Krista Simmons

Krista Simmons shares even more details of Art Smith's cake.

on Aug 1, 20120

Another bold move was Theirry's blood soup. It takes a lot of guts to go up against grandma's recipes, but he did so with conviction, and succeeded. Even though it wasn't piping hot when it arrived, it was a real crowd pleaser. And that's no minor feat considering our table. One thing that didn't really come through in the editing was what tough critics the guests were. They make me look tame! 

We may have had dissenting views on some of the dishes, but we all felt for Art when he wheeled out that wedding cake, which he literally had to hold up for the couple, tears welling up in his eyes. All of the guests' hearts went out to him at that moment. Art is just a teddy bear with the kindest heart, and all he wanted was to add that special Smith sparkle to their special day. (And I do mean sparkle. We were still finding disco dust from the cake on our faces days later!)

Watching the episode, it was special to see the back story: Despite Chris and Art's bickering in this episode and throughout prep time, Chris and Patricia sprung into action when Art's pineapple (literally) upside-down cake went lost its balance. 

5 comments
dmjalaska
dmjalaska

happy to be able to live vicariously thru you Krista..I am always working on the North Slope of Alaska and we don't get Bravo up there at all. I have to wait till I come home and hope that Bravo is showing Top Chef Masters as an all day event. So far I've had no luck so again, I am am living vicariously thru your words and breathlessly waiting for the day when I can actually watch these wonderful Chefs in action...Big Sigh

jmlv
jmlv

Love your blog and seeing you on the show! That was really well said, and glad Art wasn't eliminated over his leaning tower of Pisa cake! 

BarbarainNY
BarbarainNY

Beautifully written blog. Thanks so much for helping us TV viewers see more of the wedding from your point of view. I very much enjoyed reading your version of it.

kristasimmons
kristasimmons

 @jmlv  At the end of the day, Art's cake might have looked sloppy, but the flavors were spot on. That limp cabbage on the other hand, didn't deliver in looks OR taste, and my fellow judges agreed. I like to think of food like I think of men: You can be as slick looking as you like, but if the substance isn't there, I'm just not interested. If food isnt' tasty, what's the point, right? 

kristasimmons
kristasimmons

 @BarbarainNY Thanks so much, Barbara! That means the world. Did you have a favorite moment on last week's episode? Who do you think should have been sent packing?