For the Love of Food: Star Salvation Rivals Drop from 4 to 3

In a challenge devoted to love, find out which Star Salvation finalist ended up divorcing the competition once and for all.

Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro during the Star Salvation Challenge, Make a Dish Inspired by the Moment You First Fell in Love with Cooking, as seen on Star Salvation for Food Network Star, Season 11.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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The rivals must re-create the dish that started their love of cooking.

This past Sunday's episode of Food Network Star was all about love — from finalists' most-beloved ingredients to a paired challenge that tasked twosomes with creating harmonious fusion on the plate — and when it came time for Star Salvation after the show, hosts Alex and Jeff took that theme one step further. In Round 2 with only 30 minutes to cook, the remaining four redemption rivals had to create a dish that spoke to the moment they first fell in love with cooking, testing their cooking chops under pressure and also their story-telling abilities.

All four finalists wasted no time in prepping their plates, but ultimately Alex and Jeff said goodbye to one competitor after an unimpressive dessert left them craving more. Think you know who met his or her fate once and for all? Click the play button on the video above to see which rival was eliminated.

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