Team Top Chef's Editor swoons over Johnny Iuzzini and Harold Dieterle, and responds to reader comments.

Apr 23, 2008

OK -- so, I pride myself on guessing the judges' comments. Who else KNEW the judges were going to bust Stephanie and Jennifer on the bread? It's not the first time, and it won't be the last. I just knew that bread would send one of them home. They hate giant croutons! Hate!

Andrew and Spike wow with their soup. Frankly, I'm sure Spike was just happy he got to make his damn soup. But, Dale and Richard win the day with tofu (I think them both winning was a Top Chef first -- obviously correct me if my senility has gotten the best of me.) Tom was adorable when he said he'd be bummed if he got that ingredient. And how cute was Andrew at the Judges' Table?

Nikki and Mark did well, but didn't seem to stand out. Although their dish did yield the funniest line of the night: "Maybe they could've made the sauce wit their tears." But, you know, from reading all your comments, since you're all such sticklers about sanitation (as well you should be), that probably wouldn't have gone over too well.

Now, about Antonia and Lisa. Come on ladies! Polish sausage is AWESOME. I think a lot of people would have liked to see a really good polish sausage dish and therefore a good recipe in our Recipe Finder. Did anyone else catch Tom basically give the dish the finger? He just licked the plate with his middle finger, but still.

Next week's episode looks Kleenex-worthy. Because I believe that children are our future.