Jennifer was on the bottom and she was very sick anyway, but what is she gonna do? It’s like petri dish in that house and if one person gets sick you’re all sick. If someone looks like sh*t at my place, you get sent home. If you call in sick because you have a cold everybody will abuse you, but if you show up and suck it up and you look sick they’re going to send you home. Jennifer is a warrior, she’s not gonna bow out.
Tyler Florence stepped in to guest judge. I did a cooking lunch with Tyler Florence in Aspen and he makes good food. He’s a very nice, well-spoken, great guy. He’s not into the “calling people out” style.
Let's talk Mike Isabella. I gotta be honest, I don’t know what it is about him, but I find Mike Isabella disturbingly entertaining. Some of the stuff he does and says is really inappropriate. He should be a character on one of my favorite shows, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” I could totally see him on there because it’s so inappropriate. I’m always wondering what he’ll say next. He was sitting down while Robin’s cleaning and he's just on a folding chair smiling and chilling! I couldn’t believe it was happening. And Robin doesn’t stop talking! Those two kind of pulled it out in the end though.
Harold I value your Blog and appreciate the time you put into it. I recognize that you are "Wicked Busy", as we say in Boston. But... "I think I did a miso-glazed Japanese eggplant." Do you REALLY not remember exactly what you made? I would think cooking in a challenge at Tom's restaurant would be a little more memorable as to which dish you prepared. I'm just saying'...
I was grilling eggplant late this summer with a little sesame oil, topped with miso...yum. In my neck of the woods, Western MA, there is a great miso producer, called South River Miso -- if you ever run into it, give it a try. Hope to get back down to Perilla soon!