Chopped

Season 13 Episode 12

Bird in the Pan

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 27, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Brack May is the chef and restaurateur of Cowbell in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Virginia Willis is a chef and author in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tabb Singleton is the sous chef at Nola in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Giancarlo Autenzio is the executive chef at The Astor Room in Queens, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Chicory
Ethiopian Coffee Beans
Petite Bananas
Lamb Fries
Appetizers:
Chef Brack - Buttermilk Fried Lamb Fries with Banana Coffee Sauce
Chef Virginia - Cornmeal & Coffee Crusted Lamb Fries with Braised Chicory
Chef Tabb - Crispy Lamb Fries with Bacon Braised Chicory
Chef Giancarlo - Chicory & Apple Salad with Lamb Fries
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Chef Giancarlo Autenzio was chopped after the Appetizer round. 
The judges did not feel that he transformed the mystery ingredients.
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Entrée Baskets:
Cornish Hens
Baby Beets
Celeriac
Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar
Entrées:
Chef Virginia - Grilled Cornish Hen with Sautéed Greens
Chef Tabb - Crusted Cornish Hen with Celeriac Purée
Chef Brack - Pan-Rosted Cornish Hen with Celeriac Purée
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Chef Brack May was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges noted undercooked chicken and underwhelming beets.
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Dessert Baskets:
Chickpea Flour
Raspberries
Ricotta Salata
Rose Water Syrup
Desserts:
Chef Tabb - Sweet Chickpea Grits with Caramel Almonds
Chef Virginia - Socca Pancake with Raspberry Sherbet Disk
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Chef Virginia Willis was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges explained the lamb fry coating in her Appetizer and the lack of sweetness in her Dessert were the basis for their decision.
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Chef Tabb Singleton won the $10,000 prize.

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