View Full Version : 'Hell's Kitchen'-Season 3-Official Discussion Thread!!
06-23-2007, 08:11 PM
So does anyone watch this show??
I have to admit that while Head Chef Gordon Ramsey is the 'uber-bastiche' of the kitchen, there's something about him that is intriguing........and he's got a kind of 'charm' that is extremely evident on other shows that he's part of.......
I love watching him in this show though........anything that shows smart-@$$es getting their come-uppance is in some way refreshing.........
But maybe that's just me!!
06-23-2007, 08:35 PM
im watching it. me persoanlly think the guys should get a pass on the next elimination cause the fat asian guy passed out and cant compete anymore. besides that i have no real favorites. i think rock will go far cause he is smart enough to stay in the back out of chefs line of fire.
06-23-2007, 09:04 PM
I'm thinking the same thing........if I had to pick the final two now, I'd go with Rock and the short order girl cook (I cannot remember her name right now!)
And in all honesty?? The Asian guy was an albatross from day one....I think the guys should have learned more quickly to pull together without him.....I mean, come on, he's been either out sweating all over the fish (eeewwwww) or too weak to stand (so they send him to the rooms)........
I'm seeing that these shows seem to always pick a 'lame duck' as the laugh factor.........
06-23-2007, 09:30 PM
the short order chef i think is going to strugel later on in the competition cause she is lacking the knowledge. i see her as the mom of 4 kids in last seasons show. yeah she can cook some mean tacos (her specialty was turkey tacos i think) but she lacked experience and that is what got her in the end. i see that happening to the short order cheff. i could be wrong of course.
06-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Tru, tru.........the thing is, out of all the women, she's the only one who seems to have the most brains all around.......which isn't always the 'winning' combo, but still.......the knowledge can be learned, the talent needs to be as natural as breathing.
And the other chicks in the kitchen think that they're all better than her.....to me that's a HUGE mistake....but hey, I could be wrong too!! hehehe :p
06-23-2007, 09:39 PM
I watch it...when I remember to do so.
I think it is funny. All of that can't be just made up, some of it has to be scripted.
Its a funny show. lol
06-23-2007, 09:43 PM
i want to learn how to make rosato (spelling is off i know). seems no one can get it right half the time.
06-23-2007, 10:18 PM
'Risotto' is indeed a difficult dish to master......it takes A LOT of time and patience.........and stirring.......but when done correctly, it is A-MAZING!!!!
(I make it, took me a while to 'master' the technique)
06-23-2007, 10:41 PM
any advice? a link to a good recipe?
06-24-2007, 12:04 AM
OK, this is a really simple and standard recipe......courtesy of my girl Giada..........and I'll give you a link to FoodNetwork.com for more..............
Mushroom Risotto with Peas Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Everyday Italian
Episode: Risotto Cravings
8 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
1/2-ounce dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups finely chopped onions
10 ounces white mushrooms, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice or short-grain white rice
2/3 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, optional
Bring the broth to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Add the porcini mushrooms. Set aside until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Keep the broth warm over very low heat.
Melt the butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the white mushrooms and garlic. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the porcini mushrooms to a cutting board. Finely chop the mushrooms and add to the saucepan. Saute until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 5 minutes. Stir in the rice and let it toast for a few minutes. Add the wine; cook until the liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of hot broth; simmer over medium-low heat until the liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Continue to cook until the rice is just tender and the mixture is creamy, adding more broth by cupfuls and stirring often, about 28 minutes (the rice will absorb 6 to 8 cups of broth). Stir in the peas. Mix in the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste
06-24-2007, 11:17 AM
LOL...I just mentally pictured Blue making this dish...and his wife acting like Chef Ramsey. LOL....screaming at him and telling him to get out of the kitchen!!! LOL
06-24-2007, 12:15 PM
im actually a preaty decent cook. i dont do it as much as i should but when i do it usualy turns out for the better.
06-24-2007, 12:25 PM
thanks for the recipe scarlett, ill actually try it soon. now for kicks and to return the favor heres one of my specialties.
blues fried beer chicken
however much chicken you are going to cook (skinned or skinless whatever you prefer)
a gallon sized ziploc bag filled 1/3 with flour
a bottle of your favorite beer (i usually use budweiser select or regular budweiser)
palm full of following spices....
cajun pepper (thats optional, i like a little spice personally)
mix all seasonings into a small bowl and put aside.
now i own a frydaddy. i fill it with whatever vegetable oil i have lying around. i personaly have never noticed a diffrence from canoil oil to vebgetable oil or any other oil for that matter. you can use a pot if you dont have a fry daddy. if you use a pot make sure to keep the temperature on low-medium (learned that one the hard way lol).
ok so get a medium sized bowl. dump half the bottle of beer in it. drink the rest and grab another to drink to help you through the rest of this. dip the chicken pieces in the beer. put the spices in the flour bag and mix it good. place your chicken after the beer in the bag (i can usually fit 4 or so in each "batch"). stick in your frydaddy or pot of oil. when they start floating they are done. make sure to cut one open before pulling the whole batch to make sure its cooked good. usually when they float they are done but ive had some wierd chicken in my days lol.
anyhow this recipe is easy and everytime i make it the batch is gone by the nights end. so enjoy.
06-24-2007, 01:19 PM
Now that sounds G-O-O-D!!! Thanks brutha!!
And I too am a proud 'Fry Daddy' owner........so it's time to start a-fryin'!!!!! :D
06-24-2007, 07:40 PM
Anything with beer in the recipe sounds good to me.
I too own an indoor fryer...my fry daddy got too small, but I got a decent size indoor one. Plus the large turkey fryer for outside...can do 4 dozen wings in one shot that way. Woooot!!
06-24-2007, 10:57 PM
Cool!! My dream kitchen would spill out into the backyard patio with all the amenities, including a pool........it's not so much a dream for me as it is something that I'm determined as hell to one day achieve............
08-15-2007, 08:50 PM
rock won. like we didnt see that coming. i wonder what will happen to bonnie?
08-16-2007, 08:05 AM
There's 2 ways I could respond........the one way that's totally 'group appropriate' OR the one that's reserved for the tail end of a night out with the gang...... :p ;) :D
08-16-2007, 07:30 PM
Yeah...I totally seen Rock winning it. I was surprised that Bonnie made it that far - not that she is a woman (as the greatest cook in the world was my mum)...but the fact that the other women had more prestigious positions in the culinary arts than her.
08-16-2007, 10:20 PM
I really wanted to see the line cook win it........can you believe that I'm already blanking on her name?!?!?
Damn, I need a new career that doesn't suck the life out of me!!!
JULIA!!! I just remembered as I was ready to hit 'post'!!! *WHEW*!!!! :p
08-16-2007, 11:02 PM
You know...Julia did a real damn fine job on the show. I was really impressed by her. Yes...she was a short order cook....but one thing was: SHE COULD COOK!
Well...she got Ramsey to pay for her culinary school, so he seen her potential. I wouldn't be surprised to see her return on a future series of the show...and take the win.
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