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Feb 27, 2009 11:56 AM

King Hosea

That is the title of Brian Malarkey's blog up on Bravo
It says this :
"I really thought Stefan would bring the title of Top Chef home to California but the man from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado skips the sweets and wins with venison and the magic of the Sorcerer Richard Blais. Casey crashes Carla and Marcel and Stefan looked like water and oil. After reviewing the menus of the bald boys I am still a little confused by the judges' decision on the relativity of dessert. Hung won my season with an '80s inspired dessert garnished with the random raspberry and Dale lost with duck fat poached lamb that was out of this world. For future contestants and viewers know this about Top Chef and the judging: “Nothing is ever consistent.”

It also goes on to STRONGLY imply Hosea would never have won without Richard.

ending with this:
"One more thing Hosea: Call me and I can give you Richards address so that you can send him a little present, maybe 10K, just a thought….."

Wow -
So the more I think about it - the more I wonder why it wasn't ever considered at JT - the possible input of the sous chefs. (Or edited out)

Do you think any of the judges took that aspect into consideration?

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  1. first Casey, now Malarkey...what's with all the snark from these former contestants? i was NOT a fan of Hosea by the end of the season, but that last remark was still completely out of line.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Well I think even Richards blog implied basically the same exact thing, only richard wasn't quite so blunt

      1. re: NellyNel

        implications notwithstanding, there are nicer ways to say there also were in the case of Case's remarks.

    2. "So the more I think about it - the more I wonder why it wasn't ever considered at JT - the possible input of the sous chefs."

      Because it is the responsibility of the contestants to take (or leave) what they will from the sous. They are given assistants, and no matter how much they contribute, the results are the responsibility of those competing for the prize. So luck of the draw contributes to the possibilities, but in the end, it comes down to the contestants.

      And we saw the judges consider the sous' input in Carla's case, when they asked her if her dishes had been her own idea. But they properly put the onus of the outcome on Carla's shoulders.

      1. They definitely question/talk to the sous chefs, it just got edited out. I read an article with Toby Young discussing how he got into it with Marcel at the final JT. He said he thought Marcel was going to hit him.

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        1. re: pollymerase


          well then it does disappoint me more that Hosea won knowing that Richard helped him do it

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Gracias, ghg! Gotta say, I LOVE the title of the blog! LOL

                And leave it to Stefan to continue to try to convert lesbians. :-) (Did Ted Allen really diss TC in his first episode of Chopped? Ohhh, Ted, say it ain't so!)

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  i watched the first episode of Chopped, and i don't remember Ted Allen dissing TC...i just remember thinking he sucked as a host - very wooden and forced.

                  re: Stefan, he clearly has a thing for lesbians who work in the hospitality industry - Jamie, Andrea Beaman, the bartender TY mentioned....better keep him away from TVFN events or he's likely to go after Cat Cora next!

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    >>he's likely to go after Cat Cora next!<<

                    I'd pay money to watch that. I'll bring the beers! Somebody else bring the bodycast and ointments for Stefan.

            1. We've only seen one sous chef JT in a previous season, but they *do* talk to them quite extensively about how it went in the kitchen.

              Have to say I loved Malarkey's! comparison to the Wizard of Oz characters: "Carla the cowardly lion found her courage, the tin man Stefan found his heart by comforting Carla in the end and Hosea the scare crow used his brain and stayed away from the desserts and pick the best sous-chef to take home the gold down the yellow brick road."

              1. I am still catching up on news from several days out of down last week, and thought some of you might be interested in a Dever Post interview w/ Hosea that was published the morning of the finale. The interview was conducted by a journalist, not skewed by editing for TV, although it was "supervised" by a TC PR person. For his own take (remember before the finale was telecast), see