Try Your Hand at Alton's Ingredient Pictograph Game — Alton's After-Show

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Cutthroat After-Show: Dim Sum 03:33

Alton and Judge Sherry Yard solve ingredient pictographs for dim sum.

While some Cutthroat Kitchen sabotages require physical dexterity and downright flexibility (remember that hanging-doughnut buffet and the Double Dare-style obstacle course?), one sabotage in particular from tonight's new episode challenged the mind more than the body.

On the After-Show, host Alton Brown explained the task to Sherry Yard, the guest of the day, by saying, "We decided to make Jenny lose all of her ingredients and get them back by solving pictographs." The challenge involved Chef Jenny shuffling through a deck of word-picture puzzles in an attempt to sound out the names and earn the items, which the competitor indeed managed to do. When it was Sherry's turn to master the cards, the judge initially struggled over the meaning of the designs, but with a little help from Alton, she caught on quickly.

Want to play along? Click the play button on the video above to watch Sherry work her way through the pictures, and join her in sounding out the potential meaning. See if you can guess the ingredient that each card portrays.

Tune in to a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on Wednesday at 9|8c.

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