Whole Foods! Shopping! Heather goes to the meat counter and gets some rib eye. Heather comes from a big family and she remembers her mom making beef stroganoff, along with other one-pot meals. So why is she buying rib eye? She should be buying something more like a roast or stew meat. Even I know that, and I'm a dummy. Chris Moto is cooking for his grandmother, who used to always cook steak dinners. Grayson was inspired by her parents, so she's making steak too, because her dad used to grill. She's a little concerned because all of the beef at the counter is very lean, and she wants more marbling, for a more tender steak. Ah, it probably won't matter, right?
The next morning, the cheftestants get ready for the day. Grayson notices Beverly's photos on the mirror and asks about her kid (who was four months old in the photo - presumably he's older than that now). This leads to an interview where Beverly talks about how she misses her kid and her husband, and it's been hard because Heather has been bullying her, but she's trying to keep her eye on the prize. She tapes up her sign announcing that she won the show, which I still think is weird, but I guess if it inspires her, that's fantastic. The Chris' Hollywood and Moto are chatting and Chris Moto bends over and half of his bum is hanging out so Chris Hollywood says, "Crack kills." Heh.
Ty and Ed eat breakfast together. Ty talks about his Japanese housekeeper/nanny that he had growing up. I am fascinated by his backstory. Where did he come from? Okay, I thought they were eating breakfast, but one of them is having wine, so maybe not? Or maybe! Rock on, cheftestants with your day drinking. Ed talks about his grandmother, who used to cook a lot of vegetarian food because they couldn't afford meat. He interviews that she kept him from being a delinquent and ordered him to wash his hair or shave his stupid beard. I think Ed might need his grandmother to pay a visit; his current beard is pretty stupid.
The cheftestants head to the kitchen to prep. Paul is making adobo, inspired by his Filipino grandmother. I'm so impressed that all of these people have grandmothers that were such good cooks. I love both of my grandmothers, but neither of them were particularly great cooks. I'm kind of developing a crush on Paul. He's cute. Chris Hollywood says that he's "doing an homage" to his uncle and Grayson jokes that he said he was Amish. But actually, Chris Hollywood explains that his uncle taught him to fish and then clean and cook the fish they caught, because his mother wasn't a great cook.