I personally like Craig. I think he was entertaining. At least his drum wasn't ugly!! And Orlando is mean and isn't so great
Hello, my little french horns! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is the instrument I played in school, and it only seems fitting that I share that little nugget with you this week. (I was mediocre at best, by the way.) Before I get to this week's episode though, I want to address one comment on my blog from last week from "LAR" who said, "Uhh "pickled cherries" = maraschino cherries?" This reminded me of a very interesting (and disturbing) thing I learned about Maraschino cherries last week from one Mr. Johnny Iuzzini. He doesn't care for them actually, but I love them. However, he said that some Maraschino cherries aren't cherries at all and are made of less-than-natural ingredients formed to look like cherries! How gross is that?! So look on the back of your jar for…
OK, onto this week's QUickfire. I think I mentioned recently that I don't love lemon desserts… except for a classic lemon ice of course. A tart at Bouchon changed my mind a bit, and actually Kathy Wakile's lemon blonde dessert was exceptional too. Watch her serve her sweet treats to Gail and Johnny here:
So, I"m a convert! I thought this was an interesting challenge because I know of several people who also don't care for lemon in their desserts. The chefs rose to the challenge though, and produced some fun stuff. Although I applaud Katzie's lemon crepe ribbons, I preferred the simpler desserts presented. Even though he wasn't on top, so i'm assuming his execution was off, I actually thought Craig's lemon sour cream cake sounded simple and delicious. The thing is, if you're going to go simple, it has to be executed perfectly.