So, I was really excited about the Block Party challenge. For one, it meant we got, you know, to take a field trip. Two, we got to really meet normal, suburban people in the Midwest. And three, I just love a block party. So, that's what this challenge was about. It was really about Macgyvering. It was about using what you had, making do, and making it fabulous. And you know because it was a block party environment, again, somewhat of a potluck, it really was a lot more forgiving. So it was very important also to make something that was a crowd-pleaser. And that's important as a businessperson when you're making a restaurant, you know, you want to put that weird thing on the menu, but if you stock your pantry and only two people order it a week, that's not going to be a successful menu in your restaurant.
If you went into my pantry, you would find sumac powder, and yuzu, and orange oil, and frozen filo pastry. You would also find lots of pickles, and condiments, and sugar-honey butter, lots of green mangoes, and coconut.
You know, I have to tell you, Erik didn't lose because he made a corn dog -- he lost because he made a crappy corn dog. So, you know, a corn dog is something, again, like a blini, unless you can execute it, don't do it. Because it's a childhood favorite, and everyone has very strong opinions about these very classic dishes. Whether it's something very elevated, you know, like a boeuf bourguignon or something as lowly and beloved as the corn dog.
Padma, I watch this show every year. You are the hottest person thats on any reality show. Bravo should let you wip the housewives ladies into shape and teach them how to be a lady on tv. keep up being you.
Really enjoy the show and you were a big part for that. You present yourself as a self assured and articulate person. It is a real shame that you chose to have my opinion change once you shot that Car's Jr. Commercial. I thought there was finally someone who could control her Image and keep it intact and not fall for the sex game. Oh well now your just another female figure who sold out her integrity. Money is not everything.
Love u Padma and hope u stay on the show (and keep that beautiful wardrobe coming). I tried to find a "general comment" section to offer Bravo a suggestion and couldn't find one, so decided to put it here. It would be great to see all the runners-up compete against each other for a TC season. My husband and I have our favorite chefs who screwed up at the 11th hour and it would be fun to see how they've grown and watch them "do their thang". If you could pass this on, it would be greatly appreciated. Miss you guys, so can't wait until Aug.
Hi Padma, I wish that you would blog more often. I just read that you are expecting. I wish you good health and much happiness.I love top chef but the format has to be changed once in awhile because if they're the first ones called they are the ones with the best dishes. I really enjoy the show because I love to cook and have for many years. I like most of the dishes I make but once in awhile i make a clunker, but I know when it's not so good .I can't believe any good chef wouldn't know when his dish is not good.And Top Chef Masters was a winner.Rick Bayless is great, as a chef and as a man. I loved Michael Chiarello and Hubert Keller as well!
Padma First, congratulations on your pregnancy. Second, while on Regis and Kelly Friday you mentioned that your scent was from 3 oils - geranium, rose and neroli - what are the amoounts of each? The 2 hosts were mesermized when you kissed hello and we would love to know thanks - love you on Top Chef