by Maria Russo in Food Network Star, August 5, 2011
by Maria Russo in Food Network Star, August 3, 2011
- Your Caption Here
No, this is not a recycled image from a previous episode. This sneak peek shot was taken on the set of Sunday’s episode of Star, during which the most recently eliminated contestants – Chris, Penny, Jyll and Whitney – return as their former fellow finalists’ sous chefs in an Iron Chef battle.
Don’t let their calm demeanor here fool you, though. The competition gets heated in Kitchen Stadium as these four join forces with their once-rivals in order to impress Iron Chef Michael Symon, Alton Brown and the selection committee. Will the remaining contestants be satisfied with their sous chefs, or will the latter add chaos and distraction to the already-complicated challenge?
Before you tune in this Sunday at 9pm/8c to see whose cuisine reigns supreme, we’re challenging you, Star fans, to write your best captions (tastefully appropriate, please) for this Kitchen Stadium moment in the comments below.
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by Grant Dudley in Food Network Star, August 1, 2011
- Vic Vegas and his roast
For the first time in seven seasons, Sunday night’s episode of Star featured a panel of comedic guest judges brought on to roast the remaining five contestants and their food — aptly, variations on the classic roast. This unique challenge elicited mixed reactions from the passionate and opinionated commenters on Food Network’s Facebook page and our Star blog.
While some of you found the roast to be “clever and different” and “a brilliant idea,” one viewer argued that typically “you roast people who are at the top of their game, not people struggling to get a start” in the industry. Another commenter worried that the roast would simply involve mindless “heckling,” although upon watching the episode, many found that the comedians offered “insightful” remarks and “were able to give the best feedback in terms of audience likeability.”
And while the challenge proved too much for Whitney, one commenter noted, “If you can't take the heat, now's the time to jump out of the frying pan! It's simply a test.”
What did you think of the roast challenge? Was it fair for the finalists to be judged by non-food people? Join the conversation on Facebook and Star Talk, and tune in Sunday at 9pm/8c to see who can withstand the pressure of Kitchen Stadium.
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Brevity can be a good thing. With that in mind, my overall summation of last night's show is this: They laughed, Whitney cried, she went home — and we now have our final four!
Jeff, Mary Beth, Vic or Susie: One of them is going to become Food Network's next star. If you were a betting person, who would you put your money on?
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