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Big shock this morning: this exceprt from Top Chef’s Casey Thompson re: her role as Carla’s Sous Chef 

from D Magazine:

Carla was not prepared and in over her head. The show did not talk about how the first course (crab) took her half of the friggin’ cooking time that day, I was left to work the rest of HER dishes.

I am done with TC. I did not influence her. She has NO ideas of her own, oh, except a cheese course.

She also did not have a plan. The ONLY thing she had in mind was a cheese course! I would NEVER do a cheese course. And where in the hell did french come from!? She is not even classically trained! It (the show) didn’t talk about how I worked on a sauce for 2 days and Carla forgot to put it on the plate… It didn’t show how the 2nd course (fish) was MINE. It didn’t show how she took the sous vide idea and decided to GRILL it last minute causing it to be tough… And it didn’t show how she WANTED to do the souffles which she does not even know how to make! That was HER food, because it certainly was me asking her how she wanted to do this and that while she was busy picking crab the entire time and making a souffle that didn’t rise!

Yowza! I get Casey’s anger: if all her accusations are true, I’d be angry as well. But I didn’t know Casey was so bitter about Top Chef! Seems someone never got over getting thwarted on live television. Damn, girl! This finale is so heated…

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Another Blog about Last night

I’ve just stumbled upon a lot of things I want to bring to your attention; most of them involve Twitter.

1st: Poor Gail, she’s feeling just as bad as we are RE: Carla

from amusebiatch and Gail’s twitter:

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Ugh, horrible. Great pic of Gail, though! She’s such a beaut, and she’s got fabulous breasts. Moving on…

2: A conversation between a Twitter interview and Top Chef subsitute Judge Toby Young:

DUDE: Are you coming back next season? Or for any other TC projects?

TOBY: My people are talking to their people, as we say in show business. I hope they can work it out — it’s been a lot of fun

HMMMMM, I’ll take that as a NO! If the complete lack of Toby the Terrible in the past three episodes is any indication, I think the producers got the picture: WE NO LIKEY.

ok 3, from Amuse-biatch again, a big “WTF” that we missed:

 

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Ew. He gets the girl AND the title? What is wrong with this world?

For more funny/angry/confused Top Chef blogs and videos, I suggest the following:

TIME magazine (yes, thats right)
enjoy!

AND NOW:

Paula Deen’s pants falling down:

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/32520067.html

You’re welcome

A few Holiday gifts for you

As the holidays (and my Mexico vacation) near, I thought I would REGAIL you, blog readers, with some of my favorite Top Chef  bits from the web this week.

1) BRAVOTV.COM

The Top Chef page on Bravotv.com has an amazing amount of distracting crap to keep you procrastinating on those spreadsheets for your boss until well past your lunch hour. There’s the fantasy game (which I’ll comment more on below), the judge’s blogs (Gail this week) and the restaurant finder (great for New Yorkers with a little disposable income still available) with great suggestions by chef’s such as Wylie Dufrense, of WD-50 fame, and past Top Chef contestants.

2) Amuse-biatch.com

Amuse-biatch is mostly ok, but I’ll be DAMNED if I wasn’t blown away by the Top Chef contestant’s wives photos they’ve posted this week. Seriously, these men, Jeff, Hosea, Fabio, etc., have got some hot babe spouses. MILFs, if you will.  Check it out. It will rock you.

So, the big show is tonight and, of course, on my mind right now is my fantasy team. If you’ll remember, I rocked it last week with Stefan, Jamie and Hosea (I said Leah, but the website didn’t change my pick, so it was actually Hosea). But, despite my success, I think I’m gonna make one change this week.

The person I’m swapping? Jamie. Bitch, I can’t  STAND that bitch. I hate what a whiny sore loser she was last week. Honey, you’re not that surprised you haven’t been winning, you’re bitching about it because you know, deep down, that its no one’s fault but your own. Problem is: all you make is soup! Its pretty, yes, and tasty, probably, but honey, carrot puree isn’t gonna get you nowhere. Sorry.

Now, the know the argument has been made here on this blog’s comments that Jamie made the marinade for Ariane’s lamb last week and therefore should have won. Well, you know people, this isn’t TOP MARINADER, it’s TOP CHEF, and as we’ve learned many times, you have to COOK to win, and Jamie didn’t cook that lamb. Ariane did. Anyone with a tongue can put together a marinade that tastes good, but not just anybody can cook a piece of meat really nicely (yours truly included in that group, there). AND, Jamie didn’t even come up with the flavors in the marinade, RHADIKA DID! It was Indian food, Rhadi style! Jamie may have had the idea of saying, “oh, Indian food is NEW because its NEW to me,” but that doesn’t mean she created the flavors on the menu or cooked ANYTHING, which is why I’m trading her this week foooooooooooooooor…

 

Rhadika!

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Yay! This girl has grown on me. Not only can she cook (she’s won a quickfire and an elimination challenge) but she’s got a quiet confidence about her which should not be overlooked. I think she’s gonna rock it this week. GO RHADI

Check back manana for some good ole fashion Top Chef post hashin.

Cheers!

-Allie

UH OH! Breaking News!

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 Tom Colicchio has gotta be shaking in his apron this morning after reading this from NYTimes.com this morning:

 Tom Colicchio, the celebrity restaurateur and judge on Bravo’s popular “Top Chef” television show,was sued in Federal court on Thursday by a former waitress who accused the company of misappropriating employee tips, withholding some overtime pay and sometimes failing to pay minimum wage. Mr. Colicchio’s restaurants — including Craft, Craftbar and Craftsteak — were also named in the lawsuit, shown below.

In the lawsuit, the waitress, Nessa Rapone, who used to work at the bustling, moderately priced Craftbar restaurant at 900 Broadway between 19th and 20th Streets, asserted that the company improperly shared employee tips with supervisors, did not keep proper time records and illegally retaliated by firing her when she protested…

The lawsuit asserted that the alleged unlawful conduct was “pursuant to a corporate policy or practice of minimizing labor costs and denying employees compensation by knowingly violating” federal and state wage and hour laws.”

 

Tom, I’m ashamed! Although not that surprised. My buddy Angu Pagu worked at Craft for a [short] time, and he did not enjoy it one. bit. Maybe his disdain was due to actions such as the ones hi-lited in this law suit.

For shame, Colicchio, for shame!

-Allie

PS: Thanks to Benny for the tip!

BONUS BLOG

Gawker has a fantastic article about last night’s Top Chef (and Padma’s hot ass) on the site today. Check it out.

Kisses,

–Allie

Oh Hell

As If I needed another Top Chef related work distraction, I was just doing a little research for tonight’s episode on BRAVOTV.com when I came across the Top Chef Fantasy Game. Great. There goes the next hour.

So the game works like this: each week you pick a team for the week’s episode. My Team is called “NoDesserts.” YA! So, for each episode, each contestant is awarded or subtracted points for adhering to the following: 

What Happened Points
Wins the Elimination Challenge +6
Foo Fighters’ Favorite Dish  +5
Makes a dessert +5
In the top group at Judges’ Table, but not winner  +4
MVC: This week’s Most Valuable Chef  +4
Wins a Quickfire Challenge  +4
Helps a competitor  +3
Featured commenter about guest judge  +3
Featured in a “coming up next” clip +3
Says “I’m not here to make friends”, or a variation +1
First chef in Top Chef kitchen +1
Makes salad or scallop as main dish -1
Gets bleeped -1
Cries -1
Takes a taste from a utensil that is used during preparation -2
Judges say dish is over or under-seasoned -2
Talks back to the Judges’ Table -2
Fights with another contestant -2
Forgets an ingredient  -3
In the bottom group at Judges’ Table, but not eliminated  -4
Eliminated -6

 

Pretty hilarious, right?? And really right on (besides the dessert thing…whats that about) So, if your team wins the most points based on the aforementioned criteria, you win a free copy of the Top Chef Cookbook! And, if you’re the person with the most points at the end of the season, you win $2,500!!!! WOOOOHOOO. Clearly this is so worth my wasted time.

I’m sure you’re dying to know who I picked for my team this week. Well, I’ll tell you. My team is as follows: Stefan, Jamie and Leah. My reasons? Ahem:

1: Stefan

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Stefan is a clear choice for obvious reasons. He is, in my opinion, the best chef on the show. Like Richard Blais before him, he shows a level of culinary skill that is head and shoulders above most of the other contestants, but not all, which is why I’m not declaring him the winner of this season, just an excellent team member. Also, I saw the preview for this week and it looks like the major storyline during the Elimination Challenge revolves around his crush on Jamie, which will win me some “featured in a ‘coming up’ clip” points.  And I think there’s a preeeeetty good chance he’ll say something like, “I’m not here to make friends,” even though I’d bet money that Danny is  our best chance on that front. Moving on!

2: Jamie

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So, Jamie. While I don’t love her personality, I do think she’s a good chef. Maybe even a great one, I don’t know. The stuff with Stefan is a reason I picked her this week (see above) and a reason I will probably keep picking her in general. To take on Stefan, the arrogant European, you need balls, and I think Jamie’s got ’em (insert lesbian joke here). I mean that in the most complimentary of ways, really. Plus, she’s come close to winning some quickfires in past few episodes, so maybe she’ll pull it out tonight. She’s not Stephanie, aka: the love of my life, but she is a strong woman who could go all the way. GO Jamie! …? Alright, finally,

3: Leah

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I went back and forth between Leah and Hosea for my the 3rd slot on my team this week, and I think they’re both probably good cooks, but I settled on Leah for two reasons. 1: She’s won the past two quick fires and 2: she’s a girl. Now, usually gender wouldn’t inform my choice, but this week’s Elimination Challenge is a bridal shower for Gail, and I think that a woman chef may have more of a clue as to what ladies like to lunch on. Call it a hunch or a sexist presumption, but that’s what I think.

Now you may be asking: “Why didn’t she pick her clear favorite, Fabio?” Well, I don’t know. While I do think his cooking is good, and I’m sure he’ll charm the PANTS off the ladies at Gail’s lunch (which will lead to even more airtime than usual as the BRAVO people LOVE to showcase him and his Italian bravado) I just see him landing somewhere in the middle this week. I think that now, since we’re approaching episode 5, his Italian fare may start to get old. I could be wrong, we’ll see…but I’ve chosen my choices. I CHOOSE MY CHOICE!

If you want to play along in the fantasy game with me, just click the link above and create a team of your own. Then you can post your team name and members in the comments and we can see who wins. Should be fun!

 T-minus 6 hours.

-Allie