Back at the lofts, Colicchio arrives for his Sniff 'n' Sneer. He asks what they're working on. Oh, just get out, you big, fat, pink ass! Elia, chopping mushrooms, says, "I am working on chopping my mushrooms." HA! Take THAT, Chef Sniff 'n' Sneer! Colicchio asks what the mushrooms are for. "For a mushroom soup," Elia says, turning around to look at him. "Okay," Colicchio says, sort of confused by her shortness. Elia asks if she can ask him to be honest about something. This should be good. She wants to know what he liked about Cliff's Quickfire dish. Colicchio says he thought it was pretty good. "Really?" Elia says, "I speet eet oowwt." Elia goes on that she was shocked by his decision. "Really?" Colicchio says. "Really, really, really -- I am being sincere, here," Elia says. Colicchio says, "You had to try the whole thing." Elia responds, "I was so mad and demotivated, but if you're saying that you really liked the flavors." Colicchio's thinking, "I really don't care about you being 'demotivated,' if that's even a word and I don't think it is, but DING! DING! DING! I'm totally going to throw it back at you at the Judges' Table." Colicchio says he was judging both on taste and how the products were used, "I thought it was good." Elia tells us that she now totally respects Colicchio's decision because she has come to realize that they simply have completely different palates, "I respect this man and he's my judge and I have to stick with his decisions." Dammit. I loved it when Elia was hating Colicchio -- it was so hysterical. Elia tells us she's now going to do her very best on the soup. I know they're couching it as being so Thanksgiving-ly for them to be cooking at home, but I can't help wondering if this was one of the times the Krapmore Kitchens broke down.
In the Toothbrush Kitchen, Marcel and Michael work. Marcel tells us that he was the only one who really understood the concept of the challenge and was using cutting edge techniques.
Non-Toothbrush Kitchen, Carlos is pretty happy with his salad. He knows it's not his best effort, but he doesn't think its as bad as Michael's sides. "Beige, beige, beige!" Carlos announces. Michael rebuts to us that Carlos spending all that time on a salad is just setting himself up to go home. Betty barks commands about what order the dishes will go out, but then Colicchio walks in and she's all bright and smiley and "Hi, Chef!" Behind Colicchio walks Anthony "Eat My Nasty Bits" Bourdain. Colicchio announces that he brought a guest who needs no introduction. The Native Americans React with various bowing and scraping. Michael tells us, "He's not afraid to tell someone their food sucks; I just hope he doesn't tell me I suck." Colicchio and Bourdain leave.