Anna came in second!
Said her publicist, “Anna Maria did an outstanding job. She went to the very end but unfortunately did not win the competition. Although we all think she was the winner. She injured her finger from the start but worked around it to get to the end of the competition. She basically was cooking with one hand.” Congratulations!
The teaser for Tuesday night’s episode of “Chopped” on the Food Network is intriguing:
“In the midst of preparing her trout appetizer, a feisty chef faces a big set back. Then in the entrée round, the competitors have a heck of a time cooking deckle of beef, and one chef’s behavior brings up safety concerns. Then fighting it out for all the marbles, the two finalists find marble-sized coconuts in the dessert basket. Will they know what to do with coquitos?”
Well if anyone knows, it’s Anna Maria Santorelli of Anna Maria’s Restaurant in Larchmont. And she is one of the competitors in tonight’s (10 pm Food Network, ch 29-cablevision) competition! In fact, she was the one with the “set back,” a badly cut hand, but we hear she carried on in her usual optimistic, determined style.
Will she win?
Chopped “challenges four up-and-coming chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. After each course, a contestant gets “chopped” until the last man or woman left standing claims victory. ”
The winner gets $10,000. GO ANNA MARIA!