The "Chopped" judges take a turn in the kitchen, using the mandatory basket ingredients, including cake pops and quail in the series premiere, to create delectable dishes. Also: Alex attempts the impossible with her puff-pastry presentation.
The "Chopped" judges try to make beautiful food, using the contents of a dessert basket from a rock star battle; and they get to show off their skills when preparing rack of lamb. Also: ingredients with a late-night theme both scare and inspire the chefs.
The judges attempt to tame down the sweetness of some sugary kid favorites; Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy tackle churros and champagne; and Scott Conant takes on the challenge of creating a dish, using a whole sucking pig.
Bizarre foods, including goat heads, turn up in the first round. Also: April Fools' Day is celebrated as the chefs try to make sense of ingredients in disguise; and BBQ inspires Amanda Freitag, Maneet Chauhan and Marc Murphy in three very different ways.
Ted Allen looks back at past episodes, highlighting the most bizarre baskets, wildest mishaps and most creative cooking moments from the show. Included: insider tips for tackling the mandatory ingredients, beating the clock and impressing the judges.
Leftover Thanksgiving turkey is transformed into finger food and Latin American cuisine; Marc Murphy makes quick work of carrot baby food; and the final round features some nostalgic favors and unheard of combos.