Karla tanked last night

@cripfemme (7718)
United States
February 26, 2009 12:31pm CST
As many of you know here, I was rooting for Karla to win this show. She would have been the first African American woman to win and makes the kind of food I like. However, last night she tanked completely. She let her sous chef, Casey from a previous season, direct what she was going to do rather than making her own food. She lets herself get talked into things. As an artists, I am that way too sometimes although I am working on overcoming that. I think she would have won the show if she would have cooked the food she actually wanted to cook and based on her exit interview, she knows that too. I'm really happy Hosea beat Stefan. He was just too obnoxious. Now, all I'm waiting for is to see if Hosea and Leah are together. I'm going to watch the reunion show just to find that out. Have you ever been in a situation like Karla where you knew what you should be doing but let someone else talk you into something different?
2 responses
• United States
26 Feb 09
I was very dissapointed in Karla. when the show first started i thought she was going to get voted off very quickly. but she proved herself worthy of being on that show. i was actually rooting for her to win as well. either her or hosea. im just glad stefan didnt win! that guy drove me nuts! i also think carla would have won if she didnt let casey talk her into doing what she did. she should have cooked from her heart and soul like she always did. but, i know how it is to get talked into something, you second guess yourself and think that maybe the other person may have a better idea. ive learned to try not to give into that but just to go with my gut. PS - i personally knew Rich - or Richard - on the show this year. i was really bummed that he got voted off so early. I was an admin at the culinary school he went to so i was rooting for him at first - and then jamie because her restaurant is right down the road from out friends house! have to represent the hometown!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Wow, Jamie's restaurant is right down the street from your house! I have to know where you live now so I can plan to go if you live anywhere near where I'm going to be. And you knew Richard personally? I think I found a food aficionado on myLot. I'm totally not an aficionado, but I love food.
• United States
27 Feb 09
yea- she is in san francisco - in Hayes Valley on the corner of Hayes and Gough streets. Its called Absinthe. I havent gone there yet but i would love to. and yea- Richard was in one of the new classes they started at SDCI - san diego culinary institute. his glass was great and he is an awesome guy! he works at confidential in San Diego and my co-worker went to his restaurant right before the show started. this was my favorite season besides the first one since i knew of people and restaurants this year!
• United States
27 Feb 09
I was disappointed with Carla as well. I think she would have won if she would have followed her initial instincts. I was rooting for her. Everytime she tries to get overcomplicated with a dish it ends up being a failure. She should just stick to tasty simple food. But I do respect the fact that she took a chance trying something new. She definently wasn't playing it safe. I don't think Hosea deserved to win. I haven't really been impressed with the dishes he has put out all season and i think there have been better and more creative people that have been voted off. As arrogant as Stefan was he did win more challenges and he has presented more creative food throughout the season. Unfortunently I think his personality turned off the judges and that is the true reason he did not win. I think some of the rules of Top Chef should be changed. The majority of the competition is not based on how well the chefs lead others, it is just based on how well the food they present tastes. If this is the case then the team leaders of group challenges and Restaurant Wars should not automatically go home. Too many contestants admit that they have played it safe to get farther in the game. I think it would be a more realistic show if they are able to weigh in past perfomance when they are making decisions to eliminate cast members. This will be the only way they will truly choose the Top Chef.
• United States
27 Feb 09
i really liked your post and think that you have a very valid point on them changing some of the rules of the show