Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson will not be showing this episode to his children.

on Aug 29, 20120

Art had a dream about chocolate and thinks this a breakthrough to understanding his psyche. 

They have to turn on Dita Von Teese with food. I recommend some citrus and a six pack of beer, cause girl looks like she may have scurvy. Don’t get me wrong: she’s plenty sexy, but just a little pale. Couple of Flintstone vitamins will clear that right up. Then we can go shopping for vintage bondage outfits together. 

Lorena is making sexy tuna with alligator pears (avocados). If you are replicating Lorena’s dish think domestic: buy the California avocados. You know that avocadoes have a lot of potassium? This is all in my brain because last week the news was all a-buzz about potassium cutting rates of strokes and heart disease. It’s food trivia day at Hugh’s blog!

Chris is being kind of selective with whom he’s going to turn on with his food, and it’s not going to be Alicia Silverstone, the hottest vegan ever. 

So this is what they have made: 

Art has gone crazy and has dreamed that he is a turn-of-the-last-century French pastry chef with Ile Flottante. I wish Art had called it Islands in the Stream of Chocolate, as an ode to his Southern roots. He is still all strident from his speedo moment at the pool last week. Dita and Curtis enjoy their Islands but then Dita drops the, “I’m not really a chocolate person” line, and Art’s ego gets deflated. We need an ego fluffer, stat!

Lorena says, “I always bring sexy” with her tuna telitas. They look good, but the beauty shot comes up with that big pithy lemon next to it. Garnish is important, people. Dita loves cilantro but does not think this is sexy in the least. She likes it, but is just not turned on by it. 

6 comments
emily.apadaca
emily.apadaca

My bucket list: #1 Have a beer with Hugh. #2 Have a beer with Hugh and Anthony Bourdaine. Hugh you are hilarious, the best part of this show.

cyd.trawicki
cyd.trawicki

One Question.  Why didn't Patricia finish her duck the second time and make Kerry wait if he was the one that too to long?  Or send her's out the first time and not wait for him?  

lucybrad
lucybrad

Hugh...you are on fire!!  What a biting pitch perfect commentary on the episode.  Too many pithy comments to keep track of.   We have a time-honored tradition in my house - watch Top Chef Masters on Amazon Video on Demand and then to the computer to read Hugh's blog!

 

topchefgroupie
topchefgroupie

I never understood why Art Smith was back on Top Chef Masters since he's already had one shot at it and was sent home for a vegan dessert he made.  There was nothing controversial about his first appearance on Top Chef Masters so it makes no sense that he was brought back again instead of letting us meet a new chef.   At any rate, Art is okay in small doses but it's kind of creepy to me when a 50 year old adult (man or woman) act s like a prepubescent little girl most of the time.  I wish Art well but I'm glad he's gone.

JantinaH
JantinaH

LOL, I love your blog Chef Acheson.  I've been waiting for your contestant experience to show up.  I think you should tell more of how it really is.  How much sleep did you get?  When did you guys eat a real meal or did you even want to?  Did you go to a holding area after being eliminated?  I've wondered how celeb pro chefs took staying together for a month.

motherhubbard
motherhubbard

I really felt Curtis pressured Patricia into throwing Kerry under the bus. She seemed very reluctant to say anything until she was pushed. I also felt the brief for the challenge was—as usual—unclear. Were the chefs to make authentic Thai food or put a Thai spin on their own styles? Chris was both criticized for not making authentic and praised for putting his own spin on it.