The Elimination Challenge also put our chefs in teams, where they had to create a showpiece as well as plated dishes based on classic fairytales. When Carlos explained the less-than-appetizing details of Little Red Riding Hood, revealing the more grim side of the story, I almost lost it. They were so shocked! Anyway, clashing personalities really emerged in this challenge. Orlando questioned Rebecca's desire to use rice pudding for her cannoli, and suggested she use oatmeal. Ummm I love rice pudding, and actually thought a rice pudding canoli sounded kind of awesome. I'm ready for rice pudding renaissance. Craig's teammates were so patient with him, they deserved to stay just for that! I really hope Craig can step it up next week because there's nothing worse than working with someone who has no confidence in their ability. He had so much machismo before the Quickfire, and it deflated so quickly! I asked Gail why Craig stayed, and she gave a great answer. Check it out in her blog! Lina and Melissa got into it over the consistency of their gingerbread house. Lina wanted cake, Melissa didn't. In the end, Melissa was right, and Lina went home for it. Lina maintains in her exit video that she thought Melissa threw her under the bus, but, well, she effed up. Bigtime. So, shouldn't she take responsibility for that?
So, we have our first eliminated chef. And, now, you will get some of my first random thoughts from the episode!:
1. First, my whole office commented on Gail's awesome leather jacket on the pier. It was producer Casey Kriley's. Gail explains…
I'd like to know where they were able to whip up a chocolate sponge cake at a soda fountain...did I miss something?
You're liking the lack of pomp? Don't get me wrong, Johnny will always be pastry sex; but, when I saw it, I didn't recognize him. When I finally figured it out, I felt just as deflated as his lifeless hair. Johnny- what gives?
Yes, Lina insisted on cake and then in front of the judges totally denied that she did. She should have gone home for making a bad choice and also for fibbing.
I think Vanarian has a crush on Johnny LOL
Craig is going to have to improve 200% if he plans on staying one more week.
Looks like, gasp, a STYLIST! got ahold of Johnny. He doesn't look happy or comfortable in a suit and especially huge tie. The big knot and deflated hair makes him look smaller...still hot as hell, but trying to be someone we know he isn't. Bring back the bad boy!!
Why, Johnny ? Why? I thought for a moment there was a new judge on board and much to my dismay it was you sans your signature look. I don't believe in being married to a look forever but the pomp and chops suit you, Johnny. It doesn't define you but rather enhances you. One thing that always comes through to me is your authenticity (pomp or not). You never seem as though you are hiding behind an image. Now don't get me wrong, you're as handsome, charming and talented as ever but the suit makes you look like...well...a suit. Johnny Cash must be spinning in his grave. Now go get some pomade, grease it up and jump on that streak 'o lightnin' Ducati!!
where is chef johnny's blog for season 2? we loved reading his comments following the shows on season 1. and why a blog for Yigit (season 1 winner)? would rather read what Johnny has to say versus Yigit.
Am I the only one that noticed that the top two teams both had 4 members? Maybe just an extra set of hands would have evened the field a bit........
To me, the winners were obvious before the first chocolate drop was melted. No candy on the witches house was just plain STUPID, but maybe another set of available hands could have pulled it off.........