I’ve never ordered chicken picata at a restaurant. The only times I get it is when it is served at a conference. Every time I see chicken picata, it is in a chaffing dish.
I couldn’t believe neither one of the piccata chefs knew what piccata was-
I’m just a home cook and I know how to make piccata!
You practically only need to listen to the work picant to know it should be tart as in lemon and capers…
They all looked like they were going to cry to me-
But the comment that sealed it was when I think was Tony said "if I got this at a restaurant I’d have to send it back" I figured she was the one going home.
I have a friend on the inside of the industry.
Of course, you’re making these statements based upon facts?
All else being equally bad, she got canned for treating it like a job and not socializing. She went to bed early and the producers must have noticed that would not be good tv. Although, it would have lead to the inevitable "so, you think you’re better than us!" fight. I’m sure that fight will happen anyway.
My all time favorite quick fire challenge was the vending machine junk food creations. I still imagine what dishes I could create with vending machine material. I know I could have done better than a smashed Snickers bar with a Cheetos stuck on the top of it.
I was rather surprised that the Chicken Piccata guy wasn’t thrown off. The Shrimp girl must have really over salted the shrimp and under salted the pizza. No doubt seasoning is important, and chef should always taste his food; however, the chicken picata guy seemed like a doof. I always believe that these shows are about more than just how the food tastes. Reality shows are about having interesting people that the viewers love or hate. I would have thought the shrimp girl seemed more unique than the chicken guy, so the producers would have jettisoned him and kept her around.
As you can see, I also don’t know the names of the chefs.
I do enjoy Top Chef and look forward to another season. However, I’m with some of the others here…She’s strikes me as believing her own hype of "I’m all that and more". If I see her being struck in the face by the contents of a bowl with shrimp veins in the face by a nervous and overzealous contestant, she handles it with good humor and doesn’t immediately bitch-slap-em, I’d be willing to modify my opinion.[;)]
And we are off. I can never catch the names until there are 7 or less people left, but I loved it that I’ve-been-a-master-chef-since-11 guy didn’t know what chicken piccata was.
I love Top Chef! It’s the one show my daughters and I try to always watch together. I like the different combinations they come up with, things you would never think to use together. Of course we end up with our personal favorite Chefs and root for them. It’s very disappointing if they have to pack up their knives and go home.
When you have lots of kids, most of them teenagers that buy what they like, you find all sorts of stuff in your fridge, Kraft cheese being one of them.
I dont mind the product placement, it’s always been that way on this show. Padma on the other hand, while pretty in a weird sort of way, drives me nuts with the way she talks. She sounds like she slurs her words and thats annoying to me.
Outside of Padma, another problem with the show is the product placement. The quick fire challenge is using Kraft American Cheese slices. I understand ads pay the bills, but this show is more blatant than any others. And for that matter, how many people who watch Top Chef, or anything on Bravo for that matter, are buying Kraft American Cheese.
Or where they have to make something with only fruity pebbles?
Love the show
Welcome back chefs!!
I don’t mind her. The host they had the first season was horrible. And she looked identical to the other judge Gail? I think it’s Gail. I’d prefer one person up there without a culinary degree to represent me. Well, me with less of a burger onion ring addiction. She can’t be perfect.
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