My dear wife Karen and I are relaxing in front of the wide screen with some easy-to-watch TV, as we like to do, and a previously DVR’ed episode of “Guy’s Grocery Games” from the Food Network is winding down.
I’m splitting my attention between the contestants and my iPad Air and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, as is my habit here in the living room of our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Reading some of my friends on BloggyVillge. Patting some rescue mutt. Watching some chefs from Washington, D.C., Cleveland and Seattle.
The guy from Cleveland made kielbasa in the first round when they were ordered to cook foods to represent their hometown, and I started cheering for him. The dude from D.C. made beef tartar, causing me to pay even more attention to the flat scree, enough to shout my opinion that streak tartar had absolutely nothing to do with the culinary traits of our nation’s capital. The fourth contestant was eliminated for some other faux pax.
I concentrated on you all and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle until the final round, when I noticed that called to cook something two ways, D.C. dude chose one of those dishes to be lamb tartar.
I announced to MDW Karen how nobody I knew ordered uncooked meat when I lived down there, grabbed my iPad Air to snap this chef’s picture, and actively started rooting for the west coast chef who was preparing cooked fish two ways.
Guy Fieri and the judges ate and deliberated.
The cooked food won. Guy said it was because he gave them tartar twice.
I didn’t try to get either contestants’ name, figuring the only people who cared were friends and family. If you are friend or family, please feel free to comment below with a name.
Have you ever cooked, or eaten, a tar dish? Have you ever washed ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’ on the Food Network, and if so, what do you think of the show? If you’re cooking to win and the final round is ‘two ways,’ what’s your final two dishes??