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post #21 of 133
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Originally Posted by BookGoddess View Post
Sherry chicken lady (that's my nickname for her from now on ) did well tonight. Color me surprised.

I had a feeling Tracey was going to be eliminated. I'll miss her commentary. I found her amusing even if she was snarky at times. Doe she remind anyone else of Rosie O'Donnell? Something about her look and her comments remind me of Rosie.

Padma is looking good. Wish I looked that good a few months after having DD.

DH kept calling her Rosie O'Donnel cause he said she looks just like her.

I agree about Padma. She looks great. She wears a few extra pounds really well.
post #22 of 133
Ok, maybe I shouldn't admit this but I don't see anything wrong with using cooking sherry for children It's not like she was serving beers with their lunches, it's just an ingredient to flavor the dish. I wouldn't have any problem serving that to my kids (except for the fact that it was probably cheap/factory farmed chicken- I have MUCH more of a problem with that being served to kids!).

And I feel like her bigger mistake was spending the money on sherry when thier budget was limited and it caused the other team member to have to forego a main dessert ingredient (chocolate). She could have chosen a more affordable option for the chicken dish.
post #23 of 133
I think the sherry for cooking was a stupid choice... not from a taste point of view, but from a budget point of view. I think she should have gone home, as that seemed to really hurt her team.
Did anyone think Gail looked preggo when she was there for the dessert qf? I couldn't tell if she was trying to hide a baby belly or not............
~maddymama
post #24 of 133
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Originally Posted by gbailey View Post
DH kept calling her Rosie O'Donnel cause he said she looks just like her.

I agree about Padma. She looks great. She wears a few extra pounds really well.
totally! padma's boobs look bigger too- go BF!

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Originally Posted by Awaken View Post
Ok, maybe I shouldn't admit this but I don't see anything wrong with using cooking sherry for children .
I agree with this- I dont think it was inappropriate for children, it just didnt strike me as a dish created especially for children. sherry isnt an ingredient i use and i cant quite come up with the flavor, but it wouldnt have been my first choice for a lunch designed especially for children.

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Did anyone think Gail looked preggo when she was there for the dessert qf? I couldn't tell if she was trying to hide a baby belly or not............
~maddymama
maddy- I'm maddie too!
now i have to go back and look!
post #25 of 133
Just stepping in with a gentle reminder that MDC no longer hosts celebrity news/gossip/speculation. Please stick to what you see on the show. If/when Padma announces she's pregnant, then it can be thread fodder.
post #26 of 133
Not Padma! Gail!

point taken- back to the show..
post #27 of 133
Just wanted to say that I am now caught up on this season. Been a Top Chef fan since season 1. I kind of got flaky with watching some of the past seasons (they got kind of boring for a while). But I'm really liking it so far this time.
post #28 of 133
I don't think the sherry was necessarily a bad choice for kids in general, I do cook with wine at home and dd likes those things. I do think it was an extremely bad choice for a school though.
post #29 of 133
I don't think the sherry was a bad choice because of the alcohol, rather that she could have used something less expensive so her team could use more $. I think the dessert person got hosed. No she didn't make a healthy dessert, but she also had to lose a main ingredient.
post #30 of 133
I would have sucked at the first challenge because we did BLW! DS never had "baby food" or anything pureed. He didn't care about solids until 9 months and then ate whatever we ate...So yeah, I would have made some chicken or something and chopped into small pieces and been like "Look, baby food."
post #31 of 133
I thought the whole baby food challenge was sort of ridiculous really. It just seemed like a way for Padma and Tom to brag about their new kids. I didn't really see any other point to it. Especially when we're talking about a two month old baby.

Though some of the chefs really struggled with it...so maybe it's harder than I think?
post #32 of 133
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Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady View Post

Though some of the chefs really struggled with it...so maybe it's harder than I think?
They wanted to be creative with baby food...when it isn't really a place to be creative IMO.
post #33 of 133
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post
ooh i'm excited! I have to watch it online though.
Where are you finding it online?
post #34 of 133
You can watch them online at Hulu.
post #35 of 133
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
They wanted to be creative with baby food...when it isn't really a place to be creative IMO.
I agree..... some of the food suggestions I was saying, "NO... you aren't supposed to give that to a kid under one year!!!" (Can't remember an example right now, though). Although, I'm a admittedly a notorious scardycat and wait until well after the times to introduce foods (like 15 months for dairy instead of 12).
I figured it was a producer's idea, not Padma's or Tom's. I was also happy that the adults tasted the food, not any kiddos. I also felt like any and all homemade baby food is great (applesauce, chunky or smooth, etc). I'm with the pp poster, though, I would have pulled out some chicken, rinsed it off, cut it up and said, "Here, baby food!"
I enjoyed the three round elimination challenge... I liked seeing what they would have done for breakfast (some looked yummmy), lunch, and dinner. I didn't really get the "does this travel well" questions... if you are eating in a restaurant, you are eating in a restaurant.
~maddymama
post #36 of 133
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I didn't really get the "does this travel well" questions... if you are eating in a restaurant, you are eating in a restaurant.
~maddymama
I think it was supposed to be for room service...but still, you can plate it and send it on a cart, right?
post #37 of 133
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Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady View Post
You can watch them online at Hulu.
I don't think so. I think hulu offers two episodes this July. The availability on Hulu has historically been dismal.
post #38 of 133
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Originally Posted by maddymama View Post
I didn't really get the "does this travel well" questions... if you are eating in a restaurant, you are eating in a restaurant.
~maddymama
Actually, in a hotel food moves around a lot. Think about Room service and banquet service (often far from the kitchen). Also, you do get a fair amount of take-out requests from guests eating on the run. A lot of food really suffers when ordered from room service -- to much time in the halls and bouncing around, whether on a cart or a tray.
post #39 of 133
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
I don't think the sherry was necessarily a bad choice for kids in general, I do cook with wine at home and dd likes those things. I do think it was an extremely bad choice for a school though.
I agree. Also, this was a middle school. Sadly, some of the older kids are probably already dealing with substance abuse issues. I know many people who were alcoholics by the time they left middle school. And there was also the risk of someone who's culture/religion forbid alcohol. So while I am comfortable cooking with wine etc. for my children, I wouldn't ever do it when other's children were involved. In addition to messing up her whole team, her choice showed very poor sensitivity overall.
post #40 of 133
the baby food with the layers had honey in it....
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