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#61 huiray

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:51 AM

Eater.com recap pf TCB ep1:

http://www.eater.com...e-to-toss-salad



#62 gfweb

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:00 AM

Colicchio is already irritating me.

#63 rotuts

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:10 AM

the Bocuse d'Or is for well established chef's I think

 

it a shame that Great British Menu was never picked up by PBS-US or any other outside the GB networks.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

Yeah, most of the really weak competitors were in early seasons. I will however, always remember THIS incident from Season 9.

 

And agreed that appearing on the show opens up a world of opportunity, even the culinary student from Season 1 has gone on to fame and fortune.



#65 Brown Hornet

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:25 PM

That goofball's immediate elimination after mauling a primal cut was the only good thing about Season 9!


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#66 IndyRob

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:54 PM

Yeah, most of the really weak competitors were in early seasons.

 

I think I've spotted a few in this round.  And surprisingly, when faced with a quickfire elimination, George chose none of them.  Instead, George handpicks the guy who would send him home. #Badmove


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#67 huiray

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:05 AM

I think I've spotted a few in this round.  And surprisingly, when faced with a quickfire elimination, George chose none of them.  Instead, George handpicks the guy who would send him home. #Badmove

 

But George has not seen any of the others actually cook anything yet.  He only knows what he has seen of Gregory's skills at filleting mackerel, which was poor and that he had lied when he (Gregory) claimed that he was good at fish.  You have now seen how the others cooked in the elimination challenge.  He (George) never did.  He may or may not have seen any of the others (including Gregory) in actual action in the kitchens of their respective restaurants and besides, doing things in the TC kitchen would be "new/alien" to any of them so how would one judge that one particular person could adapt immediately or not...

 

Besides, he had every right to be angry at Gregory, who sort-of bullied/shamed him into doing the clams even after he (George) had *said* he was bad at shucking clams.



#68 Lisa Shock

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Posted Yesterday, 12:24 PM

Episode 2's main challenge brought some odd results. Yes, the chefs had to produce a large number of portions (27?,) but, each market basket had good food (no processed foods, no tricks like the Food Network shows) in it and they had 2 hours to cook. Then the teams produce mostly really simple plates. Compared to what was produced during the quickfire, the main round's food was a letdown for me.

 

Obviously, some people worked better in groups than others. IMO, some of the drama was overdone editing, but, a couple of contestants are really grating on my nerves now...

 

It was interesting that Mei and Katsuji's mutual distrust led to a decent team strategy of everyone tasting each component on the plate and presumably working to ensure flavorful harmony. The yellow team, oddly enough was so nice they didn't really check each others food nor did they taste the final combination.



#69 Shelby

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Posted Yesterday, 02:34 PM

Katsuji cracks me up.  I hope he stays for a while simply for entertainment purposes.


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#70 Jaymes

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Posted Yesterday, 03:48 PM

Katsuji cracks me up.  I hope he stays for a while simply for entertainment purposes.


Me,too. And I particularly like that several of the others are so dismissive of him, but he doesn't let it get to him. And for the last few challenges, anyway, he's done well.
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#71 Lisa Shock

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Posted Yesterday, 04:36 PM

He seems to have a good palate and strong ideas overall. That said, he seems to have a fondness for going to red chile sauce as first impulse. (he mentioned it as an option for the group challenge) I'm waiting to see how many more times this season he jumps to making red sauce right away.


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#72 gfweb

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Posted Yesterday, 04:55 PM

There seem to be more than a few candidates for villain in this group. Should be entertaining.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:55 PM

There seem to be more than a few candidates for villain in this group. Should be entertaining.

The villain has jumped the shark after watching this most recent episode. Enough! Give me some good cooking without the drama

Do people really like this crap?

Edited by scubadoo97, Yesterday, 06:56 PM.


#74 huiray

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Posted Yesterday, 11:22 PM

Katsuji cracks me up.  I hope he stays for a while simply for entertainment purposes.

 

http://forums.egulle...05#entry1991205

Take a look at the last line there again.  :-)



#75 huiray

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Posted Yesterday, 11:44 PM

Keriann annoys me a lot.  Aaron, not so much, although he could use more finesse.  Hmm, flashes of "Jimmy Sears"...(skill set aside)

 

Katsuji would make me nervous too if I had him as a team mate at this point - I wouldn't be sure (from what has been shown so far) whether he will go overboard or pull it off.  As for his making red chile sauce - well, his background is heavy on the Mexican side...wouldn't some sort of chile sauce (usually in the red tones) be almost universal in all manner of regional Mexican cuisine?  Besides, it's just two episodes in.

 

Wrecking the main protein is shown again to be more fatal than other faults.

 

It also seems from Gail Simmons' blog on Episode 2 that an inference can be made that she does eat meat, at least at these judging tables on Top Chef - notwithstanding what she is reported to have said previously about being a vegetarian?