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Chopped

Season 13 Episode 17

Make No Mistake

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 17, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

John Sierp is a chef in New York, New York; he was previously the runner-up on Winging It.
Monica Langowski is a private chef in Chicago, Illinois; she competed previously on Canned Cheese, Please!
Gwen LePape is an executive chef in New York, New York; he competed previously on Coconut, Calamari, Donuts.
Marja Samsom is a caterer in New York, New York; she competed previously on Fright Bites.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Pulpo
Chioggia Beets
Fava Beans
Pickled Garlic
Appetizers:
Chef Gwen - Pulpu Carpaccio with Chioggia Beet Salad
Chef John - Linguine with Pulpo Sauce and Fava Bean Pesto
Chef Monica - Beet Pancake with Pulpo Medallion
Chef Marja - Asian Spring Salad with Radicchio, Mint & Basil
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Chef Marja Samsom was chopped again after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought that the amount of sesame oil she used overwhelmed the rest of the dish.
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Entrée Baskets:
Wild Boar Roast
Sweet Potato Chips
Nopales
Acai Berry Juice
Entrées:
Chef John - Roasted Boar with Smashed Potatoes and Nopales Spinach
Chef Monica - Spice-Crusted Boar with Nopales Salad and Acai & Sweet Potato Sauce
Chef Gwen - Roasted Boar with Grilled Nopales and Roasted Potatoes
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Chef Monica Langowski was chopped again after the Entrée round.
Though she and another competitor made many errors, the other competitor's dish tasted better than hers.
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Dessert Baskets:
Tangerines
Cranberry Sauce
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gorgonzola Dolce
Desserts:
Chef Gwen - Gorgonzola Parfait with Cranberry & Wine Reduction
Chef John - Cranberry Crumble with Gorgonzola Ice Cream
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Chef John Sierp was chopped again after the Dessert round.
Though the judges acknowledged that he did very well, they noted that he simply had a fierce competitor.
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This time, Chef Gwen LePape won the $10,000 prize.

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