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Our next introductory segment is the one and only Anthony Bourdain. He is very humble and tells us he was a chef for thirty years but is by no means a great chef. He says he’s travelled the world eating and drinking and that’s about it. Nigella calls him the Mick Jagger of food, and I have to agree. This dude is a rock star. But please, again. If you like well written, witty memoirs – do yourself a favor and pick up on of his books. The dude is a talented story teller, which is also why his shows are a world apart of what is on TV today. Am I going on too much?
Nigella says he takes no prisoners and Ludo declares him an idol. I would have to say I’m leaning a little heavily towards Tony taking it. He’s got the no bullshit yet completely disarmingly charming personality - he could really make a good team. OR he could end up with a bunch of chucklehead contestants on his team! Who knows!
Our chefs are looking for flair and technique. Tony is specific and says he’s looking for someone who can cook good pasta. Let’s see if he follows through on that.
Our next chef is named Tony and has worked as a chef for 10 years. He’s making chicken fried watermelon with watermelon rind, and I’m kind of worried for him. He says they’ll appreciate it or hate it. Probably the former dude.
Tony says it must be a professional chef, and they all recognize the watermelon. The lot of them were confused when they saw the spoonful. I think one of the parts of this process that is enjoyable for the viewer is watching them all try to figure just what.the.hell they are eating! This is a great example of that.
Once they meet Tony (the auditioner) he tells them that he is a professional (you called it Bourdain!) and Ludo admits he totally screwed le pooch and chose No. Then it gets kind of interesting, because it appears that without the proper introduction to the dish – everyone was left confused and befuddled. Nigella said it was too sweet, and she begrudgingly admits she chose no. Same for Malarkey who declares it outside of his comfort zone. Tony (the judge) tells Tony (the auditioner) that he can tell he has a lot going on inside that head of his and also admits he chose No and now he’s regretting it.
They declare him smart, professional, full of ideas and Tony is livid with rage. But Tony (the auditioner) takes it well and will take that input home with him.
Our next contestant might be my favorite, but that’s because I like people who are different. Plus, my husband says she was on Chopped and was really cool. Her name is Kristianne and she says she is the personal chef to Charlie Sheen (of course) and the royal family of Saudi Arabia. She calls herself the Kanye West of cooking and declare the stadium the Hunger Games. People, leave the jokes to me!