The "Next Iron Chef" must be crafty and resourceful. Not clueless. Or ... pickled.
Perhaps if chef Tim Love had spent as much time trying to wow the "Next Iron Chef" judges as he did finding clever drinking vessels — a food storage container, a ladle — he'd still be in the hunt.
Seriously, what's up with that cowboy?
The chef from the Lone Star State served up a salad — a simple kale salad! — during the first round of competition as Season 5 of "Next Iron Chef" got underway Sunday night on Food Network. The judges were offended. Not just at the lack of creativity and ingenuity that went into the dish, but because Love bragged that he had so much time left over during the hourlong challenge that he made a steak for himself and made time for plenty of white wine.
If only he'd served that salad with some slivers of that steak that he cooked over the open coals.
Now that would have made sense for the chef known for his barbecuing ways.
Love instead managed to offend the judges a second time, during the sudden-death elimination round, when he decided to take that opportunity to do something fancy with kale, frying it up nice and crispy.