I stand corrected. I went back and read her blog carefully and I agree with you.Originally Posted by gizmo1;2879384;You don't have to "buy it" if you don't want to. That's your right. However, Lee Anne was very specific in her blog when referring to the lady whose pantry looked like a mini-grocery store or food for a "bomb shelter" to quote Lee Anne . Lee Anne said she had no hand in stocking that lady's pantry. I would assume that statement applied to the entire neighborhood.
Lee Anne did mention that production had to go door-to-door and find out which houses would agree to having some strange chefs come into their homes and raid their refrigerators and pantries. Those houses that agreed to participate probably made sure that their pantries were well-stocked but with what they, the residents, wanted to buy. Lee Anne's only stipulation to the residents was that all of the food available to the chefs be prepackaged and fresh meat or produce. The last thing Top Chef would need would be a case of dysentery or food poisoning.