Jesse Sandlin of Abacrombie was told to pack her knives on last night’s Top Chef episode. But, on Food Network, Father Leo bested Bobby Flay in a fajita throwdown. I’m proud of both of them. They put Maryland in the food spotlight.
This season’s Top Chef contestants are topnotch. Jesse hung in there for a while, but she came up in the bottom group too many times. Her days were numbered. You can get a recap of the show on managing editor Max’s excellent blog.
But don’t dismiss Jesse. She does some great cooking at Abacrombie. I’m still dreaming about a red-wine braised lamb shank she cooked at an all-female chefs dinner sponsored by the Baltimore Foodies. Check out its website for other fun food events.
Father Leo Patalinghug is no cooking slouch either. He certainly kept chef Flay on his toes last night. And he’s such a charmer. I think we’ll see more of him.