Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A close call

We had a special guest with us as we watched Padma and the crew shamelessly sporting Bears jersies at the tailgate outside of Soldier Field (I didn't realize that there was such a lag between filming and airing of these shows). Yes, we welcomed our favorite third wheel foodie, Ms. Jessica Sum, who delivered me some bangin' goodies from DiBruno Brothers: Some Calamata olives, mole sausage (made by Mario Battali's father!), and a block of chocolate tinged cheese. Forgive me, Jess, for the bad description and the third wheel comment, I was just joking!

So, the chefs were back in lowbrow cooking mode with the tailgate theme for the elimination challenge. The quickfire was more interesting again, because the challenge was to pair a dish with a beer. There a lot of discussion taking place at casa de Steve'nDes, so we missed a lot, and consequently we don't have as much to say about this episode.

But here are a few excepts from our conversation:

Des: "Either Nikki is always raising her eyebrows, or she plucked them wierdly."
Steve: "Why would they have 'touch yourself'' as an option on the poll question, but not 'touch Gail?'"
Jess: "Well at least Steve warned me that his boring ass was going to be on the computer blogging the whole time."
Tom Colicchio: "Sausage is a religion."

Some of those were paraphrased.

It was a real knuckle clencher wit my man Mark on the chopping block, but he made it, as did Jess and Des's favorite person to bash, Nikki. David Dust will have a little more on the show.

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Los said...

I liked Mark until this epsisode ... he just came off as "realising" that he was the "rock-star" of the chefs, and started acting that way. I hope he goes back to the "aw-shucks" persona.

One of the female "alternative" chefs said a pretty great quote last night, "I had to keep beating my meat."

schue said...

I really liked Mark until Tom said he ate from the spoon and put it back into his chowder - ew. I'm sorry, if a chef grosses me out, i'm not eating. Like the sweaty dude from last season-ew.
Anyway, I was shocked Ryan got booted, his food was a little strange for tailgating, but Nikki has gots to go,she sux. Her dish was sausage and peppers, she only served the judges bottom of the barell sausages that she didnt even make!
I wish I was at your house eating DiBruno Bros!

Jess Sum said...

I don't care if a chef licks a spoon and puts it back in; how often are these guys razzed for not tasting their own dish!? Anywho, I agree with Los, in that Mark needed to be brought back to earth (though I do love him and I'm glad he stuck around).

Here's Armandino Batali's Salumi website and the mole sausage.

If Nikki had served this, no one would have given her crap for not making her own sausage!

David Dust said...

Here is the link to my actual recap. This way you can avoid all the pictures of half-naked Latino men...

Click here for DavidDust's Top Chef recap.