Writing Can Be Murder

February 26, 2009

Lessons learned from the Top Chef finale

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 8:46 pm

Spoiler alert — if you don’t know who won and you don’t want to know, don’t read on.

This is what I learned (all over again) last night:

1) Be true to yourself — the second Carla started taking Casey’s suggestions I knew she was doomed to third place. (And seriously, CASEY? maybe I’d listen to Richard, but never, ever Casey — there’s a reason she wasn’t chosen by the other two chefs)

2) Everything is subjective — watching experts argue over whether or not a dish is exceptional means there are no absolute “rights” or “wrongs”.

3) Admitting you screwed up with grace takes courage, but the end result leaves people feeling good about you.

4) Cowardice pays — Josea stuck Stefan with the alligator because he was afraid to cook it. He cooked his venison dish because he was afraid to make a dessert.


1 Comment »

  1. I’m terrified of chefs thanks to all these cooking competitions. We’ve been watching Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – and not only would I faint dead away if I ever came face to face with Chef Ramsay, I’m also afraid to eat in most restaurants now.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — February 27, 2009 @ 2:22 am | Reply

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