Mary Sue serves third and gets a little grumpy with the other chefs for rushing her. She goes with Mussels and Clams Portuguese Style with Sausage and Wine Broth. Curtis thinks it's a great date dish because it's fun and impresses Gail with his fork/spoon combo MacGyver style. He's invented the spork! Naomi is next and worries her plate is too "rustic." She serves a Porcini-braised chicken Thigh. James is not impressed by the romance of the dish but Gael is willing to forgive because the food is so good.
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Breakfast is a bit Spartan by some standards but remember I'm only a few hours away from my main meal of the day. Two slices of twelve grain toast dry and a piece of fruit. Today it was a banana and I made it into a sandwich. I don't normally drink juice for an important reason, four ounces of OJ is the same as a whole orange and I would rather have the volume as well as the fiber. Black Columbian coffee and ice water were the beverages of the morning.
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