Hello, Gasmii!! It’s been so long! Two whole weeks and so much has happened! We’ll talk more about Adrienne and Chris in the full recap, but for now, onto the minicap.
The Quickfire was kind of cool – the chefs have to make breakfast in a microwave, and it does not involve heating up frozen Jimmy Dean Sausage Sandwiches while forced to use the reheat or defrost buttons. I wish it were, though, considering it takes a serious amount of microwave skill to pull off cooking something against the package instructions.
No, the challenge forces the chefs to take fresh, raw food and create breakfast cooking in the microwave. Hughnibrow manages to take it all with… eggs. And not even wicked cool creative eggs – eggs cooked in those “As Seen on TV” egg cookers (the ones that look like little plastic bras – I had one, they’re deceptively difficult to use). Whatever, Frangela were the guest judges, so they were fun to watch.
And in a surprise turn of events, the Quickfire was actually pretty related to the Elimination Challenge. The chefs have to work with scientists to come up with dishes that accurately represent different scientific processes, like emulsification, elasticity or viscosity. They only have induction and bunson burners to work with, and to my great disappointment, nothing explodes. Well, Hughnibrow has a minor event when Schmoseland tells him his mayo hasn’t properly emulsified, but that’s about it. There’s a LOT of whining about the cooking implements the chefs are forced to use, and in the end, everyone comes up with science-y, but fairly underwhelming food. Well, had I not been an English Major, perhaps I would have been more fascinated by seeing science cooked before my very eyes, but even then… it’s Hughnibrow who goes home, and Naomi who stays, and nothing NOTHING could make feel better about that.
Damn. Tune in Friday for what will prove to be a slightly morose recap…