Did you watch Top Chef last night? It’s finally down to the final three, yes, three this season. And Dale is one of the them, which is kind of surprising as he’s had an inconsistent showing all along. But apparently he pulled through when cooking elk and his huckleberry sauce won the judges over. Go figure.
Sadly there’s no Bourdain blog this week, Tom’s taken it back over and I’m having some withdrawl. Where’s the “I don’t give a crap attitude” and straight talk from Bourdain? Ah well. Tom’s blog gives a decent run-down of what the dishes were really like, and why Brian had to go [I think he overstayed his welcome anyway].
Poor Hung. Did I vilify him last week? I apologize. I was caught up in the media manipulation of him; they’ve made him the villain and I bought it. Darn you Top Chef producers. His first generation immigrant story is heart-string-tugging and bravo for him and his family for living the American dream. Seriously. However, from all TV accounts, which we know are skewed and edited, it seems his cooking is technically gorgeous but soulless. Still when he doesn’t win the show I think he will have many many job offers. [Amuse Biatch has some further funny scoop on the Hung-ster.]
I still think Casey's going to pull through and win it all. I think Dale won’t be able to be consistent, and Hung will trip up on being perfect but emotionally cold.