Harold Dieterle

Harold Dieterle talks Ted Allen, Mia's elimination, and curdled drinks.

on Dec 13, 2006

That Quickfire Challenge, I have to say, I thought there were some real hits and some real misses. First of all, Betty's curdled lime drink? What was that? You can mix rum and lime and cream, but nobody wants to drink anything that's curdled. She really should have thought ahead about that one and used a blender to really get the thing emulsified. I wouldn't be able to drink it. I don't know anyone who would. Chefs can be a bunch of punks. And the judges generally fall into this category, and this is what I like about Ted Allen. I think he's an incredibly fair judge. Cooking with him, or around him, you get the impression that he's knowledgable. He's actually one of my favorite judges so far, because he's a very capable judge, and he never gets personal about it. He just seems to really enjoy himself and enjoy the fact that he's there talking about the food. This season's chefs are definitely pretty dramatic. And more so than Season 1. It's almost as if they're very aware of the fact that they're on television.