Top Chef Masters “Culinary Knock Out” by BB
There are five remaining chefs; Patricia, Lorena, Takashi, Chris and Kerry.
For the first portion of the quick fire challenge, each chef has to proportion eggs, cheese and steak filets to meet certain weight requirements without using a scale. Chris finishes first, but one of his filets doesn’t meet the weight requirement and he’s disqualified. Patricia finishes next and she’s disqualified because her steaks are under weight. That leaves Lorena, Takashi and Kerry. Takashi finishes next and his portions meet the weight requirement so he will be competing with either Kerry or Lorena. Kerry finishes next and he will get to compete against Takashi. They will have 15 minutes to prepare a dish to be judged by Lorena, Patricia and Chris.
Takashi made a beef, cheese, egg and potato dish. Kerry made a Parmesan encrusted beef dish. The overall winner is Kerry and he will have immunity in the elimination challenge and get $5,000 for his charity.
The chefs will get to prove who the heavyweight of the kitchen is. The special judge will be Sugar Ray Leonard. Wow, he looks fantastic for a 56 year old ex- fighter or any 56 year old for that matter. There will be three rounds of head to head competition. Since Kerry has immunity, he’ll be sitting ringside with the critics. He will automatically be in the final four. What a lucky quick fire win for him.
The remaining four chefs draw knives to see who will be cooking against who for the first round. Chris and Takashi will be cooking head to head, so that means Lorena and Patricia will be cooking head to head. Remember last week Patricia and Lorena had words, so Lorena is excited to be cooking against Patricia first.
Patricia thinks she has an advantage against Lorena and Chris thinks it’s going to be pretty intense cooking against Takashi. There is boxing ring set up in which the chefs will be cooking their dishes. Curtis introduces the first “fighters,” Chris and Takashi to the spectators. The critics are James, food critic Jane Goldman, Krista and Sugar Ray Leonard. They will be making a dish using bacon. Chris already has about five dishes in his head that he can cook. Takashi feels a little at a disadvantage. Everyone is watching and commenting while the chefs cook their dishes, similar to the cooking show “Chopped.”
Chris is going to make a Mexican breakfast and needs more eggs. Takashi graciously lets Chris have some of his eggs. Chris messes up one of his eggs and is a little worried. Takashi is making a bacon steak dish and realizes he’s one piece of bacon short and only has one minute left. Guess what, Chris gives him piece of his bacon. The critics have nothing bad to say about Chris’s dish. One of the critics thinks Takashi has an “interesting” dish. The winner of this round is Chris. He will be in the championship round and Takashi will be in the elimination round with the loser of the next challenge.
Curtis introduces Patricia and Lorena for the second round. They must also make a great dish out of bacon, which Chris thinks is only fair. Lorena loves the ingredient and is moving fast and furious. Patricia is cool, calm and collected. Patricia is going to make a salad with her bacon and finishes before time is up. Lorena finishes right on time. Lorena made bacon and potato soup and is worried she may have made it more complicated that she needed to.
Sugar Ray thought Lorena’s dish was amazing, but one of the critics thought the bacon got a little lost. James thought Patricia’s dish was a little sour, but two of the other critics praised it. And the winner of the second round is Lorena. She will be competing for the win against Chris. Patricia will be in the elimination round with Takashi, so one of them will be going home tonight. I think Patricia is surprised she was beaten by Lorena. Chris is bummed that either Takashi or Patricia will be leaving.
In the championship round, Patricia wants Chris to win. I guess there really is a little bad blood between Patricia and Lorena. The ingredient Chris and Lorena must use is Sugar. Lorena is going to make chocolate cake and will have a back-up desert ready in case her cake doesn’t get done on time. Chris is making the Italian desert zabaglione (fruit and cream) and he must constantly stir his dish. Patricia and Takashi both say to each other they would have never tried to make a cake in that short amount of time. Lorena’s cake gets done on time so she will be serving both of her deserts. All three deserts look delicious.
Even though Lorena made two deserts, Chris thinks his dish can stand on its own. Sugar Ray loves it, but Krista thinks it’s a little too salty. James wishes Lorena could have combined her deserts somehow. And the Champion is Lorena! I’m so happy for her because she hasn’t gotten the respect she deserves from the others. Patricia is classy when she says she respects Lorena more now, she worked for it and deserves it.
Patricia and Takashi must use Chicken Livers in the elimination round. Patricia is making a warm asparagus salad with the chicken livers. Takashi kiddingly tells her he’s making the same dish. At least I think he’s kidding. Takashi made chicken liver with prosciutto. James thinks Patricia’s liver was undercooked, but the guest judge disagrees. The same judge calls Takashi’s dish interesting once again. Don’t know if that’s a good sign or a bad sign. Who will be packing their knives and going home? Oh no, Takashi is going home. I know there will be a lot of disappointed Takashi fans out there. He earned $20,000 for his charity. Takashi feels a little shocked that he’s leaving because he’s won so many quick fire challenges and had done well. Somebody had to go home. Next week looks pretty intense for the four remaining chefs.
NY Cast Blogs by RamonaCoaster
OK, I lost my s–t on tonight’s episode.
Yeah, no s–t.
I felt bad enough that Reid had to come at all and I was so embarrassed that my “friends” were hashing out a plan to kick him out of the house when he was just trying to do a nice thing and get me down there to be with them. I felt like I had to be protective of him when we were being mistreated and I went overboard.
You’re full of s–t, you weren’t mistreated.
In retrospect had I known that Reid taking a bed, which had its own private entrance, would have caused so much drama he would have been happy to stay in a hotel. . .
But even if he stayed in a hotel I just have this funny feeling that we still would have gotten berated.
So this s–t happened in your head. S–t, your worse than I thought. Next time let the s–t happen so you’ll have a good reason to explode (that’s if your still on the show next season).
When I arrived at the house and Ramona and Sonja were in the pool, I sensed a cold unwelcoming vibe from them.
You are bat s–t crazy.
Conversely, LuAnn, Heather, and Carole could not have been nicer or warmer.
They realized they were neck deep in s–t as soon as they saw you lose it.
Once I realized that Ramona and Sonja were planning to ask Reid to leave the house, thanks to LuAnn being forthright, I could no longer see straight. I was irate.
Lulu is a piece of s–t.
It is my constitution to welcome people in any home no matter what.
Like they’d come to your house after they’ve seen that s–t played out
I was so angry that I couldn’t even get my words out properly. I didn’t need a “party” nor a “red carpet.” I just wanted someone to appreciate that I came down in spite of all my fears to be with them and my husband was just going above and beyond. A high five would have sufficed.
Oh please, you said red carpet cause you think you’re the s–t.
I regret that I called Ramona and Sonja “white trash.” Name calling is wrong and I should have used different words to convey my point. Here I am raising four children and one of the biggest rules in our home is no name calling. It just slipped out of my mouth in a moment of anger. I suppose now I have to give my children one free pass.
In a moment of anger, they’ll probably yell “S–t!”
I would have formally apologized in St. Barths but I was just too upset — hence the silly reference to Rush Limbaugh’s idiotic fake apology.I suppose apologizing in Ramona’s ear as she gave me her own phony apology was probably just not good enough. For my part, I expected more from my “friends” Ramona and Sonja. Without trying to absolve myself of all of my sins, I hope everyone can appreciate that this was the perfect storm of bad circumstances for me.
You mean the perfect s–tstorm. I think Aviva had anxiety and was scared s–t-less coming off the flight. She was still s–t mad that Ramona and Sonja didn’t come to her charity event and she thought Sonja gave her a bulls–t excuse about her dog. She lost her s–t when she heard from whatever source (ahem Bravo production or s–t-stirring Luann) told her what Ramona, Sonja and Luann were saying. When Luann wasn’t yelled at by Aviva for saying the same thing as Ramonja, she had a s–t eating grin on her face which I wanted to wipe off. I hate when Lu acts like her s–t don’t stink. Aviva came to the island in the middle of everyone’s good time and s–t on it. Ok, I got the s–t out of my system and I’m going to start feeling bad for Aviva just like I felt bad for Kelly.
LuAnn de Lesseps
Character counts and honesty matters.
Of all people, you’re the one saying this? Hah!
I’m sorry I concocted a story about my “Italian friends” coming back to the house.
Only because you were caught.
I admit that my problem is the cover-up not the crime. I can assure you once again that nothing happened with Tomas.
Yeah, whatever. Get an STD test.
Aviva was stressed out when she arrived so when she confronted the girls, she went a little overboard.
A little overboard? She capsized the whole boat!
How I got dragged into this mess is a mystery to me but if Ramona can pin her outlandish behavior on someone else, she does. I felt bad for Reid because he didn’t deserve the welcome he received and he came to St. Barts only because Aviva needed him and Carole invited him.
This is why Luann is a snake.
Of course when a man arrives to stay in a house filled with women the dynamics change, but I would never have asked Reid to leave. When I commented on how Ramona felt, I didn’t think my words would become a focal point for Ramona’s displaced anger. It was a “kill the messenger” kind of moment.
You started the s–tstorm!
LuAnn was trying to be composed when Tomas came over. We all knew she had him over the night before. All this talk of her Italian friends? LuAnn really needed to give it up. It was becoming Italian-gate. French-gate. No it’s LuAnn-gate!
It’s fun making Luann sweat isn’t it?
Sonja was on a mission to make Tomas hers that night, and LuAnn was not too happy about that. I couldn’t help myself but to flirt and tease with Tomas and LuAnn was not happy about that either!
If he “toured the house” with Luann, he’ll “tour the house” with anybody.
It was always understood that if Aviva came to St Barths, Reid would stay at another place and not with all of us. Now you have LuAnn the s–t stirrer claiming I wanted to throw Reid out. LuAnn herself had said the dynamics would change and now she’s pinning this all on me?!?
You did ask around “who’s going to ask Reid to leave” which wasn’t nice and that was one of the things that set Aviva off. But Aviva’s rage was out of control and is still out of control.
We were all accepting her and Reid anyway Aviva wanted. It still wasn’t enough for her. She wouldn’t give it up. I am not pleased how she spoke to Sonja and me. She was very critical and judgmental. Aviva has two sets of rules: one for her father and one for Sonja and me. You will continue to see Aviva being relentless with us and her displaced anger and contrived stories in the next few episodes.
Yeah we see it.
Big Brother 14 by NoMoreDrama
Last Sunday Ian nominated Frank and Jenn for eviction. The logical choice of who to send home first is Frank – who is a contest superstar – and the obvious choice to vote out now that they have a chance. Ian knows Frank will come after him if he survives the week. The only thing going in Frank’s favor is that he can’t play for Head of Household on Thursday – having given up his chance as part of a veto contest.
But first – there’s the veto. Dan interviews that he doesn’t feel bad swearing (he doesn’t say he swore on his bible but I think he did) that he’d take Frank to the final 2 and then breaking his word. Frank interviews that he feels safe because he’s in a solid alliance with Danielle, Dan, and Jenn. Well – one of the three isn’t that bad. Jenn interviews that the pawn is never safe. Joe doesn’t yell as much in his interview and says he’s worried (although he’d be perfect to take to the final 2). He talks to Ian because he doesn’t want to be the replacement nominee. Usually he cooks the HOH breakfast.
Dan interviews that he’s lying about his alliance with Frank. He’s getting a little full of himself – and it may come back to bite him when they vote for a winner. I don’t remember him acting like this the season he won.
They are halfway through the show before they start the Veto competition. This is one thing that bugs me about this show – this competition was played on Saturday and seems like old news by now – but I guess they don’t have much to show. It’s another dirty, slippery, physical competition with the backyard made to look like a corn field – with some sort of alien giving instructions. Dan wins the veto – but the surprise is Jenn comes in third instead of last. As payback for saving him last week, Dan takes Jenn off the block – but convinces Ian that it was his idea. Joe is nominated in his place. The plan is still to evict Frank. Frank has no clue that Dan isn’t working with him. It’s almost sad how clueless Frank is. I don’t think I like Dan at all anymore. He’s getting way too arrogant. But he is playing a good game so far.
This is all a setup to the live show tomorrow, where someone will be out of the door within the first 15 minutes, and then they’ll play a fast-forward and a second houseguest will be sent packing. It’s time to pick up the pace of this show – they’ve got to be finished before the fall TV season starts.
Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Melissa Gorga is out promoting her new single “I just wanna”, which hits the stores September 9th. She was on Ryan Seacrest show and shared a clip – hopefully autotuned – which you can hear from this link on RealityTea:
LuAnn de Lesseps is out hawking a line of tabletop and dinnerwear items – as part of her class with the countess act. She was in Miami and did an interview – with this priceless gem coming out of her mouth when asked about her title:
“I mean, I don’t go around calling myself ‘The Countess.’ But when making restaurant reservations it comes in handy, and it’s fun for my friends.”
Okay – but we’ve all heard her tell Bethenny to introduce her as the Countess – and it’s the only thing that she has going for her on the show. She’s milking it for a little more than dinner reservations. Read the full interview here: http://www.pbpulse.com/news/entertainment/television/real-housewives-nyc-star-countess-luann-de-lesseps/nR35D/
And then in another article about the Countess, RadarOnline has a source that confirms what we have all been thinking – that Jacques suspects that LuAnn cheated on him. DUH! If nothing else she out right lied to him on the phone. Both equally bad in my book. She can call it a little white lie as much as she wants – but liar liar pants on fire.
“LuAnn is blaming the producers of the show, saying they edited it to make it look like she cheated. Things are VERY strained between Jacques and LuAnn right now because he just doesn’t know if he can trust her. If she lied about just a mundane fact regarding who she brought back to the house, what else could she be lying about?” says RadarOnline’s source. What the source said.
Jaqueline Laurita is opening up a little more about her son’s autism diagnosis. Even with this serious topic, people are trying to make it about Jaqueline’s feud with co-star Teresa rather than Jaqueline – but twisting Jacqueline’s words. Jaqueline explains in the interview that she has known for about 18 months – as have her friends and castmates – but that she chose to keep it off the show. Since opening up in People, all of her castmates have reached out except Teresa, which Jaqueline says is to be expected. Yes – the reaching out in question is about going public – not about finding out about the child’s autism. I do think that Teresa has the right to be done – after all the issues between the two of them.
According to The Dish on Bravo’s website – NeNe Leakes has teamed up with Kim Kardashian to sell her shoe for a charity. For once it’s an affordable offering from a housewife, selling at less than $45. The connection with Kim is that it will be sold on Kim’s ShoeDazzle.com line.
NeNe Leakes continues to make news, reminding viewers of her New Normal premiere next Monday. It’ll be a back to back night for the New Normal – with the Premier followed immediately by episode 2. The New Normal is by the producers of Glee, who were impressed with NeNe’s guest starring role as a swim coach last year. It’s picked up a little buzz by being panned by some stations in Utah due to what they consider inappropriate content for family viewing. Nothing like a little controversy to bring in viewers.
Lisa Vanderpump is in New York for Fashion Week – tweeting that she’ll be at Loehmann’s Chelsea store tonight (6th) with Gigster walking the runway. She says to come say hi. If I lived in NY I just might do that.
Proving that she never runs out of ways to spend Bobby Zarin’s money, Jill Zarin – ex housewife and all around poor sport – is debuting a jewelry line. She used the opportunity to bash Ramona Singer – who has had her own jewelry line out for several years. Jill’s line will be at Lord and Taylor – and looks about as overdone and garish as you’d expect from her. http://www.toofab.com/2012/08/15/ex-real-housewife-jill-zarin-blasts-costar-debuts-jewelry-line/
The actual line is here: http://www.jillzarinjewelry.com/
Jill will be at Lord and Taylor at their Flagship Store in New York today (the 6th) from 6-8 pm debuting her collection and signing autographs. Click the link above for details.
Cynthia Bailey has been tweeting about her modeling school a lot lately. She seems to be having a fashion pageant this weekend in Atlanta. The pageant is for girls ages 10-18 (no Honey Boo Boo). The link (if you want to register) is here: http://missrenaissancepageant.com/ I wonder if her sister is helping her.
Tamra Barney has given an interview explaining why she was chosen for the Housewives. Tamra claims that she filled out the online interview as a joke – giving silly answers, not submitting any photos, and not showing up for a casting call. Yet she got a call from the producers.
Kim Zolciak’s daugher has tweeted a picture of the new mother – showing us that Kim is already back in shape. Kim gave birth to her fourth child August 15, 2012. Three weeks later – she looks great.
New Poll on the Book Chat Page
There are three previews of the Real Housewives of Miami. You can find them here on bravo’s site: