After a few weeks off from the drivel that has become Top Chef Texas, the show returned last night desperate to find a new villain, but this isn’t a typical review series, so I’ll leave that to others to elaborate on.
Anyway, this 80-minute extended edition went through all the hoops of classic reality TV and ended just before the new day arrived. I didn’t get to it until the wee hours of the morning, but I was still bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to see what was what.
The episode’s two challenges were as opposing one could imagine. The quick fire was all about deconstructed food (which I’ve previously explained) and modern techniques. The second half was dedicated to barbecue and all of its classic glory.
As it happened, most all of the What Was That Ingredient? action took place in the earlier moments of the show. Read on to see what funktastic attempts the contestants made at impressing Nathan Myhrvold, who literally wrote the Modernist Cuisine cookbook. [A hefty investment for anyone looking to explore it]