I am glad Kristen won. Whatever made Brooke think that chicken was a creative, high end dish is beyond me.
I thought Kristen redeemed herself very well and that all of the hype about Padma was just that hype
I agreed with Josh. Everytime Jose laughed a little piece of my soul died :)
But still watched the show. Just hoping she would go home every week. Maybe that is why they had her back on.
"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead — your next stop, the Twilight Zone"
I think it was sketchy @tomcolicchio verdict wasn't aired. Considering that his judging, to be kind has been flawed and uneven made this all the more important to why Kristen was picked & not #ChefLizzie.
And I forgot to mention that every judge sitting at the dinner table liked Brooke's dessert but Tom,that should tell you something!
I think there ought to be a way to improve the show so that frauds like Josie do not skate through.
There should be some kind of 3 strike and your out rule. Meaning if you are on the chopping block 3 times, you are automatically eliminated. Something like that.
Perhaps 3 is too small a number. Perhaps make it 5 times.
When you are someone like Josie, and you are the losing team or chopping block 5 times, I think it is rather obvious that you are theeee problem, and you certainly do not have what it takes to be classified as "TOP CHEF."
Something needs to be done in order ensure a loudmouth talentless line cook does not skate through.
I wish they came up with this "Last Chance Kitchen" idea from the start of "Top Chef". There would have been some very different results, if this idea was implemented from the start.
Stefan is definitely the fan favorite this season, no one else comes close if the results are accurate. He deserves it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mwalton06 And he is soooo hillarious! I love watching him! Other chefs just have no personality at all
Sze mwalton06 I totally agree! I love him. I couldn't even watch last season's Top Chef. It was a yawn fest.
There is no doubt that Kristen is an excellent chef, but in the future I feel the producers need to make a change. Tom should not be allowed to be the ony judge of this process as BIAS enters the equation. To avoid speculation all the judges should alternate through last chance kitchen to judge! Lets do this fairly and in a way that no one can think that bias or favortism was involved in the final decision. Personally Kristen was a strong contender, but out of everyone their were others who were better and more experienced than her. I does not matter because she will not win this competition....WATCH!
I want Kristen to be the finale winner. Not only do I believe she has what it takes, but she has been extremely grateful for everything she's won and winning would be the opportunity for her to start her own restaurant.
MarkW@76 Sometimes I don't get her. She is very serious. Hardly ever cracking a smile. She is blunt and straight to the point. That's what makes her a good judge. I always look forward to her statement: "Please, pack your knives and go."
Why has it taken you four posts to say absolutely nothing?? It seems your goal is to start some kind of hatefest going on Padma and Kristen. This is a cooking show, not some kind of psycho-release valve typical of the Huff.
Take your negativity and envy somewhere else.
MarkW@76 Utterly annoying!! I 9 seasons of her hosting the show is ENOUGH! She's a host, NOT a judge! She obviously doesn't know anything about food at all.
Sze MarkW@76 76 I agree with you. Why does she talk about cooking technique? In that condescending manner? Like when Lizzie said she had tasted all of the components one by one, and the way she said...." you see, thats not the same thing."
Eh, typical model woman if you ask me. I have to admit, she is hot. Too bad she is so aware of it.
Livtoeeet32 Sze MarkW@76 76
Now read this verrrry slowly...I have done the work for you:
Lakshmi established herself as a food expert early on in her career, having hosted two successful cooking shows and writing a best-selling cookbook Easy Exotic, for which she won the International Versailles Event for best cookbook by a first time writer. Lakshmi followed this success with the publication of her second cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet, released by Weinstein Books which is a larger endeavor filled with over 150 recipes from around the world and intriguing personal memoirs. She has also been a contributing editor to American Vogue, Gourmet, and British and American Harper's Bazaar.
Previously, Lakshmi hosted Padma's Passport where she cooked diverse cuisine from around the world. Lakshmi also hosted Planet Food, a documentary series broadcast on The Food Network and worldwide on the Discovery Channel, in which she journeyed to countries including Spain and India.
NYBill Livtoeeet32 Sze MarkW@76 76Just because we are not all obsessed with Padma like you are, doesnt give the right to call us misfits. Padma doesn't seem to have that much to contribute to the show anymore and isn't a real foodie. She needs to move on so just deal with it.
Chrippi Livtoeeet32 Sze MarkW@76 76
I don't expect someone with such a small mind to understand this, but, I will try to steer you out of the weeds into a healthier frame of mind and understanding.
You see, It's YOU who is obsessed with Padma...of all the things to discuss about Top Chef, a cooking show...what do you focus on?...PADMA! She is on screen for about three minutes total...It should be easy to ignore her short appearances...at least for those with a healthy mind. Many people don't care for her but they just overlook and dismiss her and move on.
I cannot stand that .........., ............, Anthony Bordain, but I ignore him and enjoy the rest of the program; why should I let a self absorbed clown like Bordain take away from a good show??
I just do not like a liar or a gossip who puts out bad information to support their narrow minded jealousy and enviousness. When I was a kid those types were known as trouble makers...
In conclusion: Padma Lakshmi will be on Top Chef for as long as she and the producers want her to be, so if there is any dealing to be done, I think it is you! Bye-Bye!!
Sze MarkW@76 76
You can avoid making a fool of yourself by doing one simple thing...Check out a person's bio before drooling all over yourselves.
If you watch that episode again...this time with an open mind...You will notice that she shares that same (...." you see, thats not the same thing." ) reaction with other judges!!
PS How many books have you sold???? How many TV shows have you hosted or been the main subject of...Padma Lakshmi has a show on the Food Channel if anyone wants to deal in the adult world.
It must be sad to have such an otiose life that the only pleasure is to bad mouth others who have worked and succeeded....!
At least I can think and don't have to waste my energies on gossip and lies about people I don't know!!
PS I will thank you to take your focus off of my genitals and keep it on the cooking of food. Thank you very much.
NYBill Oh wow..says someone who spent all his pathetic time researching Padma! Actually, who cares what Padma has achieved? No one but you! I will suggest you to get a life, dude!
I think she's an obnoxious, arrogant, pompous, condescending "I'm so full of myself" jerk. And before anyone responds to this, no, I'm not jealous or envious of her. There's nothing constructive about her critiques, just negative in your face.
MarkW@76 well, I have always found her very boring. Just the way she speaks is so controlled, like she is trying to be so sophisticated. Maybe that is just her personality, kind of reserved, not much energy. Unlike Tom! He is much more energetic, a better communicator and just more engaging.
HEY JOSH, CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH YOU AND YOUR WIFE ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL (GEORGIA).
I no sooner started to watch the chef's cooking in Tom's kitchen and what do I hear? I hear Padma knocking Kristens cooking right from the get go, I just cant help but think that Padma is totally jealous of how beautiful Kristin is. Do any of you guys feel the same way abou this issue?
I donot share your sentiment at all, she has much more about her than to envy Ks looks.....come on!
MarkW@76 I actually noticed that too. Padma really seems to dislike Kristen but she did say she liked her dessert(haha curry and chocolate, thought it was the "Indian" in her that liked it.)
But Padma has been extra aggressive towards Kristen. Maybe cuz Kristen used to be a model too and Padma was also a model before?
hempione MarkW@76 76
I think she is countering Tom's love for Kristen! I think he is way more obviously infatuated with Kristen than Padma's dislike, if that is what that is.
I just happened to be watching the re-play of tonight's show as I read your post(s) ....!You said, "...what do I hear? I hear Padma knocking Kristens cooking right from the get go'''"
I jotted down the total of Padma's statements (which didn't come until after the cooking was done and they were at Judges Table!!)...She didn't say anything until Kristen's SECOND course...Lakshmi said, "The lemon curd was a bit harsh for me...."I like the flavors of chocolate and curry together."
Her next comment came after they went around the table again and then Padma said, ""So,Kristen, Your second course was tuna, how did that come out?""
FYI: This part of the show is called "Judges Table" where the chefs go before a panel where they are critiqued by four other chefs...Padma Lakshmi is one of those judges!!! She never knocked Kristen's cooking!! All she said was that the curd was a bit too harsh...That's hardly a knock on anyone's cooking!!!
Is Padma a diva...Yes. Can she be abrupt? Yes. Can Tom Calichio be abrupt? Yes. Can Bourdain be anal? Yes, in spades! Most successful Chefs are prima donnas. Why do people like you always have to make things up about woman with looks????
LOL, Josie"I just gotta bring my "A" game." you can't bring what you don't have Josie. GO HOME!
scary I never really liked Josie. She will throw you under the bus, the first chance she gets. I am glad she got eliminated and got beat by Kristen in "Last Chance Kitchen" Kristen made her go home with her tail between her legs.
Why do they call it last chance kitche when it really isn't!!! I am just aggravated that Lizzie got a THIRD chance ! Her getting in to the final instead of Kristen will be such a bunch of bull ! She lost not one but twice, and only got back in on a popularity vote NOT SKILL! What a crock !
Why does everyone like Kristin so much, arghhhh. Lizzie and Brooke are just as creative and talented.