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Lizzie's Jailbreak

Hugh Acheson shares tales of his time in Juneau, Alaska.

By Hugh Acheson
Behind the Kitchen Door: Gone Fishin'

To the food!

How to Watch

Watch the Top Chef Season 21 premiere on Wednesday, March 20 at 9/8c on Bravo and next day on Peacock.

Brooke: Sockeye Salmon & Broth, Mustard Seed Caviar, Grilled Dill Sourdough. 

Very advanced campfire cooking. Really nice. The mustard seed melted down to a mucky mess, but the flavors were great. The bread was good. 

Sheldon: Green Tea Chive Sourdough, Smoked Salmon and Pea Soup

Strangely thick but good flavor. Best catfood fish ever. No joke, if everyone is dissing chum, then Sheldon should be the new chum spokesperson for human consumption. The bread was really weird with instant green tea in it. The locals are really against this chum thing. 

Josh: Garlic Sourdough Soup, Sockeye Salmon, White Beans, Black Olive Croutons

He nailed the salmon, but the soup was powerful. Salmon is a bit delicate, so if you hit it with the garlic hammer you can drown those nuanced flavors. 

Lizzie: Citrus & Beet Glazed Salmon Slider, Poppyseed Butter, Pickled Cucumber

Her bread was great. Best bread of the night. But before using it in a great dish, she makes a salmon sandwich with a pickle. It was so basic. Very strange strategy. At Judges' Table, it got really dark really early and my exhaustion was showing through. Long fishing days and long bar nights made Hugh a goofball on this episode. Sorry about that. I was shivering too and dressed in a quilted vest. Not my usual comfort zone. When I get cold, I smile like the joker. Strange. 

Winner is Brooke. So close to the end, and this girl is on fire. 

Loser is Lizzie, who I think wanted to lose about five episodes ago. Lizzie, you rocked and you should be proud. Your dad would be. 


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