I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Just Desserts Oct 28, 2010
Team Diva, really?
Sorry guys but as Johnny Iuzzini says in his blog, Karma is a
We’re down to six contestants and Gail Simmons breaks them
into two teams and the three Diva’s couldn’t be happier to have ended up on the same team. Zac, Heather and Yigit have
bonded into believing that they are the strongest three chef’s in the
The Quick Fire challenge is a mise en place relay race starting
with Danielle for the Black Team and Yigit for the Red Team forming crust into little tart cups. Surprising everyone
Danielle blows this part of the competition out of the water and flies through her portion finishing well before the competition and giving her team a great head start. Eric manages to lose steam
and while his frosting rosette flowers looked a whole lot better than
Heather’s, her speed put the Red Team in the lead. The Black Team were able to get a bit of their lead back as Morgan whipped egg whites with ease as Zac struggled with his own egg whites.
The teams were just about neck and neck going into the final
part of the relay, stretching out strudel dough seemed to be Morgan’s forte and he instructed Danielle and Eric on the proper technique but in the end they made a complete mess of their dough and the Red Team took the competition winning $3,000 each.
Maintaining the same two teams Top Chef Just Desserts
creates their version of restaurant wars by having each team open a sweet shop and having each chef responsible for three different desserts to serve in their bakery.
The overconfident Red Team, Team Diva calls their shop
“Pastry Play land” and plans on making their space into an fun adult candy shop. They’re laughing and already convinced they will win as they shop for ingredients even creating vases full of candy with edible flowers for the tables.
Unfortunately by the time the judges arrived to taste their creations, their pasty display case is half empty and looking rather pathetic which seems to be something that concerned the judges.
Heather and her bad mood were left in the kitchen to prepare the food since she cannot be trusted to behave around people.
The Black Team’s shop is called, “Wisk Me Away”
and while Danielle was a bit stoned-like as she greeted the judges, they were impressed by the overall look and feel of their shop. Like Heather, Morgan’s horrible attitude and uncontrollable anger confined him to the kitchen to prepare the desserts so as not to offend anyone with his attitude.
Morgan’s temper was really visible in this episode and I can’t imagine anyone being able to work for this guy under any
circumstances. He’s really just a talented jackass! His plan to make pretzels left him short on time so rather than twisting them into traditional shape, he served them in a stick form.
Chef and head judge Johnny Iuzzini was not impressed that the pretzel left him with butter on his face. Why the hell was he rubbing the pretzel on his face anyway?
The judges enjoyed Danielle’s float made with sorbet and
ginger ale but were looking for more coffee flavor in her coffee cream pie. I think she drank all the coffee after smoking the dubie in the stew room.
Finally, team Whisk Me Away included Eric and his basic
chocolate chip cookie that the judges really enjoyed and a mini banana loaf that fell a bit short. But it was Morgan’s chocolate cake that seemed to put this team over the top and they win this challenge to the surprise of the Diva’s over on the Red Team.
The Diva’s had some winning dishes, Zac’s donut was a hit and his brioche was one of the judges favorites. Unfortunately his popcorn left Gail Simmons disappointed that the kernels were unevenly coated.
Yigit and Heather both made desserts using Heather’s pie crust that she insisted on preparing the old fashioned way with a rolling pin but she didn’t get it thin enough and it ruined both desserts.
While I have never been a fan of Heather’s, I was impressed
that she coped to her mistake at judges table so that Yigit did not get blamed for the bad pie crust. Unfortunately this is most likely what got her sent home.
Heather is the next victim as Gail asks her to pack her tools, Heather interviews that she doesn’t feel it was her time and that other chef’s had to have worse dishes than she did.
Heather may be right, I think most can agree that she is probably
a more talented pastry chef than Danielle or Eric, but with team challenges sometimes the one who goes home is just the one who makes the biggest mistake.
I know that in the end Top Chef chooses the most talented
chef who puts out the highest quality and best tasting food but if Morgan wins this competition with his immature and vile behavior, something is wrong. He has consistently been at the top of
challenges but his attitude is really poor and he seems to even be a bit violent. As we’ve learned though, that’s not an issue with Bravo, in fact, I think they prefer it.
With Heather gone, Yigit and Zac seem to be the frontrunners
although it is disappointing that Erica was eliminated last week because I certainly thought she was one of the more talented of the bunch. I think many of us are surprised that Danielle is still in the competition, she’s either flying under the radar or she has just been extremely lucky.
Eric’s lack of confidence will most likely be his downfall and being that he doesn’t feel that he’s as talented as the rest of the group,
he’s going to have a tough time convincing the judges that he’s up for the win.
Head Judge Johnny Iuzzini’s blog in the form of a question
and answer session has been posted. He’s a bit sarcastic, unlike Tom Colicchio, Johnny doesn’t only comment on the food,
he seems to be less than impressed by Heather after her departure decides to rub salt in her wound:
“I thought it was pretty ironic that Heather said that Team Diva on one side and Team Loser was on the other when, she was
actually the one that went home. That is karma baby. Guess her mama never told her that if she doesn’t have something nice to say, then she shouldn’t say anything at all.”
Maybe Johnny didn’t get the memo that the contestants are
encouraged to snark at one another and arrogance is almost a requirement of Top Chef contestants. I’m not fan of Heather’s but Johnny’s quote is unprofessional for a head judge in my opinion. Morgan’s behavior was substantially worse than Heather’s but he got a pass from the head judge, only briefly mentioning Morgan’s “stress”.
Who do you think will take the top prize?
In other Housewives news:
DListed has posted a photo claiming to be Kim Zolciak
without her wig, you can view it here:
What is going on over at RadarOnLine, they can’t seem to go
one day without reporting on that insane Giudice family, using the same photo of Teresa’s ridiculous over the top hair, grabbing her husband’s face forcing him to look at the camera’s on a step and repeat somewhere in Bravo land, RadarOnLine just regurgitates the same stupid story we’ve all read and posts it again with today’s date. There is no new information here…
Note to RadarOnLine, stop posting the same old story over
and over just to put the Giudice’s on your first page.
Mickey Mouth’s latest victim’s are The Real Housewives of
Beverly Hills who can be found on Bravo in a new episode tonight, don’t miss Mickey’s Halloween costumes for the BH ladies.
Real Old Housewife has posted her fantastic blog on The Real
Housewives of Atlanta, take a look:
The news out of Orange County, not so funny! Word is that Tamra and her new beau have been heard throwing around the “F” word and I don’t mean “Fu*k”. Apparently Tamra was raised in the same trailer park with Dirty Danny from New Jersey. When will these housewives learn that alcohol and cameras do not mix!
After the story broke of Tamra throwing a glass of wine in
cast mate Jeana’s face at the final season ending party it would have probably been a good idea for Tamra to lay low but nothing doing, she’s still on the rampage.
Is Kim Zolciak pregnant?
Popeater isn’t even sure….
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Until Next Time….