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The Taste season two finale Spillage

Tony was right, you can't win with chicken soup and steak. That's really unimaginative of Jeff. Louise screws everything up - lack of seasoning and undercooked lobster- but still edges out Jeff. I wish Pepin got rid of her so I don't have to listen to her 3 packs a day voice.

On the other hand, Marina literally has some big balls. Lee and Tony, with Marina's help, pulled out the pressure cooked tripe.

So for the final challenge, Lee and 3 pack Lou do steaks for dinner? Tony slams them.
Marina does egg roll with vinegar aioli for lunch and beef short ribs for dinner. I think they can tell Marina's cooking from the egg roll.

Lee finishes worst. Scratchy Lou wins. I'm shocked.

My guess: Tony bombed Marina and guessed wrong and picked Lou thinking it was Lee.

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  1. Bummer, from the comments I thought Marina had it. I guess I don't know what she knows that I know about what they know.

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    1. re: Firegoat

      Yeah, I wanted Marina to win -- no one knows what she knows! -- but I'm OK with Louise if Marina can't take first place.

      1. re: foodiefan6

        I have to give Lee credit for being a gracious third placer. But holy cow, did Ludo give it to Marina at the end or what? I know he thought he was just joking with her, but she just missed out on a huge prize. Too soon, dude.

        1. re: ennuisans

          Love it that Lee got some good ol' humility justice. I just don't like it when people flat out say "I'm the best one here, everyone knows it". And talking about Louise's lobster right behind her. Hate this guy. You got owned sucka!

    2. I think they should recruit Marina for Masterchef. I'd love seeing her go round with Bastianich

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      1. re: Firegoat

        Marina on Masterchef would be interesting, but I would prefer seeing her participate on the Next Food Network Star. I want to learn what she knows that I don't know. Yes, I very much wanted Marina to win the whole kaboodle. Fascinating person. Loved her feisty, confident and spirited approach to the competition.

        1. re: Olympia Jane

          I would watch her on either one. I agree. I want to know what she knows that I don't know that she knows.

          1. re: Firegoat

            I would watch her in a show with Pepin, who finally was able to put into words what her deal is--she's a hodgepodge of techniques from different cultures. A show where she cooks and he runs color commentary.

            1. re: ennuisans

              That would be awesome... someone phone Create or anything that isn't Food Network where Lee works.

              1. re: ennuisans

                And someone who showed *him* a thing or two he didn't know.

                That woman is just fab.

            1. re: Firegoat

              <I think they should recruit Marina for Masterchef. I'd love seeing her go round with Bastianich>

              I would pay good money to see that. Great thinking, firegoat

            2. I wish we saw more discussion about the "tastes." I have no idea why Louise' food was better, or by how much. Why they short shrifted the finale is beyond me.

              1. I agree that they knew Marina's three dishes from the egg/spring roll. But I also think that Tony wouldn't bomb Marina if her dishes were best.

                I really thought Marina had it. Liked that Tony told her what a phenomenal cook she was.

                What I *disliked* was Ludo taking Marina to task for not cooking who she is while credits were rolling. This coming from the person who tried to change Marina the entire season into cooking what HE said to cook vs. being her own person. :-/

                1. I really wanted Marina to win. I'd watch her cook anything.