Last week, scrawny singer Aaron Carter got bumped because he didn't know a spatula from a spittoon. This week, it's someone else's turn to say bye bye. But first - the challenge.
Two of the Food Network's Most Annoying, Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray, meet with their now-lopsided teams (4 on Guy's, 3 on Rach's) to give them the next hurdle in the race to that $50,000 charitable donation from the Food Network. Oh, didn't I mention that last week? Each of the "celebrities" is playing for a charity and not to line their own pockets. This week's battle involves something near and dear to every chef and chef-wannabe's heart - desserts. Each team is responsible for four desserts in two hours, including the 3-man team, who must work together to produce the fourth dish.
Having to make a dessert is bad enough, but there's also a twist. One of each team's dishes must include a savory item. Rach picks horseradish for Guy's team, and Guy - ever the bastard - picks anchovy for Rach's team.
The two teams make plans. AKA they go back to their respective stew rooms and tear out their hair/wring their hands/sob quietly. Both Rach and Guy insist that the savory item would make a fabulous cannoli filling. The teams are dubious, but they barely have ideas of their own. Alyssa, the wanna-be pastry chef, insists that she's going to make profiteroles with a raspberry filling. Cheech is going to make poached pears and...wait for it...brownies!
Coolio intends to make a lemon pudding cake a la his grandma. And FatOne, without ideas of his own, gets stuck with making the wasabi cannolis. Over on Rach's team, LDP reluctantly declares he will make lemon curd-filled puff pastries with limoncello cream and a berry prosecco sauce. Summer is making spicy fudge (insert poop joke here). Taylor wants to do something with strawberries and Rach suggests shortcake with basil and balsamic. Finally, the anchovy cannoli falls to the whole team.
Suddenly, the show switches from Celebrity Cook-Off to Worst Cooks in America. Coolio starts off making his cake with a prepared batch of pudding, then wonders why his batter is weird and not cooking properly. (Because you're supposed to put dry pudding in the batter, not wet.)
The theme for this week's 10 minute challenge is salads. Summer attempts to cook salmon but doesn't take into account the thickness of the filet - it won't cook in time. Alyssa goes with portobello mushrooms, and she makes a simple oil and vinegar dressing. When Rach and Guy do their blind taste test, they decide they can overlook Summer's undercooked salmon because the rest of the salad was pleasing both visually and in flavor, whereas Alyssa's was boring, particularly her dressing.
Thus Alyssa's undernourished ass is given the boot.
Posted on Minxeats.com.