Pelosi was on Top Chef!?!

Pelosi, a self-described “foodie,” sampled both a “sauteed shrimp over angel hair pasta with a mustard sauce, marinated tomatoes and crispy basil,” as well as a “red snapper with an aromatic broth, wilted greens and maitake mushrooms” and judged in favor of the shrimp, cooked by the Blue team manned by Kenny Gilbert, Amanda Baumgarten, Kevin Sbraga and Kelly Liken (Recap from HuffPo)

Well, hell’s bells!  I don’t want to jump the gun, but is it time to start watching Top Chef!?!

Top Chef: Criminal Intent

The NY Post today writes of a Top Chef-style cooking competition at the jail complex on Riker’s Island. Leaving aside that the post calls the 16–21-year-olds “girls,” the women quoted in the story say the culinary arts program, offered as part of the Island Academy school on the island, gave them valuable skills and taught teamwork and patience.

Between this and the prison dance craze, I’m starting to think—inmates! They’re just like us!