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    Re: Top Chef 7: 6/30 Show Discussion *spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyLuv;3958518;
    I wish they had kept Rosie O'Donnell on the show. At least she had personality. The guys on the chopping block had no personality. And they all made mistakes. Can someone make the Stephen guy smile or look happy once in a while?
    I agree! Tracy did remind me of Rosie ODonnell. She had a great attitude and acknowledged she deserved to go, but the others did too. They usually keep someone who isn't very strong for drama. Why couldn't it have been her. Except for Kenny, I don't find any others very likable.

    I agree about the desserts. It's just ridiculous to freak out about a desert. It's not that difficult. Even I can make a great dessert. Have you ever heard Rachel Ray whine about baking and how she just doesn't do it. Kinda of silly IMO.

    Does anyone have any idea why you would serve overcooked rice and undercooked beans if you are a professional chef? I don't understand how that happens. And what was so bad with the guy who had two kinds of roast pork? They complained mainly about his veggies and said some were overcooked and some undercooked, but what about the meat. What was so bad with the meat?

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    Does anyone have any idea why you would serve overcooked rice and undercooked beans if you are a professional chef?
    It's having to multitask under the time constraints with no help. Usually, chefs have their own staff and their own timetables for cooking, and if something goes wrong, they simply start over, and the dish is done when it's done. But if something goes wrong with only a few minutes left on a clock, even a Top Chef Master can do only so much.
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    I think Tracey/Rosie had some self esteem, self confidence issues. That just the feeling I had.

    Stephen comes across very sour and a bit negative.

    Ed, I think I might be starting to hate. He has made some vile comments and doesn't understand why he is at the bottom instead of winning everything. I think what started it was his attitude toward the interns. That he had to put on a show or happy face. Not a people person. Can't understand why he is in this profession then.
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    Re: Top Chef 7: 6/30 Show Discussion *spoilers*

    From watching these shows, it appears that chefs usually leave desserts to someone else. So why are they featuring desserts? Concentrate on dishes that a chef could actually be expected to produce.

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    Every cast seems to include classically trained chefs, home-taught chefs, line cooks/sous chefs, pastry chefs, caterers, and other specialists. I like that they mix up the dishes, it gives all the chefs a chance to shine during the season.
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    Re: Top Chef 7: 6/30 Show Discussion *spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70;3958749;
    And what was so bad with the guy who had two kinds of roast pork? They complained mainly about his veggies and said some were overcooked and some undercooked, but what about the meat. What was so bad with the meat?

    His meat was great they loved it and said so when they were at the event eating. They simply hated his vegetables so much it overshadowed the rest. Since the vegetables were what put him in the botton 4 that's what they focused on. If they spent too much time on his meat it would take away from the "suspense" of whether he might be going home. Most people, especially on a grilling challenge will focus on how good the meat/protein is. However, if your gonna be a Top Chef and brag about how good you are on the grill EVERYTHING has to be good. Sometimes if you miss on the sipler things it determines if your a great chef versus just a good one. It's why people like Gordon Ramsey & Colicchio have chefs cook an omelet or chicken to see how good they are.

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    Re: Top Chef 7: 6/30 Show Discussion *spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by AsIs;3957721;
    Damn, that one girl needs to go to a 12 step program. Does she know how to cook without alcohol?


    She does love the alcohol, lol. Maybe that comes from that rough life she said she had that she fought her way back from.



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    Is it just me or does it seem like more of these contestants are smoking than ever before? Doesn't that interfere with their ability to concentrate on cooking and doesn't effect the taste buds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70;3960204;
    Is it just me or does it seem like more of these contestants are smoking than ever before? Doesn't that interfere with their ability to concentrate on cooking and doesn't effect the taste buds?
    It does affect the palate. Gordon Ramsey loathes it when chef's do it. However, it's a common fact that a good majority of chef's smoke. Think on those quickfires where they are blindfolded and doing taste tests.

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    Re: Top Chef 7: 6/30 Show Discussion *spoilers*

    I think the biggest surprise of all last night was Angelo actually admiting Amanda's dish was good. Ed, who was being quiet up till now, finally opened his mouth. And now I hate him. And I got extremely annoyed by the judges with their comments on Kevin's Puerto Rican attempt, though, when he says that Puerto Rican people he knows would cook like that, and the judges said "most of those people aren't pro chefs". Excuse you? That sounded so snobbish!

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