Jersey Chef

The Situation's Unexpected Talent

The MTV reality show Jersey Shore has proved to be the guiltiest pleasure of the last few months and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino one of its most, er, compelling characters. Aside from tanning, fist-pumping, and chiseling his abs, The Situation also apparently loves to cook. During the show’s New Year’s Eve episode, The Situation and his housemates set out to cook an “unbelievable dinner.” “There’s going to be a feast on the dinner table,” he says, “but The Situation has got it under control.” After preparing lobster, steak, asparagus, grilled corn, and salad, however, The Situation declines to help with the cleanup, fueling a fight with Sammi Sweetheart. “From now on, you are excluded from dinner,” he tells her. “You are excluded from surf and turf night. You are excluded from ravioli night. You are excluded from chicken cutlet night.” Looks like she’ll have to make do with Ronnie.