so, before i start watching, i already decided i am not using a photo of the winner. because i can use this photo of me, jamie, leah and melissa last week in south beach. its a way better photo than the winner.
also, as we were driving through miami beach to leave last weekend, we drove through di lido. not dilido. di. lido. the space changes everything, don't you think?
also, i am watching on tivo. i just signed on to facebook and while i don't know who won, i do know who the winner is paired up with, so i will know who won when the sous chefs are assigned. but i don't really care. because, well, meh. let's say i'm glad this season is about over.
on with the show ...
it is worth pointing out that no one is going to be opening a restaurant on $100k.
ha! pam and i stood in that alley way. i think i have a photo of pam in there.
casey and richard should have won. marcel should not have. and he looks like even more of an idiot than when he was on. in the past they have gotten big name star chefs to help them. tho, i guess i would say richard and casey are big name chefs at this point.
ok, now i know who wins. i won't react to it tho. of course by the time you read this, you already know who won, too.
stefan is whinier than normal. you have to learn to pace yourself ... PRESSURE.
ok, there is a twist coming. maybe i don't know who won yet.
nice bat impersonation. she is a total kook.
i guess stefan is getting gator. so hosea got to pick his sous AND dole out the surprise ingredients. big advantages.
sounds like stefan is going to spend a lot of time on desserts. bad idea.
cheese course is a good idea. instead of dessert. but sort of dessert.
the first thing we hear from marcel is second guessing the guy he is supposed to be helping. some things never change.
ok, i think i want to see "i love you, man."
profound hosea. one chance to make a first impression. except this is like your 14th impression.
big fan of susan spicer. i keep thinking that hubert keller's hair is a joke, but i've come to believe he means it.
hosea's trio seems busy.
interesting comment by marsalis that chefs talk like musicians.
what is a potato rod?
pain purdu. good idea.
uh-oh. casey's sous vide hurts carla. that makes me sad.
gail likes the pain purdu.
"that's not very loverly"? oh, come on carla. just be happy. that will make them love it.
carla, don't tell them what's NOT on the plate.
hubert is angling for team euro. please. tom told them they didn't have to do dessert. they can't hold that against hosea.
mental note: braised cabbage is blais' thing. i'll remember that.
preview to the reunion: no, hosea and leah are not together. don't see it.
carla doesn't seem happy. they won't like her food as much because she isn't happy.
so, she is the pastry chef and she messed up ice cream twice and a souffle this season. why is she here?
why do you deserve it stefan? "because i deserve it." oh.
casey is getting thrown under the bus because carla didn't do her job. nice.
now toby votes for team euro. stupid euros.
toby downvoting hosea because hosea isn't a euro. we get it. a meal has a beginning, middle and end. eurotwit.
ok, yay hosea. but, according to tom, we should probably refer to this season as "very steady chef."
i'm not sure i understand what competing with love means, but whatevs. if it gives her a sense of accomplishment, hootie hoo.
whoa, big hug and a kiss from leah. maybe they are together.
of the three, hosea is who i wanted, but mostly because i couldn't stomach the other two. if i got to pick anyone from the season, i would've taken jamie or jeff. probably jamie. and not just because she is looking at me adoringly in the photo above.
so, the only season that i think the best chef won was harold in season one. in season two, sam was best, with cliff a close second. season three, casey and tre were the best. season four, stephanie won and i liked her, but richard was better, i thought. still do, actually.
ok, so what i saw on facebook was someone wrote on blais' wall that "you helped him win, chef." so i knew whoever he was paired with won. but then when they talked about a twist, i wondered if they had to change helpers. but no. it was all blais. tho it sounded like they didn't care for the blackberry and i thought hosea said that was richard's idea. all the sous get hosed tonight.