A quartet or contestants from California entered the Chopped kitchen this week.

And they were faced with a typically unusual set of ingredients, from an appetizer basket that included escargot and cilantro... to a dinner basket chock full of cherry wheat beer and ivy gourd... to a dessert basket with ataulfo mangos and mochi.

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Nothing says happy birthday to America like hot dogs, burgers and potato chips.

But beyond the basics, what should you include with your 4th of July barbecue this year? Our friends at Food Fanatic have a few ideas...

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