Monday, March 10, 2008

Food, glorious (gay) food!

Can you smell what The Lesbians are cooking? Fellow foodies/gay lady enthusiasts/lazy TV addicts (that kind of covers all of us, right?), this is your week. Why? “Top Chef: Chicago”premieres Wednesday. And, as my gaydar and the friendly folks at Bravo confirmed earlier, this season the cooking contest is chock-a-block with gay ladies. Say hello to Jennifer, Lisa and Zoi. Outside of those hot tub hookups on Real World/Road Rules trainwrecks and that horrifying Tila Tequila spectacle, I think this is the most lesbians together on any reality show at one time.And, oh, it gets even better. This season includes the show’s first ever couple, and it’s a lesbian couple to boot. Why is it not Wednesday yet? So, looking at our field, who do you think are the lucky lesbians? From the bios, we know that Jennifer and Zoi both live in San Francisco and Lisa lives in New York City. OK, sure, you’re thinking it could be a bi (coastal, that is) thing. But as those snarktastically delicious folks at Amuse-Biatch gleefully sleuthed out last week and I am more than happy to confirm today, there is no long distance loving. San Francisco denizens Jennifer & Zoi are the Ellen & Portia of “Top Chef” this season.Gosh, aren’t they cute? Jennifer is the executive chef at COCO500 and Zoi is a chef/restaurant consultant. And they’ve been together for three and a half years. More shots of the happy couple, from Jennifer’s MySpace page.The good news is that with three gay ladies on the show, we know we’ll be able to enjoy the Sapphic shenanigans until at least the third episode (though, and you didn’t hear this from me, something tells me that they all live to cook another day past Wednesday’s premiere.) And even if all three ladies are eliminated early on, well, we’ll always have Padma. Mmmm, Padma, mmmm.p.s. Oh, one more thing, I will be writing full recaps of “Top Chef” for AfterEllen this season. So, once the show gets going, head on over and check out all the culinary craziness.

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Me and all my gay boys are excited for Wednesday. Hurray for cooking lesbians. I could never do it..

Amanda

Leesh said...

Oh so happy to hear about your AfterEllen recaps that will be forthcoming! Excited for Wednesday and excited for Padma!! Mmmm. Padma. Mmmmm.

oulipop said...

I'm dropping by just to say "Howdy" from Italy to you! Your blog is great, really :) and a hilarious guide to lesbianlifestyle!

*Kisses* and remember the well Known saying Bette's better!

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

A lesbian couple as the first couple on Top Chef? Woo-fucking-Hoo!
I'm a HUGE Top Chef fan, unabashed foodie, and Padma appreciater. Can't wait for the new season to start and see what happens.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Oh, forgot to mention that I'm looking forward to the AE recaps! Finally, a recap I'll be reading about a show I actually watch ;)

The Big Shamu said...

Congrats on the After Ellen Top Chef gig. I will gobble that up with pleasure.
As for Padma she is a spicy delight. I LOVE to watch her eat. She eats everything. Bonus moment from last season? Her tickling Casey awake to hop to the Feed Padma Breakfast Quickfire. Padma tickling and bacon. What more could a lesbian want?

Charlus said...

Dorothy, dahling, I hadn't noticed before, but there is something peculiar and significant about the way Bravo grouped Zoi, Lisa and Jen in that photo, and you discovered it. Remember the sort of semiotics that "The Da Vinci Code" made so much of, the triangular grouping of figures in art. It was there all along, a pink triangle of sorts, a Sapphic trinity for everyone to see.

WordNerd said...

Oh, awesome! I'm so glad you'll be recapping the show. I like Keckler's recaps at Television Without Pity quite a lot, but it will be really fun the get the lesbo point of view.