hiking less than desirable/safe.]
Or...Let's Talk About Feelings. Ep 5 starts with who is friends with whom (Angelo->Tamesha; Ed->Tiffany).
The Quickfire: Patrick O'Connell from The Inn at Little Washington (you know, Washington, VA) challenges the chefs to cook some crabs! We're calling it that Kenny is doing too much--tasting plate? Obviously the Marylander Timothy Dean didn't fret about cleaning those pinchers. The bottom = Andrea (too heavy with the potatoes), Amanda (out of balance), and Kevin (confusion, crab was lost). The top = Ed (Thai-inspired simplicity), Kenny (trio), and Angelo (delicate). ED wins and gets immunity. Haha, he says he's "coming out of his shell." Like that crab.
The Elimination: Prepare a family-style meal in one giant team at a totally organic and humane farm in Virginia in one giant team. The farm is just a bit past Middleburg. No ingredients or cooking equipment will be known until they arrive. They have a tough time figuring out who will do what and how--it's boring and annoying.
They arrive at the farm and see grills, tons of produce, and of course the Toyota mobile pantry. Cauliflower hits the farmground, Andrea reconciles the size of her pork loin with the cool air and the crappy grill, and Eric Ripert is wearing a scarf. Chef O'Connell is wearing an amazing outfit--lavender button-down and red and tan plaid blazer. Everyone is layered.
The interlude is everyone describing Kenny with various (sometimes moderately ethnically insensitive) nicknames.
It seems like the judges enjoyed dishes from Kenny & Kevin's, Kelly & Andrea, Tamesha & Angela. Kelly's last-minute dessert was a good move, a strawberry rhubarb crisp with lemongrass-basil whipped cream.
Judge's Table: Kevin (broccoli couscous) & Kenny (curry eggplant), Andrea (pork loin) & Kelly (beet thing and the dessert) had the best dishes. Kenny takes the prize.
Stephen (turns out his salad sucked), Amanda (grandmotherly, unpolished, amateur minestrone), and Tim (lame-o) are at the bottom. Tim was told to pack his knives and go. Don't get too excited, Stephen. It should have been you, and you're probably next.
"I basically made love to that duck, to be honest witchu." Angelo wins Best Quote and Most Entertaining.
Not a bad ep. I like RoVa.
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