Ok, I have to admit, I found this episode a little dull. With only four contestants left we don’t see as much food, and while I loved the Quickfire, it seemed like the chefs were all sort of burned out and uninspired during the Elimination challenge. Did anyone else get this vibe? Or was I alone in finding this a bit of a snooze?
1. Wow, Alaska is pretty!
… and cold. Looks very cold. I hope they told the poor chefs to pack at least a few warm items before they came on the show.
2. Yuuuuuuuuum, Alaskan crab
It felt kind of weird to see only four people competing in this week’s Quickfire! All of a sudden the field feels tiny. I think I still haven’t quite reconciled myself to a certain Elimination decision from a few weeks back (ahem).
Almost every Quickfire this season has had me salivating, and this is definitely no exception. When Brooke joked about not being able to stop eating the crab I grinned – the last batch of crab cakes I made at home definitely ended up a little bit light.
3. Josh, STOP IT WITH THE BACON ON EVERYTHING
There are other ingredients. Good grief.
4. Salmon and sourdough?
Having the chefs work with the gorgeous Alaska salmon made total sense to me, but … bread baking? Really? I am actually a total bread snob, but I don’t necessarily assume a great chef will be able to bake a kick-ass loaf of sourdough. I was also concerned with whether there would be interesting variation between the loaves, since they all had to work with the same sourdough starter. At least they gave the chefs an opportunity to let their dough rise properly.