Our chefs are challenged out of the gates as a host of unusual ingredients take the stage. Ready-made eggrolls and stilton cheese collide in the appetizer round, giving way to the odd pairing of blood sausage and lemongrass in the entree. The last two chefs struggle with sweet and salty in a dessert round featuring spicy salted plums and vanilla frosting.
There's no escaping the challenge in round one as four chefs battle to transform chicken wieners and dried fruit into a winning combination. Brisket proves a tough meat to handle in the second basket as the chefs fight to make it to the final round. Dessert is a prickly pickle as the both chefs strive to create a delightful dish from cactus and crescent rolls.
It's time to open the takeout containers in this episode. Greek salad and beef pho make for strange bedfellows in the appetizer round. The second round challenges the chefs to see who can transform a drive-thru staple into haute cuisine. The dessert round pits the remaining chefs against each other in an Asian adventure with a cherry twist.
Frog legs and cookies get things hopping in the appetizer round, as these four chefs face off. Cherry cheesecake raises the "steaks" in round two as one chef finds a new and inventive use for a toaster! Ultimately, one chef is no "matcha" for the other as paneer and elderflower liqueur take center stage in round three.
About the Show
Armed with skill and ingenuity, chefs race against the clock to turn mystery ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal.