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Waste not. Want now.

That was the theme on this week’s Chopped, as the contestants were given ingredients that the average, untrained chef might throw away. But the expert? The aspiring Chopped champion?

He or she would be forced to make an appetizer, an entree and a dessert out of them.

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There were overripe tomatoes and fish carcasses for the first round; Parmesan cheese rind and meat trimmings for the second; and squeezed orange halves coffee grinds for the final.

Disgusting or inspiring? Read this official, detailed Chopped review to learn how the competitors put these items to the oven and stove-based test!