Saturday, August 7, 2010

At A Loss

I tried. I sat down two times and reviewed the Quickfire. Dry as dust. So here's the rundown.

They are still trying to breath life into the Purloined Pea Puree. Hopefully this will be the last we hear of it.

Marcus Samuelsson was the guest judge. So that means a Scandinavian food challenge, right? Because that's what Marcus was originally known for, especially at Restaurant Aquavit. No. So then it must be a Japanese food challenge because after Aquavit, he turned to Riingo, serving Japanese influenced American food. Negative. Or perhaps they decided to play off what Marcus served as a guest chef for the first White House State Dinner of Barack Obama's tenure and whip up some Indian food? Nope. Ethiopian food from the land of Marcus's birth.

Ethiopian proteins. Goat, tripe, beef tongue, lamb. No pork. Ethiopia is home to many Muslims, Jews and Orthodox Christians so no wat of pork. Spices, lots of spices and vegetables.

Who looks like they know what they are doing? Angelo, Kenny, and Ed all apparently have some experience with the cuisine. The rest of the chefs have not even sampled let alone cooked Ethiopian food. Seems like a slam dunk for the Big Boys, yes?

NO! The top three are Angelo, Sherry and Tiffany, one expert and two greenhorns. And the win goes to Angelo....right? NEIN! Tiffany pulls this one out with her Beef Goulash with Poached Egg, Currants, Pepper and Yogurt. Angelo feels the burn of losing to someone who had not a clue what Ethiopian cooking was all about. Ed, while not terribly upset about not being in the top three, revels in Angelo's loss to his gal pal, Tiffany while Kenny's frustration deepens with each challenge he does not win.

The only question I have left from this Quickfire is...
...what the hell is Padma wearing and why?

12 comments:

Dani said...

I'm leavin' the fashion to Moi.

We're hangin' out on a little island, wishin' you were here too. :)

Big Shamu said...

Dang, Dani. I wish I were there too.

intuitive eggplant said...

I'm hangin' out on the river. With a thankful break in the weather, and still full after a lunch that included the best fried green tomatoes I've ever had, and fried okra, all fresh from the garden. Wishin' you were both here to share it with too.

Big Shamu said...

I see we all are continuing on our heart unhealthy diets. Snort! Eggy you are the second person today that went down the Fried Green Tomato Path today.

moi said...

Speaking of heart unhealthy: I spent three days in Hotlanta this week and had the BEST fried green tomato wrap with a side of garlic grits at the West Egg. It was the highlight of my trip.

As for Padma. Lord. She's a beautiful woman with a rockin' bod, but her fashion sense resides squarely in Downtown Bizzaro World. At least the shoes are cute . . .

Dani said...

Eggy is makin' me homesick! I miss that muddy Ohio River.

Making Space said...

Padma is wearing Updated Flashdance. Seriously. Close your eyes and look at the cover of the movie. Now open them and look at Padma. You, oh Orca of the Midwest, are the intended target demographic.

Now don't you spit your fried green tomatoes at me, ma'am. I didn't dress her.

Anonymous said...

Cut off the sleeve/ruffle/tumor thingie and this outfit would be SLAMMIN'!

Big Shamu said...

Really? It's just my humble lesbian opinion but it seems like a pair of stretch pants and a black tunic. Even with the sleeve/ruffle/tumor thingie it looks kinda blah?

moi said...

Humble lesbian opinion is spot on.

Syd said...

The top reminds me of Friar Tuck's whatever you call that thing.

Melissa said...

I had to be in Sin City for a conference Wed-Sat, so could not watch TC in a timely "fashion". BUT, try as I might,could not refrain from reading your post. Thus, I was very sensitive to the sleeve/ruffle/tumor thingie, AND there also appeared to be a string or HAIR? growing out of it at the top of Padme's lovely shoulder.