Next Food Network Star, Season 6: Behind the Scenes of Episode Four's Finalist Challenges
When Push Comes to Shove ....
Herb and DAS fight their way to their peppers of choice after Bobby outlines the rules of the Camera Challenge.
Tom's approach to the competition: Asian-style stuffed poblanos.
Paul grabs a quick handful of Herb's ingredients to flavor his own dish. (Lucky for Paul, Herb's too nice to smack his hand.)
Thinking It Through
Aarti gets her head in the game as she prepares a dish featuring serrano peppers.
Brianna's culinary skills score her a second consecutive challenge victory, this one with a special reward: a feature spot for her chile pepper dish on Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill menu.
Talk About Tough Critics
The finalists have a hard sell to make for this Star Challenge: recreating childhood favorites for world-class chefs (beside Bobby, left to right) Jonathan Waxman, Susan Feniger and Eric Greenspan.
Cool and Collected
DAS gets a quick adjustment before jumping into the cooking fray.
Bobby monitors Brad's progress as he prepares his fried chicken dish.
Serena gives Bobby the lowdown on her dish strategy.
"I don't feel like an equal to everyone."
A difficult turn of events triggers serious self-doubt for Herb.
Up Close and Personal
Aarti keeps her focus on the food as a camera man comes in for a tight overhead shot of the cooking action.
Paul questions his choice to use pork rather than steak in his dish. Will the risk pay off ... or put him at risk for elimination?
After his dish gets poor marks from the judges, and his definition of prime steak leaves Bobby miffed, the Selection Committee decides it's time for DAS to go.
And Then There Were Eight
The remaining two-thirds of the Season 6 Star finalists.