Need To Know: Food Network's Chopped All-Stars
By Noah Michelson
Think Iron Chef looks hard? Try competing against three other talented contestants with not one but four mystery ingredients you're required to use (and they're always doozies -- everything from sea urchin in your appetizer to Fruit Loops in your dessert) and only 20 to 30 minutes to come up with a delicious, original -- not to mention fully cooked -- dish.
That's the challenge set forth on the Food Network's culinary competition Chopped. And, as if the show wasn't already exciting enough, now there's Chopped All-Stars which pits a delightfully motley crew -- featuring everyone from Food Network celebrity chefs to the original Chopped judges -- against each other until only one contestant remains and he or she claims $50,000 for the charity of his or her choice.
We recently dropped by the Food Network to chat with the Chopped All-Stars host, Ted Allen, and one of the show's judges, Food Network personality and restaurateur Alex Guarnaschelli, and find out exactly what we're in store for this season:
Chopped All-Stars airs on the Food Network on Sunday nights at 9pm ET. For more info, visit the show's official website.
-- NOAH MICHELSON
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