Chopped Recap: Heroes in the Kitchen

Chopped Recap: Heroes in the Kitchen

Chopped turned its tables, stoves and ovens over to a quartet of local heroes this week, as contestants who are admired for their work in various communities vied for the $10,000 grand prize.

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Chopped Recap: Celebrity Athlete Edition!

Chopped Recap: Celebrity Athlete Edition!

It was race car driver versus running back versus swimmer versus professional fighter on Chopped this week.

Yes, the return of this Food Network favorite features Danica Patrick in the kitchen, along with Tiki Barber, Natalie Coughlin and Chuck Zito.

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Chopped Recap: Getting Wasted

Chopped Recap: Getting Wasted

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?

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Chopped Recap: A Walk on the Whelk Side

Chopped Recap: A Walk on the Whelk Side

Appetizers met desserts on Chopped this week, as an intriguing opening basket featured whelk snails and lemon bars.

From there, the contestants were tasked with making a dinner with a personal touch, as everyone's plates were comprised of some kind of lamb shawarma dish.

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Chopped Recap: Getting Crabby

Chopped Recap: Getting Crabby

What do crab legs, chive blossoms and red bean paste have in common?

All were ingredients included in the baskets of Chopped contestants this week.

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Chopped Recap: The Wurst Case Scenario

Chopped Recap: The Wurst Case Scenario

Welcome back to the Chopped kitchen.

On the latest installment of the Food Network favorite, contestants were asked to work with ingredients that included  currywurst, popcorn balls and huckleberries.

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Chopped Recap: Very Fishy

Chopped Recap: Very Fishy

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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Chopped Recap: Battle of the Teens

Chopped Recap: Battle of the Teens

A quartet of teenagers entered the Chopped kitchen this week, as two 14-year olds and a pair of 17-year olds vied for the title of basket champion.

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Chopped Recap: Climbing and Cooking

Chopped Recap: Climbing and Cooking

What an episode of Chopped!

This week's special Thursday evening installment featured canned chili, alfredo sauce, sfogliatelle and one contestant who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Ted Allen: Engaged to Barry Rice!

Ted Allen: Engaged to Barry Rice!

Ted Allen is wasting no time taking full advantage of the Supreme Court's most recent ruling.

On the same day America's most important justices shot down DOMA and dismissed Prop 8, the Chopped host Tweeted that he's engaged to his very long-time partner.

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Chopped Recap: Battle with Bacon

Chopped Recap: Battle with Bacon

From bacon popcorn to tuna belly to lassi to mashed potato candy, the contestants on Chopped last night were faced with typically challenging baskets.

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