Top Two Battle To Prize Coming This Weekend
Before beginning an excellent synopsis and overview, as expected, if any of yon readers should be interested in being on Food Network's Worst Cook in America, here's some information from the web site:
Are you — or someone you know — a complete disaster in the kitchen? Tell us about the Worst Cook in your life.
Send the following information to mailto:FNDish@foodnetwork.com subject ="Worst Cooks Casting"
1. Name and hometown of your worst cook. You can nominate yourself or someone else in your life..
2. Tell us a little about the person you are nominating: their age, what they do, what’s their personality and why are they great for the show?
3. Why does this person need to be sent to Worst Cooks Boot Camp?
4. What are some of this person's worst, funniest or scariest cooking disasters?
Thus it would seem that the plan is to continue with this show and I suppose it was entertainment in a fashion. This cooking food show junkee was entertained but there was some disappointment.
Recent skill drills included making a comfort food, preparing a nutritious meal for school children, and replicating a meal prepared by a mentor.
The competition moves on to the elimination challenge which varies like the skill drill. The most recent episode had the remaining four contenders preparing a meal for a loved one. Husbands, children and fiances were flown in to be culinary critics of dishes that would be served without identifying the chef who prepared it. The mentor and family members critiqued the dishes presented to them. They did not know who prepared the dishes presented to them. Under this scenario, a close family member or loved one could be responsible for the elimination of their beloved contender.
The show began with each cooking member overseeing the cooking instructions of eight contenders. Each week brought its incidences of cooking tragedies, pathos, laughter, learning and angst. I did my best to learn a thing or two as I'd like to cook better. My disappointment came in that these so-called worst cooks in America were being taught cooking skills way above my level.
I'm just not convinced that the cooking skills taught were the sorts the "worst" cooks in America need to learn.
Over the course of the contest the contenders have had to cook for school children and their own family. They've had to make diner comfort food and combine extreme flavor combinations. They've made pizza and seafood towers and had to replicate dishes made by their mentors.
In the end, the two remaining contenders are Vinnie and Kelli.
Vinnie, poor Vinnie. He's a nice guy, a big amiable fellow who wanted his son to so much enjoy his steak that he almost cried with joy when he did. Throughout this competition, Vinnie's been criticized by Bobby unmercifully for his inability to control his time.
The final two competitors will be cooking a three course meal for some tough critics on behalf of their mentors Ann and Bobby. I see these two finalists as being about equal in talent though I'd give a slight edge to Vinnie.
The final show is scheduled to be aired on Food Network, Sunday night, 4/1/12, at 9pm.
The first post on the "Worst Cook in America":
Food Network's "Worst Cook in America",an Intriguing Concept
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