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Let's Dish: Hell's Kitchen 4.13

Let's Dish: Hell's Kitchen 4.13

Last night the competition on Hell's Kitchen was intense: the final three contestants — challenge winning Christina, determined Corey, and tender hearted Petrozza — took turns running the kitchen. They had to recreate one of Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes based on taste and spent some time with their family members. To tell me your thoughts about the episode and check out mine,

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  1. Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen?
  2. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? (Petrozza's dad was adorable!)
  3. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge?
  4. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice?
  5. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing?
  6. What happened to Christina at the dinner service?
  7. Who was the best at running the kitchen?
  8. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous?
  9. Who should win?

Gordon obviously favors the final three because he had a lot of nice things to say! Here are some of his most memorable quotes:

  • On Christina's challenge win: I don't think we've had anyone win so many challenges back to back!
  • On the female's role in the kitchen: Nice girls don't make great chefs.
  • On taking control of the kitchen: When we get to dinner service tonight, you have to run it or else it will run you.
  • On tricking the chefs: Potential sabotages? Lumpy potatoes, we'll put basil in instead of mint, and we can leave the peas out of the risotto.
  • On selecting the final two: This is the moment I dread, honestly this is the bit I don't enjoy because somebody has to go home.
  • Photos courtesy of Fox.

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MarieLouise MarieLouise 7 years
1.) Definitely noticeable. It'll be funny to see when she gets picked for a team next week (or if she gets picked...maybe someone will just get stuck with her)2.) Every season they do it, it's cute. 3.) Not at all. I'm not a big Christina fan (she's kind of annoying - does anyone else notice she talks with a lot of tongue? I can always see her tongue when she talks...), but I knew she'd win that challenge since she was the only one really paying attention. I almost wish that the other contestants didn't get to retaste the dish after they ate while they were recreating it.4.) Doubtful...5.) I think it's silly - and unrealistic. I understand it's purpose though. These chefs have been working together for a while now, and aren't used to bossing each other around. By pushing them really hard, and making it extreme, then hopefully they'll meet in the middle - which they all did.6.) Christina is a good chef - but she's aloof sometimes. She wasn't paying enough attention. Just like last week when she kept burning Ramsey. Corey hit the nail on the head at elimination with her "deer in headlights" comment...7.) Petrozza - by a long shot. Corey was scatter-brained, and Christina was just plain annoying. I think she was yelling just for the sake of yelling to look good in front of Ramsey. 8.) Do you think when Ramsey's cooking for a head chef, he says "Chef, yes" ?9.) Petrozza. By far, Petrozza. Christina would make a great sous chef, not executive chef. She's just not there yet. Petrozza is a great cook (I can't really remember any time that Ramsey has called him out in dinner service for bringing forward bad food), and he had great, fair authority in the kitchen.Next week will be good...yes?
MarieLouise MarieLouise 7 years
1.) Definitely noticeable. It'll be funny to see when she gets picked for a team next week (or if she gets picked...maybe someone will just get stuck with her) 2.) Every season they do it, it's cute. 3.) Not at all. I'm not a big Christina fan (she's kind of annoying - does anyone else notice she talks with a lot of tongue? I can always see her tongue when she talks...), but I knew she'd win that challenge since she was the only one really paying attention. I almost wish that the other contestants didn't get to retaste the dish after they ate while they were recreating it. 4.) Doubtful... 5.) I think it's silly - and unrealistic. I understand it's purpose though. These chefs have been working together for a while now, and aren't used to bossing each other around. By pushing them really hard, and making it extreme, then hopefully they'll meet in the middle - which they all did. 6.) Christina is a good chef - but she's aloof sometimes. She wasn't paying enough attention. Just like last week when she kept burning Ramsey. Corey hit the nail on the head at elimination with her "deer in headlights" comment... 7.) Petrozza - by a long shot. Corey was scatter-brained, and Christina was just plain annoying. I think she was yelling just for the sake of yelling to look good in front of Ramsey. 8.) Do you think when Ramsey's cooking for a head chef, he says "Chef, yes" ? 9.) Petrozza. By far, Petrozza. Christina would make a great sous chef, not executive chef. She's just not there yet. Petrozza is a great cook (I can't really remember any time that Ramsey has called him out in dinner service for bringing forward bad food), and he had great, fair authority in the kitchen. Next week will be good...yes?
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
Oooooooh Fuzzles, the visions you make dance in my head.:DROOL:
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I think it's all about imagining his passion in the kitchen transferring to the same level in the bedroom...or shower, or kitchen table! Well, that and his size 15 feet! :)
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
fuzzles and craving, I'm with you. My husband doesn't understand that attraction, but I told him, if GR ever came into my life in that way, I'd be gone. LMAO Probably the only guy that could do that too. hehehe
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
1. Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen? OMG was it ever. I think last week when she was eliminated was the first time I actually cheered OUT LOUD at a reality show. LORD that woman irritated the bejeezus out of me! 2. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? (Petrozza's dad was adorable!) ** Cute? Nah, expected, yes. I do like how close they all were to their fams though. 3. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge? No, Christina has been my favorite since day 1. I knew she would go far, and I LOVE it when I'm right! 4. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice? I would imagine they used it in the bar (if there is one) otherwise, probably not. 5. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing? I always look forward to this week, the one right before the finale. It's when the contestants really show their hands. I think though that when Ramsey role plays one of the chefs, he ought to be a bit more argumentative like they are. Really get in their faces and pi** them off. You know like when they tell him he screwed up, go "That wasn't me! I didn't do that!" and see how they handle it. Otherwise I think the role playing is HILARIOUS! 6. What happened to Christina at the dinner service? My girl had a horrible night. IT happens. Fortunately Ramsey could see beyond that to her real ability. I mean come one, the girl has won more challenges than just about anyone else! That's gotta mean something more than one bad night in the kitchen. 7. Who was the best at running the kitchen? I think Corey did the best, unfortunately. 8. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous? No, it sounds like a** kissing LMAO I hate that phrase. Yes Sir would be better. 9. Who should win? Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina Christina
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
First panting, now oozing! *fanning self* ;) I'm with you, cravinsugar! Something about the guy just makes me want to break out a can of Crisco and a spatula! ;)
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
First panting, now oozing! *fanning self* ;) I'm with you, cravinsugar! Something about the guy just makes me want to break out a can of Crisco and a spatula! ;)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 7 years
I Actually woouldn't mind saying "yes, chef" in that context to chef ramsey...something about him on the show...just oozes that special something lol
mom2ross mom2ross 7 years
"Glamourous? Maybe. I would like to be panting "Yes, chef! Yes Chef! Yes Chef!" Okay, jinx - THAT was funny! LOL
mom2ross mom2ross 7 years
"Glamourous? Maybe. I would like to be panting "Yes, chef! Yes Chef! Yes Chef!" Okay, jinx - THAT was funny! LOL
Jinx Jinx 7 years
Yes, things were calmer without Jen. Petrozza is adorable, but I'm with mom2ross on what Corey's boyfriend thinks after the airing. No, I wasn't surprised Christina won the taste test challenge, Petrozza completely forgot the puree, and Corey agreed that the meat was a major miss. Who knows if they used the hand crushed ice, but that didn't look pleasant. I'm not a fan of the role playing, they should be clear and loud, but it doesn't seem like he's happy until they are swearing and insulting. That said, I loved when Petrozza said "I wished I got to throw a plate", lol!Christina fell apart, you screw up, and then its the domino affect, and its hard to get it back, especially with the pressure they have. I'm going with Petrozza at the pass.Glamourous? Maybe. I would like to be panting "Yes, chef! Yes Chef! Yes Chef!" :rotfl:Petrozza should win, he's been my favourite for a while now. At first, because he was so funny and entertaining, but he became a man of substance since hen in a pumpkin! :D
Jinx Jinx 7 years
Yes, things were calmer without Jen. Petrozza is adorable, but I'm with mom2ross on what Corey's boyfriend thinks after the airing. No, I wasn't surprised Christina won the taste test challenge, Petrozza completely forgot the puree, and Corey agreed that the meat was a major miss. Who knows if they used the hand crushed ice, but that didn't look pleasant. I'm not a fan of the role playing, they should be clear and loud, but it doesn't seem like he's happy until they are swearing and insulting. That said, I loved when Petrozza said "I wished I got to throw a plate", lol! Christina fell apart, you screw up, and then its the domino affect, and its hard to get it back, especially with the pressure they have. I'm going with Petrozza at the pass. Glamourous? Maybe. I would like to be panting "Yes, chef! Yes Chef! Yes Chef!" :rotfl: Petrozza should win, he's been my favourite for a while now. At first, because he was so funny and entertaining, but he became a man of substance since hen in a pumpkin! :D
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Has it ever been said why Petrozza is often seen wearing what appears to be large rubber bands around his hands? Just curious. Can't wait for next week! On a who-I'd-rather-work-with level, I would choose Petrozza on his personality and experience. But I really do think that Christina has more raw talent. Tough call!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Has it ever been said why Petrozza is often seen wearing what appears to be large rubber bands around his hands? Just curious. Can't wait for next week! On a who-I'd-rather-work-with level, I would choose Petrozza on his personality and experience. But I really do think that Christina has more raw talent. Tough call!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 7 years
cravinsugar, I thought Corey should've won the challenge too. The raspberry syrup and cream was not as obvious as the meat. That was pretty impressive.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 7 years
I wonder if Jen will purposefully sabotage the team she is cooking for if it ends up being Christina's team...I loved the cut from next week where she says she isn't bitter...that's a tip off that she is extremely bitter lol. I just want to punch her. I hate that she will be back in the that kitchen at all...I saw that Ben was back too...and Matty...who looks like he is always ready to cry...
Livvy-P Livvy-P 7 years
1. Yes! I'm so glad she's gone! I actually tensed up when I saw her in the previews for next week. YUCK!!! She is such a nasty b*tch.2. I couldn't get over how much Petrozza & his dad looked alike!! He & Christina got the cute awards - they were both so happy!3. I thought that GR might throw Petrozza a bone, but he was right - he totally missed the puree. And she was the smartest one! She didn't rest, she knew that there would be something coming. 4. No way. Tedious grunt work. They definitely buy their cubes!5. I said the same thing last year - it is ridiculous. Do you remember Bonnie & Rock doing the role playing? It's just unrealistic. 6. She totally choked. But she seemed to pull it together, after her mini-meltdown.7. Petrozza. I would never be able to take orders from Christina. GR is right - she seems too cheerleader-y. 8. Totally just you. But I do love when GR says "congratulations, yes?!" 9. Honestly, I'm not sure. Petrozza has the experience, but Christina can be molded into an AMAZING chef. she clearly has a lot of talent. I'm just afraid that she is too young to have that kind of responsibility. I mean, she just graduated from culinary school! I'm just not sure that she is ready yet, even though I think she is the more talented of the two.
Livvy-P Livvy-P 7 years
1. Yes! I'm so glad she's gone! I actually tensed up when I saw her in the previews for next week. YUCK!!! She is such a nasty b*tch. 2. I couldn't get over how much Petrozza & his dad looked alike!! He & Christina got the cute awards - they were both so happy! 3. I thought that GR might throw Petrozza a bone, but he was right - he totally missed the puree. And she was the smartest one! She didn't rest, she knew that there would be something coming. 4. No way. Tedious grunt work. They definitely buy their cubes! 5. I said the same thing last year - it is ridiculous. Do you remember Bonnie & Rock doing the role playing? It's just unrealistic. 6. She totally choked. But she seemed to pull it together, after her mini-meltdown. 7. Petrozza. I would never be able to take orders from Christina. GR is right - she seems too cheerleader-y. 8. Totally just you. But I do love when GR says "congratulations, yes?!" 9. Honestly, I'm not sure. Petrozza has the experience, but Christina can be molded into an AMAZING chef. she clearly has a lot of talent. I'm just afraid that she is too young to have that kind of responsibility. I mean, she just graduated from culinary school! I'm just not sure that she is ready yet, even though I think she is the more talented of the two.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 7 years
1. Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen? YES! It was amazing actually. You can tell the three left had respect for each other. 2. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? (Petrozza's dad was adorable!) Yes, and am glad Christina won the challenge to spend more time with her parents. 3. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge? Yes, I think Corey should have won even with the wrong meat because of her addition of the raspberry syrup to the meat sauce 4. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice? I couldn't tell 5. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing? I was a little disappointed...in the previews it looked like Petrozza finally flipped out, but it was all role play 6. What happened to Christina at the dinner service? I think winning so many challenges puts her to at ease and she isn't on top of her game. I also think she kicked but in on the pass. Who was the best at running the kitchen? 7. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous? yes and no, really I would prefer "yes, your Majesty" 8. Who should win? I think Christina should win. PAtrozza is to worried about being nice all the time and avoids situations where he could be more assertive...plus Christina just seems like she has it all together...on her game, etc MOST of the time
cravinsugar cravinsugar 7 years
1. Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen? YES! It was amazing actually. You can tell the three left had respect for each other.2. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? (Petrozza's dad was adorable!) Yes, and am glad Christina won the challenge to spend more time with her parents.3. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge? Yes, I think Corey should have won even with the wrong meat because of her addition of the raspberry syrup to the meat sauce4. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice? I couldn't tell5. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing? I was a little disappointed...in the previews it looked like Petrozza finally flipped out, but it was all role play6. What happened to Christina at the dinner service? I think winning so many challenges puts her to at ease and she isn't on top of her game. I also think she kicked but in on the pass. Who was the best at running the kitchen? 7. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous? yes and no, really I would prefer "yes, your Majesty" 8. Who should win? I think Christina should win. PAtrozza is to worried about being nice all the time and avoids situations where he could be more assertive...plus Christina just seems like she has it all together...on her game, etc MOST of the time
mom2ross mom2ross 7 years
1. Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen? Yes, and I can only hope she notices that when she's at home watching these episodes.2. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? They always get that way when they're parents come (so do I) (Petrozza's dad was adorable!) He was a bigger Petrozza, wasn't he? Too cute...3. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge? Only a little. It was between a forgotten ingredient and a wrong one. But good on Corey for getting the raspberry right when no one else did. 4. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice? Who knows, lots of things they do probably aren't truly used. I mean, now that it's down to 3 people, who did all the prep and cooking anyway? The two back up chefs? Or has there been a behind the scenes staff all along? (I'm guessing the latter.) 5. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing? I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face, either. 6. What happened to Christina at the dinner service? She always does that - wins the challenge then falls apart during service. It just points out the fact that she's still a student, not yet a "working" chef.7. Who was the best at running the kitchen? I'll say Petrozza. He's fair, honest, kind hearted but still firm. If I were working for him, I'd do my best out of respect for him. 8. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous? It sounds important when you're saying it in the context of this show to people who are still aspiring. In real life? I work with someone who was a chef and calls others by that title when she speaks with them and it just sounds pompous. Although it could just be her...LOL 9. Who should win? Honestly, I'm siding with Petrozza now. Even though he (admittedly) is dirty, he's showing the best of everything. Either way, neither contesant will re running Gordon's restaurant. They'll be there to work, come up with a new dish here and there, and people will eat there to say they did. After the novelty wears off, they'll probably move on either of their own volition or Gordon's. I'm just glad we only have one more night to watch. Next week will prove interesting when the past contestants come back. (Remember Christina already told Corey she'd pick her for her team?)Oh, Yum? In case you're reading this...Ask Corey if she is still with her boyfriend. It would be interesting to know what he thought of her trying to seduce LouRoss and acting as if her womanly ways could get her whatever she wants. I bet that didn't go over well...ha ha.
mom2ross mom2ross 7 years
1. Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen? Yes, and I can only hope she notices that when she's at home watching these episodes. 2. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? They always get that way when they're parents come (so do I) (Petrozza's dad was adorable!) He was a bigger Petrozza, wasn't he? Too cute... 3. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge? Only a little. It was between a forgotten ingredient and a wrong one. But good on Corey for getting the raspberry right when no one else did. 4. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice? Who knows, lots of things they do probably aren't truly used. I mean, now that it's down to 3 people, who did all the prep and cooking anyway? The two back up chefs? Or has there been a behind the scenes staff all along? (I'm guessing the latter.) 5. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing? I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face, either. 6. What happened to Christina at the dinner service? She always does that - wins the challenge then falls apart during service. It just points out the fact that she's still a student, not yet a "working" chef. 7. Who was the best at running the kitchen? I'll say Petrozza. He's fair, honest, kind hearted but still firm. If I were working for him, I'd do my best out of respect for him. 8. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous? It sounds important when you're saying it in the context of this show to people who are still aspiring. In real life? I work with someone who was a chef and calls others by that title when she speaks with them and it just sounds pompous. Although it could just be her...LOL 9. Who should win? Honestly, I'm siding with Petrozza now. Even though he (admittedly) is dirty, he's showing the best of everything. Either way, neither contesant will re running Gordon's restaurant. They'll be there to work, come up with a new dish here and there, and people will eat there to say they did. After the novelty wears off, they'll probably move on either of their own volition or Gordon's. I'm just glad we only have one more night to watch. Next week will prove interesting when the past contestants come back. (Remember Christina already told Corey she'd pick her for her team?) Oh, Yum? In case you're reading this... Ask Corey if she is still with her boyfriend. It would be interesting to know what he thought of her trying to seduce LouRoss and acting as if her womanly ways could get her whatever she wants. I bet that didn't go over well...ha ha.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 7 years
On the female's role in the kitchen: Nice girls don't make great chefs. -- That made me laugh. Corey? A nice girl? Was the mood noticeably more relaxed without Jen? I thought so. She was acting too much in her own self-interest and being dishonest towards the end. It's hard to relax when you have someone like that around. Wasn't it cute how emotional the contestants got when they saw their family members? (Petrozza's dad was adorable!) I'm sure it was a huge relief to see their families after being isolated from them for so long. Were you surprised Christina won the taste test challenge? No. She was very smart to be mindful of a possible challenge. I wish that they didn't give the extra plate for Corey and Petrozza to taste! I would have been interested to see what those two would come up with. Did they actually use the hand crushed ice? Probably not. Heh. What did you think of Ramsay and the contestants' role playing? I thought it was a little silly. Why do you have be have a jerk to be able to successful run a kitchen? It depends on the people that work under you - if you garner their respect, you don't have to beat them up to work for you (in my opinion). What happened to Christina at the dinner service? I don't know. Maybe it shook her up to be under someone else at helm? Who was the best at running the kitchen? I suppose of the three... it was Petrozza. Christina had the benefit of knowing that the other chefs were sabotaging the contestants and she didn't really ever seem at ease with that role. I was really surprised that Corey faltered - I thought for sure that she would rise to the challenge. She always seemed like more of an authoritative type to me. Is it just me or does the phrase, "Yes, chef!" sound glamorous? I think it's just you, too. ;-) Who should win? Not sure... I'm still leaning towards Christina. She's young, creative and has a lot of potential. Petrozza's a nice guy, but I haven't seen him do anything to stand out yet.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
1. YES! i think that the 3 final contestants last night really got along better w/o her 2. it's always nice - but haven't they seen the show before in previous seasons? the final 3 ALWAYS get to see their families/loved ones. 3. nope - i think that she won another taste challenge, and um...you would have to be pretty dumb to not realize the twist there to think that gordon would make them replicate the dish. 4. doubtful. who wants an inconsistent looking piece of ice in your drink? it's all about aesthetics at the bar 5. it's nothing out of the ordinary :) i like to see this each season. 6. i'm going to say nerves - that's common to mess up multiple times once you get off on the wrong foot. at least she was good at the hot plate. 7. i do feel like christina did a great job 8. lol...i'm tired of hearing it. if christina said it one more time to gordon, i was going to scream. 9. personally i think that christina should win - she could really learn a lot at his restaurant, but i think that based on experience, petrozza is the most qualified. it's going to be a tough one.
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