Hola Gasmii and welcome to the full recap of this week’s The Taste! First, I’d like to congratulate one commenter who guessed every item correctly in last week’s recap! JustDucky, you get the prize! Yay!
Here’s the list of what I have eaten, according to Judge/item:
Nigella: Ham Hock, Sweet Breads, Pig Ears
Tony: Tripe, Cow Tongue, Sweetbreads
Ludo: Oxtail, Pig Head, Pig Blood
Now, here are my thoughts on these ingredients. Ham hock is NOT offal, it’s a standard ingredient when making a stock or some kind of meal that needs that meaty/ham taste (thinking beans or peas), Oxtail is a delicious cut of meat and NOT considered offal and actually pretty friggin common so whuh? about including that, Pig’s head I’ve eaten as “head cheese” before as my husband has made it from scratch you guys! It’s actually pretty damn good. I absolutely HATE trip (or most organ meat, such as cow stomach – ew!). My friends, if you have the opportunity to eat sweetbreads, please please PLEASE do yourself a favor and try it.
I had never tried it before until I married my Argentine, and let me tell you – it’s so friggin delicious it is my FAVORITE meat to eat. Seriously. Think about the most delicious steak you’ve ever had, and that crispy piece of fat attached that holds all the flavor? Sweetbreads is kind of like that texture wise, and taste wise? It’s like creme de steak. Seriously. I cannot emphasize this enough – EAT IT! You can thank me later.
So this week’s episode is all about “seduced by the taste,” and I immediately think of a 100 filthy things to say here, which I won’t. But you know. YOU KNOW!
We are now down to 7 chefs, and next week is the finale – so no one gets immunity. However, the winner of the team spoon challenge gets a big ol mess of pots and pans. Yay! Also, the assistance of the guest chef – Ingrid Hoffman.
They have one hour to cook a dish using one of five ingredients.
Oh Jeez-Louise, Lauren tells us that this is out of her comfort zone because she made a vow of purity and she’s still a virgin so she’s not comfortable with the challenge.
Listen up Lauren. Can I give you some advice? Please do not talk about being a virgin, it will only complicate your life to a ridiculous degree needlessly and you won’t be Lauren who can cook, you’ll be Lauren the virgin. Forever. On top of that, sensuality is NOT a sin, it’s human nature. It’s part of being a human being, and it’s that fire inside of you that lights up from the inside out when you hear a song you love, when you are dancing with your eyes closed, when your heart does a flutter when you see that man you’ve been crushing on smile at you, when you eat a juicy steak, when you sip a lovely glass of wine – these human things – that GOD gave us. That’s sensual, that’s human. So my dear, just because you are a virgin does not mean you can’t be sexy. Sexy is not sex, you hear me?