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Redemption Journals: Chef Nate Appleman

Chef Nate Appleman was the eighth rival chef eliminated on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption. Flip through his personal scrapbook photo journal to relive the most-memorable moments from his time on the show.
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Chef Nate Appleman

A finalist on The Next Iron Chef Season 2 and the winner of Chopped All-Stars, Chef Nate Appleman survived seven weeks of challenges and showdowns on The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, but was ultimately eliminated in the final episode.

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Redemption Journal

Each rival chef was given a journal to use during his or her time in the competition. Chef Appleman filled his with notes about and ideas for challenges, lists of must-have ingredients and more.

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Rival On a Plate

In the Chairman's test of simplicity, the chefs were challenged to represent a fellow rival on a plate using a photo of them in their culinary elements. Chefs Greenspan and Appleman were partnered together, and for his representation of Chef Greenspan, Chef Appleman cooked up an extravagant bite of both lobster and beef with shaved black truffles.

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No Expense Spared

Chef Appleman explained that he wanted this dish to speak to Chef Greenspan's "brazen, bold and shameless" personality, and the judges were wowed by his shamelessly decadent offering. "It was indulgent and just right," Donatella said. In the end, this extravagant plate allowed him to cook another day, while it sent Chef Greenspan to what would be his final Showdown.

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