Hello, my little canapes! Watch this preview and that will make sense. Anyway, I have no right to ask you for favors, right? I have been completely absent the last two weeks, and I know it. But, I'm going to because I have that much chutzpah. Tonight we are having our first weekly live chat of the season! On both coasts! And I'll be hosting the East Coast chat! If you can't tell, I'm pretty psyched. So, since I would love to chat with you all in real time, please join. You can set a reminder:
:D Woooooooo! You are my favorite blogger, Monica! Every time I make snide comment to my friends about what a faux-foodie might say, I love racing to your blog the next day to see if you said it. YOU USUALLY DO! I look forward to watching you complete every punchline IN REAL TIME! SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!!
Alex Reznick stole that pea puree! The person that should of gone home is Alex reznick not amanda...I am disapointed in your show. I will not be watching anylonger sorry.
Love the show but not the immunity challenges. Make them all for money. The Top Chefs shouldn't need a free pass. JMO.
Viewer10000000000 - Amanda didn't go home, Andrea did. Alex's salmon was cooked perfectly. If he stole the pea puree, he shouldn't have won, but he also shouldn't have gone home.
Your plan for the live conference was very confusing. I would have loved to be on the discussion, but I couldn't understand how and when to log in. I enjoy your posts. You need to clear up this pea thing....add some info on the next show so people will be satisfied. Maybe someone will really read this comment. You need to address this because you are losing credibility with ytour viewers.
wow i dont trust or like alex reznick. i will feel better if this hole pea puree situation gets handled check the tapes. their should be some type of moral rules in the show. every one should pay for their actions.
I can't believe there wasn't more of an outcry among the contestants regarding the pea puree. For one thing, why didn't the contestants voice their suspicions to the judges? If they had, perhaps the judges would have made further inquiry and, if appropriate, disqualified Alex. If the contestants really are so competitive, why were they silent?
Okay here is the "evidence" Alex stole the puree:
During the episode in question when Ed was looking for the pea puree, Ed asked Alex if he had seen his pea puree. Alex's response was first defensive and stated He didn't have any peas.
Please tell me if he didn't have any peas how pea puree showed up on his plate?
How has Alex's obvious lack of basic skills escape the judges? Alex should have been one of the first to go.
I think this is a bunch of bull. I love Top Chef but if this unfairness continues Im gonna stop watching it just like I stopped watching another famous show ANTM. First of all we ALL know Alex didnt make the English Pea Puree so something should have been done about that, second Alex did absolutely NOTHING during Restaurant Wars. Kenny should not have gone home, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALEX THE NON COOKING SLACKER!!!!
Why didn't they say anything? Because even if they had (as they did on tonight's episode), it didn't matter...You are safe if you win - no matter how you went about it.
The missing pea puree issue if cleared up by the producers of the show and not used to boost ratings and tension would have highlighted the integrity and high standard I have appreciated. Now that same person is again apart of controversy....congrats guys you have managed to keep controversy and tension rising but also have successfully lost integrity and fans. The Top Chef was sent home no need to watch this season any further.
I am so disappointed. I have always been a Top Chef fan but I am done. It is outrageous that Alex has made it to the Top Ten. As an executive chef for over 20 years I can see that Alex has no real talent - he is merely competent, at best. At worst, he is a liar and cheat. This show is now officially a scam. They claim to be looking for the "best of the best" but they are looking simply for controversy and the ratings that result. I've read Chef C.'s blog and he acts as if the judges and producers aren't aware of what goes on in the kitchen - right. Not likely. Where is your integrity? Why isn't this show a legimate search for extradordinary cooking talent?
I totally agree! I said the same thing about not watching anymore because I thought Kenny going home was so unfair. Kenny and Angelo are the best cooks on the show. Alex shame shame shame.
Come On Top Chef Judges! Is this really about cooking or not?
I really can't believe Kenny was eliminated on tonight's show... his dishes may have been bad but so was Amanda and Kelly. Amanda should have gone home because she cannot cook beef... all her dishes have been very inconsistent. A tad bit upset not sure i want to contine watching.
VERY DISAPOINTED KENNY WAS SENT HOME, HE WAS ONE OF THE STRONGEST CHEFS ON THE THE SHOW,CANT BELIEVE THE JUDGES DONT KNOW WHATS GOING ON WITH ALEX, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GONE WEEKS AGO, HES A CHEAT AND A LIAR WAKE UP OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE TV AUDIENCE ANYMORE,JUDGES DO WHAT RIGHT FOR THE CHEFS NOT THE RATINGS!!!!!!!
It was bad enough when Alex stole the pea puree, then he did not contribute during Restaruant Wars and he is still here! Top Chef WAS my favorite show to watch; JUDGES, YOU SENT HOME THE WRONG PERSON!!!
So yeah, how on earth can they get rid of kenny when he was one of the few chefs with real talent on that show. i have yet to see any real talent out of jerpy-lip, yet she's still on the show. alex is just a lame excuse for a chef as well. the other girl is also kinda non-existant. so who's left? kevin has his ups and downs, ed and tiffany are both decent, kelly is okay i guess, and angelo is probably the best one left. it was a good show for a while because angelo and kenny were so closely skilled, but i'm not even sure if any of the remaining chefs will be able to compete and angelo might just run away with the whole thing. i don't know what on earth the judges were thinking when they made this decision, but they should have sent home jerpy-lip instead.
Wow...Poor Kenny. Was a great, under control, calm leader but his dishes missed the mark. I think Amanda should have gone home from the four of them. Alex should have actually been the one to go home if not tonight then over "Pea Gate". I just wonder if Kenny wouldn't have been vocal during the meeting with the judges if he would still be in it...Things that make you go Hmmmmm.
REALLY!!!! I do understand the whole restaurant wars thing, one person from the loosing restaurant goes home. The whole system is flawed(putting it nicely) though. Who judges these things anyways, I know Tom and Pam are the supposed judges, but really. You send home Kenny. Dont even pay any attention to Alex that hasn't done anything, that cant cook any better than my blind and tastless brother. There are two people that definately need to go home, number one being Alex, two being Amanda, not that she is that bad, but I think even the audience can tell where people stand on their cooking abilites better than the judges can. I am almost done with this show, Kenny should have been in the top four, just letting you know from our stand point on this end of the show. I hope you can get people to keep watching your nonsense(once again I am being nice and not vulgar) of a show. Best of luck, I am sure this is my last season, if not the last episode.
Very disappointed with the judging on the Restaurant Wars episode. I understand that the judges do not get to see what happens behind the kitchen doors, but the audience, we saw Kenny kick a$$ in that kitchen and his team working together very well. I thought that if they wanted to get rid of someone could have been Amanda do to her failure with the beef. I hope they get rid of Alex really soon.
I have been a faithful viewer of Top Chef. However, last night's episode was the last I will be watching. To send Kenny home when you have a competitor that can't cook a steak is unbelievable. Also, if you have a contestant that is dishonest...and you continue to allow him to compete, the integrity of your show is ruined. I now believe the show should be entitled Top "Expletive", because that is what you are promoting rather than a show about true cooking genius. Goodbye Top Chef.
I am so glad I am not alone in regards about the show. First, Alex should be gone due to him stealing the pea puree and not actually cooking in the restaurant wars. Then Kenny being eliminated was shocking, makes me not want to watch the show anymore. I will watch it next week but if Kevin goes home I am done with the show.
Normally I do not blog. But my family and friends were so disappointed with your decision to ask Kenny to pack his knives that I had to voice my opinion. Reading the posts, clearly I am not alone. I find the judges quite questionable and totally unimpressive. You succeeded in eliminating Angelo’s only real competition! You saw a window of opportunity and took advantage of it. Much like Alex. You appear to be clueless. Much like Alex. Granted he did not make the best dishes this week but most would agree Amanda should have gone home. You chose the wrong guy and with your decision our decision to no longer watch the show. Since we are a family of chefs we are packing our knives as well.
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!! I am a top fan of top chef, but I am appalled at the this week's episode. I pretty much agree with the previous posts. How in the HELL is Alex still on the show. Unfortunately, I will not know who the winning chef will be this season because I do not plan on watching any more episodes.
Once it was alleged that Alex did not prepare a meal, in compliance with restaurant war rules, it should have been investigated (tapes would tell the story) and he should have been sent home. Kenny played by the rules---if all that matters is that the judges get a tasty plate, then this show is now worth watching. I agree with others who question the integrity of the show and the motives of the judges.
You are only good as your last dish. Kenny had two dishes, and they were both terrible. by the judgers standards. They have been doing this for a while I trust ther judgment.
Alex should have been sent home long ago. I do not send comments to tv shows, but felt the need to at this moment. But sending Andrea home and not Alex or Amanda shows that you do not take into account the whole of the cooking expereince but just a single episode. I think you should rethink this perspective, but I will still watch the show as I think this is the only realtity show that actually rates the contestants on their skill and not their personality. Hopefully it will remain this way juding on skill only.
whateveeeer!!!! Tiffany should take it. She has technique, tenacity, and tact. She's not two-faced or wishy-washy. She is by far the best on the show. It's a no-brainer. Turn your computers off and watch the tube. Your comments are no longer necessary. TEAM TIFFANY has spoken. Bu, bye!!