Friday, July 3, 2009

TCM update

The Chef's were too whiny last week. The choice of protein for the elimination challenge was freagin hysterical though, and really gross in my opinion. Lets see there was beef tongue, Pig Ears, Stomach/tripe,and beef heart.

The Chef's Cindy Pawlcyn, Ludo Lefebvre, Rick Bayless, and Wilo Benet were asked to make street food out of the above mentioned "parts".

The results were as follows:

Cindy Pawlcyn (Hot & Spicy Menudo) - 12½ stars This was the stomach dish.

Ludo Lefebvre (Pig's Ear Quesadilla with Chorizo, Pinto Bean PureĆ© and Lime-Mint Aioli) - 13½ stars

Rick Bayless (Chorizo, Bacon and Tongue Tacos with Tomatillo Guacamole and Pickled Onions) - 18½ stars

Wilo Benet (Beef Heart, Ham and Chicken "Tripleta" on Pita Bread with Spicy Mayonnaise) - 15 stars

They combine these scores with the Quickfire scores to determine the winner.

Last weeks winning Chef was Rick Bayless with his oh so yummy Tongue Taco's. Did I just say yummy?

So Chef Bayless will fill slot number three of the six coveted slots to move onto the Top Chef Masters Championship. Slot number one went to Chef Hubert Keller. I picked him to win. He is an awesome Chef. Slot number two went to Chef Suzanne Tracht.

I missed this episode, but saw it twice since then. I was rooting for Chef Graham Elliot Bowles, because I just don't care for Chef Elizabeth Falkner(she annoys me)and Chef Wylie Dufresne is just as bad(weener...I mean whiner).

If you are a fan of "Lost" you would of appreciated the Elimination Challenge on episode 2. The writers of "Lost" are big fans of Top Chef so they got to participate. The Chefs had to make them dinner out of things that they would have access to on the island. They were not allowed to use the Top Chef Pantry. I was impressed. You be the judge go catch the back episodes on Episode 2 is called the Lost Supper. Bon appetit!


  1. I haven't watched this season at all, but it sounds good.

    Question about the "Lost" episode...when you say they could only use stuff from the island, does that include all the Dharma goodies??

  2. Yes Karen they do. Elimination Challenge: The chefs must make a meal inspired by the television series Lost. They must only use fresh and preserved ingredients purchased from a Dharma Initiative-themed shopping list, and they cannot use the Top Chef pantry. So much fun.