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Food Network Star, Season 11: Top Moments of Episode 3

Get an inside look at the finalists' challenges and relive memorable moments from the third episode of Food Network Star, Season 11.
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Embracing Trends

It's no secret that food photos are all the rage on social media, and in an effort "to stay ahead of the curve," according to Giada, she explains that finalists must not only prepare photoworthy offerings, but also take pictures of them in an effort to entice her and Bobby. The key to success? "Great presentation on the plate," she says. Giada and Bobby will taste only the eight best-looking shots out of the 10 offerings.

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Colors in Mind

Jay says he's seeking color on his plate, so he opts for purple potatoes, a red-centered steak and a green chimichurri "to contrast that red color in the steak." His dish is the second one chosen for tasting; while Bobby and Giada appreciate the dish's taste, they're also impressed by Jay's presentation, which Bobby thinks is "less rehearsed" than last week's.

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Feeling Assured

"I really am good at plating. It's just a gift," Arnold says of his confidence going into this challenge. His dish is chosen as one of the eight tasted plates, but the Committee and his fellow rivals note that his presentation lacks energy. "You seem a little low," Bobby tells him. "You can't have any down days."

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Advantage: Dom

After last week's breakthrough at the baking challenge, Dom's continuing his hot streak with a win in this Mentor Challenge. "You are funny today," Giada tells him before Bobby compliments him on his bite-size eggplant Parmesan. "The eggplant is well-seasoned," Bobby says. Given this achievement, Dom's earned an advantage to be revealed later during the Star Challenge.

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