Loved this from Bourdain's blog (http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/seas...f-gin?page=0,1)
"Did it taste that bad? Did it -- and by extension -- Fabio, deserve the kind of scorn I heaped on him?
I don't know. Clearly, I hurt his feelings. And seeing that, I feel bad. Really. To the extent that you can like anyone you know only from TV, I like Fabio. And I liked how he stood up for himself and gave some back at Judges' Table. If I were an employer looking to hire a chef from the among the All Stars, I'd think very seriously about Fabio. He's smart, likable, steady, level-headed in a crisis, and hence not easily flustered -- and I'm guessing he's a much better chef than evidenced on this first day, where he was challenged to "fix" a dish he's surely had plenty of time to think about. But...look at that thing. Really! Look again."
Fabio posted a response:
"Tone dont hold back we like the way you are.... maybe once in a while you'll get a slap back !! :-) Love you !!