Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Top Chef .. Week 11 - Give my Creation LIFE !!!

Guest Judge Eric Ripert

How do you think the chefs did filleting their fish?
Stefan definitely did very well on that challenge. The arctic char was his weakness but it was very acceptable. Carla really sabotaged the sardines. Hosea in particular did an excellent job on the arctic char. The group overall reflects what I see all the time with young chefs and line cooks — they are uncomfortable and lack confidence in filleting fish. It’s one of the basics of learning how to cook, therefore I always encourage our team (or anyone) to spend time with the fish butcher to learn better techniques.

Stefan wins the
Fillet the Fish
Quickfire Challenge

Which dishes do you think were the hardest to replicate?
At Le Bernardin we focus mostly on flavors and harmony between all the components of the dish keeping in mind that the fish is the star of the plate. Since fish is so delicate we believe in not overcomplicating and overwhelming a dish. Presentation is never the priority at first. All our focus is in the technique and the precision used to build flavors. Looking at one of our dishes, it can be deceiving and appear extra simple, but that is our intention and challenge. However, as soon as you taste it you enjoy a subtle complexity of textures and refined flavors. For example, the black bass, the dish that Jaime had to reproduce, represents our style and philosophy the most and therefore was the most difficult to replicate.

Stefan: Baked Lobster with Asparagus Hollandaise Sauce
Stefan wins the Le Bernardin Elimination
Recreate dishes from Eric's Restaurant

Le Bernardin: Baked Lobster with Asparagus Hollandaise Sauce
More on Eric's Episode Blog

Bu-Bye Jamie ..
Pack Your Knives & Go !!

Check back here on Thursday's after the new episodes ..
BRAVO Wednesday nights @ 10 pm


FunKo's Fantastic Four Preview

AWESOME Preview Sketches !!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Funko President Brian Mariotti reports, "Funko is proud to present a new line of cool Wacky Wobblers: Nodniks. Nodniks are a Mini 3.75" Wobblers with an Urban Art feel. The Nodniks use two distinct style body types for all figures. Add-on pieces are used for certain characters such as hats, antennas etc. All Nodniks have movable arms as well. Nodniks will come as a 2 Pack in a carded blister that has the ability to hang or stand on a shelf. The Nodniks will begin reaching stores near you in April. Keep on the lookout for limited edition runs of some of you favorite Funko characters as well; like Bone Daddy, El Diablo, Carlos and many more."

Wunderland War SERIES 3 Variations

Ok .. these are supposed to be the
last variations of Series 3 ..

Limited to 192 each ..

On Sale NOW !!!

Yellow Triangle Monkey Crazy 88

Voices In My Head Cult Leader Monkey

(possessed variation)

Blood Monkey Crazy 88

"It's A Long Way Down" Cult Leader Monkey

(in hell variation)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Uglydolls for 2009

NYCC UPDATE - Uglydolls


UGLYDOLL ACTION FIGURES consists of 12 basic figures, including: Wage / Little Uglys Wage / Babo / Little Uglys Babo / Jeero / Little Uglys Jeero / Ice-Bat / Little Uglys Ice-Bat / Ox / Little Uglys Ox / Wedgehead / Little Uglys Wedgehead

**1 in 4 regular Wedgehead action figures have red teeth.
** 120 figures have been flown in for NYCC'09. The rest will see a release by March (so be patient if you missed any).

Terminator 4 - UPDATE !!!