Chopped

Season 13 Episode 7

Pigging Out

2
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Robert Finn is the chef de cuisine at Fatty Crab in New York, New York.
Nicole Brisson is the executive chef at Carnevino at the Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Terry Koval is the chef and restaurateur of Farm Burger in Decatur, Georgia.
Hugh Mangum is the executive chef and owner of Mighty Quinn's in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Pig's Head
Fava Beans
Strawberries
Roquefort Blue Cheese
Appetizers:
Chef Robert - Pan-Fried Pork Tongue & Cheek with Fava Bean Salad
Chef Nicole - Warm Pig Face Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Chef Terry - Seared Pork Cheek with Strawberry Purée
Chef Hugh - Sautéed Pig''s Cheeks over Chipotle Strawberry Sauce
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Chef Terry Koval was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges felt that he did not innovate three of the four mystery ingredients.
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Entrée Baskets:
Pig Organs
Fiddlehead Ferns
Morel Mushrooms
Bourbon Cream Liqueur 
Entrées:
Chef Nicole - Norcino Ragu with Sautéed Fiddlehead Ferns
Chef Hugh - Offal Three Ways with Bourbon Morel Cream
Chef Robert - Grilled Liver over White Bean Purée
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Chef Nicole Brisson was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that her pasta was underdone and that cooking all the offal together was not a good choice.
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Dessert Baskets:
Pig Tails
Dragonfruit
Sorghum Flour
Lard 
Desserts:
Chef Hugh - Sorghum Flour Cake with Pig Tail Chicharrónes
Chef Robert - Battered Pork Tail with Dragonfruit Ice Cream
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Chef Robert Finn was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges thought he started safe and took more risks, but his execution fell short.
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Chef Hugh Mangum won the $10,000 prize.

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