Time is up and Danyele slugged out a bean soup. Padma completely crushes Micah by noticing his completely raw lamb panzanella thing. (QF tip: Padma is not a rare meat lover, but when you get to EC, bring on the rare to MR cause the rest of us like that and can outvote her). Stefan is cooking salmon and potatoes. I still don’t have any idea what the Asian element in the dish is, but who knows. Kristen giggles and the innuendo between them continues like a pesky form of herpes. Tesar presents his dim sum of beef and pineapple, and it gets pretty good accolades. He’s got skills, there’s no denying.
Brooke has given Padma onion breath and there will be hell to pay. Josh‘s moustache looks particularly waxy today as he makes a chicken foil thing. Kristen’s cake rocks and looks like a deconstructed cake cooked in foil would… but it tastes great. Bart has cooked some fish, but is most proud of his foil colander. The fish is cooked perfectly. Sheldon has made a stunning plate that is not served in foil.
Many many on tops. Kudos to them in the foil challenge, but there must be a winner, and today it’s Kristen. Cake in foil. Remember that for your next camping trip. Bart will make you a foil tent to sleep in.
On to a berry special challenge for this EC. Head to head and Josh likens this to wrestling. I think Ric Flair, but Josh thinks Greco-Olympic glory. Either way a picture is shown of him in a Canadian tuxedo looking all dapper and OKC chic. Kristen is alone in this head-to-head battle with precious immunity to keep her company. Lizzie ain’t scared, cause she cooked for Nelson Mandela twice and single-handedly ended the apartheid regime in her native land when she was seven yrs old.
Cloche time. Tayberry, Strawberry, Gooseberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, some other some other berries. This is like a kids' cartoon I was forced to watch with my kids featuring Apple Dumplin’, that selfish little brat.
you have the most personality of the top chef judges. best remarks- subtle but witty.
Does anyone else think Danyele has anxiety? I know Top Chef is stressful but your nerves are holding you back Danyele.
Chef Hugh, your dry caustic wit is a hoot..Thanks for the entertainment.. This is better than the tortilla soup I just made!
"Kristen giggles and the innuendo between them continues like a pesky form of herpes." Simply, awesomely hilarious Hugh!! These two kids are so cute, its making me sick! LOL
Wow you are a great writer and very entertaining. Now I am going to spend an afternoon reading all your blogs when I really should be out doing last minute Christmas shopping. Dang you Chef!
jelliebean I did that last year when I discovered this treasure-trove of wit. How had we missed it. Where is the Top Chef publicist? Give this man a book deal. If half of the Bravo housewives have book deals...Hugh certainly should. Combination recipes and blog? I want credit for the idea.
TondalayoSchwartz jelliebean Good to see I am not the only who's postponed my oh so important "clean-the-house-before-the-year-is-over" to read Hugh's blog.
randypenn Stefan is acting inappropriately. He's done this before. Kristen is a beautiful young woman trying to win a competition and not make him an enemy. She is being harassed. Not good. I think her giggle was a nervous one, not one of amusement.
I agree Tondalayo. If Stefan is your enemy, he will go out of his way to make every thing you say and do look bad.