Top Chef All stars Reunion

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  1. Apr 7, 2011 #1 of 71
    pmyers

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    I've seen a lot of reunion shows and most are horribly boring, but I was entertained and lauged the entire time on this one!

    Did Padma really say she wanted to motorboat Antonia?!? LOL
     
  2. Apr 7, 2011 #2 of 71
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    Yep.
    And damn what about Ellia going off on Collichio. WOW
     
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    I loved seeing the behind the scenes stuff with the judges, hilarious. Padma's a bit of a lightweight huh? Two 'gins and tonics'. :)
     
  4. Apr 7, 2011 #4 of 71
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    I thought she was right.

    Good for her.

    It was slightly annoying that they made it look like her comment was based on her elimination when it was clear it had nothing to do with that other than timing.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2011 #5 of 71
    pmyers

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    I was waiting for Tom to say "I've eaten at your place, Ellia, and it sucked!".
     
  6. Apr 7, 2011 #6 of 71
    pmyers

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    btw..does anybody have a link or anything for her comments she made?
     
  7. Apr 7, 2011 #7 of 71
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    When was this on?
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2011 #9 of 71
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    I'm not sure I understood her point. Was it about Diet Coke? or was it about grass fed beef?
     
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    I love seeing the muppets again!
     
  11. JETarpon

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    It was about corn.
     
  12. pmyers

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    that was my absolute favorite episode and it was awesome to see some of the behind the scenes on it. Maybe having a 2 1/2 year old helps!
     
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    So her arguement was that he should be serving grass fed beef instead of corn fed beef? I'm assuming this must have something to do with the treatment of the animals? What's the difference?
     
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    Cows did not evolve to eat corn. In order to eat corn and not get sick, they get pumped full of antibiotics. Also, living conditions for corn fed beef are generally poor, compared to grass fed beef.

    So basically it's about mass produced/mass grown and processed food vs organic and natural food.
     
  16. Hansky

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    The timing is the very reason it makes her sound bitter. She was clearly bitter in the program, and in both interviews she resorted to the oft-used "sell out" (which rarely means anything) and comments that can't be authenticated (such as what nameless restaurant employees said). Her claims about Tom having no grass-fed could easily be confirmed I would think. Either Tom is outright lying about the market produce, or she is clueless and lying.

    She has taken her "non-sell-out" talents to a game show with a cash prize. Twice. She was extremely bitter, and her way to lash out and make excuses was this.

    There certainly is a legitimate debate over grass and corn fed beef, and a way to be direct and still make the point. She failed miserably.
     
  17. Cainebj

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    I beg to disagree.

    The intimation that a once revered chef has resorted to doing Diet Coke commercials is the epitome of someone who is a sell-out.

    It's no different than the hundreds of movie stars who only do commercials in Japan because they don't want the American public to know they are "selling-out" and trading in any ethics for cash.

    I think she succeeded magnificently.
    Collichio is a self-indugent hack and good for her for not bowing down to him like everyone else.
     
  18. Hansky

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    You provide example of why the term is meaningless as an insult. There is no inherent conflict with him doing a commercial and making money. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of his work as a chef. It is purely in the mind of the person doing the petty insulting.

    I'd say the overwhelming vote would be that she came off very poorly, but your last line provides a pretty good clue about your level of analysis. I know relatively little about either of them beyond what is shown on the show and some occasional blurbs elsewhere, so I dont worry about my own petty feelings going in.
     
  19. Cainebj

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    well for one -
    i don't know that anyone said it was an insult and
    for two
    - yeah it shows the "conflict" in the mind of some is that he has zippo integrity
    - and three i don't quite get what you are projecting in my "clue about the level of my analysis".
    - and four - I am happy to be in the underwhelming minority.

    Collichio is a ******bag.
    There that's an insult.
     
  20. bareyb

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    I didn't understand Colichio's comment that "I run a steak house. If I didn't serve corn fed beef nobody would come". Huh? I'd think grass fed beef would be a huge selling point. It would certainly appeal to me. :confused:
     

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