1st) Mom is not sure if she is going to stay up and watch Top Chef tonight. She is tired but last week it was over 5 days before the episode was "On Demand"! She doesn't want to wait FIVE days to see this important episode!
2) Mom thinks Jen may go home tonight. She's not sure, but she feels it is a strong possibility.
2a) The world would not end if Bryan V. won. But he is so serious and dull? dreary? that mom doesn't want him to.
2b) Mom REALLY wants Kevin to win. (And so do most of mom's fellow bloggers.) He has a great personality and is really nice.
3) Mom wants Michael V. TO GO DOWN IN FLAMES!
She is so SICK of his "I cook Kevin's food on my day off" that she just wants him GONE, baby, GONE.
And apparently, Tom Colicchio is tired of listening to Michael's whining as well. Because this is what he says in last week's blog:
On the one hand, it seems Kevin won by default, as his slightly overcooked lamb was minor in scope compared with the errors in conception and execution of his fellow chefs. On the other hand, however, I believe that Kevin was the best choice anyway, both to win the challenge and to go on to compete for the spot at the next Bocuse d’Or, and here’s why: I don’t care how often Michael says that he cooks like Kevin on his days off – we know Kevin has great skills. They’re not even at question. While Kevin does not typically think of food along the lines that they do in the Bocuse d’Or, he has handled every challenge – this one included – extremely intelligently, ascertaining what the particular challenge called for, what its potential pitfalls might be (so he could sidestep them), and what might be both a clever and a truly delicious dish to present for that particular challenge. I think that though it’s not his normal inclination to cook as they do for the Bocuse d’Or, if given the time to prepare for the competition, Kevin would apply that same intelligence about food to that particular challenge and would rise to it not only ably but admirably. I think his food would be as precise and as intricate and well presented as anyone’s. If he succeeds in securing the slot at the competition, I believe he’ll get there. The overriding challenge is to make delicious food, and Kevin’s was more precisely cooked and had better flavor than the others, period.
Tom has said this before about Kevin, and Michael, and that is why I love reading his blog. It is also really interesting to read Tom as the judge and a "what you don't see" guy. If you haven't been reading his blog, you're missing out.
So, that's mom's Thursday Three. Mom wants to know what your thoughts are, fellow bloggers? As for me, I don't care, but I sure would love some of the food they cook on Top Chef.