Star Report: 6 Surprising Things That Happened in the Great Outdoors

by in Food Network Star, Recap, June 26, 2017

Food Network StarSo, the finalists are officially out of the cozy comforts of Food Star Kitchen and knee-deep in the wilderness of Southern California. This change of scenery brings everyone around a few open-flame grills with classic campfire fixings. Also, mud. There's a lot of mud happening here. Join us as we look back on some of the most-memorable moments.

Food Network StarIt's no secret that Matthew didn't receive the warmest welcome by his fellow finalists. After all, no one expected a surprise 13th finalist to show up. But here he and Cory are high-fiving as if they're ol' pals. This should be interesting.

Food Network StarAmy is one of the few finalists honest enough to ask this question out loud, but if we had to guess, we'd bet that all of them have feel just as lost and confused as she is here. This week was tough for her, not only because of her inexperience with instant potatoes, but also because Matthew takes over her presentation. But we can't help but wonder (yet again!) if she'll figure out how to step and speak for herself.

Food Network StarWell, this was a CLOSE call. Little did Jason know when he let David taste the dessert that he was effectively poisoning him — David is allergic to peanuts, and this pudding is full of them. But, good news: David realizes it right away and quickly spit out the pudding.

Food Network StarEven in the great outdoors Rusty managed to showcase his pro-chef moves. That's a nice one-handed flip there, sir. HOWEVER his corn cakes are a textural flop, just as the judges were concerned they'd be.

Food Network StarThere's such a thing in food television as a "princess bite," wherein the chef takes an intentionally tiny bite so as to be able to continue talking right afterwards. But it appears Matthew didn't get that memo, because this is more like a bite the Hulk would take. No judgement though. We've been there.

Food Network StarThis is the exact opposite of the face you want Giada (or any judge) to make after tasting your food. Oof, this soup. We don't think that Trace was ever fully confident in it, but ultimately he had to offer something, right?

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