The Next Food Network Star

Season 4 Episode 5

Enticing and Easy with Bon Appetit

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 29, 2008 on Food Network



  • Trivia

    • Mini-Challenge Dishes (Baskets):

      • Shane (Avocado, Habanero, Flank Steak, Anchovy, Cumin & Garlic) – Flank Steak with Habanero Butter and Avocado Purée [Described by Kelsey]
      • Kelsey (Cod, Saffron, Blood Orange, Fennel, Polenta, & Onions) – Cod with Saffron Polenta, Fennel and Blood Orange Beurre Blanc [Described by Shane]
      • Aaron (Strawberries, White Rum, Pound Cake, Dark Chocolate, Coconut Chips & Cinnamon) – Chocolate and Strawberry Cake with Toasted Coconut & Rum Glaze [Described by Adam]
      • Adam (Napa Cabbage, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cilantro, Heirloom Tomatoes & Gala Apples) – Shiitake Mushroom & Turkey Salad over Napa Cabbage [Described by Aaron]
      • Jennifer (Basil, Swiss Chard, Prosciutto, Pork Tenderloin, Mango & Almonds) – Seared Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard, Mango & Almonds [Described by Lisa]
      • Lisa (Udon Noodles, Beets, Ginger, Lemon Chicken & Scallions) – Ginger Udon Noodles, Lemon Chicken with Scallion Beet Butter [Described by Jennifer]

    • Main Challenge Dishes:

      • Aaron and Adam – Coq au Vin served with Spaghetti with Herbed Butter and Polenta
      • Lisa and Jennifer – Turducken served with Roasted Haricots Verts (Jennifer Unable to Serve Her Side)
      • Shane and Kelsey – Beef Wellington Served with Creamed Pearl Onions and Roasted Vegetables

  • Quotes

    • (Telling the Selection Committee how he almost introduced dish.)
      Aaron: I'm about to take this coq au vin from a Hoopty to a DeVille

    • Lisa: I think Shane gives us turducken because Shane sees me as his primary competition.

    • (Describing Cat Cora.)
      Shane: She is striking, and she wields a powerful knife. That's a hell of a combination.

  • Notes

    • Also Featured:

      Kristine Kidd – Food Editor, Bon Appétit Magazine
      Tom Schierlitz – Photographer, Bon Appétit Magazine

  • Allusions