The finalists have their debut meet-greet-and-go with judge Bobby Flay and mentor Giada De Laurentiis — game on.
Born in India, raised in Dubai and now living in Los Angeles, Aarti cooks comforting food with a little exotic flair: "I play around with Indian flavors and figure out how to add them to American classics, to add an element of surprise and freshness!"
Renowned production designer Joe Stewart set to work months in advance. “We use a ground plan,” he says, “to describe where the walls are going to go and where we’re going to place furniture--and in this case stoves. Then we make a model.”
Vibrant color and soft lighting create an inviting mood around the Star set's central counter.
Brightly colored cookware stands out nicely against the set's exposed brick walls.