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Top Chef Masters 7/31 "Bring a little pony or goat"

I SO can't do the detailed review thing,

Maybe Hugh can. Here is Hugh

"Sue explains that sous chef Nick is like her Little Pony. "

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-maste...

I can't resist the random quote.

Hugh hears "Come inside my body". I hear "Come inside my palate" and "that will be a first"

This will be a test of how long I have to edit. Already too late to edit the title, but I know I will watch the on demand at least twice, and think I have thoughts worth sharing.

For instance "that sour look on James face"; does he have another look?

You go, Voltagio brother, with your pressure cooker broth!

Note; that is NOT a spoiler!

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  1. James Oseland has a non-sour look. I believe we saw it last season when he was liquored up and poolside with hard-bodied guys taking their shirts off.

    1. Couldn't help but notice that the top 3 were guys and the bottom were women. Just saying. And why does Oseland perpetually look as if just ate a lemon?

      I think Voltaggio will take all the marbles.

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      1. re: roxlet

        And the black guy went first. But I don't think you can really question any of those decisions.

        I'm predicting Douglas Keane.

      2. "Life is too short to forgive and forget." Love Hugh.

        I also thought I heard "Come inside my body." Ew.

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        1. re: KrumTx

          I heard come inside my body also, lol.

          1. re: KrumTx

            Definitely "Come inside my body," followed by "Come insie my palate." Both are definitely cringeworthy.

            1. re: gaffk

              come inside my body
              become my palate

              I will refrain from coment as my mother says... i can have an unsaid thought without my head exploding

          2. That pony comment was *really* strange.

            And Bryan has a very weird laugh. I'm just glad my crush continues to show up near the top. I'll be devastated if he goes home.

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            1. re: DGresh

              It's like a guffaw. Looks like he's getting paunch.

              1. re: Worldwide Diner

                He looks like he's expecting a baby in 3 months.

              2. re: DGresh

                And her poor sous looked so uncomfortable as he said it. She's a thoroughbred and he's a pony or goat brought along to soothe her? Yet another of the several cringeworthy moments in this episode.

                1. re: DGresh

                  noticed his wierd laugh..it is like he has worked with a social anxitiy thearpist on having a sense of humour.

                  the Pony comment--- EGAD my sister use to ride..at least she didnt use the correct term.. Show horses and race horses are very high strung so they often travel with a very calm horse to keep them steady they call this..the horses Barn Buddie

                  1. re: girloftheworld

                    Funny, I had more or less the same thought about the laugh!

                  2. re: DGresh

                    Bryan's laugh cracked me up. After a split-second thinking "what the hell was that?" when I first heard it, it quickly became endearing, as someone posted below.

                    He's crazy talented. I hope he takes it all.

                    1. re: KrumTx

                      I'm going to say this many times before this is over - I love Bryan Voltaggio! I think his laugh is endearing and his talent is immeasurable.

                      He not only has impeccable skills but he's a thinker. The soup is a prime example. He not only used a pressure cooker to extract as much flavour as possible, he combined several different soups to attain the complexity of flavours that he wanted.

                  3. Why, why have Kathie Lee as a guest??? For someone who imbibes as much as she, she's just a buzzkill! And a blatherskite to boot--who knows not of whence she speaks. She did just about every chef there a disservice with her presence. Otherwise, I'm enjoying this season with the sous twist. I laughed at Sue's whimsical "a thoroughbred--that would be me", and her little pony-goat sidekick comment.

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                    1. re: bourbonnie

                      I am by no means a Kathie Lee fan, but for some reason I liked seeing her reaction to some of the more unusual food. A reaction from a non-Chowhound.

                      1. re: bourbonnie

                        Yeah, Kathie Lee was puzzling, especially since she was only there for a portion of the tasting. And what good is having a guest who won't try one item and cringes at trying another?

                        1. re: gaffk

                          She's not there for her food expertise. She;s there to cross-promote The Today Show, another NBCUniversal property. Next week features guests from NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.

                          1. re: FoodPopulist

                            Yeah, the product placement was *too* obvious. I was more amused than offended by her "plebeian" tastes. Sometimes we foodies need to be reminded that not everyone eats like us! But I do have trouble forgiving her for dissing Bryan's food :)

                            1. re: DGresh

                              I get it, but that makes her pretty pointless as a judge. Especially when she won't try certain things.

                              1. re: piccola

                                Kathie Lee was not a judge. She tasted the food but did not have any impact on the judging.

                                1. re: wincountrygirl

                                  It was still pretty pointless to even have her there. Especially with her documented distaste for anything remotely "different."

                                  1. re: wincountrygirl

                                    Duly noted. But that makes her extra useless because she contributes absolutely nothing.

                                    1. re: piccola

                                      Actually, I found it kind of funny. Ok, I'm weird.

                                2. re: FoodPopulist

                                  That explains it . . . I think I've been places that have Today on in the background, but never really paid attention, and I've never seen Days of Our Lives (so chances are next week's cross-promotion will be lost on me as well).