Chopped

Season 12 Episode 6

All-American Competition

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 03, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Mike Gowland is a chef at Manning's Eat-Drink-Cheer in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kimberly Parris is a personal chef and caterer with K. Parris Catering & Personal Chef Service in New York, New York.
Mary Rusch is the chef and restaurateur of Hash House in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Steve Overlay is a chef and executive pitmaster with Memphis Championship Barbecue in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Fried Chicken
American Cheese
Spinach
Apple Pie 
Appetizers:
Chef Kimberly - Grilled Cheese Chicken Pot Pie
Chef Mary - Apple Pie Fried Chicken Salad over Spinach
Chef Steve - Buffalo Fried Chicken Salad over Spinach
Chef Mike - Fried Chicken & Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
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Chef Kimberly Parris was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges found that her dish just made them want more of many of the elements.
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Entrée Baskets:
Maine Lobster
Hot Dogs
Frozen Lemonade
Potato Chips 
Entrées:
Chef Mary - All-American Lobster Hash with Poached Egg
Chef Steve - Lobster Linguine with Cognac Cream Sauce
Chef Mike - Grilled Lobster with Meunière Sauce and Hot Dog Hash
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Chef Mary Rusch was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges did not feel that she developed all of the flavors in her dish.
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Dessert Baskets:
Peaches
Breakfast Toaster Pastries
Bourbon Whiskey
Corn on the Cob 
Desserts:
Chef Steve - Kentucky Peach & Sweet Corn Bourbon Crumble
Chef Mike - Peach Bread Pudding with Whiskey Diplomat Sauce
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Chef Steve Overlay was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted the portion of his Appetizer and that his Dessert was a bit heavy.
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Chef Mike Gowland won the $10,000 prize.

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