Live Blogging Top Chef: Episode 4
Takin over for 80P this week. And, this is a very special live blogging edition – we have guests over! Neighbors Edouble, Vi and Jerry will help with the commenting. And, of course, 80P. Although we might be like 5 minutes behind – waiting for Jerry to get here.
For the company, I obv had to make some snacks. With an almost bad eggplant I made baba ghanouj for the first time. And I followed this recipe, except for just one eggplant and I tripled the garlic and didn’t measure anything. I served it with whole wheat pita chips which I made by tossing pita (cut into triangles) with extra virgin, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. And then I spread them out on a baking sheet and popped it in the oven for like 15-20 minutes on 350.
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Bring on the veggies. Quick Fire is pretty cool – show off knife skills and technique on vegetables. Like 80 said before, the Quick Fires are so much better. Not just corporate tie in. It’s actual cooking.
Love Daniel Boulud. His After Hours show is so cool. It’s like, get some random celebs (Charlotte’s gay friend from Sex and the City, Mario Cantone, and
Danielle Gabrielle Reese) and eat in the kitchen at like 2am.
And although I don’t agree with Vegan – sign me up for the Vegan sashimi by Dale. Very well thought out.
Richard is a douche.
And Dale is the Winner!
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OMG! Gemma! So sorry. Stay with me!
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Ryan trying to talk to the Kiwi about my fav movie, A Christmas Story, is hysterical. It’s such a classic American movie, not so sure if it made it across the Pacific. And get this: my sister bought me A Christmas Story video for Chanukah a couple years back. Love her!
80P and Edouble – predict Lisa is out. Short ribs and steak for last course. This is meat overload for even the steak queen, Edouble
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Richard is a douche because he thinks he sooo cool with his high-techness. Please.
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Our Movie Picks:
Edouble: Like Water for Chocolate. Cornish game hens, sex, craziness… according to Edouble at least.
Vi: Lady and the Tramp. Love found over pasta.
Jerry: Lover. About a French school girl that lived in Viet Nam in the 1920s. I hear fusion!
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Edouble: “Fingering all the salmon”
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80P: Does Spike have to wear that have every time?!?!
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The Vietnam dish looked good, but I think it would have been cooler if they played off the Good Morning Vietnam military theme. Maybe an update on sparse military food (MRE) with and Asian theme.
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The Xmas story folks got away with not using duck – not in my book!
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Edouble: Lamb doesn’t have to be transcendent. It’s good. <shoulder shrug>
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A Christmas Story, Willie Wonka, Top Secret
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Stephanie is always on top. I’m not surprised.
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Chocolate and wasabi in the same dish. Insanity. Richard wins. Still a douche.
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Padma Lakshmi’s dress is gorgeous. I’d kill for her wardrobe. And while I’m on a murdering rampage, I’d also kill for her body.
But her pink striped t-shirt — TUCKED INTO HER JEANS – was terrible though. Don’t try to slum, Pad, even if you are going to a BBQ. Stay glam girl.
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Jerry: Manuel, was passive when he knew he should have spoken up
Vi: Manuel, but wants one of the girls to be gone.
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Edouble cannot stop talking about Padma’s cleavage “down to her naval”
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Aww. We will miss Manuel. As the crowd here thinks, Manuel just doesn’t have the personality for reality TV: he’s nice, he’s low key, he’s not a hott girl.
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And if anyone is still reading…turn on MOJO channel and you can catch Daniel’s After Hours show right now. He’s cooking a 70lb pig.
What the hell? Where is the content? I just see some recipe :@
well while we’re waiting for the content…gansie – how bad does an eggplant have to be to still use it..I always forget mine and let them get a little brown and don’t know if they’re still good enough to use
its been 20 minutes 🙁
boulud was meaner than I thought he would be – nice!
Joyness. Muchas Gracias. Also. why is rich a douche? Did he place in the lows?
My bad for the crabbery. Tough day. NO WORRIES. I’M HERE TO STAY!
richard is the haircut guy right? he does kinda seem like a douche – but he does have some skillz.
I wonder how long Bravo can justify keeping on Nikki – aka the most attractive and least talented cheftestant
I’m in Canada in the shit end of the bravo stick and not being able to watch until it comes out online.Nikki is talentless, shes the female equivalent of Erik, all soul and no talent. I’m DYING for some affair action from them. HEE. I wanna see Jennifer PISSED at someone. Thatd be one hell of an asskicking.
I think they are all gonna get yelled at for their movie choices….willy wonka was good but the rest of them just thought of what they wanted to make and then picked a movie. i.e. good morning vietnam, il postino
oh snap. I just wrote that and then padma lakshmi said it. we’re like zen.
ET – all reeses pieces inspired meal
Haha BS, now you’re ASKING to be mocked :p I kid.
hey, at least I didn’t pick some movie about val kilmer in a cow suit – has anyone even seen that?
Did anyone pick Chocolat? I would pick ‘Autumn in NY
and go crazy with the ingrediants and giving everything a Haroldlike modern take.
Someone picked a Val Kilmer movie in a cow suit? Oh my tapdancing christ. May I just shameless point out my favorites? Kiwi, Antonia, Spike and Rich. I was also a Hung fan so.. yeah.. I like em assholes who can cook except Rich is obsessed with being different.
Omg. I can’t believe I just half insulted someone who writes for the Huffington Post.. I’m going to go and just be invisible now.
“oh my tapdancing christ”
that is a brilliant saying. i’m gonna start using it. i’ll credit you, don’t worry.
haha no wories, Gemma: considering you are our first live blogging fan here at ES, I guess we can call it even.
I kinda stole it from Matt Stone and Trey Parker.. but please, by all means, continue to credit me 😀
I think willy wonka wins too…re: the text in question, I’m not giving Bravo my hard earned 99 cents, but I think serving it as oompa loompas was a genius idea
Well.. chocolate and chili is awesome so chocolate and wasabi makes sense.
The exact phrase was ” Jesus Tapdancing Christ” on the same show indeed. I improve upon it as I see fit. And yes, I am el fan of SP. Eclectic.. what can I say..
Gansie: I met Padma on a plane to India 😮
OMG! Tell me everything! Starting with what she was wearing!
i’m with vi: manuel, but want it to be one of the girls
bs and gemma–granted, i don’t have a tv and don’t watch this show (so I’m probably out of my element) … but it sounds like you dissing top secret, which was one of my favorite movies in the late 80s.
gansie–when we’ve made baba ghanouj we just put the eggplant strait on the gas burner and char it all around (takes like two minutes). Then you put it in a plastic bag for a few minutes, which makes it easy to remove the skin. did e tell you all of this? Maybe not as good as yours, but really fast.
It was on a 11 hour flight, I vaguely remember what she was wearing but it wasn’t like extravagant, a casual sexy top and pants if I remember correctly. She had quite a few duty free bags which is why I looked over. I said hi once, she asked me where I was going blabla, I said I lived in her neck of the woods for a few years, she asked me about my hippie high school and then I fell asleep. I didn’t know she was all famousityness then. Alas. She was nice 🙂
She is REALLY pretty in real life too btw. Unlike some pretty unfortunate looking people irl in hollywood.
Was Nikki in the low end today? Please say yes.
true dat on Manuel…just not TV enough…I also spent 11 hours with Padma once…oh wait, that wasn’t reality
Oh my bad Miked., I’m sure it was a piece of awesomeness cow skin wearing extravaganza I missed 😐
mojo? never heard of this channel, and I get a lot of channels
Alright my good fellows at ES. Grazie. I will be back next week. Also, Heidi Montag endorsed Senator McCain who has admitted to watching The Hills. I think somewhere the Dems are toasting their incumbent victory.
blazing saddles with spies
I’m holding out to see who LC supports
miked—edouble says your baba g was more chunky than mine.
I wasn’t surprised to see Manuel go this early in the game. I doubt many had him in their last 2 game. Anyone here playing this season?
Wow – didn’t know that site existed, Jesse. Thanks for the heads up!
I’m pretty much guaranteed to do better in this than I did in my NCAA pool…
Please don’t tell me you really think Richard is a douche. For starters, he looks and sounds exactly like Jim Breuer, which is huge points in my book. Second, he has given me the name for my new band. BK and the Ras el hanoot all stars. Third, he is by far the most talented chef they have had over the entire span of seasons of the show. And fourth, he is always helping other people out. I beg you to reconsider.
what i dont like is that “Jim Breuer” thinks he is sooooo cool just b/c he has a mini blow torch and other weirdo gadgets. although, i cant lie, i do want a mini torch.
Mike D, I love you. I was logging on to back up Top Secret. Great movie. If you haven’t seen it, netflix it.
1. Those blowtorches are awesome.
2. YES Thank you BK: Richard isn’t a douche. He’s just sort of whimsically obsessed with being ‘ different’. And he’s generous, when he refrained from punching Zoi in the face for dissing his dish IN FRONT of him. I hope Dale smacks her next episode. She whines like no ones buisness.” I shoulda thrown the pasta salad out” ” That doesn’t taste good, if they are looking for blabla then im out” and general douchebaggery blathering all the time.