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The Next Food Network Star

Season 4 Episode 3

You… In a Jar

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 15, 2008 on Food Network
out of 10
User Rating
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Episode Summary

You… In a Jar
Tonight the finalists concentrate on their point-of-view and the personal touch as they create signature dishes using a potato as a blank canvas, and then package themselves into a product for presentation to high-end buyers and a very special guest. Mini Challenge: Express Your Culinary Point-of-View through the Potato and Then Present It to the Selection Committee via Camera Using a Personal Story Main Challenge: Create Your Own Food Product in a Jar and Present Samples to 50 Food Buyersmoreless

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  • As the show continues the cream is starting to rise to the top. One person who looked good to me in the previews fared poorly the first week and is starting to show she can cook, and another has to tone the cheerleader enthusiasm down.moreless

    The potato dishes were OK, and one of them, load me up, the bar food. The you in a jar was surprising. The salad dressing sounds great, Lisa showed that she has cooking chops with her orange dish and the seasoned salt by another was a bust.

    I think Lisa is better than she showed in the first show. Kelsey can actually cook but is way too smiley.

    It will be interesting to see how far those two will go. I looked back at the previous shows and where are they now. The winners of Season 1 are alive and cooking, but no longer on TV. Season 2 Guy is doing well, Guys Big Bite, does, but his Diners Drive ins and Dives is great.

    Amy is living in France with her family, her show was a bust, just like all of Season 3 after Jag left.

    They need a winner with a personality that someone will watch. Kelsey is not that person, she is Rachael Ray with a cooking degree, Lisa has a shown she can change and could work, Shane is a real outsider but does have some skill.moreless
  • good episode...

    The hopefuls first have to create a potatoe dish and present it. I thought they all did relatively well in the presenting. The one woman that only talked for 15 seconds was terrible. However, I tought the people that made bad food were worse than the bad presenters. The next challenge was to put yourself in a bottle. I really liked the idea of this challenge and I liked how the challengers approached it. I don't like Martha Stewart very much and she was getting annoying in this episode. Overall, this episode was another solid episode of The Next Food Network Star with good challenges and interesting hopefuls.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Mini Challenge Dishes:
      • Adam – Bacon Cheese Fries
      • Kelsey – Pancetta Potato Gratin
      • Jeffrey – Sophisticated Home Fries
      • Nipa – Rasavaalu Batata Nu Shaak
      • Aaron – Bacon-Wrapped Potato
      • Shane – Mushroom, Leek & Potato Soup
      • Jennifer – Mashed Potato Grilled Pizza
      • Lisa – Poached Potato with Smoked Trout

    • Main Challenge Dishes:
      • Adam – Adam G's Smoke It Please BBQ Rub Served on Smoked Chicken
      • Aaron – McCargo's Autumn Apple Cider Vinaigrette Served on Mesclun Salad
      • Nipa – Nep's Sweet & Spicy Peanut Seasoning Served on Peanuts
      • Kelsey – All-in-1: Sweet, Spice & Everything Nice Served on Sloppy Joes
      • Shane – Cherri-gac Steak & Meat Sauce Served on Flank Steak
      • Lisa – Basil Balsamic Orange Marmalade Served on Phyllo with Brie
      • Jeffrey – The Soul of Jeffrey Seasoned Salt Served on Catfish
      • Jennifer – Jenny Lynn's 3-Cheese Cream Sauce Served on Pinwheel Pasta

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Discussing Shane's soup.)
      Bobby: The texture's kinda weird.
      Bob: Remember the library paste you had in third grade?
      Bobby: Yeah.
      Bob: It's a little bit like that to me.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Also Featured:

      > Ron Tanner – National Assoc. for the Specialty Food Trade
      > Paul & James Corrado – Corrado's Market
      > Blanca Perez – Chef Driven Group
      > Rich D'Addario – Whole Foods Market
      > Bill Ihle – Harry & David
      > Effie Speigler – Balducci's
      > Sally Geller – Williams-Sonoma
      > Denise Tedaldi – Harry & David

    • While getting Martha Stewart may seem like a bit of a coup for a Food Network show, Martha has a syndication deal with a sister network under the Scripps umbrella. The Fine Living network re-broadcasts the previous day's Martha Stewart Show in its evening block of programming.