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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Master and Commander

ARGH!!! FUCK!!! Blogspot has a hair across it's ass 'cause I have to rewrite my entire post. Fuckers!

Ok so, Wednesday recap awesome TV shows is back.

Top Chef has returned for a new season.... w/ a twist. Top Chef Masters takes 4 well known chefs that duke it out weekly for a place in Final Grand Master Championship. The weekly winner is determined on pointage and 10,000 bucks is donated to winning chef's favourite charity. My 9 y/o niece, Zozo Beans, asked me what donate meant. "Well, money is given to needy people." "Huh. That's weird." Heh heh.

This week we had Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys and all around nice guy, Christopher Lee (wasn't he Dracula in the Hammer Films?) from a place that looked like Aerola, hottie Texan Tim Love, boy howdy!, and Michael Schlow.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make an ultra creative dessert for a group of Girl Scouts. And highest scorer was my man Hubert w/ his mouse and swan mousses. Aww, too cute! And sucking it big was Schlow, his ice cream was soupy, his cake would not set. He ended up serving candy w/ a smidgen of cake slopped w/ chocolate ganache. Schlow, you cannot bullshit a Girl Scout.

For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs had to make a 3 course dinner in a college dorm room using only a microwave, hot plate and toaster oven. Ouch, sucky! I don't know about you but the only time I use my microwave is to make popcorn or defrost meat. I've never actually cooked in it. And winning this round is Hubert Keller w/ Scottish salmon, sweet soup of carrot and pea and shrimp mac n' cheese. This is something I would never ever eat, as I am not a fan of sweet soups or seafood. Sexybeast would definitely love love the shellfish mac n' cheese though. And Schlow scored the lowest, his pork chops were overcooked.

Next week another 4 chefs step into the ring.


Dijea said...

NOOOOOOOOO, microwaves are for reheating and defrosting only.

Lilseed said...

I didn't read your entire post because I didn't know Top Chef was back and I love that show. I will have to catch one of the several reruns on Bravo and then come back and read the rest of your post. :)

phairhead said...

dijea, i know, right?

lilseed, i should have put up spoiler alerts : )

Lydia said...

I like the regular top chef better BUT the quality of the food on this version seems better. Plus no Coliccio (sp?!) is a good thing. I guess Padma is too busy smoking up to do the masters. Didn't the new host look like the girl scout leader in her shiny green shirt? She's so tiny.

Oh--my word verification: mennu! True story.

phairhead said...

Completely, no Col-dick-io or Stoner Barbie!

Mr. Apron said...

I feel your pain. Blogspot really does suck major dick. I spend an inordinate amount of time after publishing a blog fixing all the html because my spacing gets fucked up.

Maybe most bloggers don't give a donkeyball about spacing, but I am an artiste!

phairhead said...

and would it be too much to ask to not have to be a major pain in the asshole, to be able to add pictures and video?