We begin with Stephanie/Rachel Ray pretending that she gets up every morning and works out. She and Valerie are hangin’ – they worked together previously and are friends. You just KNOW that chubby Stephanie decided she was going to use the show as an opportunity to start working out – kind of like I ALWAYS say I’m going to use the hotel gym while on vacation (yeah, right!). I guarantee we won’t see Rachel Ray in the gym again.
And is it just me, or is Valerie giving off a Rachel Dratch/Debbie Downer vibe?!? I’m just waiting for the close-up of her face, and the WHA – WHA – WHAAAAA... sound effect after everything she says.
Anywhoo, in another room LesbianJennifer and LebianZoi are trading clogs…seriously. They are trying to keep a little distance between them since this is a competition and they are in a relationship – however, sharing foot fungus doesn’t seem to be a problem. I’ve got 3 words of advice for them: Tough Actin’ Tinactin!!!
The Quickfire challenge will take place at the Green City Market – a farmer’s market in Chicago. Robot Padma explains that they must create an entrée using only five ingredients total (farmer’s market and Top Chef kitchen ingredients included). The only additional “free” ingredients they may use are salt, pepper, sugar, and oil – which is my entire diet.
The cheftestants begin their mad scramble through the market – knocking down mothers, scaring children, and practically snatching Marble Rye bread out of old ladies’ hands. Kiwi Mark is harassing the vendors, and complaining they’re not moving fast enough. Douchy Dale doesn’t want any sub par ingredients, and is expecting the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for every shallot he chooses. LesboHair Richard is looking for eucalyptus (what is he, a Koala?!?) – and I’ve decided he’s basically a show-off. COOK something – don’t experiment!!
Then there is Spike. Spike has decided to chill…and is kicking back and listening to a street musician. Remember last week when Padma announced that each cheftestant was able to bring $200 worth of “secret ingredients” and keep them in their lockers? Well, let’s just say I have a PRETTY GOOD idea what kind of “herbs” Spike has stashed away. Dude!
On the way out, Kiwi Mark realizes that in his mad rush he forgot his lettuce… “Bumma!” he exclaims. Or maybe he said “butta!”, because that’s what he decides to use instead of lettuce. Substituting butter for lettuce?!? Now THAT’S my kind of substitution!
Back in the kitchen, it’s the typical culinary clusterfuck. Spike has figured out that instead of beef tenderloin, he got “dog food”. If he wouldn’t have been stoned, he would have been able to tell the difference. Drugs are BAD…mkay?!
DebbieDownerValerie is having trouble pushing her way to a burner. I don’t know why she would bother; she’ll probably just burn herself and get sent to the hospital…
“Utensils down – hands up”! Time for the Quickfire judging:
Chef Wylie Coyote no likee:
Erik/Satan’s lamb chop. It’s described as “just a piece of meat”…which is exactly how Dust Bunny Marker describes Erik/Satan (Marker really likee!).
Spike’s “Apples and Tips”, which turned out to be “Apples and Dog Food”. Drugs are BAD…mkay?!
Chef Wylie Coyote likee:
Kiwi Mark’s “Sirloin Sans Lettuce”.
Then we come to Andrew. Fucky McDouchebag used 6 ingredients (instead of 5), and is therefore disqualified. He describes himself as a “scatterbrain” and a “dumbass”. I would like to add “insufferable crackhead douchebag”…for the record. Andrew is my SourFace Victorya this season…I will not be happy until he is gone.
Kiwi Mark wins with the buttery Sirloin and now has immunity during the upcoming Elimination Challenge.
The cheftestants “draw knives” – all of which have various animal names on them. Manuel gets “Vulture”, Dale gets “Bear”, and Fucky McDouchebag is PRAYING he gets a “Lion”. To further illustrate his lion lust, he gives us a growl (literally) and makes a comment about “El Tigre”… which is a TIGER, not a lion (you asshat!). Then he draws a knife with a Penguin on it and says “Penguin, Yo – that’s dope!”. I HATE HIM AND HE MUST BE DESTROYED!
Padma explains that they will NOT be cooking Gorilla, etc. – but they WILL be catering a staff party at the Lincoln Park Zoo. They MUST base their dishes around the particular diet of whichever animal they have chosen, and are given a booklet describing their animal’s dietary proclivities.
Team Vulture (Kiwi Mark, Manuel, and LesbianZoi) think they might have to hit the highway for some roadkill, but are happy to find out that Vultures eat fish, rabbit, and lamb.
Team Gorilla (DebbieDownerValerie, Antonia, and StephanieRachelRay) are thinking of adding a little meat to their all vegetarian lineup – which DebbieDownerValerie thinks is a bad idea (quel surprise!)…
WHA – WHA – WHAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Antonia has her OWN doubts – about Valerie’s cooking skills – and constantly voices those concerns behind Valerie’s back.
Time for shopping at Mood…I mean, Whole Foods. Spike is “molesting the produce” (drugs are BAD…mkay?!), Richard the Lionhearted is barking orders to the butcher, and one of the lesbians trips over a Brussel sprout and falls on her ass.
CarmelaSopranoNikki is telling the other members of Team Bear (Douchy Dale and Stoned Spike) to return some of the food because they need “table decor”. Oh MADON! – she is so NYC Italian! She is doing stuffed mushrooms and some cheese/honey thing. The other two are doing venison and salmon.
Back to the kitchen – where they have 3 hours to complete their “prep” before heading to the Zoo. Team Penguin (Andrew McDouchebag and his two lesbian backup singers – Lisa and Jennifer) has decided to create a flavored “glacier” using Andrew’s “special thickening agent”. Ewww.
Over at Team Gorilla (Valerie, backstabbing Antonia, and StephanieRachelRay) they are using Rachel Ray’s mom’s banana bread recipe. “Gotta go banana!” Stephanie cheerfully exclaims. I’m sure it’s just Yummo! Valerie is having trouble making the blinis (WHA – WHA – WHAAAAAA!). They also made some soggy chips which “can’t be wrapped”. Uh oh…Glad is the primary sponsor of this show – these gals better be careful. Remember last week when Nimma blamed the plastic wrap for her failed flan?!? We all know what happened to HER!
Chef Tom Colicchio visits the kitchen to do his Tim Gunn-style mentoring. Oh, how I long for the days of the “Happy Hands at Home Granny Circle” or the “Coffee Filter/Maxi Pad”!!! What I wouldn’t give for just ONE “make it work”…
Chef Tom is talking to the lesbians about Penguins liking fish and I’m not going there. Spike wants to know how Andrew’s “icicle” is doing. Dale is hatin’ on Carmela’s mushrooms and adds some Pecorino cheese. Spike says they look like “turds”. Drugs are BAD…mkay?!
Utensils down, hands up!! This is a stickup bitches!! I just love that.
They move to the zoo, where the various teams set up their tables for the party. I just hope they’re not in the Monkey House (because ALL true Dust Bunnies know all about the Monkey House). Team Bear is having mushroom/turd issues – they aren’t hot enough, and they look like HELL. Carmela keeps trying to make them look pretty – no wonder she needed “decor”. They finally decide not to serve them.
Team Gorilla has decided to serve their soggy crab salad without soggy chips. Team Lion is serving Bison, which was my high school mascot so they BETTER lose. Don't eat the Thundering Herd!!!!
The judges are introduced: Wylie Coyote, Chef Tom, and Food & Wine Magazine’s Gail Simmons (who is showing boobies in her party dress). The judges LOVE Team Vulture’s lamb meatballs and Mama Ray’s banana bread. They REALLY love Douchy Andrew’s ceviche, and even his “glacier” (“special thickening agent” and all...ewww!). They hate Team Bear’s mushrooms (which dumbass Nikki let them taste after they had been pulled), and Stephanie’s soggy salad. But they REALLY hate Valerie’s blinis (which “sound” delicious, but aren’t…ouch!). She says “I could be screwed right now”…
WHA – WHA – WHAAAAAAAAA!!!!
The cheftestants all gather in the back room which, “coincidentally”, is filled with racks and racks of Glad wrap. Robot Padma enters and solemnly states: “We’d like to see the Vultures and Penguins”, which cracks me up.
These are the judge’s two favorite teams. And out of both of these teams, they REALLY likee the Penguins. And out of all three Penguins, they REALLY likee…ANDREW!! Penguins, yo that's dope!
Fucky McDouchebag wins the challenge and I think about canceling my Time-Warner Cable subscription.
The losing teams are the Gorillas and the Bears. Of all the dishes from both teams, they hate Carmela/Nikki’s mushroomturds, DebbieDownerValerie’s bad blinis, and Rachel Ray/Stephanie’s soggy crab salad.
Pecorino-head Dale tries to throw Carmela under the bus. If he’s not careful, he’s going to find himself at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Padma is calling CSI Chicago to try and determine “who is responsible” for the shrooms. They “looked like something a bear would produce, not eat.”, Gail says. This is serious.
Now on to the Gorillas. Stephanie’s crab salad was a “mushy mess”, but the judges seem focused on Valerie’s blah blinis. There are problems with sogginess and uncooked rutabaga. Someone must pay!!! The judges ask Antonia who SHE thinks should go home – and backstabbing Antonia doesn’t hesitate to nominate Valerie.
“Valerie – please pack your knives and go”.
WHA – WHA – WHAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Next week...lesbians cry! Till then bitches!!!!