I like Hosea. I don't know why, really. I think he reminds me of an old friend of mine. Either way, when he chose canned crab meat I sang the "dum dee dumm dumm" death march to Mr. Fro. If I'm not a chef, and I know that it's a bad idea to use canned crab meat on Top Chef, why didn't Hosea? I guess his idea of "fresh" fish is the Boulder, Colorado definition of "fresh" as opposed to the coastal definition of "fresh." Oh, Hosea, I want you to stick around, so please don't be a dunce. Okay, thanks.
That ostrich egg that Jill used kind of squicked me out when she broke it into the bowl. I know, it's just an egg. It was just so much egg. Her defense of herself was understandable since she was obviously placed on the spot and was at a loss for words, but regardless, it was pretty bad. "Um, I, um. . . it was like, uh. . . so then I. . . yeah. . . so. . . um. . . shabadoo." *nod* By the way, her hot dog sushi was also gross.
Note to the rest of the Top Chefs. Patrick got the boot because he didn't know what he was doing with black rice noodles. Jill got the boot because she didn't know what she was doing with ostrich egg. Don't do things that you don't know how to do. Creativity only gets you points if it tastes good.
I want a sound bite of Stefan saying "there's nothing wrong with my hot dog." I'd play it over and over and over and laugh every time. Yes, I'm a 13 year old boy at heart.
About Fabio's olives. Also a squick for me. Honestly, the first thing I thought about was how spiders inject their food full of venom, and the food bug's innards turn to goo, and the spider sucks out all of the innard-goo. I shouldn't be thinking of bug-innard-goo when I'm eating. I do like beef carpaccio, and I'm sure that his dish tasted good, but seeing those little squishey olives burst when poked just made me think of other things that burst when poked, like zits. Uck.
Also about Fabio's olives: I don't think they were soft boiled. I believe they were pureed, and dropped into some chemical liquid that solidified the outsides while keeping the insides all gooey. Molecular gastronomy rears its ugly head yet again.
I think Carla should have shredded her cheese and baked it into her pie crust if she wanted to have cheese in her little apple tart pie thingy. One amateur's opinion.
Pretty blonde boy (I forget his name) who has issues with getting his plates done on time needs to get his plates done on time.
Dear two guys who look alike except for creative beard management by one of you: please differentiate yourselves. I'm not sure which of you did what. I think one of you made a fairly normal hot dog that made me want to go get hot dogs, but I'm not sure which of you to blame.
I like Radikah but I think she's doomed. She's too nice and too apologetic and too unsure of herself. Dang, though, her hot dog kebab looked yummy.
Ariane. I swear they're keeping around just to mess with her head. If she's in the bottom two again, and survives, Fabio will be able to make olive goo out of her, she'll be so useless. Slurp.
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