Ted Allen

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7 Responses to Ted Allen

  1. Oz du Soleil says:

    Of course, when I saw the red jalapenos I sat up and took notice. First, I looked for Judge Zakarian. Good, he wasn’t present. Just like Judge Conant complains about raw onions, Zakarian complains about spicy food.

    It was a little disappointing that the red jalapeno wasn’t more extremely re-purposed.

    Thanks for what you’re doing here by recapping the episodes, and the blend of topics you have over all. I’m gonna have a look around.

  2. Denise Glade says:

    I was so happy when Chef Missy beat Chef Frank — what an arrogant, smug, condescending jerk he is.

  3. Fast Eddie says:

    Denise, the show is edited for ratings and drama, if you will…I personally know Frankie. He is the nicest guy in the business…and very funny…very serious at his craft with a wonderful sense of humor. Go meet him..you will have a blast.


  4. You are who you represent yourself to be and I think that how Frank presented himself left everyone to the same conclusion that Denise got. Her assessment was right on based on Frank’s representation and how he acted after the loss.

  5. Marie J. says:

    To Fast Eddie: Of course the show is edited but they did not put words in Frank’s mouth!! His attitude was absolutely despicable. During the whole episode, he was so ridiculously condescending, boasted so much about his self professed superiority above the other contestants that I kept watching in the hope he would get the boot. His facial expression when Missy won was priceless!! I am sure he is serious about his craft, but he is an arrogant guy who really got what he deserved.

  6. Oz says:

    WOW! I don’t remember all the fireworks.
    I guess I tuned out when the red jalapenos were handled without any imagination. Frank? Arrogant? Missy? Ok …


  7. Yes, Frank was quite smug and holier than thou. He’s a good cook and more experienced than Missy (maybe even me at 23 years), but this “game” is more than about having tons of knowledge. You must be able to make decisions super fast and be organized. Your not competing against other people really; you’re competing against the clock. I had two paper towel fires and trouble finding a can opener (neither shown on the episode)- that time wasted got me behind enough where I wasn’t able to present my plate as I would have liked. I still think the fritter that I produced took more skill than a salad… of course I’m a bit biased.

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