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The Taste semi 2/13 spoilage

Worldwide Diner Feb 13, 2014 07:36 PM

Is there a culinary scale, if so, is chili and corn bread higher on that scale than sloppy Joe and fried avocados? I think they're equally low brow.

I'm okay with the finalists. I would rather see Sarah than Louise though. Louise sounds like she smokes 3 packs a day and she makes food that I don't want to eat.

I doubt Marina will din but I like her attitude. She'll do what she wants, and she doesn't make excuses. She did make fun of the chain smoking taco lady.

  1. Firegoat Feb 17, 2014 07:30 AM

    I think they should have kicked Lee to the curb with his 2 red stars.
    I'm sick of his constant posing for the camera.

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      madeliner Feb 16, 2014 02:55 PM

      I liked Marina up until this last episode now I just think she's annoying

      1. chefhound Feb 15, 2014 08:05 PM

        I've just finally figured out who Jeff reminds me off.

        Is it just me or does Jeff look like a more fem version of Elvis Stojko (Canadian figure skating champion, Olympic silver medallist, in case you didn't know)?

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        1. re: chefhound
          DGresh Feb 16, 2014 02:12 AM

          Since I can't tell Jeff from Lee I can't help you!

          1. re: chefhound
            girloftheworld Feb 16, 2014 12:06 PM

            I was kind of thinking eddie munster... buti can see the Elvis thing.. too a bit

          2. Firegoat Feb 15, 2014 06:54 AM

            I wish they would decide who they are kicking off in the blind individual taste test completely blind. No finding out who made the dish and no having the chefcook get a chance to defend the dish. Otherwise what's the point. Then it all comes back to chef personality, or their whole body of work rather than just that taste in the spoon.

            1. girloftheworld Feb 14, 2014 04:17 PM

              I know she knows what she knows.. which is not what I know.. and clearly is impresive and interesting to others... but.. is it tasty? i am thinking interest has pushed her little engine.. up the hill... but .....

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              1. re: girloftheworld
                Worldwide Diner Feb 14, 2014 07:37 PM

                shrimp toast won the blind tasting.....I wonder why Sarah didn't do another fish and chips....talk about beer battered.

                1. re: Worldwide Diner
                  The Dairy Queen Feb 15, 2014 05:20 AM

                  Well, she did do fried smelt...just no chips.


                  1. re: The Dairy Queen
                    girloftheworld Feb 15, 2014 08:57 AM

                    it was kind of odd.. it was like American GIrl Doll Fried Fish sooo cute

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                DGresh Feb 14, 2014 02:26 PM

                what was anthony thinking with the ingredients he put on the cart for the first challenge? That was supposed to be doing him a favor?

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                1. re: DGresh
                  ennuisans Feb 14, 2014 02:47 PM

                  Except for the Spam episode AB has had one goof after another, to the point I was convinced he was trying to throw one or two team challenges. It's been "What was I thinking? That was totally stupid of me" over and over. Then again he's the only one who is ever shown having any kind of specific strategy when it comes to ingredients.

                  Maybe he wishes he was the one doing the cooking.

                2. ennuisans Feb 14, 2014 12:52 PM

                  I dozed off and woke up twice thinking, this is still on?

                  Marina has kind of fallen flat for me, but I'd still take her over the others and Louise second. The boys just need to go somewhere else for a while.

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                  1. re: ennuisans
                    chicgail Feb 15, 2014 09:43 AM

                    The show is waaaay too long. Too much time listening to people sit around and talk about nothing very interesting. Please have pity and cut it down to a single hour. Plenty of time. Really.

                    1. re: chicgail
                      John E. Feb 19, 2014 04:58 PM

                      I agree with you. I'm not really all that interested. I do have a couple of complaints, however. I don't like the format all that much, but if the chefs are going to be color coordinated, I wish the judges would have that color in front of them. I can't remember which contestant is on which team. I suppose that's because I am not paying enough attention to the show.

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                        ennuisans Feb 19, 2014 06:28 PM

                        I never noticed that they were color coordinated.

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                          John E. Feb 19, 2014 06:38 PM

                          Their names on the black aprons are blue, yellow, green, and magenta. As I recall, Nigella was yellow, Marcus green, Tony blue, and Ledo magenta. If I'm correct, I don't know why because I got them confused a lot. When they were doing the blind tasting, it would have been helpful to be reminded about which cooks were on which team.

                          Frankly, I would enjoy a two-hour weekly Top Chef, but I'm quite sure an hour is long enough for LindaWhit.

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                    rasputina Feb 14, 2014 12:21 PM

                    I forgot to say, I really didn't think there was any chance they were going to send Lee or Marina home.

                    1. LindaWhit Feb 14, 2014 07:28 AM

                      So it's Lee, Jeff, Marina and Louise. Also would have liked to have seen Sarah there. I really thought that someone from Ludo's kitchen would go, making it a three-mentor battle. Oh well.

                      Jeff was BEYOND IRRITATING at him wanting more gold stars than Lee. Talk about seeing who could pee in the snow longer....

                      At this point, Marina or Lee for the win. Although if Marina wins, Ludo will be even more insufferable. So hopefully Lee wins.

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                      1. re: LindaWhit
                        chicgail Feb 14, 2014 07:38 AM

                        I actually love Ludo. It think most of that pouting and angst is for the cameras. And AB is hysterical.

                        It's Marcus Samuelson who is driving me crazy. Someone dress the man so he doesn't look like a circus clown.

                        1. re: chicgail
                          LindaWhit Feb 14, 2014 07:53 AM

                          Oh, I agree Ludo's histrionics is mostly for the camera. It just gets tiring after awhile.

                          And I guess Marcus has always dressed that way when in street clothes - I really don't even see it anymore unless it's a glaringly strong color.

                          1. re: chicgail
                            sal_acid Feb 14, 2014 07:56 AM

                            He really does look like a fool. Not the best way to brand yourself.

                            1. re: chicgail
                              rasputina Feb 14, 2014 08:43 AM

                              I only watch the show for Ludo. Not only is he sexy as hell I love the French.

                              1. re: chicgail
                                invictus Feb 14, 2014 02:30 PM

                                I love the way Marcus dresses! He looks fresh off the runway....and not many people can pull that off. He's one who can.

                              2. re: LindaWhit
                                rasputina Feb 14, 2014 08:43 AM

                                Yes, Jeff lived up to his prissy ass whiner title I gave him last week. " I have to have more stars than Lee" /rolleyes

                              3. Firegoat Feb 13, 2014 09:35 PM

                                Haven't watched this episode yet, just stopped by to see who got booted. Is it sad I have watched all the episodes up til now and I'm drawing a blank on who the hell louise is

                                the food artist lady maybe Sarah was the one we all thought was lesbian who wasn't, is that right

                                Marina for the win .... no, i'm sure it will be one of the boys.

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                                1. re: Firegoat
                                  Worldwide Diner Feb 14, 2014 06:43 AM

                                  Louise is the food artist - apparently a former bartender.

                                  Sarah is the lesbian looking hetero.

                                  Marina promises to pull something completely novel out of her ass for the finals and I can't wait to see what it is.

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