Round of 12: The
Few, The Proud, The Hungry
As you've just seen, a trip to China ended in us
saying "zaijian" to both Avis and Sheena, leaving 12 cooks to head to ...
On the outskirts of San Diego lies Camp
Pendleton, where the men and women of the United States Marine Corps train to do
most honorable battle. Here, the twelve home cooks will also do most honorable
battle... against each other. Two teams of six will serve 400 of the Marines and
And all of them are cooking one entree, two
sides, and one dessert. All at 1500. The winning team will be safe, while the
losing team will face a Pressure Test and, on the back of that, an elimination.
Mike won the Chinese invention
challenge. He picks the teams....
BLUE: Mike, Jake, Lee, Tracy, Tony,
RED: Sharone, Faruq, David, Slim, Whitney, Jenna
Three hours to prep and cook... STARTING
Sharone steps up to be the leader of the
Red Team. They're going with steak, potatoes au gratin, roasted
vegetables, and an apple turnover. Meanwhile, Mike is going with an
apple raisin stuffed pork loin, corn salad, scalloped potatoes, and a
The Blue Team starts to discover that
Mike isn't really the leader that he's chalked up to be. He's frantic,
he's passionate, but he needs to slow down on his head. That leaves Mike
and Jake in the grips of a power struggle. Mike decides to use extra
loins and cook pork two ways, while Gordon enters the Blue Kitchen and
basically confirms Mike's fear.
In the Red Kitchen, Sharone is keeping
the Red Team above water, but David loses five pounds of bacon on the
back of a mistake on the fryer. The Blue Team has 30 minutes to turn out
pork loins, while the Reds are wondering if they're going to have enough
But no one has talked portions yet.
The last ten minutes... Mayhem.
And TIME!... to serve. The judges will
also use feedback from the Marines to help them determine a winner. Two
things become clear: the Red barbecue steak is a success, but their
sides are running dangerously short. And... then they run out. Faruq is
tasked with breaking the news to the 150 Marines that are still in line!
Now that the troops are fed, it's time to
determine who's safe, and who's going to feel the pressure of the
Pressure Test. The Red Team didn't succeed in feeding all of their
troops, while the Blue Team's pork left little to be desired. It's 49-51
at this moment.
The winner of this Field Challenge is...
In this Pressure Test, the Red Team will
have to tell us what is in the contents of Graham's giant stock pot.
It's a taste test for all the marbles. Twenty different ingredients. You
have to guess as many ingredients as you can. Guess right, and keep
going. Guess wrong, and you end your turn. The least correct is going
The dish, by the way, is a Texas-style
chili with onions, celery, green bell peppers, tomatoes, beans,
jalapenos, beef, garlic, beef stock, salt, cilantro, oil, cumin,
Slim: 8 (SAFE)
David: 8 (SAFE)
Sharone: .... "Cumin?" SAFE!
That means that Jenna is going to go home
So that leaves 11 dreams still alive. But
what will happen when they go up against... an IRON CHEF?
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