Nice dorm, but there are no windows in many of the rooms. Stephanie is having flashbacks. Carrie has house servants and has no idea how to make a bed. Lights out. Goodnight,
Nicholas is still thinking this is restaurant wars and that he is the chef. He is an Alpha, that’s for sure. Carlos is needing a plancha station and is getting on people’s nerves. He is kind of grating on everybody today. Justin thinks it's not a good idea to cook down to people but I disagree on this issue. If the kids have a vote you should make the kids happy. If not, then cook for the judges. It's that simple. Even more simple is that good food appeals to everyone and so therein should be the concentration.
The lunch ladies come in to help. Lunch ladies are our future. If we let them cook better food, the whole nation gets better. So go hug your lunch lady. But punch your mascot, cause that tiger is neither funny, nor a positive cheerleader. My nine year old is still terrified of mascots so we steer way clear of them.
Brian: Shrimp Cake and Spinach With Chipotle Aioli. The frosh crowd seems to love it. Judges like them as well.
Carrie: Broccoli Salad With Herbed Yogurt Sauce and Pita Bread.Her food is not really selling. Pretty healthy boring, but she’s got immunity. It shows.
Stephanie: Spicy Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese Sandwich. Sandwich in bowl is a mistake. These LSU kids don’t eat pimento cheese? See, Louisiana is definitely a different part of the South.
Nicholas: Roasted Pork, Parmesan Grits and Bacon Brown Sugar Gravy. Yankee cooking Southern food. This rings well with me.
Carlos: Seared Tilapia With Chile Ancho and Mexican Coleslaw. Oven gate. This challenges Nick’s honor. Nick gets ornery. The judges like the food though.
Justin: Marinated Gulf Shrimp, Cauliflower, Asparagus, and Garlic Puree. Justin likes it but the judges think it lacks flavor.
Shirley: Roast Beef With Potato Puree and Fire Roasted Tomato Relish. They likey. Cooked to the right doneness.
Nina: Fried Chicken With Sweet Corn Puree and Pickled Onions. Bland.
Stephanie has a little lunch lady in her, and wants to let her out.
Just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your commentary (as always). You dropped by the bakery a few times this week (Independent Baking Co.) while I was on the bench; while it's probably too weird to come up and say I am a giant fan of yours, know that I really appreciate your humor as well as compassion for these chefs.
Thank you for pointing out that there's no "n" in "restaurateur." You have won my heart yet again. Now plese go over to Food Network and tell that to the idiots there.
Carlos s a hack. Nick s a pro.Carlos Will be going home next.
@motherhubbard I know you told me in the past -- but where do we go to have conversations about TC now? My computer/bookmarks were also lost in the fire. This board used to be hopping! I also liked all the recipe tips! Another thing that bothers me is -- they replayed Texas season over and over (you get my drift.) Maybe I missed it, but there are no repeats for this season. Except on Wed. before the show.
@lkbrose Unfortunately, there are no more message boards on this site, so it's either the TC Facebook page or posting on various blogs, such as Television Without Pity or Eater.