Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Food Network Star" 7/17- DOUBLE ELIMINATION WEEK #2

Camera Challenge #7: Signature dishes w/ two-minute cooking demos.


Jyll Everman: Carpaccio
Whitney Chen: Gazpacho
Chris Nirschel: Ricotta Gnocchis
Jeff Mauro: Chicken Vesuvio
Mary Beth Albright: Spaghetti & meatballs
Susie Jimenez: Chicken enchiladas
Penny Davidi: Turkish-inspired Dolma
Vic Vegas: Chilean sea bass

WINNER: Whitney

Star Challenge #7: Cook for a Wolfgang Puck (who's this week's Guest Judge) dinner party.

As winner of this week's CC, Whitney sends Mary Beth & Susie out to go decor shopping at Target (& meet Sabrina Soto of HDTV) & will determine the serving order.


Jeff: Beef Carpaccio on arugula bed w/ macerated cherries
Vic: Mozzarella en Carozza stuffed w/ caramelized onions & sauteed arugula
Mary Beth: Butternut squash soup roasted in maple syrup
Penny: Seafood & shrimp on top of baby arugula & figs
Jyll: Sweet corn risotto w/ grilled asparagus, oven-roasted tomatoes & fresh Parmesan
Whitney: Whole roasted chicken
Susie: Open-faced Chile Relleno
Chris: Chocolate fudge cake w/ Tahitian Vanilla Cream en Glace

BOTTOM THREE: Chris, Jyll (because she got a cooking lesson from Wolfgang following her unsuccessful risotto) & Penny

The two cooks who have FAILED to earn the right to compete in NYC (Bobby Flay's hometown) are...


...Chris & Penny.
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