Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson believes Kerry Heffernan and Clark Frasier should have been able to do more with their ingredients.

on Aug 15, 20120

We look back over last week’s episode, we see the challenges of the Teppan style. Mark went home for failing to deliver a show backed up with great food. There always needs to be balance and his Arrows failed to hit the mark.

“Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?” Miyagi in Karate Kid. Eventually in life, everything can be explained by Miyagi quotes from Karate Kid.  

Clark is a little glum after losing his synchoronized swimming partner, but he is vowing to continue to compete. Did he get a haircut? He looks less Rocky Horror on this episode. 

Presented in front of us is a salad bar worthy of the finest Wendy’s. Curtis gangsta raps a B-52s song to explain the rules, ”Here’s your salad bar. It’s as big as a whale. You’ve got 8 minutes to make it set sail.” That man is so lucky he has Adonis good looks, an amazing family, and tons of talent, because the rapping thing is going nowhere. 

Eight minutes is not very long to do anything in this kitchen. When we had our speedy fish challenge in Season 3, I took tuna and made very luxurious cat food… I screwed that one up big time. Here’s the deal: It takes three minutes just to fetch what you need from the pantry; three minutes to set up a station to cook, and three minutes to cook… already a minute beyond the allotted time. It’s just not enough to do anything except something really simple. 

9 comments
motherhubbard
motherhubbard

Much as I hate to see the field reduced to one woman, Lorena can't leave too soon for me, and she needs to take Art with her.

Anna@
Anna@

Frances Lam was the only judge who said anything worth listening to. Ruth Reichl is very odd and rarely says anything understandable about the food. Why is she there?

ATLFoodie
ATLFoodie

Wonder how many sitting around that table wanted to tell Art to "shut the hell up!"  I had to mute the TV.   

nada0101
nada0101

Hey Hugh, continuing to refer to a fellow Chef as a dog really isn't what I would consider to be respectful, as you claim in your first entry. Is the "disclaimer" below supposed to allow you to say anything you want without any regard for the people in your blogs or those who read it? You have the right to say and write anything you want but it's the mean, disrespectful, ignorant stuff that doesn't belong on this site.

 

Oh and indirectly making fun of childhood obesity and the charities that are out there to help combat it is really classy....

 

"That said, I want you to clearly understand something: I am going to make fun of you. No matter what I say or write, realize that my respect for you is always there and I mean no disrespect."

 

Adavis74
Adavis74

God, I don't know how else to put it.... I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT ART!

sloopie72
sloopie72

"He is quoted saying that he gets scared changing the light bulb. Does this mean he has the same idea all the time?"

 

Dang, I'm embarrassed by how long it took me to get that one. Good job! 

 

ltpayne
ltpayne

I can hear Bob Mould singing to me now....

 

Great episode with Athens love--though Art & Lorena's "love" was making me want to slap them.  Thanks for the funny recap!  Also, what is an "agrodulce"?????

ATLFoodie
ATLFoodie

As a "people" who reads Chef Hugh's blogs, I love his humor and the nicknames.  No offense was meant or taken - not by the Chefs in his blogs or the readers with a sense of humor.