Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Recap Roundup: Top Chef Just Desserts 2.4

Chron.com on happy chefs: "Unlike any other episode of Top Chef Just Desserts or Top Chef (that I can remember), the contestants had seemingly unlimited resources to meet such an extravagant challange that there was no quickfire, they just got right to it.

"Well, not right to it. First, the chefs sat down with popcorn and candy and watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a surprise treat from host Gail Simmons. You think you like Willy Wonka? These are professional pastry chefs. They looove Willy Wonka. They were all smiley and giddy throughout the showing."

TWOP on movie etiquette: "The dessert chefs all die of childhood joy relived and start reciting the lines and thinking back to their joyous childhoods on dairy farms or wherever pastry chefs are grown and their eyes glow and their cheeks get rosy and they start echoing their favorite lines from the movies. The random people staged around the auditorium obviously all glare at the chefs for talking nonstop throughout the film, because that is annoying and, this show is filmed in Los Angeles, so have some respect for the craft. Orlando, who proved himself to be a real ray of sunshine (if by ray of sunshine you mean complete jerk) last week, laughs that the woman sitting next to him thought it was hilarious that he knew all the lines to the movie. Umm, it's probably more likely that she thought you were an ass for talking nonstop through the movie."

Culture Mob on the challenge: "Gail quickly announces the elimination challenge…apparently we’re foregoing the Quickfire this time around. I wonder if that has anything to do with Craig’s survival last week. The chefs are tasked with transforming the Top Chef Dining Room into a land of pure edible imagination. They’ll be working as one team…this should lead to a lot of pleasant conversations and new friendships. The chefs decide to divide into two main sections: one team pumping desserts out of the kitchen and one constructing their world of sweets."

Picktainment on dum dum dum!: "The others are working away as well, but Johnny decides he needs to cast a pall over everything by announcing the double elimination. This also makes people start focusing on their own stuff rather than helping the team. Chris also lapses into thinking that he is on Big Brother proposing something of a creative alliance."

Eater on winners and losers: "For Judges’ Table, Gail pulls a Project Runway and invites in the top and bottom performers. Apparently one of them will be the winner and two of them will be out. Carlos (PB&J macaroons and edible wallpaper), Matthew (bonbons and profiteroles) and Katzie end up on top – with ultimately Katzie pulling out the win. Congrats to her for being the only one to do something original and telling Chris to shove it."

Finally, Jordan Baker rewrites some classic lyrics:
"Oompa, Loompa, Doompity-Deg
Finally we have got rid of Craig!
Oompa, Loompa, Doompity-Do
And then Melissa had to go to.

What do you do when your chef is a dope?
Cannot make de-sserts, and runs out of hope?
Dragging down everyone else on the show?
Then they must pack their tools! And! Go!
(it’s really for the best you know)

Oompa, Loompa, Doompity-Derts
Only one can win Top Chef, Desserts
S/he will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa Doompity Do!
(Doompity Do!)"

Posted on AllTopChef.com

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