Monday, March 31, 2008
Top Chef, Episode 3: Dale Talde
There continues to be scant little published about Dale Talde on Season Three of Top Chef. It is, however, refreshing to note that we seem to have moved beyond Dale is Hung. Now I think it's fair to say that Dale is the silent killer. I say this due to the fact that most people say he is talented, cocky, and a good cook, yet they say surprisingly little about his actions on the show with relation to some of the other guests. Lately the only substantive post concerning Dale was highly positive if not terse, saying that Dale has not yet had his moment in the sun, being constantly overshadowed by the work of others. Judging from this example, though, Dale appears to have become an exceptional cook since the days when we slugged it out side by side in the stifling heat of a mid-summer Hudson Valley Skills kitchen (k-14) roasting veal bones and clarifying consomme.
Food Dale has cooked:
soy-marinated tuna taco with avocado-yuzu puree, mango-jalapeno pickle and tequila cream
grilled pork and pineapple skewers with smoked red curry BBQ sauce and marinated mushrooms and edamame
Go Dale. You bad as hell, bro.