Andrew, the self-proclaimed nutrition expert of the bunch, had the nerve to blame the judges for not having good enough palates to appreciate the raw salmon sushi he made -- a tactic I guarantee did not win him any votes! He could not put his ego aside long enough to realize that, apart from the lack of a whole grain in his dish, his food simply did not satisfy his customers. At the base of it all, isn't pleasing your diners the sole purpose of being a chef? For this reason and more, it was time for Andrew to pack his wisecracks, along with his knives, and go.
Before I sign off, I want to thank everyone who wrote in to my blog last week with suggestions and wishes for my upcoming wedding. I loved reading all your ideas and will take many of them into consideration as we put the final touches on our menu. I was especially inspired by those who proposed I incorporate favorite family recipes into the meal. Please keep the ideas and questions coming -- about the show and, of course, all the action behind the scenes.
I promise to answer a few in my next blog post.
Was surprised to see Sam as a judge in the episode shown on cable today. Surprised and very disappointed. Sam didn't even make it to the final 2 so is he really judge material? Hardly. The show lost some credibility with this guy as judge!
And I thought it was ironic that Lisa talked about sabotage in Sam's presence. As Sam and / or Michael definitely sabotaged Marcel during the Season 2 finale.