Not that he’s a bear. Or a twink for that matter. He’s a new father for cryin’ out loud! We did see a picture of his ass on What What Happens w/ A.C. however, so in an ideal world I’m going with twink.
I’ve been looking for boots just like that! J. Crew?
And I do love me some Cat Cora and her Ouzo shots. I love that she and her partner have 4 little boys together. Adorable!
So cute. I want 2 mommies!
They are divided into 2 teams, creatively named The Red Team and The Black Team. Someone’s been listening to Les Miserables!
They have to go to 3 different pubs throughout London. Eat 3 dishes and the accompanying drink (i.e. alcohol!) as soon as possible. The team to finish the pub crawl first is given the gift of the Exceptional Ingredient – which is an integral part of those dishes that they will have to recreate the next day. The 3 dishes are:
1) black (blood) pudding
2) fish and chips
3) steak and kidney pie
They finish the pudding and fish and chips, but they are able to skip eating the pie if they drink yards of ale instead. Obviously both teams go for the booze.
I think my freshman year roommate had a bong that looked just like that
So by the time they finish the last pub meal in front of Aussie Bear and Cutie Cat, they are wasted. The red team wins and are given the gift of the Exceptional Ingredient – a potato. First time I’ve ever heard a potato described as exceptional.
Only then do they learn that the next day they will have to separately take over a pub and recreate those 3 dishes AND create another 2 of their own. They will poll the pub customers to determine the winner. The initial 3 dishes include the steak and kidney pie that both teams opted not to eat in favor of alcohol. Oh well. Tell it to your sponsor.
The next day the Red Team takes over the Draper’s Arms Pub. Nigella Lawson (humma, humma!) is there as a judge (patron? shill?) as well as the pub’s owner. In addition to the 3 gastropub items, they will make halibut and bread pudding. Just then do I see Nicole, the prototypical woman who just happens to be Asian (where’s Tiger Mom when you need her?). and realize she is a cheftestant. And just then does she get her first talking head interview. Thanks Nicole, uh…you’re cute!?
I hope her lack of screen time doesn’t mean early expulsion. Think she might be one of those quiet ones that loses her shit at some point and calls everone out. Cross your fingers!
The Black Team takes over the Duke of Cambridge Pub. They change the name to British Love, American Pride for the day. Oh criminey, these people are fucking stupid. You change the name of a decades old pub, a landmark to include the word “American”? You guys – um, the good ole US of A is not the entire world. Check yo’self.
The Black Team include Bubble and Squeak and a Ploughman’s sandwich. Yums.
Sidebar – I lived in London for a while and never actually had any of these food items. Most of London consists of incredible restaurants, not food serving local pubs. Kind of think the show missed a great opportunity with this task.
They take a survey of the crowds and the praise is split down the middle of course. This one loved the dessert, this one hated the fries – yadda, yadda.
Just cuz. She’s a looker, huh?
Nookie’s pie sucked, the pudding hash sucked. The Black’s dessert was great: Chaz takes full credit for it, even though it was Cheven’s idea. Aww, shit! I smell dr-ama!