9:16 am July 29, 2010, by John Kessler
See this lovely plate of seared salmon with mushrooms, onions and some kind of neon-green velouté of alien brain? Well, friends, this verdant elixir is a pea puree that won the elimination challenge for heretofore under-performing cheftestant Alex.
This pea puree was so silky that guest judge Art Smith was practically felled by a case of the vapors. Alex not only won the challenge, but he will get his bald pate immortalized in a likeness on the wall of a Palm restaurant.
The problem? Alex may have stolen the pea puree!
Ed — good old Ed — spent the better part of the last half of the show searching hither and yon for his pea puree. Not in the fridge. Not in the pantry. Not splattered on the walls, or caked on Amanda’s face as part of her beauty regimen for flawless, luminescent skin. “Alex, are you sure you haven’t seen my pea puree?” Ed asked, over and over and over again.
What do you think? Did Alex grab the goo and go?
By the way, check out the trending hashtag on Twitter — #peapuree.
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