Caption It: Cooking With Cameras

by in Food Network Star, July 6, 2012

Week after week, we see that for many Food Network Star finalists, the camera proves to be their toughest challenge. It forces them to look past the lens and make a connection with viewers, while, of course, remembering to speak clearly, explain their dishes, weave in personal stories, integrate their culinary points of view and more – all in a matter of seconds.

But one aspect of Star that’s rarely shown is what it takes to cook in the midst of cameras, to slice and dice ingredients, sauté on the stove, work kitchen appliances and more while multiple cameras are watching and recording every move. In this sneak-peek shot from Sunday night’s episode, we get a feel for the conditions in which Martie, Justin, Michele, Nikki and the others are working. Do these seemingly larger-than-life cameras distract the finalists, or are they just used to them by week nine? Heading into the final few weeks of the competition, will they be able to keep their cool on camera?

Before you tune in this Sunday at 9pm/8c, we’re challenging you, Star fans, to write your best captions (tastefully appropriate, please) for this close-up moment in the comments below.


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Comments (111)

  1. Barbara says:

    What, you mean we were being filmed!

  2. Donica says:

    The olive sizzles, the swift "chop, chop" of the blade sounds, aromas of spices flutter in the air, silent beads of sweat dripping down the faces of the Stars - this is the flavor of tension building!

    • Guest says:

      Get a life!

      • Lou says:

        "Get a life". Now there's an interesting comment on a comment on a Food Network blog. Sounds to me like Guest needs to get a life instead of attacking people online.

  3. jon says:

    And Justin crosses the finish line first by "a hair"!!!

  4. Keela Rowe says:

    Caught on tape!! The proof is in the pudding! Now. The Secret's out!

  5. Nancy Boland says:

    Intent (and hungry) camera staffers pursue the final results of Food Network Star finalists Martie, Justin, Michele, and Nikki.

  6. Evelyn Douglas says:

    participants and onlookers alike; determined to cut their slice of expose^

  7. Dar Dar says:

    Is that a camera in my face? Or are you just happy to see me ?

  8. Evelyn Douglas says:

    cut ! cut! cut! and make this work..

  9. Cindi says:

    Shoot, I think a piece of crab claw shell flew into my dish.

  10. Sarcastic says:

    Exactly how many camera's does one need to record something that will maybe make an entire 2 seconds in the actual show? Apparently, FOUR.