allison cook / chronicle / cook’s tour / bravo / top chef


October 19, 2006

For whom the bell tolls

“Also in the closings column, add laidback manor, chef-owner Randy Rucker’s downtown outpost of avant garde molecular cuisine. Rucker sold the Main St. restaurant and is now mulling his options. In an Oct. 10 email to his customer list, Rucker says that “I don’t think Houston is ready to embrace modern cuisine,” then adds, “I do know one thing, they are NOT going to go downtown to get it.”

“Rucker writes that he’s looked at Washington Avenue locations, has thought about traveling abroad or working in other cities.”

“I’ve got an idea for him, and I mean this. Why not audition for Season Three of Top Chef?I watched the premiere of Season Two last night (I’ll post about that odd experience later), and while I was idly speculating which of Houston’s young Turks might be good on the show, I thought of Rucker. He’s enthusiastic, personable, telegenic and excitable enough to make for good TV. He has strong opinions and is still finding his way. I dunno, I think it’s a natural.”


…i have been getting requests from every family member, close friend, my peers & of course “ol girl”.  they think that it would be the best thing since (at this point in your reading i would suggest you slow down your reading and begin reading like someone who is very uncomfortable  & confused) …the best thing since, bread that slices, wait-wait, slicing the bread, no?wait, wait, sliced bread.

that production team would make me the asshole, right off the bat.  everyone knows how false that accusation would be.  im afraid i would be miss-represented and people may receive the wrong idea about me.  this year’s looks like a good group of cooks, much stronger (as a whole) than the previous seasons so i hope they continue to search for good cooks.  from a production standpoint, better cooks should equal better shows because better cooks poses integrity & conviction (egos) and eventually that will led to better television…

maybe it’s worth looking into, look at tre, hes doing great.  im just not sure how i would deal with the other cooks.  shit!  who am i kidding, i have a stradegy already and im chomping at the chance to be…


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One Response to allison cook / chronicle / cook’s tour / bravo / top chef

  1. Misha says:

    Who cares? Assholes are more marketable. Its all about screen time. It doesn’t even matter who wins.

    Go manic. Be a drama queen one day, go postal the next and then self-destruct by making a dish that expresses your love for Padma made entirely of canned sardines.

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