Cutthroat Kitchen Look-Back: Memorable Sabotages in Review

by in Shows, September 12th, 2013

Once the competitors on Cutthroat Kitchen complete their brief 60 seconds of pantry shopping, they can’t say for certain what will come next, blissfully unaware of the ingredient swaps, time freezes and utensil prohibitions with which they will be forced to comply when cooking. Host Alton Brown‘s deliciously mischievous competition is just four weeks into its premiere season, yet chefs have already experienced interferences like prepared pie crust in place of pizza dough, the inability to use salt in their taco dishes and the challenge of fashioning their only utensils out of aluminum foil.

Two of the seemingly most insurmountable sabotages, however, occurred in the first two weeks of the series, when Alton revealed French wine and blue cheese, which had to be featured in one chef’s French toast preparation, and bright-green sour apple gummy candies, which were to be used in place of fresh apples when making a dish of pork chops and apple sauce. What happened next in both instances was a no-nonsense bidding war, with several contestants willing to go to great lengths — and exorbitant sums — to avoid cooking with these products themselves.

Want to see how the auctions unfolded? Click the play button on the video above to watch Alton dish out the French delicacies, then head over to the Cutthroat Kitchen headquarters to find out who was forced to work with the sour candies. Which sabotage has been your favorite so far, and how much would you have been willing to spend to avoid cooking with it?

Tune in to an all-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday, September 8 at 10pm/9c and check back afterward for the next installment of Alton’s After-Show.

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Comments (22)

  1. Stargazer says:

    If Penny Davidi had won last night, I believe that it would have been the last time I ever watched this show. She was detestable during Next Food Network Star and she continued to be detestable last night. Please, FN, do NOT bring her on any other shows!

  2. Hollywood says:

    I am actually loving this show now. The only critique I would have is that I think the judging should be from a panel of 3 judges instead of just one. Somehow just one judge doesn't feel official.

  3. marcie S says:

    I am still trying to figure out how some contestants get away with making something that is in no way related to the competition. How could Penny get away with what she put up for a taco? I think if you cannot make waht the challenge is suggesting, that should be an automatic elimination.

  4. Jorge says:

    Once I saw the previews that Penny Davidi would be on the show, I decided not to watch CK anymore. I vowed never to watch a show with her on it, and I'm staying true to that vow.

  5. janw01 says:

    What an awful show. This has nothing to do with a good cooking competition. This is a competition to see who is the meanest A**. I will not be watching it again.

  6. CyberMom703 says:

    Cutthroat Kitchen is a disgrace to the Food Network!!! And how could Alton Brown degrade and demean his
    own intelligence and culinary skills? This show is neither informative, instructional or entertaining.
    Some of the new shows are so competitive and mean-spirited. What has happened to the respect for good, fresh food treated and prepared with flavor and excellence? I fear that my favorite, the Food Network has lost it's way.

  7. Mandy says:

    I absolutely love this show…… Shame on all these other comments. It's a tv show- lighten up! It's unique and entertaining.

  8. yarnexpress says:

    AB & the Food Network should be embarrassed to air this show! I watched the first 2 episodes then no more. Agree with Dorothy AB should shave! This show has absolutely no redeeming qualities not entertaining or informative just a loser.

  9. icecouple says:

    Really…. my kids love this show. We play our own version of cutthroat kitchen at home. It teaches them to think on their feet and come up with some creative ideas. We thoroughly enjoy this show and get new ideas.

  10. rich says:

    Alton Brown for years taught aspiring cooks like myself, wonderful food preparation techniques that helped me become the well rounded cook I am today. I feel the food network is doing itself and Mr. Brown a great disservice by lowering him to the position of ringleader in a clown circus. This man is a talented chef and respected food scientist in my opinion and I await the day he returns to serious television. Until then, I’m afraid it is time to change the channel.

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