First thing in the morning, Chef Ramsay gets started on a “no smoking” campaign by asking which chefs smoke.


I actually think it’s less than in previous seasons, because it’s only less than half.  Ramsay asks them to quit smoking because it ruins their palate and they can taste the food properly.  They agree to try.  Then he mentions the challenge of the day!  Ravioli!  They have to make their own ravioli and then rank them in order from 1 to 6, best to worst.  I get really hungry at this point, because ravioli is one of the most awesome foods in the entire world.

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Saddle up the drama llama!  It’s time for another episode of Hell’s Kitchen!


To start off the day, the contestants are woken up by paramedics rushing through the dorms.  Naturally, they’re all confused and think there’s an emergency.


It turns out the paramedics are just giving them physicals and we get the pleasure of seeing Raj in his underwear.

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If these were the 16 chefs chosen out of 10,000 applicants, I would hate to see the other 9,984.  I will say, though, that the intro. was really cool.  Chef Ramsay as Gulliver?  It doesn’t get any better than that.


I was interested to see what Ramsay had up his sleeve as a surprise right off the bat.  Last season, he had his wife dress up in a bad wig and pass off as a contestant.  This season, it was kind of boring.  Since the restaurant (LA Market) where the winner will be head chef was a local joint, they went there to meet Ramsay.  The restaurant is gorgeous though.  I almost want to make a trip to LA just to eat there…before one of these goons is head chef.  I value my life.


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Hell’s Kitchen season 8 contestants have been announced!  Now I don’t know where the casting people find some of these yahoos, but they never fail to disappoint.  But before I begin the who, what, where, and whys of the new contestants, let me just mention this one issue that has always bugged me about the show.  Almost every contestant smokes.  I have nothing against smokers, but isn’t smoking supposed to kill your taste buds?  You can correct me if I’m wrong, since I’ve never smoked.  It just always seemed weird to me. The prize for the season 8 winner will be a head chef position at LA Market, which is located at JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles.  They will also be the spokesperson for Rosemount Estate Wines.  I’m guessing the second position is only because they will be going no further than Los Angeles, which, to me, seems a huge disappointment compared to previous seasons.

Meet the newest contestants of Hell’s Kitchen:

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