It's a basic question but an important one:
How does one cook a well-balanced meal with just the ingredients in one's kitchen?
That was the issue that kicked off Food Network Star this week, as the remaining finalists were grilled by Alton Brown and then issued a Mentor Challenge: create a yummy dish that included Special K or popcorn crisps.
We can only assume this reminded others of Chopped as well.
On-camera presentation was key here, as Nikki's dish turned out fine, but her lack of knowledge to answer potential viewer questions caused some concern. Enough to get her kicked off?
Read this Food Network Star review now for the answer!