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The Taste 2/6/14 spoilt egos

I'm guessing the dragon/dumpling lady is actually Chinese, and she's been around the block. She certainly knows a lot of shit that most wannabe celebrity tv chefs don't know. In fact, she knows a lot of shit that actual celebrity chefs don't know. It's sad to then see the people who don't know get upset about something they know nothing about. How could they know if something tastes good or bad if they don't know what it is and never had it before? I sure as hell don't know what makes Jeff and Lee so high and mighty.

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  1. Well, they are trained chefs! They paid good money for that education and are getting beat up by a housewife. (if that's what she really is)

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    1. re: Firegoat

      I don't know what Marina is and I don't care. I just know she knows stuff that I don't know but she doesn't know what I know and I don't know what she knows. I also don't know what Jeff or Lee knows other than they're stuck up.

        1. re: ennuisans

          That's awesome! Sorry I am replying it now, I guess I miss The Taste 2 since The Taste 3 is about to air. Btw, Marina Chung has a new show on abc, a short show, The Kitchen Ninja. Her recipes are authentic, quick and practical!

        2. re: Worldwide Diner

          Love your wisdom! Marina Chung is my sister, and yes she talks with authority on what she knows, and boy you have to SEE what she knows, telling doesn't do justice :) Thanks!

        3. re: Firegoat

          yes she's a housewife. she cooks for me when i come over and i've been to brazil with her. She's my aunt

          1. re: gchung32

            Very cool gchung32. She was very impressive and had such a fun attitude!

        4. Lee couldn't stop bitching about Marina. I hope he goes home next. Whatta drama queen. As for Marina - she's the only one who deserves to go all the way at this point.

          That egg yolk strand thing was incredible, and I was seriously disappointed when I heard the theme was "sweets." Snore.

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          1. re: linguafood

            I agree I am over Lee. His first lapse in judgement was dating Cassie. Then the arrogance thing became really unattractive. Now the whole Marina thing is just poor sportsmanship. Plus he is starting to look a little like a drunk the way it has all been edited. I am thinking Bourdain's team is going down unless he can turn it around.

            1. re: melpy

              Perhaps it was his past working on FN projects that has helped him become such an asshole.

              1. re: melpy

                Oops. Now I think I may have been confusing Jeff and Lee. I think Jeff was the bigger asshole about Marina.

                1. re: linguafood

                  Jeff was the bigger whiner but I give him credit for saying it to Marina's face. I also don't think Marina is a dragon lady - I don't think she's bossy or bitchy.

                  1. re: Worldwide Diner

                    I didn't think dragon lady was refering to bossiness/personality but was more of a derogatory racial comment. Who knows? She comes across very confident and doesn't whine like the others which might mean there is little commiserating in the "dorms".

              2. re: linguafood

                The categories this year are so much better than last year - at least "sweet" is a fairly tradition subject. Unlike "seduction". Talking about desserts is a far more normal line of judging conversation rather than hearing Ludo and Bourdain talk about what they think sexy food is. *shudder*

              3. This show is really growing on me. I feel invested in everyone who is left, even the drama queens. I really want the gal from Minneapolis (Sarah) to keep going, too, even though her food is solidly unflashy (how very Minnesotan).

                ~TDQ

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                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  I enjoy the show. But the part I absolutely hate is the "required" "tell me why you shouldn't go home". Do we really have to listen to this begging and whining?

                  1. re: DGresh

                    My husband is sick of so much time being spent explaining the rules every episode. He would really like to see this cut to 90 minutes.

                      1. re: The Dairy Queen

                        and in the most recent episode, Tony said something like "now comes the part where you have to say..... it's hard, but it's required" or something like that. Like even he knows it's obnoxious.

                        1. re: DGresh

                          Well, he's a producer of the show. If he doesn't like it, surely he can do something about it. Maybe they just need to stretch for time.

                          Besides being uncomfortable to watch, it just serves to drive a wedge between surviving teammates.

                          ~TDQ

                  2. I agree re: Jeff and Lee's arrogance. The probably feel threatened by Marina, who really is the most interesting cook on the show at this point. The food stylist also seems to be coming into her own and I don't think she should be underestimated. What I don't get is Anthony fawning all over Shellie for her "flashes of genius." She was likable and occasionally made an interesting sounding dish here and there. But genius? Did I miss something? I just didn't see it. I thought they made the right choice re: keeping the Minnesotan (Sarah?) on.

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                    1. re: brooklynsabra

                      I get the feeling that Shellie was stoned most of the time and couldn't get anything done without help, hence she did well on the team challenge but never got a gold star on the individual challenges.

                      I think Bourdain likes her because she's an unrepentant degenerate much like he is.

                    2. I've gotten more impressed with the food stylist as the show has gone on (Louise). She's put out some good looking tastes.

                      Shellie was done.

                      Lee and Jeff's whining about Marina is tiring. Lee's the last one on AB's team, but I think it's Shehu's turn to go next, although I wouldn't have any issue if Jeff goes.

                      I'd like to see Louise and Marina in the finale, perhaps with Lee, so that would be two of Ludo's team and one of AB's.

                      Next week's theme is "Good With Beer" - will be interesting to see how Ludo fares with that. Speaking of Ludo, he couldn't have been more hopped up on sugar if he tried.

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                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        I think Sara is better than Shehu, and I can't really comment on how good Louise is - i think she finally picked up a gold star, so not that good. Of the people left, does she have the least number of gold stars?

                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          Ludo on sugar was hysterical. Made the fact that I was forced to watch a dessert show fun.