Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 10:22 pm
forchancookie: (Peachy)
Oh man Chopped! I was afraid I'd have to make a post of frothy rage if that douchenozzle with the ponytail won tonight's episode. I'm so glad he got sent home! It was bad enough he won last night, I didn't want to see him in the Championship. He really was a raging prick. His trash talking in the last round was just plain nasty. When he made a dig at the other competitor's family cause he used his last win to bring them to Disney World, I really felt he was out of line. It was like Chopped Karma that he burnt his pie crusts. That's what you get!

Once again I wonder why it is that chefs are so damn egotistical. So what if you cook good food? I cook good food and I'm not a chef. Your good food didn't cure cancer. And if it's great food, amazing food, orgasm inducing food, it still didn't cure cancer, so get over yourself! I'm tired of all those egos and I'm just watching the show. It's condensed down into 45 minutes and it's too much. I can't imagine working with many of these people.

On the other hand, many competitors are there looking for validation. Most often validation that not going to culinary school didn't make them a lesser chef or switching occupations was the right decision. I'm sorry but, shut up and cook. Not to sound like a jerk but I don't think that cooking under pressure with ingredients you may or may not be familiar with is really the path to validation. I enjoy watching Chopped but it often feels like listening to a broken record.

That said, Easy Peasy, the first episode of season eight on Chopped, is hands down my favorite episode! All the chefs were so nice. None of that cocky egomania and cutthroat nastiness that you often see on the show. Just lovely personalities, great talent, and all delivered in their wonderful accents. I admit it, I’m a sucker for their accents. But all of them seemed so sweet, which made it hard to root for anyone. Often when the show starts I’ll pick a favorite right off from their little mini-bios. I couldn’t do that this time. Of course, I was rooting for Jun at the end, but I started out rooting for all of them.

The second episode, Ladies First, not so lovely. They had just one chick that was all ego and attitude that raised my hackles. Ew. I’m glad she didn’t win. You know, you can be confident in your abilities without being egotistical and smug about it.

Anyway, Yay! Douchebag didn't win this time, but booo for having to put up with those egos. How about we have another all British round, because they were lovely and delightful.

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