Howie walks forward to meet the first challenge. Padma pulls out a small glass prep bowl and tells him to identify the ingredient by tasting it. I can't believe he's not blindfolded. Even without tasting it, I can see it's tomato paste. THROUGH MY TELEVISION! Howie nails it, Padma dings the bell for his right answer, and we both go to the back of the line. How freakin' easy was that? Meanwhile, in a real spelling bee, the bell only dings when you get the answer wrong. Being from India, you'd think Padma would know that. Rocco puts a plate in front of Joey and tells him to identify it by sight. It appears to be a suspicious-looking sausage. Or a horse's willy. Joey tells us, "You just get up to that table and you got Padma looking at you looking all sexy today and then you got this asshole right next to her and your mind just goes blank." Heh. Joey thinks the suspicious-looking sausage is lotus root, but it's yuca. Sara M. sips something liquidly and beige and says, "Peanut butter. No! Sesame! Tahini!" Unfortunately, they have to take her first answer, and Padma tells her she's out. If she's out, why did Padma ring the bell? I think she's high again. The Brians get quail eggs, Sara N. doesn't get raspberry vinegar, and Dale incorrectly identifies taro root as water chestnuts. Like Bravo even knows what taro root is.
Episode Report CardKeckler: C- | 931 USERS: B-
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