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Saturday, March 26, 2011

I've got the Conch

Sorry for the lateness of my Top Chef recap....I've been in a lazy funk.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants were paired off in teams of two. Of course, the boys and girls were paired off w/ each other. Really sick of the sexism on this stupid show! Anyways, the teams had to make 50 dishes that looked and tasted exactly alike. The boys made pasta w/ pork Bolognese & the girls made a beef tenderloin over salad. And the girls won 50 g's! And of course Fathead was completely sour grapes about the whole thing.

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants had to make an upscale dish for a private party that must include conch. Here's the kicker: they had to go diving in the ocean for their own conch. I would love love love to do that! It looked amazing. The shitty part was the cheftestants had to cook on open grills. Whomp whomp! And Fathead won w/ his banana leaf wrapped grouper w/ pineapple & conch vinaigrette. Say what?! How is grouper a conch? Shouldn't the conch been the start of the show? Blergh! And packing it up was Tiffany and her cold chowder.

Home stretch!


Jon in Albany said...

I was really disappointed with the elimination challenge. You're the best chef here...because you can swim and then cook over an open pit while still soaking wet from the swim. Let them cook. These chefs are competing for seriously life changing money.

Not sure why the producers are opposed to having the chef's cook in a well equipped kitchen.

phairhead said...

Jon: word! It's not like cooking in the desert w/out using any kitchen utensils happens to professional chefs everyday