Before the big contest gets started in earnest, there's the
Get your mind out of the gutter - we're talking bunk beds here!
We're gonna call this competition-before-the-competition the:
And we're gonna start with...
And then there's Tyler Stone.
After the ten finish bragging about their various awards and nominations, Tom gives the group their challenge: choose one of ten available pig parts and create a dish from it. Some of the parts are still connected to other parts; Tyler the Prick offers to butcher the slab that contains his pork chops and also a tenderloin belonging to another chef. And butcher it he does. When he's finished with his knife and hacksaw, all that's left of the tenderloin is a little turd-sized piece. But there is justice in the world: Tom and Emeril see the carnage and bid our young fiend a hasty adieu.
There are no Tylers in this group, so nobody is sent home before judging. But there is a Ty-Lor...
At this point everyone is starting to look the same and I can't believe there's a whole 'nother heat and a bubble contest to write about, but then I look at the time. I'm hoping this isn't a supersized episode. At this rate, it'll take another hour to get it all done. Sigh.
One of the many chefs left is Edward Lee, the only chef I've heard of in this competition. Regular Minxeats readers may recall that I cooked two of his recipes from the penultimate issue of Gourmet, the sauerkraut soup, and the black barbecue sauce. Both recipes were unusual and delicious, so I'm putting my support behind Chef Lee this season.
And gee, look at the time! Top Chef is over! And there are still umpty-ump chefs left! Guess that means we'll just have to finish this next week....
(Sorry for the extremely brief synopsis of the second heat - I ran out of steam.)
Posted by theminx on Minxeats.com.