So last week’s drag race had it all – hilarious throwbacks, Katya being Katya, Michelle being Michelle, Adore being Adore and getting torn a new one, Adore feeling like she doesn’t belong, Roxxxy turning over a new leaf and talking her into staying, and poor little
old Coco sashaying away from the competition, a place in the drag race hall of fame and of course a sickening one year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills.
After returning from the last challenge, Roxxxy laments the horror that comes with winning challenges when you’re attempting (and currently succeeded) an image makeover. While poor Adore was still reeling from Michelle’s – and I love her but – aggressive feedback at the last panel.
Thankfully Ru was on hand to ruveal that Snatch Game – everyone’s favourite country breakfast – was ready and upon us. As Ru wandering the room though, it was clear that all was not well with Adore who broke down in tears.
Ru being Ru, went straight into mawma mode and tried to counsel Ads through it – you just know my reaction would have been akin to Alyssa’s Joan – Adore was adamant that it was too hard working with queens that didn’t understand her aesthetic.
With Ru’s pleas unable to make an impact, even dear sweet – in private – Michelle can out to comfort Adore and assure that he critiques were not personal and she was sorry for taking it too far.
Michelle. Apologised. On camera.
Despite hell freezing over, Adore knew that she couldn’t stick it out so opted to one-up Ru’s game-changing, queens eliminating each other twist and chose to eliminate herself from the competition. Lucky I was busy lurking around set entertaining the Pit Crew and was able to catch her right after her fellow Queens had tried to convince her to shantay and stay, and whip her up a nice comforting Adorzo Delano.
After the emotional torment that Michelle had put her through, I knew that she needed something comforting, soul affirming and sickeningly rich. There are brussels sprouts though, so it is healthy.
Join me tomorrow as I catch-up with Tatianna post elimination and say – what else – thank you.
extra virgin olive oil
300g pancetta, roughly diced
300g brussels sprouts, topped – well bottomed, whichever you prefer to call it – and quartered
3 garlic cloves, minced
500g orzo (aka risoni)
5 cups boiling water
salt and pepper, to taste
30g soft unsalted butter
¼ cup grated parmesan
Heat a good lug of oil in a large frying pan over high heat and cook the pancetta, stirring semi-constantly, until golden and crisp. Add the brussels sprout and garlic, and fry for a minute or so, or until bright and fragrant.
Add the pasta, stirring through the pink and green majesty before adding the boiling water, and a good whack of salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for ten minutes. If you need to add more water, do so – trust your gut.
Remove from the heat, stir through the butter and parmesan, season again if you need to balance the flavours and devour, sprinkled in extra parmesan. Cheese cures all sadness, ok?