Chopped

Season 8 Episode 3

Sweet Second Chance!

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 26, 2011 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Lance Nitahara is the executive chef at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, New York; he was previously the runner-up on Crunch Time.
Yoanne Magris is the executive chef at Yo In Yo Out in New York, New York; she was previously the runner-up on Squashed.
Siggy Sollitto is the owner of Siggy's Good Food in Brooklyn Heights, New York; she competed previously on Rattle & Roll.
Chris Coombs is the executive chef and owner of Dbar in Boston, Massachusetts; he was previously the runner-up on Rattle & Roll.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Pancake Mix
Guava Nectar
Aleppo Peppers
Asian Beef Jerky
Appetizers:
Chef Siggy - Beef Jerky Pancakes with Lime-Guava Dressing
Chef Lance - Asian Sopa de Carne Seca
Chef Yoanne - Beef Jerky Crêpes with Guava Vinaigrette
Chef Chris - Rehydrated Beef Roulade with Guava Reduction
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Chef Chris Coombs was chopped again after the Appetizer round.
The judges did not feel there was enough flavor in his dish.
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Entrée Baskets:
Fresh Wasabi Root
Crab Apples
Collard Greens
Lamb Hearts
Entrées:
Chef Lance - Lamb Heart Stuffed Collards with Compote
Chef Siggy - Moroccan Lamb Heart Stew with Crab Apples
Chef Yoanne - Lamb Heart Provençal with Collard Purée
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Chef Siggy Sollitto was chopped again after the Entrée round.
The judges found that she did not remove the arteries from the lamb hearts and that the crab apples on her dish were not cleaned.
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Dessert Baskets:
Duck Eggs
Russet Potatoes
Farmer's Cheese
Honey Herb Cough Drops
Desserts:
Chef Yoanne - Duck Pain perdu with Chocolate-Potato Truffle
Chef Lance - Gnocco Fritto with Cough Drop Ice Cream
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Chef Yoanne Magris was chopped again after the Dessert round. 
The judges elaborated that their choice came down to very small details.
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This time, Chef Lance Nitahara won the $10,000 prize.
However, he was so humbled by Yoanne's performance that he offered to buy a plane ticket for her to go visit her ailing grandmother.

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