Top Chef Texas: Episode 2 LiveBlog

I’ll be Live Blogging Top Chef Texas, episode 2 tonight at 10pm Eastern time. First time trying to Live Blog, so there may be technical difficulties. There will definitely be spoilers, so if you have it DVRed, or if you’re in a different time zone, then you may want to check in later. Comments welcome!

23.59

Hee! Padma will curse next week. Plus the continuing rehab of Paul Reubens!

23.58

So, what does it feel to walk into a party that has been going on for four hours? The last few chefs, I assume, are going to do some catch-up.

23.58

Aw, Janine gets dumped and dumped. She had good food, but yeah, she was 17th out of 16. Hoped both would get through.

23.56

Pandora would be funnier with Mr Roboto

23.55

Siri — walk me through a bearnaise…

23.52

Honesty is always the best policy, but not today…

23.51

Euro chef goes home? Maybe proves that this is a cooking show, because man, the drama that might have happened!

23.50

Cruise ship cook goes home….

23.49

Oooh, no surprises? Really only 16 chefs? I can’t believe they’re not going to throw in another slot or two

23.49

Hee! Don’t overthink the dish! Just do something good and roll with it — mussels…

23.48

Tough choice. One of the few reality shows where the audience doesn’t have an opinion, but how can we taste this through TV?

23.47

Tom is right, but he missed the combo — figs and shrimp, no. Figs and bacon, yes. Shrimp and bacon, yes. It might tie it together…but I can’t taste it, so what do I know?

23.45

Floridian advantage — you know not to overcook the shrimp.

23.44

Polenta and shrimp are always in order.

23.44

Can’t go wrong with duck. And what did he prop that bowl up with?

23.42

Okay, that’s not cool. Hope he’s left handed. Cutting yourself is supposed to be lucky, but not if you pass out from blood loss.

23.41

There is actually a McDonalds commercial on Top Chef? Really? I can hear millions of Foodie voices suddenly crying out in terror, and suddenly silenced

23.38

Chefs in bunk beds? This one time, in band camp…

23.37

Heh, Voltaggio brothers are about as media savvy as football players.

23.34

Ah! Outed herself. Last week she wimped out — “I just broke up with ….. someone” Let it out, and cook your ass off.

23.32

Shallots!

23.31

Nothing harder than a blank canvas. Brilliant move.

23.30

Heh, Stew Room has a distinct lack of Dom.

23.29

I may be biased, growing up with oxtails in cooking since I was a kid, but if you can’t make one tender in an hour (and can’t handle a pressure cooker), then maybe it was a bad choice

23.27

I just wish I could taste it.

23.27

I love when Tom gets choked up.

23.27

She had no idea how to work the pressure cooker, and she was surprised it wasn’t tender? Pressure cookers aren’t magic, you gotta know what you’re doing.

23.26

Okay, I knew nothing about the book other than the name, but now I want to read the book. #dragontattoo.

23.23

She’s going the be the first person on Top Chef killed by a piece of equipment. #pressurecookersburn

23.22

“Pack your knives” is the new pwned.

23.21

Can’t be too sad about Jonathan. I can’t stand Brussels sprouts. I’ve even had them with bacon and can’t stand them.

23.20

Top Chef Season Alaska for Chaz

23.19

Aw, Chaz.

23.19

If Laurent makes it, he’s the next Stefan — EuroEgo….

23.18

Go Chaz — if you pull off risotto in 40 minutes, those judges will know it.

23.16

Nice trout, but will they pace themselves with chef jackets? Or might they over-staff the condo?

23.14

If you’re seeing a ton of Facebook/Twitter line widgets, they eventually go away. Tech difficulties with the widget.

23.11

Heee! I wish more chefs were like that. “Can’t talk to you Tom, I’m juuuuuuuuust a bit busy right now…”

23.10

Risotto in 40 minutes is about as tight as you can possibly make it. Good luck, I’m rooting for you.

23.08

She’s got 60 minutes to cook oxtail, which is doable, but you can’t get the lid on the pressure cooker?

23.07

Forget James Beard nominee, someone got mentioned by Bourdain!

23.07

Random timeclock! Time always bites you in the end.

23.06

Oooh, I’d take oxtail. But yeah, there’s gotta be a catch.

23.05

Go for the octopus!

23.02

(125k)

23.02

Still only 5k for the winner? How much is Bravo making off this show? It’s like in the top-3 reality shows out there

23.00

Inevitable recap time!

22.37

T-Minus 20 minutes

21.51

T-Minus 1 hour and 10 minutes.

21.51

Just testing the Live Blog functionality.

Comments

  1. melissa says:

    hahaha, that little clock was a mindf***!

  2. melissa says:

    how do you make it through culinary school without learning how to man a pressure cooker? sure, i wouldn’t expect ME to be able to use one, but i am not a professional chef at ALL.

    • petermarcus says:

      She was just so timid. It’s just clamp when you start, and bleed when it’s done. She’s probably cut herself a thousand times cooking, but she ducks from steam? That’s a lack of commitment.

  3. melissa says:

    do they really have to live together in the same house through all of this????? how awful!