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The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Flashbacks From Chefs' Last Battles

After disappointing finishes in the past, 10 rival chefs are returning to battle in Kitchen Stadium on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption for the chance to claim the ultimate culinary title. Relive the early battles that sent them home.
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Finale Shortcomings

Although Chef Elizabeth Falkner survived seven weeks of eliminations to compete against Chef Geoffrey Zakarian in the The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs finale, she was ultimately named the runner-up of the competition on account of too-pungent black garlic served with her fried fish dish.

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Indian Feast Fiasco

During The Next Iron Chef Season 2, Chef Nate Appleman and his fellow rivals were tasked to create a five-course Indian-style feast in just two hours. Although the judges appreciated the flavor of his dosa, they felt that his fish was too greasy. In a double elimination, both Chefs Appleman and Treviñ were eliminated.

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Fairground Flop

At the San Diego County Fair during The Next Iron Chef Season 3, Chef Estes was sent home on account of undercooked dough in her deep-fried pie and what judge Donatella Arapaia called a "clunky" Grilled Calamari Salad Pita.

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Shoreline Letdown

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli traveled to Montauk, N.Y., with only three other remaining rival chefs during The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. Her trio of seafood offerings proved to be passion on a plate, but she was ultimately eliminated just one week short of the finale.

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