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Star Scrapbook: Eddie Jackson

Eddie is the winner of Food Network Star, Season 11. Relive his journey with a look back at his memorable moments in the competition.
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Food Network's Newest Star

The winner of Season 11, Eddie wowed his fellow rivals, fans at home and the mentors with his Star-like presence on camera and the bold, Caribbean-inspired dishes he prepared.
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Inside the Winner's Journal

Each finalist was given a journal to use during the run of the competition, and Eddie filled his with recipe ideas and challenge reflections. On the first page, he deemed himself "fit chef" and penned a quote that he ended up referencing on several different pages. "Don't be afraid to be great," he wrote.

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Happy Outdoor Cooking

"Finally had the chance to cook today! Couldn't have asked for a better scene," Eddie wrote of the premiere episode's outdoor food festival at Triunfo Vineyards. While the Committee wondered about what he called his "cheat day" point of view, there was no doubt that Eddie delivered on the "finesse" in his chipotle-laced shrimp, according to Bobby.

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From Cheat Eats to Caribbean Heat

It was Episode 2 when Eddie first relinquished his "cheat day" perspective after heeding feedback from the mentors. Come the baking challenge that week, he prepared a chili-stuffed cornbread muffin and focused on the story of the dish, he said, and included an anecdote about college. Alex found Eddie to be "a real charmer," and Eddie was ultimately named a winner of the day.

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