Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson would have been more intimidated by the Quickfire Challenge than the cheftestants seemed.

on Oct 9, 20130

Shirley has a roach coach for sale if you are interested. You could start your own Kogi empire if you are smart and understand the nuances of food truck by-laws. May you call it “What the truck?” May you succeed beyond your wildest dreams. 

Poor Bene. Why are they picking on him? Nothing he says is being listened to. We have the answer to that age old quandary: “If Bene talks in a group, does anyone listen?”. 

Teams have been named, but there are too many to list.

Michael is cooking crawfish at the house. He is that father figure who terrifies the family. It is decided that Casanova will be the model chef for this challenge and stand in front of the truck looking pretty. This was actually decided at birth, but I play along. 

Team Yellow has made a taco truck experience. Team Blue wants to have a truck spa experience. Team Red is not listening to Bene, unless he is their quiet servant. Bene must even experience badmouthing from Michael, which would drive anyone over the edge. We may have a runaway on our hands. Team Yellow is making wine bottle dough. 

Brian Huskey confesses to being born with a silver spoon. I am not sure where the family fortune comes from, but after much internet searching I am making up that it comes from holding the patent to the Flobee. Lucky man. 

Immortal words from Jason: “If it’s burnt, don’t use it.” Dude, if you condescended to me in a kitchen like that, I would cut that hair right off of your head. Daly Patty is just a lump of sadness in the first 48 of this season and can’t fight back. 

Michael talks about Katrina and the recovery. Such a tragedy. That city has some amazingly resilient souls. 

YELLOW TEAM/Work Site #1 Aaron, Carlos, Travis, Carrie, and Brian

Travis and Brian: Dorado and Shrimp Ceviche with Tomato

Carrie and Aaron: Beef and Pork Curry Empanadas with Watercress and Mango

Carlos and Aaron: Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Aioli and Cabbage

 

BLUE TEAM/Work Site #2: Jason, Patty, Nicholas, and Bret

Jason: Salmon Hand Roll with Quinoa, Honey Mustard Miso, and Cucumber

Nicholas: Grilled Shrimp with a Fish Sauce Caramel, Melon-Sungold Salad, and Crushed Wasabi Peas

Bret: Coconut Ceviche with Red Snapper and Bay Scallops

Patty: Tuna Slider with Crispy Pancetta, Avocado, and Tomato

10 comments
hoottoon
hoottoon

Still cannot find the recipe for the empanadas, only the gumbo.  When  are the recipes going to be posted?

Cuzican
Cuzican

Love reading your blogs! Welcome back ;-)

Kpops
Kpops

Great blog Hugh!  Made me laugh out loud multiple times!

 

momacat
momacat

Thanks to Hugh for sticking Jason w/ mental pins.  I sure hope the arrogant, disrespecting SOB felt the pain!

rustyMLS
rustyMLS

I am bitter...BITTER, I SAY...that Jason is gone so soon. His attitude, excoriated by Hugh's wit--the jokes just write themselves. We lost a whole season of Casanova digs. And we didn't get to see him do the obligatory just-out-of-bed push-ups. ;-)

skspete
skspete

I loved this episode (and not just because Ms. Chase looked JUST like my grandma... but I digress...). I was totally thrown off by the fact that so few chefs knew that you start a gumbo with a good roux... I'm a city girl and I knew that!

motherhubbard
motherhubbard

Even Hosea Rosenberg, in season 5, brushed up on NOLA cuisine before coming to the city for the finale. I wasn't crazy about him or his ultimate win, but at least he had the smarts to learn about making a traditional dark roux, among other things.

Mielegirl
Mielegirl

So true, motherhubbard.  It's like contestants going on the Amazing Race and not knowing how to swim.

Glad Jason is gone, he wasn't adding anything but ego to the show.  Can't wait to get down to fewer chefs so we can see what they are really all about!  Love that the show is in New Orleans this season!

motherhubbard
motherhubbard

Again, I'm shocked by the number of chefs who knew they were coming to NOLA and didn't bone up on the iconic cuisine. "I've never cooked gumbo." Really? And you came to N'awlins without thinking to research this? How do you feel about beignets? Jambalaya? Po' boys? Mufaletta? Red beans and rice?

 

There is no excuse for such ignorance.

reba1234
reba1234

It was just a disaster of beets and no grip what gumbo is.......I loved the one carrie did just because all the ingredients sounded and looked so tasty,  very surprised that the home boy took least of the tasty Gumbo.....r u kidding me?  But all in all quick fires throw everyone's mind into a whirl and the sharp and confident chefs know what they are doing.  As the food truck challenge shows again the ones that know what they are doing and not placing all their hopes on the beach boy look.......LOL