Well, it happened! Lisa Vanderpump and her daughter Pandora Vanderpump Sabo pitted their culinary skills against Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley of Jersey Shore fame — all part of an iconic matchup on MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdow on May 15. Lisa and Pandora were cooking to support their own Vanderpump Dog Foundation.
Before each famous pair began cooking, Gordon Ramsay handed each of them a pair of blindfolds, and judge Joe Bastianich explained they’d be blind tasting and then replicating a dish based on its toast.
Lisa, alongside her pup Puffy in his own apron, protested the difficulty: “Oh, come on!”
But the teams gamely got to work on their Italian creations: The Vanderpump’s task was to make swordfish with lemon orzo, Tuscan kale, and tomato-olive relish. They made red snapper with orzo, basil, and tomatoes — so they were kind of close. “We got the orzo and the tomatoes right,” Lisa noted.
Polizzi and Farley made veal marsala with mushrooms and spaghetti squash — though their dish was veal piccata with mushrooms, spaghetti squash, and swiss chard.
But let's just say the Vanderpumps’ ever-growing hospitality empire demonstrates they do just fine in the kitchen, too!
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