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12 Episodes 2013 - 2013

Episode 1


Tue, Aug 13, 2013 60 mins

Food scraps are used in each round, beginning with herb stems and the remnants of a filleted fish for appetizer recipes. For entrées, the chefs must work with potatoes that have eyes; and desserts are made with discarded oranges and bread.

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Episode 2

Keep on Trucking

Sun, Aug 18, 2013 60 mins

Chefs who operate food trucks compete. First, they are forced to use flavored meats in their appetizer dishes; and later, they must incorporate a sugary powder and a leafy vegetable into their entrées. Also: guanabana-flavored ice cream for dessert.

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Episode 3

Sports Stars

Tue, Sep 3, 2013 60 mins

Sports stars Danica Patrick, Tiki Barber, Chuck Zito and Natalie Coughlin compete for charity. Included: Appetizers are made using salmon; chocolate-covered marshmallows cause stress when preparing entrées; and olive-oil cake must be transformed in the dessert round.

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Episode 4

Hero Chefs

Tue, Sep 10, 2013 60 mins

Four chefs who are considered heroes in their communities compete. In the appetizer round, they are given chicken soup and barbecue sauce; and for entrées, they must combine scallops with two unusual produce items. Finally, desserts are created using hamburger buns.

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Episode 5

We Love Leftovers!

Tue, Sep 17, 2013 60 mins

The baskets are filled with leftovers, which doesn't please all of the chefs, who are first tasked with transforming the remains of a casserole and uneaten takeout food. In the entrée round, the ingredients are something soggy and something sweet; and for dessert, a party beverage is featured.

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Episode 6

Count Your Chickens

Tue, Sep 24, 2013 60 mins

The first basket features chicken livers and chicken tenders; for entrées, the chefs must use chicken legs and chicken-flavored crackers; and in the final challenge, the competitors must try to elevate an often-disparaged dessert.

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Episode 7

Brunch Boxes

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 60 mins

Ingredients for a sophisticated brunch are found in the baskets for each round. Included: appetizers made with champagne and caviar; entrées consisting of seafood and pancake mix.

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Episode 8

Circus Spectacular

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 60 mins

Ingredients with a circus theme are found in each of the baskets, beginning with cotton candy and corn dogs in the appetizer round. Later, one chef creates his entrée by putting nachos and cheese in the food processor; and desserts are made using snow cones and popcorn.

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Episode 9

Competition Italiano

Tue, Oct 29, 2013 60 mins

Italian ingredients, including pasta dough, please the contestants in the appetizer round, that is, until time management becomes an issue. For entrées, the chefs work with veal chops and botargo; and figs make an appearance in the dessert baskets.

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Episode 10

Redeemed or Re-Chopped?

Tue, Nov 5, 2013 60 mins

Four former runners-up are given a shot at redemption. Included: A faux meat and hot mustard are combined for appetizers; sour grapes show up in the entrée baskets; and desserts are made with bubble tea and papaya.

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Episode 11

Cloche Call

Tue, Nov 19, 2013 60 mins

Kimchi and gefilte fish must be combined in the appetizer round; entrées are made using a vodka with a unique flavor and a green snack; and for desserts, the chefs are given marshmallow cake and a citrusy water.

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Episode 12

Celebrity Holiday Bash

Sun, Dec 1, 2013 60 mins

A celebrity cook-off for charity features Dawn Wells, Antonio Sabato Jr., Anthony Anderson and Teri Hatcher. The first basket includes sparkling cider and doughnuts. Later, entrées are created with Wagyu steaks; and for dessert, plum pudding is the main ingredient.

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