It is obvious that you are an experienced chef, but I never knew I was dealing with a TV Star!
I wondered why you did not clean that tender, in all honesty I thought it was an old guy thing. I have worked with many chefs of our generation, particularly in europe, who would not strip off the chain or silverskin.
imho that particular show had an agenda; that being the classical rules that trained chefs view as dogma are to be ignored-even if they make sense!!! I have nothing against innovation for its own sake, but sometimes there is a good reason no one has tried a particular combination before. You should take it as a compliment that they chose you as a target because they viewed you as a chef who knew how to prepare classical food correctly.
HEART ATTACK TWO DAYS BEFORE! Actually, being a real culinarian from a time when chefs were chefs I would expect no less-GET THE FOOD OUT!!!
Hax the Cook CLEAVERS RULE!!!