Food Network Star, Season 7: Behind the Scenes of Episode 4

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and relive all the highlights of episode four of Food Network Star , Season 7.

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Top Moments: 1. Double Star Power

Season 5 Star winner Melissa d'Arabian and Iron Chef Michael Symon are in the house for the Kellogg's challenge. Each finalist must make an "impressive and sophisticated" hors d'oeuvre.

2. Cereal Success

The pressure's on for Jyll, and she delivers: "My company is called Jyllicious Bites. I'm all about the finger food. If I fail at this, what does it say about my business?"

3. Cooking vs. Camera

Justin B. is psyched to draw the Cheez-It crackers and makes another tasty dish, but the judges are underwhelmed once again with his camera presentation. He's frustrated: "Whatever. I can cook."

4. Susie's Got a Crush

"I have a crush on this guy. I don't want a piece of cilantro stuck in my tooth while I'm looking at Michael [Symon]," gushes Susie.

5. Paula's Here!

Not only do the finalists have to impress Courteney Cox and the cast and crew of Cougar Town, but Ms. Deen herself will also be judging the Star Challenge. This makes Jeff second-guess his tofu dish.

6. Team Drama

Penny calls teammate Mary Beth "fake and phony," but, as always, she's not letting anything get in her way: "No matter who I'm paired with, I’m here to win."

7. Schmoozing With Paula

"Have you got something to smile about?" Paula asks Justin D. "Look at these two chicks on either side of you!"

8. Bonding

Super-serious Justin B. shows a lighthearted side as he goofs around with Jeff, his teammate on the Art team.

9. Chris Chills Out

Orchid came up with a code-word strategy to keep teammate Chris under control in the kitchen. "Mama Orchid helped me out with my growing process," Chris says.

10. Dumbfounded

Justin B. did not expect to hear his name called out for elimination: "I totally thought I had the best dish of the day."

Bonus Highlights: The Play-by-Play

We've covered the Top 10, but there was lots more drama in this episode, which kicked off with this table full of Kellogg's breakfasts and snacks for the finalists to cook with.

Mystery Basket

From Eggos for Orchid to Pop-Tarts for Whitney, the finalists must use what's under their basket to create a delicious one-bite hors d'oeuvre.

The Comedian Flubs

When it came time to present, Jeff's bran joke didn't go over as well as he'd hoped.

Power Panel

"Melissa d'Arabian is the quintessential Food Network Star success story. That's where I want to be," says Mary Beth. Susie, meanwhile, confesses her crush on Iron Chef Symon.

All Smiles

Jyll takes home another Camera Challenge win. The judges loved her crab cakes made with Rice Krispies.

Cougar Town, Here We Come

For the next Star Challenge, the finalists will be cooking for the cast and crew of the hit show Cougar Town.

Surprise Guest

The finalists learn that there will be a surprise guest at the Cougar Town challenge — and in walks Paula Deen. The looks on their faces say it all.

Cougar Confession

"I love Cougar Town. Being a cougar myself, I can relate," says Penny.

Keeping Focus

Under the guidance of "Mama Orchid," Chris is the calmest we've ever seen him in the kitchen. "Code Blue" is Orchid's signal to chill out.

Lost

Justin D. is stressed about his dish, since he couldn't find ingredients he wanted in the grocery store. Back in the kitchen, he gets flack for not buying enough quinoa for teammate Susie.

Meatloaf Madness

Tasked to cook for the Cougar Town crew with Penny, Mary Beth makes a hearty meatloaf. "It's made mostly with beef, but every girl has room in her life for extra pork," she jokes.

On Set

On the Cougar Town set, the finalists meet Courteney Cox, writer Bill Lawrence and the rest of the cast and crew. They'll be cooking for five departments: Cast, Writers, Art, Vanities and Crew.

Surveying the Scene

Bobby and Paula make the rounds to see what each of the teams are cooking up. The finalists are used to Bobby by now, but talking to Paula Deen has many of them star-struck.

Dinner for Writers

After a frozen-lamb fiasco in the kitchen, Chris and Orchid's team — tasked with cooking for the writers — remains cool and collected.

Body Art

Paula comes by to see what Justin B. is cooking, but she might be more intrigued by his tattoos.

Food Fail

For the first time, Justin B.'s food disappoints as much as his camera presentation. "Every good chef will tell you every component must be well-seasoned and still all work together," says Bobby.

Star-Studded Table

Vic and Jyll have a tough challenge: Cooking vegetarian food that will impress not only the Cougar Town crew, but Paula Deen. Vic's baked pasta is more successful than Jyll's salad.

Mixed Results

"We didn't feel that any team actually won today," says Giada at evaluation time. "We'll pick one winner for each team."

Step It Up, Justin D.

The Cougar Town diners only found one thing memorable about Justin D.: his glasses. "Glasses do not a performance make," says Bob Tuschman.

A Great Team

It's all fun and games for Jeff and Justin B. — until Justin B. ends up on the bottom. Jeff, however, earns some bragging rights: "You made tofu for Paula and she liked it," says Giada.

Shocking Sendoff

Justin B. leads the way into the stew room after being eliminated. "I have no idea how to react to this," he says. "This is not the last you've seen of me."

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