Top Chef: Seattle Entire Season Thread

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  1. Mr. Soze

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    She said macaron which is a different product. She's correct in her usage and pronunciation because a) IIRC Kristen said i when she was talking about the dish, and b) it was in line with the concept for her restaurant, ie French with a twist. I don't recall what the dish presenter said.

    Macarons are delicious and often expensive little bites, but they are now a bit too fetish/trendy.
     
  2. Craigbob

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    This ^ + 1000.

    Josie is my least favorite chef. Everytime she opens her mouth I want to turn off the show. She needs to be kicked off.

    I like Kristen and was sorry to see her go. Hopefully she comes back.
     
  3. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Although I'm very much NOT a fan of LCK I, too, hope to see Kristen back.

    I just had a bad feeling about the episode before it even started because, first of all, because there were less guys than girls you just knew going in that the girls were going to lose the challenge.

    Then, it was clear that Josie was the weakest link. But I was disappointed in Kristen for her POV on not saying anything. She said that she wouldn't throw anybody under the bus, but telling the truth isn't throwing anybody under the bus. Talk about throwing - Josie was doing everything she could to put Kristen under the bus even though she had to know (or maybe not - she seems to be a legend in her own mind) that she was the one who should have been eliminated. Kristen should speak up when it's appropriate. She is WAY too good to lose out to somebody like Josie.
     
  4. Big Deficit

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroon

    Easy mistake to make. Since I'm not a coconut lover, I love Macaron's, but often dislike Macafoon's (at least those made with coconut which is the majority).
     
  5. mdougie

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    The entire idea of the winners from last week obviously being put into a position to be the ones eliminated this week for winning was in and of it's self flawed. It makes the smart play last week to throw the competition just enough to not win, but do well enough to not go home. As it was everyone not the winner of last week got a bye week as evidenced by Josie.
     
  6. mdougie

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    Thanks for the info.

    However, she switched between the two several times when obviously referring to the same dish.
     
  7. sallypnut

    sallypnut Older than I look.

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    Yes, Kristen said earlier in the episode that the dish was supposed to be a play on both types - macaroons and French macarons.
     
  8. mdougie

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    ah I totally missed that.
     
  9. jradosh

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    I think, as a former model, that Padma was simply jealous of another former model getting more fan mail than her. Shallow women can be really bitchy-jealous like that. (at least that's how Padma came off to me). :mad:
     
  10. Bob Coxner

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    I haven't been happy with a number of decisions this season. This one was the final straw. Kristen was the only reason I've continued to watch. Season pass deleted.
     
  11. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That sounds like how I felt the night I watched this last episode. Unfortunately, Kristen contributed to her elimination - not in her cooking or how she performed in the challenge, of course, but in how she handled judge's table (and how Padma seems to have it out for her).

    Maybe the ridiculous LCK will actually serve a positive purpose and the best chef of this season (Kirsten of course) will be back. I also understand they are doing a 'voter's choice' return which I think is even more bizarre. Why not just bring them all back? What the heck - so they got eliminated because others were better (in most cases). geez.

    I'm not anti social media but I'd like to see TV just be TV.
     
  12. secondclaw

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    Had I been in Kristen's shoes I'd do the same thing, sadly. Ultimately, if her inspiration is to be an executive chef, its probably more important to be viewed as a leader in the kitchen, than a winner of Top Chef. Who would follow her if she back-stabs people that work for her? I have a lot of respect for that - even though she threw away her chance at winning (LCK possibilities notwithstanding).

     
  13. Lee 2.0

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    Taking all the responsibility for someone else's willful disobedience is not showing leadership. As Tom said on his blog, he wished he would have asked Kristen if she would have fired Josie in a real kitchen. What Kristen should have done is recognize that Josie wasn't carrying her weight (saying she would get the stock done the night before and then refusing to actually do it, etc.) and manage that situation - either by pulling her aside and straightening her out, sidelining her and redistributing tasks to someone who would get them done, or by micromanaging her. Those are the leadership options. Letting it go so that it ends up interfering with service and then allowing Josie to put all the blame on her is no way to run a kitchen, no successful Exec Chef would ever do that. The staff would run all over them.
     
  14. sharkster

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    Yeah, good point (and I'm sure she will do well in life as a chef) but telling the truth wouldn't be back-stabbing. Trying to take somebody down, by screwing them over is one thing but having the judges know the truth about what was really going on (i.e. Josie is a total screw-up. heh) I don't see as back-stabbing. But I suppose, in some ways, it could be perceived that way.

    But, yeah, I respect Kristin for being able to just let it go and move on. I like her very much and she's been my fav since this season started.
     
  15. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    It's also not backstabbing either.
     
  16. Lee 2.0

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    No, it's not. And in an office setting it might be a reasonable decision. In a kitchen, it would get her trampled. And it did.
     
  17. mdougie

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    OK this show is jumping the shark real quick. The judges have become unwatchable and obnoxious. Padma and Tom can just hang it up, and go back to having sex for money and yelling at people who actually cook in their kitchen respectively.

    Wow they are sure sensitive on the Bravo Blog. I left out the last sentence and just said the judges should stop drinking so much and were obnoxious and my comment got deleted.
     
  18. Flop

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    Josie is gone. I'm having a fried chicken party tonight in honor of this great moment.
     
  19. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I guess she's not your b*tch, b*tch! (I've been waiting to say that to somebody after somebody used it on me! lol).


    My wife and I did comment that the judges sure seemed to be having a good time/drunk, at that dinner.
     
  20. pmyers

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    btw....a breakfast McSushi roll sounds disgusting!
     

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