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Season 5 / Episode 8 and airs on 23 August 2017 22:00
When professional chefs present their dishes, their years of experience and their reputations for stellar cuisine and expert technique often precede them, so much so that tasters may be biased when it comes to reviewing the food. But what happens when judges don't know if the meal was prepared by a home cook or a chef? Will perceptions change and critiques differ? That's where the series Cooks vs. Cons comes in.
Season 2 begins with judges Scott Conant and Daphne Oz attempting to separate the cooks from the cons during a lasagna challenge, which trips up the contestants with the surprise ingredient of condiments. Then, Round 2 features donuts as a twist.
Syrup is the surprise ingredient when making surf and turf. Later, the pros and amateurs are given chips to utilize in a winning dish.
Bacon makes a glorious appearance in the first round; in round two, the remaining contestants put their skills to the test in the battle of the cherries.
The pros and the amateurs alike must decide how to incorporate onions into their pancake dishes; in round two the surprise ingredient of grapes leaves one contestant feeling sweet and others sour.
In round one, things get twisted as the competitors are challenged to incorporate pretzels into their chicken wing dishes; the second round competitors fight for the ultimate prize by working with mint.
Professional and amateur cooks must utilize beer in a clash of the sandwiches; in round two, the surprise ingredient of muffins challenges the contestants to avoid a crummy result.
In the first challenge the pros and amateurs must use pies as the surprise ingredient; the remaining cooks must utilize campfire treats in their dishes.
Frozen vegetables must be used to create a winning dish; the secret ingredient of cocktails keeps the judges drunk with power.
The pros and amateurs must prepare chowder with carnival treats; Richard Blais and Monti Carlo attempt to undress the cons in the second round as they try to use the surprise ingredient of salad dressing.
A cheesesteak playoff in which ballpark snacks must be worked into a winning dish; contestants embrace the Italian kitchen during a pasta sauce challenge; judges Katie Lee and Marcus Samuelsson
Cooks deconstruct pizza to accent parmesan-inspired dishes; pros try to separate themselves from the home cooks as they create masterpieces from deli food; judges Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli.
Cooks fry up their interpretations of the British staple of fish and chips; Thanksgiving leftovers are used to create a winning dish.
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