I’ve very excited about this episode as Eric Ripert is on and he is my favorite chef! I am off to a bit of a late start because The CRAZY is kind of strong today and I have the puking part. One of my parents was that way too. Anyway I am fine now. It’s just so random. I could use a little bit less of THE CRAZY today.
It’s early morning the what is arguably the most gorgeous house the chefs from any season have lived in and that includes the Charleston house in my opinion. Nini is feeling herself after her well deserved win. The guy who hogged the budget with his rack of lamb is feeling really guilty. I hate that they don’t put up enough chyron to remind me of the names. ESPECIALLY this early in the season.
Richard Blais and Brooklyn are on hand for the quickfire. They have two minutes and one box to shop for ingredients to create their best holiday dish. It doesn’t sound like they even get the basic pantry items and if I am right, grabbing salt and pepper could be important.
Mental heath update I feel much better after puking actually. Sorry for the triggering visual. It’s just that my mood lifted. They don’t call it THE CRAZY for nothing, y’all. Plus I have the best Internet friends EVER.
The shopping was chaotic. OMG. They are going to do a yankee swap with the boxes! I was just asking my sister to host one this Christmas last night when I thought my circumstances were different. Some of these boxes are awful. Thank God this is not an elimination because Kelsey’s box is awful. Nini seems to be making the best out of the box she got. This is a terribly hard challenge so early in the game.
Blais is his usual dickish self. I hate this challenge. They win or lose based on what people put in their box. Blais says Umami which is still not recognized as word by any spell check but chefs keep trying to make it the fifth taste. It’s a made up word. And when it is positively uttered on this show it means you won So congrats, Eric. At least I am an Eric fan. The other beard, Justin was in the bottom along with Eddie and KELSEY! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Sarah, David and Nini’s dishes were in the top. David won. That’s twice in a row. Apparently no one lost.
Back at the best house ever, the chefs return to a sit down Christmas dinner! And if that was not great enough, Eric Ripert was the chef! The chefs feel the same way. He’s created Le Revillon de Noel. (French Christmas dinner) and I am in love! I love that they talk about family traditions. I miss mine. Eric says that every Le Revillon de Noel has 13 desserts. With 13 chefs left, the final challenge is desserts. And the time starts NOW!
And they are cooking for Eric Ripert! Did I mention how much I love him. I. Could. Not. Do.It. even if I were the most experienced chef in the world. And I am a cook not a baker. If I had my mother’s divinity recipe in my head, andI do not. I’d do that .
I like that one of the guys with beard is doing a cheese dish. I hate that I have the worst facial recognition skills in the world. It’s filed in my brain like “black guy with beard” “fat white girl” That Asian girl who wins a lot.” I have serious issues with identifying facial features and I didn’t even know it until I started doing this. I mean I did know on my teaching job when I had to fill out all their test shit at home. Then we got to race and I literally had no idea, I knew what to choose, PROBABLY if your last name was Rodriguez, but I am here to tell you being color blind when it comes to race us a real thing. I know I will get shit for this but it is a true thing.
Kelsey, Nini and Eddie were in the top! Nini wins again! Kevin, Pablo and Brian are on the bottom, has the vagicide ended? The judges are Brutal! Three guys in the bottom is new. Tom sends Kevin home.