, and cries, and shows off and never gets sent home. Eric lucked out with the rice crispy treats, but only because he had to got in a different direction. Heather got so caught up in the fact that she was told to make a cookie that she lost sight of crativity. Her bad luck for being on the "Seth" team.

MaggieSC1
MaggieSC1

I thought it was a shame that Seth has apparently fooled Johnny into thinking he's adventurous, when in reality he simply refuses to step out of his comfort zone. He didn't make a financier because he was "stretching himself", he did it because he couldn't think of anything else to do. While I think he's unbelievably immature & self-centered & I hope he doesn't last much longer, I knew it wouldn't happen this week. It's a shame Heather went home over a cookie, but I'm relieved it wasn't Yigit. As for the mascot - creepy??? Pshaw!!!

equest
equest

Both Yigit's and Seth's dishes were very inappropriate for the challenge....Being that Seth should go home...He is to immature for Top Chef, and very self-centered. As a baker myself he really has no love of the craft, only a self o-poor me attitude... We all have issues the baking only makes it all better and others happy.