Sheldon has made a Lumpia with Truvia. Oompa Loompas suddenly appear but only Eliza can see them. Micah has made an untraditional tamale to further confound the Dakotan, furthering his feelings that Marilyn is a country bumpkin who won’t know what a regular tamale is. Sadly he’s spot-on with his foodie radar, and Marilyn confesses to not knowing what the heck a tamale is. Guess the Miliken/Feniger PBS show never made it to North Dakota. When your “border grill” is the Tim Horton’s on the road to Winnipeg your foodie culture may be a little limited.
Bart’s waffle is chicken ‘n’ waffles for the Brussels set. Brooke’s apple crostata with cheddar is deemed homey, which may or may not be a compliment in Grand Forks. Stefan has been married to the same woman twice, strange but true. His dish looks pretty good. Josie is on the tamale truck too, but her example may be understood more clearly than Micah’s big city nonsense. Tesar is adopted, but more importantly is wearing glasses in the regular way. He has made a bondino that he usually feeds to children as they consume alcohol. Marilyn is all for this totally European Bacchanalian ritual. Eliza has made hushpuppies and clarifies that a family that gets fried together stays together (legal only in Washington and California; some rules and restrictions may apply). Gonna call this as I see it, but those looked pretty delicious. I’d eat that.
Bart and Micah are bottoms. Marilyn does call Micah’s dish a taco. Take that you Blaxican! Josh, Stefan, and Brooke are tops with Brooke winning this thing. Homey is a positive in some Red States. Brooke is immune.
The EC is brought forward by Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. They are having a baby. I am so excited because they are my T.V. friends, who I have never met (I wasn’t around this episode remember?) And they are funny. I now am officially a crazy person.
It’s a David Mamet moment and the winner gets a Prius C. Loser gets fired. Google that.
Anna and Chris want game and stuff. Bring it. But before you do let’s have a Toyotour. Prius gang. Then condo time at the Olive 8. Josh calls Stefan “douchy” but he likes him. Ouch. But true.
Sorry, Hugh, but we must have been watching different shows. In my version, Micah was in the bottom four, and Stefan was in the safe middle. In fact, I was sure Micah was going to be PYKAG'd and was very surprised to see Eliza eliminated.
Okay, I may be a gringo but honestly how many Latinos (let alone Canadians) do I have to hear say "tamale" instead of "tamal"? It's un tamal, dos tamales! Although I prefer the Puerto Rican variation: un pastel, dos pasteles. Pity that dish isn't better-known.
Exciting challenge, and loved the concept of squid stuffed with lamb, although I have no idea what that would taste like! Love you, Hugh, but please retire amazeballs from your vocab.
Liked this episode a lot better than last week. Congrats to Brooke on her new car! Bottom finishers, was surprised Lizzie was let off the hook, no one liked her salmon, not even her. I would have switched Josh and Lizzie. Also was very surprised Danyele was saved, I mean she was pretty much writing her resignation letter to the judges. That said, Eliza isn't a major loss for the show.