Knife Fight

2013, TV Show

Full Episodes(39)

Latest Episode: Silkie Chicken

Sep 16, 2014 Season 2 Episode 21 watch on (Paid)

It's a battle of the young guns when Top Chef top 5 finalist Brian Huskey dukes it out against sous chef Mei Lin. With this episode's special ingredients silkie chicken, aloe vera and taro root, these up-and-coming chefs have a difficult road to victory ahead. Find out which of these rising stars' dishes will rise to the top and take home the winner's knife.

Calf's Liver

Sep 09, 2014 Season 2 Episode 20

It's a two-on-two Los Angeles Mexican cuisine battle when chefs Gilberto Cetina and Daniel Elkins battle it out against Ricardo Diaz and Tony Alcazar for not one, but two winner's knives. The LA Times celebrated pairs are handed gooseberries, calf's liver and cactus. But with a special 3-dish minimum, will both teams be able to live up to their reputations? Find out!
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Whole Spring Lamb

Sep 02, 2014 Season 2 Episode 19

We hope they know how to cook lamb! Harold Moore from Commerce in New York City and Kevin Nashan from St. Louis restaurant Sidney Street Cafe butcher and prepare the whole animal. Things get hairy when Harold mistakes sugar for salt and Kevin cuts himself. Who can recover and best season their meat with a wealth of mint varieties? It's a nail-biter at The Gorbals in another classic episode!
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Flying Fish

Aug 26, 2014 Season 2 Episode 18

Two Bay Area titans face off in the Battle of San Francisco! Locanda Osteria chef Anthony Strong challenges his hero and 2014 James Beard Award winner Charles Phan. Faced with the task of combining burrata and either flying fish or monkfish, can the two chefs overcome one of cooking's biggest faux pas and prepare a winning dish? Charles brings his Vietnamese-French flavors against Anthony's pasta-making expertise in a super-close battle!
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Live Halibut

Aug 19, 2014 Season 2 Episode 17

It's Nor Cal vs. So Cal when Santa Barbara's Jason Paluska and Oakland's Kyle Itani duke it out for the ultimate prizes, bragging rights and the big knife. With this episode's special ingredients cilantro, collard greens and live halibut, it's anyone's game. Will a last minute frying oil delivery be enough to help Kyle's Japanese-s tyle dishes win over the judges and beat out Tex-Mex lover Jason? Find out!
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Skate

Aug 12, 2014 Season 2 Episode 16

When renowned San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins visits L.A., she stays with uber-talented Border Grill chef Mary Sue Milliken. Watch things get awkward as the two close friends battle it out for one night at The Gorbals! On the menu are yucca, skate wing and whole pheasant. Will Traci's Nicoise flavors overcome Mary Sue's Latin cuisine? Find out who goes home a champion in another tight race!
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Whole Goose

Aug 05, 2014 Season 2 Episode 15

It's a southern showdown! Best friends Kelly English of Memphis and Tandy Wilson of Nashville compete in an all-out battle. On top of this episode's special ingredients goose, beef tendon and heirloom carrots, the duo have placed a special wager on the chopping block. Find out who will be taking home the winner's knife--and their facial hair.
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Eel

Aug 05, 2014 Season 2 Episode 14

Let it rain! Seattle chef Jason Wilson from Crush and good friend Greg Denton of Portland's Ox match wits in a battle of Northwest titans! Jason is a 2010 James Beard Award winner while his protege Greg recently got knocked out in the semifinals. Is redemption on the menu? See who prepares juniper berries, chicken gizzards and Conger eel best in the tightest competition in the show's history.
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Octopus

Jul 29, 2014 Season 2 Episode 13

Season 1 winner Ricardo Zarate returns to the kitchen to defend his reign against Los Angeles area Fig restaurant Executive Chef Ray Garcia in a super-close battle for the title. With octopus, alpaca and high-quality mangalitsa pork fat as the night's special ingredients, there's no telling what will happen. With 1 hour on the clock and 2 dishes on the line, will either of them be able to pull off a 3rd dish and the win for the night?
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Beef Forequarter

Jul 29, 2014 Season 2 Episode 12

Portland's Master Butcher Adam Sappington meets Kansas City's James Beard award winning chef Michael Smith in an epic pasta-beef battle. With a kitchen filled with surprises and semolina flour and a solid quarter of a cow, one can only imagine the possible outcomes. Will the known pasta expert be able to keep up with the expert butcher and his saw? Find out whose dishes will take home the winner's knife.
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Sea Cucumber

May 20, 2014 Season 2 Episode 11

We have a tag team match! Portland chefs John Gorham and Kasey Mills of Toro Bravo bring their exotic flavors to The Gorbals to face off against locals David Lentz and Kris Longley from The Hungry Cat. This episode's special ingredients include live sea cucumber, quail and dragonfruit! With three very distinct flavors on the menu, teamwork will be key to pulling out a victory. And between the quail's tiny bones and the sea cucumber's slimy skin, even working together might not save them from a colossal mistake!
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Bison

May 20, 2014 Season 2 Episode 10

It's the Battle of New Orleans! Commander's Palace chef Tory McPhail takes on his former employee Sue Zemanick of Ivy to settle a years-old score. Sue hasn't forgotten getting fired by her former mentor or getting beat out by him for the James Beard Award in 2013. Is she willing to play dirty to turn the tides in her favor? The two chefs churn out seven delicious plates using special ingredients pastis, bison and conch! See who takes home the big knife in this classic grudge match!
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Live Scallops

May 13, 2014 Season 2 Episode 9

"Top Chef" alum Kevin Gillespie of Atlanta's Gunshow draws local underdog Eric Park of the Black Hogg gastropub in a super-close fight to the finish! See where their imagination takes them with special ingredients Angry Orchard hard cider, live scallops and pigs' feet. And speaking of feet, host Ilan Hall makes Eric wear a walking boot to match Kevin's and level the playing field. Will celebrity judge Brett Gurewitz get a kick out of the dishes that our chefs trot out there?
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Blood

May 13, 2014 Season 2 Episode 8

Who will draw first blood? Southern Californians Tin Vuong of Abigaile and Perry Cheung of Phorage engage in a spirited battle with an Asian flavor. Both chefs seem confident using tea and Satsuki rice--but will either falter with the third special ingredient? See who can make vampires drool with their pig blood dishes! We have everything from delicious custard to breakfast omelets to fried chicken in this one.
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Pig Ears

May 06, 2014 Season 2 Episode 7

Legendary Portland chef Vitaly Paley volunteers two of his most accomplished pupils for an unforgettable slugfest at The Gorbals! Imperial's Benjamin Bettinger unleashes a bacon-wrapped rabbit roulade that might be the knockout blow, but Paley Place's Patrick McKee counters with a one-two rabbit tartare and loin combo that evens things up. It all comes down to their pig ear dishes! Did they leave the ears in the pressure cooker long enough?
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Knife Fight Clips & Interviews collapse view

The Mix: Daiquiris & Ernest Hemingway
Knife Fight: Vargas vs. Wills - The Pressure Cooker Debacle
Gillespie vs. Park - Never Leave
Knife Fight: Vuong vs. Cheung Pantry Tour
Pigs Feet!
Los Angeles Culinary Masters at Work
Knife Fight: Paluska vs. Itani - Beer Braised Collard Greens
Pereira vs. Lee: Foie Gras Challenge
Travi vs. Kuramoto: Needs More Salt!
How To Deglaze A Pan With Ilan Hall
How To Sear A Steak With Ilan Hall
Christensen vs. Luzande Pantry Tour
Eat Like a Man: Preparation Is Key
Ilan and CJ at the Spice Station
Eric Wareheim Judges Knife Fight

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