An Interview With the Latest Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Castoff

by in Shows, January 13th, 2013

Dean and Cornelia
Rachael vs. GuyEvery Sunday night, FN Dish gives you the exclusive exit interview with the latest castoff from Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, the competition show that features celebrities cooking their way through challenges for a chance to win the title of Cook-Off Champion and $50,000 for their chosen charity. This season will have the celebrities facing real-life situations — far from the glamour of the red carpet — and will test more than just their cooking skills.

On tonight’s episode, the seven remaining celebrities took a trip to Underwood Family Farms. The challenge required them to cook a meal for the farm’s employees utilizing freshly picked produce. The one catch? The celebs themselves would have to pick the vegetables directly from the fields. As expected, not all of them were happy to trade in the red carpet for fields of dirt, but some took to the challenge surprisingly well. Two strong competitors, however, ended up in the bottom two.

Team Rachael took home the farm challenge with Hines’ skirt steak carrying them to victory. That meant that the bottom two celebs on Guy’s team would be cooking in the blind-tasting challenge. Dean’s lamb chops and Cornelia’s stuffed portobello mushrooms were voted the least favorite, so the two had to face off in a battle with corn as their main ingredient.

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For the cook-off, Dean made a corn omelet and Cornelia made a corn salad, dishes that both Rachael and Guy found very flavorful. In the end, however, it came down to technique. Cornelia didn’t cook her corn well enough and was sent home. Six celebrities remain to cook next week, with the teams evenly matched. Watch Cornelia’s exit interview below.

Do you have any regrets about the competition?
Cornelia Guest: My biggest regret in the competition is that I didn’t get to stay and spread the word about vegetarian food, compete for my charity, The Humane Society of New York, and learn more.

Would you have done anything differently in the blind-tasting challenge?
CG: The corn wasn’t cooked very well, so that was a mistake I will never make again. Now I know how to grill corn.

What did you learn from this competition and are you going to cook again?
CG: My biggest success coming out of this competition is that I learned so much. Watch out world, because if I’m ever on another competitive cooking show, I know just what to do and I will win.

What’s next for you?
CG: I’m working on my second entertaining book. So I’m going to be cooking a lot. Rachael and Guy really inspired me to learn and grow as a cook. And so has Dean — he’s the Gourmet Dad. I will definitely write about this experience and how it inspired me.

What do you take away from this competition?
CG: I’ve come out of this competition with so much more knowledge of seasoning. That was one of the things I set out to do here. The other was to win money for my charity. I am so grateful for having been given such a wonderful opportunity to work with two great people, Guy and Rachael — to meet them, learn from them — and also to compete for my charity. I’m just heartbroken that I got knocked out in the second round.

Do you think Cornelia deserved to go home? Leave a comment.

Donate to Cornelia’s charity, The Humane Society of New York.

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Comments (99)

  1. clov says:

    This comment has been deleted by the administrator. why??

  2. clov says:

    i like this show cause its like reality tv but evrybodys not mean an sleep around.. i like johnny

  3. Auntfatazz says:

    Another stinker from the Food Network! Stop all these competions and just COOK for pete's sake.

  4. sohbet says:

    very blog thanks admin

  5. sohbet says:

    the way the competition is going to move forward is like this: Next Week someone from Rachel's Team is going to go home (my bet in the cook off will be Carnie and Kathy – who gets thrown off is anyone's guess). The Following week someone from Guy's team is gonna get sent off (since Dean was already in the cook off

  6. sohbet says:

    goood blog fine administrator

  7. Patti Kane says:

    but a bunch of comments are trying to figure out why Dean is worthy to be on this show. if you take the comments about the show and not the comments about the comments on the idiots – then it's a low comment episode/show

  8. LeGuest says:

    Of course they're fine. Everyone I know is watching. It's just that none of us have creepy or nasty agendas so we don't comment. Everyone knows comments do not equal ratings.

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