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Padma's back, bitches!

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    Damn, other than Jen the women seem hopelessly outmatched this time.

    Fuck that OMG I'M GAY HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO CATER A WEDDING EVENT bullshit.


    I thought that was a little strange. I understand being unhappy about being unable to marry if you are gay. But having a fit because you are asked to cater for someone else's sedate, poolside bachelor/bachelorette party?
     
  2. KJT

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    Anyone know when this season was filmed? I happened to be at one of the Volt brothers' restaurant in Frederick MD about a month ago. I wonder if he had won by that point.
     
  3. Roikins

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    Anyone know when this season was filmed? I happened to be at one of the Volt brothers' restaurant in Frederick MD about a month ago. I wonder if he had won by that point.
    They started filming in April. I was last at VOLT the end of March, and Bryan was telling me he was flying out to visit Michael at the Bazaar the following week, and I ended up eating at The Bazaar about 2 weeks after that with Michael in the kitchen. A week later, there were rumors that Michael was no longer at the Bazaar, which puts it around the time of the show.
     
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    Nice Show, I caught Part 1 and 2.

    Las Vegas is a nice venue for Top Chef.
     
  5. dcg

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    Question - In the past episode one of the contestants was complaining that her scallops did not get a good sear on them, but said she was unable to add some butter as she had already used her allotted number of ingredients. However, it was said that salt, pepper and olive oil did not count toward the ingredient total. Could she not have used the oil for the same purpose? Not a chef so maybe this is a dumb question.
     
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    Question - In the past episode one of the contestants was complaining that her scallops did not get a good sear on them, but said she was unable to add some butter as she had already used her allotted number of ingredients. However, it was said that salt, pepper and olive oil did not count toward the ingredient total. Could she not have used the oil for the same purpose? Not a chef so maybe this is a dumb question.
    I thought adding more oil would cool down the temperature in the pan, and since she wanted a quick sear and color (using butter), the oil would do the opposite. Just a guess.
     
  7. kwilkinson

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    Butter will add more color to the scallop (and anything, for that matter) because it has proteins and lactose that assist the Maillard reaction. When the milk sugars start to cook and caramelize, they will transfer more color to the object rather than oil, which is better for heat transfer.
     
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    Got it; thanks for the explanation.
     
  9. Manton

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    I am rooting for Bitchy Jen. She is awesome.
     
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    Fuck that OMG I'M GAY HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO CATER A WEDDING EVENT bullshit.


    I guess the complaining lesbians forgot that they were in the restaurant business.
     
  11. chorse123

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    Me too. She was perfect for that task. The best thing about her is that she can walk the walk. She should pop that whiny shrimp salad guy in the mouth.
     
  12. dcg

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    I like the jolly Southern redheaded fellow. Reminds me of a young Santa Claus, if Santa was a ginger.

    There is something going on with the brothers that we don't know about (unless I missed it, which is possible as I haven't been paying full attention). Their relationship is strange...almost like they grew up very close but for whatever reason have grown apart. One seems more excited that they are both on the show than the other, but I can't remember which is which.

    edit - the shrimp guy is a huge douche. Also he has a very annoying face.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    We just quit watching Top Chef for the season. The whiney lesbian going on and on about how the bachelor/bachelorette party made her "uncomfortable," etc., was it. I don't watch the show for fucking propaganda and it has increasingly had that over the last couple of seasons.

    Do lesbians go into the chef business at about 2 million times their population ratio?
     
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    There is something going on with the brothers that we don't know about (unless I missed it, which is possible as I haven't been paying full attention). Their relationship is strange...almost like they grew up very close but for whatever reason have grown apart. One seems more excited that they are both on the show than the other, but I can't remember which is which.

    It's definitely a clashing personality thing. I've been to Table 21 at VOLT a few times and when you watch Bryan cook and talk to him, you can see he's definitely the more levelheaded and mature one. Plus he opened VOLT in his hometown of Frederick. Michael is the "bad brother" with all the tats and when you talk to him has a slightly detached attitude. He also never seems to be able to stay settled at one kitchen and doesn't seem to have any interest in working at a place close to Frederick. Maybe he was banned from the city. [​IMG] You get the feeling Bryan was the brother that worked hard and was responsible when it came to school while Michael was the one that was more interested in going out with his friends to get drunk and tip over cows.
     
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    That show is gaining a larger black audience as we speak.

    BIG BUTT PADMA SHOW!!!!!
     
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    Ash reminds me of a goofy comic actor, but I can't figure out who it is.
     
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    Ash reminds me of a goofy comic actor, but I can't figure out who it is.

    Jim Gaffigan?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. chorse123

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    It's definitely a clashing personality thing. I've been to Table 21 at VOLT a few times and when you watch Bryan cook and talk to him, you can see he's definitely the more levelheaded and mature one. Plus he opened VOLT in his hometown of Frederick. Michael is the "bad brother" with all the tats and when you talk to him has a slightly detached attitude. He also never seems to be able to stay settled at one kitchen and doesn't seem to have any interest in working at a place close to Frederick. Maybe he was banned from the city. [​IMG] You get the feeling Bryan was the brother that worked hard and was responsible when it came to school while Michael was the one that was more interested in going out with his friends to get drunk and tip over cows.

    Those guys are such stereotypical older/younger brothers it's ridiculous. Even down to the younger one's sort of shifty eyes which make it look like he could have sampled some illegal substances.
     
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    Those guys are such stereotypical older/younger brothers it's ridiculous. Even down to the younger one's sort of shifty eyes which make it look like he could have sampled some illegal substances.

    I bet Michael got in trouble when he was younger, and the family had to use money tucked away for Bryan's culinary school education to bail him out and get a lawyer. [​IMG]
     
  20. milosz

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    Thank you, Manton, that's it.
     

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