Thursday, August 20, 2009

Life's Ceviche and Then You Blog

Oh the thrill, possums, the thrill.

Jennifer Carroll worked at Le Bernardin for five years, and now heads another Eric Ripert restaurant, and she can’t pronounce ceviche?!? Oh the vapors, possums, the deliciousness of it all.

It made us think of that speech Anthony Hopkins recites in The Silence of the Lambs, about Jody Foster’s character wearing cheap shoes and being a well-scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. We know nothing about the background of Jennifer Carroll—who, to our delight, described herself as “a freakin’ bitch in the kitchen” who’s “made enough boys cry”—but something about her gives off a whiff of the trailer park. Is it the accent, her admission that she drinks too much and does stupid things as a result? Is it the way she looks perennially unkempt, or drunk, or angry, or on the verge of tears? Whatever it is, we love this hot mess, and the woman can cook. Had this been last season, we would have pegged her as the one most likely to engage in drunken hate-sex with the Asshole of New Jersey, except that this isn’t the season of Leah and Hosea, and the Asshole of New Jersey doesn’t deserve so much as a hate ass-whoopin’, much less a hate fuck.

Make no mistake about it. She may be unfamiliar with a comb, but she can handle a spatula like a dream, and will make for entertaining television. And best of all, she might just take the whole thing.


KMB said...

I was giving her the benefit of the doubt that it was more of an attempt to be "cool" (in the "porsche vs. 'porsh'" vein), not a mispronunciation. Le Bernardin, right? But you may be right. I'll reserve judgment for a few episodes.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what you're talking about, she's certainly worthy of a hate fuck.

Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

"Whatever it is, we love this hot mess, and the woman can cook."


She looks like she is pole dancing in that photo.

You have to know she flirted like hell with her boss - famed panty dropper (and genuine nice guy) Eric Ripert.

Oh, to be a fly on the all of that kitchen.

delilah said...

it makes me cringe to hear her pronounce ceviche...
what i am wondering: hasn't anyone told her the right way to say it after the first few times she made herself look like a dip-sh*t?