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Chopped

Season 9 Episode 14

Yakety Yak, Yak, Yak

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 29, 2011 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Kate Squibb is the sous chef at 158 Café in Portland, Maine.
Vinson Petrillo is the executive sous chef at Caviar Russe in New York, New York.
Jill Nicolson is the caterer and entrepreneur of Cuisine with Jill Nicolson in Torrington, Connecticut.
Nicholas Porcelli is the executive chef at Shhh in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Wax Beans
Mandarinquats
Sardines
Rice Cakes
Appetizers:
Chef Kate - Rice Cake-Encrusted Sardine with Salad
Chef Vinson - Mediterranean Sardine with Toasted Rice Cake 
Chef Jill - Cornmeal Sardine with Sweet 'N Sour Sauce
Chef Nicholas - Sardine Salad with Mandarinquat Vinaigrette
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Chef Jill Nicolson was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges noted that the rice cakes were not plated.
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Entrée Baskets:
Mangosteens
Mustard Geens
Dried Shrimp
Yak Strip Steaks 
Entrées:
Chef Vinson - Grilled Yak with Aioli and Mustard Greens Pesto
Chef Nicholas - Seared Yak with Potatoes and Mangosteen Sauce
Chef Kate - Stuffed Yak with Coconut Sauce and Rice Noodles
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Chef Nicholas Porcelli was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges thought he played it too safe and could not taste two of the mystery ingredients.
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Dessert Baskets:
Black Pepper Crackers
Plums
Kefir
Chamomile Flowers 
Desserts:
Chef Kate - Kefir Chamomile Pakora with Plum Reduction
Chef Vinson - Chamomile Kefir Pudding with Vanilla French Toast
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Chef Kate Squibb was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges explained that they enjoyed having her in the competition, but her competitor's dishes were close to perfect.
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Chef Vinson Petrillo won the $10,000 prize.

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