Maybe I'm losing it, but I think Next Food Network Star has finally gotten really good this season. Hey, I'm not saying It's Top Chef. Not by any stretch. But on it's own, and compared to other years, I think the tests are better and the contestants are better. It also seems last week and this week not so much the "enjoyable trainwreck" as much as an actual enjoyable show.
I'm thinking of the first test and I thought I was a decent cook but ... yeah I can do a pineapple, but not a coconut. Forget what the others were right now, but damn that was hard! Anyone on here can do all of those opening challenges?
To make matters worse I love fish but I've never had to skin, scale or debone one. Bless my lazy ass the market always has that done before I ever get there. I have no reason (sorta) to learn.
So all that said, I think they had it tough. And to combine fish with grape juice or chocolate or marshmellow fluff? Wooooo. Difficult. As for fish and fruit loops. Totally impossible (unless you can up with sour and spicy components.)
I will say this though. When it came down to Nipa and Adam, I shook my head. Knowing how much they soooo want Indian cusine on FN I said oh, damn, goodbye Adam cause they always keep Nipa. Kiss of death time and then wham, they actually got rid of her! Yeaaa!!!!!!
Atop which who'da thought Lisa the Dallas Diva gets better every episode? Although the crazy cook still cooks in very high heels and $300 blouses. (sigh) And who thought Kelsey could turn it down?
Btw, is it just me or with all the judge's recent (prior to this episode) Kelsey bashing seem lame when the 15 second opening of every single Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals is 10X more over the top then Kelsey has ever been???