So Top Chef. Ummm...Top Chef. Ok, this show is getting progressively unrecappable. The laid back, I'd-like-to-share-a-beer-with-them personalities either being kicked off (Carlos, Josie) or are transforming into grotesquely mean pit bulls (ILAN!!!!). Last week's show was the worst. I kinda hate Marcel but even I couldn't stomach the bus-throwing that was happening. I simply can't beleive that the schoolyard taunts coming out of Sam, Cliff and Ilan's mouths. It was kind of mind blowing, and not in a good way. The only person in Top Chef that acts like a human being on a consistent basis is Elia. And I'm sure in the next few episode she will a. become evil or b. get kicked off. And even more frustating, fratty Michael seems to be coming up with the goods.
So today I found out one of the consultants I work with is a freelance food writer. Yes, someone who actually gets paid by a real magazine. Actually TWO real magazines. He went to culinary school with Marcel from Top Chef and studied under Otto from Top Chef. He told me that Marcel was surprisingly normal and is mystified why he would allow himself to be typecast the way he is. And my inside source let me know that in all the years of culinary school Marcel had never utter the words "molecular gastronomy" or made any kind of foam.