You "Will Eventually Learn to Just Laugh" — Alton's After-Show
Cutthroat Kitchen isn't for the faint of heart, that's for sure, and Anne Burrell learned that the hard way when she took her place in the arena as a competitor in the Superstar Sabotage tournament a few months ago. But on tonight's all-new episode, she experienced the contest from a judge's perspective as she guest-starred in this particularly evilicious battle.
A Round 2 sabotage forced Chef Ventura to dictate to Chef Emily how he wanted his food to be prepared, though he couldn't see what she was doing because there was a wall between them, and vice versa. So when it came time for Anne to judge the competitors' taco offerings, she judged Chef Ventura's on a taco that was ultimately prepared by Chef Emily — and, again, vice versa. "She wildly underseasoned it," Anne said of Chef Emily's preparation of Chef Ventura's taco. And, sure enough, Anne found Chef Emily's dish to be "delicious," though of course it was prepared by Chef Ventura.
"I feel really bad now," Anne told Alton Brown on the host's latest installment of the After-Show. Later, Alton explained how Chef Emily came to claim her victory. "Chef Emily wins, despite the fact that she didn't actually make the very taco that you allowed her to stay in the competition for," he said, much to Anne's disappointment. "I feel so terrible now," Anne said, but as Alton noted, an outcome like that is just part of the diabolical game. "It's your first time being a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen. You get over this remorse very, very quickly," he told Anne, "and will eventually learn to just laugh at other people's misfortune."
Click the play button on the video above to hear more from Anne as she looks back on her first time judging Cutthroat Kitchen.
Catch up on the Alton's After-Show conversation on FN Dish.