I've had truffles. I think they taste like dirt combined with week old body odor. They make my tongue feel hairy. I've had them several times because my friends and I pretend to be foodies. We get a total laugh out of judging restaurants on the quality of the butter.
So...it's not like I don't want to like truffles. I do. I want to be able to snootily compare the quality of the truffles and things like that. But still, they taste like dirty, sweaty armpit.
That being said, I was totally fooled by the editing monkeys when Melissa got the win. Yay Melissa. On the other hand, it's not Top Congee. Nor is it Top Meatball KEVIN.
It bothers me that Kevin never acknowledges that his dishes might not be the best. All the other chefs express doubt and hope, Kevin is all "I bought the wrong meat, okay fine, but I'm so awesome my dish will still be amazing." SHUT UP KEVIN. His little, "Now is the time we should all congratulate each other for just making the finals" while they sat in the stew room made me want to smack him. It felt like, "Now is the time you should all congratulate yourselves for making the finals because you at least did that even though I am better than all of you." None of the other chefs seemed to appreciate it either.
Stephanie was so weirdly calm in her talking heads. I think she does end up cooking a final meal and she is happy about it, no matter who wins.