Bethenny's Top Chef Blog

Bethenny Frankel doesn't think Leah's poor performance was due to her kiss with Hosea. Let her explain.

on Jan 23, 20090

The Quickfire was underwhelming this week, but some things were a bit different. Stefan's arrogance was less offensive, and on merits alone, he is the best chef. I wonder how much the judges go on food alone or if they incorporate attitude and ability to work in a team.

I just hosted a culinary event in Utah, and the best chefs are only as good as their staff. A good staff usually doesn't detest their boss. I may be wrong, but it's something to consider.

I loved how Stefan took chicken you know what and made it into chicken salad. His quote was "You fix stuff" and he was damn straight. His desserts were doomed, and he didn't hesitate to make it work. I also think he'd be a great expeditor which was his secondary responsibility. Radhika was working with cement feet. When Fabio said they could serve monkey ass and they would still win because of his charm, he isn't kidding. If the show was called Top Charm, he would win.

I was annoyed that Leah and Radhika were still around because Ariane would have been a great work horse during this task. Also, um Hosea, flirting is winking, giggling, and innuendo. Lying on a bed and making out is called fooling around. That better have been some good kiss because cheating is one thing. Cheating on national television to replay over and over is something that won't be fun once you get home to your partner. Ouch. In their defense, emotions run high during these productions. I was sequestered for two months during The Apprentice and chairs start to look attractive. The bigger picture is obviously your life at home, but more importantly all you sacrifice to be there, then to get distracted by romance. You need all your focus in a competition like this.

Mandy, Age 20 ~ Houston,TX
Mandy, Age 20 ~ Houston,TX

Hey Bethenny, I just commented on your thoughts you wrote about the finale of "The Real Housewives of OC" and noticed that you also have been keeping up with "Top Chef" which I have always watched and enjoy! I love cooking so I enjoy many different cooking shows; especially watching the Food Network. But anyways! I love the way you think, speak and you are so hilarious... so I wanted to keep reading more of your blogs! I agree with this blog and do believe that they not only judge the "chef-testants" on their actual ability to produce delicious edible dishes but also on their cooking techniques, originality of their dish creations, knowledge of food aswell as the cooking industry and their overall personality! You should be a future Top Chef contestant! I would go for you all the way! I wish I could hang out and watch these shows with you or listen to your story on how you became a chef so I can convince my mom that Culinary school is a legitimate path for me and I could possibly use what I learned there to open a restaurant, or even become a private chef! Idk! Thank you for being the inspiration I needed to really sit my mom down and talk to her about my ongoing passion I've always had for cooking especially for other people and hopefully see them enjoy eating!

Your #1 Fan, Mandy