Hugh Acheson

Hugh picks the season's most condescending line, talks LSU's football prowess, and thinks lunch ladies are the future.

on Dec 18, 20130

The biscuits are still having their effect a week later. The results of last week are that we are Travis-less, which means we will learn a lot less about Vietnamese cooking and his opinions of who's on top or bottom.

Strategically I think Nicholas pulled the best tearful moment in the history of Top Chef. I have no hesitation that it wasn't sincere, I'm just saying that his timing was perfect. The judges fell for the heartstring pull and the gnudi. He is a solid contender.

Brian, a man who has really encapsulated the new joie de vivre of LA cooking with his thoughtful food, tearful family odes and penis jokes, comes through with another gem to describe the moment. Unless someone makes a "Big Boner Mistake," he asserts, they should live to see another day. Brian continues to be the enigma of potty humor.

Questlove comes in for the Quickfire. He is the leader of the Roots, the ex-owner of HyBird Chicken and the leader of Jimmy Fallon's band. Padma mispronounces "restaurateur" just like everyone else in America. Questlove is on a quest for good food and nothing will stop this quest. Drumline. Drumsticks. Lots of fowl. You get the picture.

11 comments
JTY
JTY

It's getting interesting now. Go Shirley! 

r.nadler
r.nadler

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.

Tjgurl
Tjgurl

I want Carlos recipes. Hey. Carlos I am coming to ur restaurant in Chicago !!!!'

Tjgurl
Tjgurl

Chefs complaining big babies move on. Nicholas I hope u next out

Tjgurl
Tjgurl

I love Carlos Nicholas what a cry baby blah blah blah. If u want 2 be with daughter LEAVe!

motherhubbard
motherhubbard

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.

alphonse
alphonse

 @Tjgurl

 Carlos s a hack. Nick s a pro.Carlos Will be going home next.

lkbrose
lkbrose

 @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.

motherhubbard
motherhubbard

 @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.