Cast Blog: #TOPCHEF

I'm A Fat Girl

Make Melissa's Seared Duck Breast Dish

Gail on Innovation (and George's Failure to Push It)

Make Melissa's Mom's Egg Custard

Hugh Worries About Scurvy and Foie Gras

Make Mei's Inspired Duck a l'Orange

Gail Has No Problem With Blood

Make George's Cravable Breakfast Sausage

Gail Simmons Won't Be Pushed Around

Make Doug's Winning Mussels

Tom Colicchio Answers Your Restaurant Wars Qs

Gail: It Wasn't Keriann's Day

Make Doug's Winning Braised Pork!

Gail: We Had a Tough Job This Week

Make Katsuji's Authentically Delicious Stuffing

Hugh: The Demise of Cornwallis and Aaron

Make Gregory's Winning Dumplings

Richard: Chefs Please Follow Instructions

Richard Tries Money Ball Soup

Make a Home Run-Worthy Popcorn Crème Brule

Hugh: Where There's a Will There's a Fenway

Gail: Keriann and Aaron Were Being ---holes

Make the Winning Surf and Turf

Gail: We're Taking No Prisoners

Richard Goes From Player to Announcer

Tom Talks Boston

Gail: There Was No Season 11 Underdog

Hugh Wants Nick to Be Kind to Himself

Gail: It Was Difficult to Let Go of Shirley

Big Easy to Ocean Breezy

Gail: The Final Four Are Like Our Children

Emeril Is Proud to Serve Shirley's Dish

Hugh: Enough With the Mexican Food Hate

Gail on Favreau, Choi, and Finding Yourself

Hugh on Poor Boys, Swingers and Food Trucks

Emeril: Nick's Choice Is Part of the Game

Nick's License to Immune

Hugh's Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Hugh Decides Eight Is Enough

Gail Talks OvenGate

Dookie Chase Makes Everybody Cry

I'm A Fat Girl

Bethenny Frankel is annoyed. Find out why.

I am so irritated that I cannot even get into the minutia of the entire episode. Sorry for the lateness of this blog. I'm in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival hosting my annual event Chefdance which showcases some of the country's most well-known chefs and restaurants.

But I digress. And the following is coming from someone who was very anti-Ariane in the beginning. How the hell did Ariane go home? Leah and Hosea were asleep at the wheel and is it me or did Ariane not win many challenges, impress Martha Stewart, and really represent many times?I don't think she would have won, but she certainly should still be there. Was the deafening annoying noise of Toby's contrived comments clouding the other judges' decision? Someone please clarify for me.

That said, I'm thinking of becoming a circus clown because never in the land of ever could i break down an entire animal. My specialty is natural foods and animal is definitely not my strongpoint, but I think these tasks show how talented these contestants are.

Stefan is downright obnoxious yet talented. I don't think he should win because he isn't a team player, and a chef needs to ultimately have respect from his sous-chef and want people to do good by them. Carla is sweet and keeps to herself, but I don't see her in the final four. Jamie has her moments and is consistent, but she doesn't look like a star. Hosea is one of my favorites, but he was really weak this week. I'm liking Jeff and his tomatoes, but I totally agree with the fat issue that Tom has. I'm a fat girl. Well, I'm a skinnygirl, but I love the fat. I'd rather have a few pieces of fat than a whole lot of lean. I'm a ribeye or NY steak girl rather than a filet girl.

Ariane's tying job along with Leah did look like a hot mess, and this is attributed to poor communication on this team. The lovebirds needed to talk it through with her and not just lean on her to handle the largest component of the meal.

The trifle looked like a Cool Whip container recipe and I thought the thyme fruit tart was a terrific idea. I just hope Carla can do more than dessert.

Fabio is a disappointment. If an Italian can't make a pesto pasta, there is an issue. The pesto looked like a spread.

My top four: Jeff, Stefan, Hosea, and Jamie