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Star Scrapbook: Eric Lee

Flip through a Food Network Star finalist's scrapbook for an up-close-and-personal look at journal entries.
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Team Bobby's Star Chef

Eric Lee, a former winery chef, said goodbye to Team Bobby in Episode 4. He was one of the most impressive cooks in the competition, but his presentations didn't measure up. Susie Fogelson summed it up back in the first episode: "I know I want him to be my chef; I'm not sure if he's my star."

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Eric's Journal

During his four episodes, Eric filled his Star journal with notes, presentation prep and musings on his POV.

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Handcrafted

Eric came into the competition with a defined POV: "Handcrafted." He wanted to make everything from scratch and followed through in each of the dishes that he presented. When it came to the food, Eric didn't have any misses.

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First Challenge: Restaurant Impossible

The first challenge of the season put Eric and Team Bobby right in their element. These kitchen veterans named their restaurant The Tasting Space and Eric's contribution — lasagna with both pasta and ricotta made from scratch — is outlined here in his journal.

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