I am woefully behind in recaps but I am excited to do this Top Chef recap. Apologies. I am making all the wrong choices and doing all the wrong things. It is hard when your exercise places shut down and better food choices are not always available. It is hard enough to make the right choices when the right choices are easier. Sigh. But we have had a few days of sun in a row. So that helps. I hope you and yours are all well.
Tonight’s episode is a tribute to LA Times restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold. Wow, I was unaware that homeboy Kevin Gillespie had a serious tumor on his kidney. He is happy to be alive and wants to win. The chefs all break into groups to go to all the places that Jonathan Gold reviewed. This food porn is making me hungry. I love Eric Adjepong so much. Nini is making masa ball soup? Crazy or genius? We shall see. I wish everyone would stop mispronouncing ‘tumeric.’ And by mispronouncing I mean not saying it like I do. Because, clearly I am right. The accent is on the FIRST SYLLABLE!
And we are off to Union Station. Never been there. Find it odd there is a giant restaurant there. But hey, we learn something new every day. They have made 200 portions of food for the guests including Jonathan Gold’s wife. Beef tartare makes me nauseous just hearing about it. I got distracted because Lawn Kid showed up looking for work/money. Sigh. This is getting very old. He needs to get somewhere and stay there. Gregory pronounced turmeric “the right way”! Actually, I might actually be um… that word that starts with wro…Sigh. Since apparently I can’t even spell it. Shut up. 🙂
Also Jonathan Goldman’s wife and Tom are WRONG. No one wants mushy cabbage. Cabbage should have a bit of crunch left. AND BACK OFF MY MAN ERIC. But Eric should be fine. We haven’t had the Tom Colicchio vagicide yet. Angelo also pronounces turmeric the right way. I’m just saying. I hate Tom and Jonathan Goldman’s wife. Sorry. NOT SORRY. LeeAnne… come on. Cheese and fish is NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN! Oh, Stephanie! You do not serve an “Indian Nacho” to Padma! Girl! Really? You are going home. Kevin was a big hit.
So that annoying woman is not Jonathan’s wife but his good friend. I do find her exceedingly unpleasant whoever she is. Nini, Kevin and Bryan Voltaggio were the top three. Kevin wins! Way to bring it for the ATL homeboy!
ERIC IS ON THE BOTTOM? IN WHAT UNIVERSE IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE? Thank God he doesn’t have a vagina Stephanie is going home. If they send Eric home, I will stop watching this season. In the end, they send Angelo home.