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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.
Peanuts must be used in the dumpling challenge; re-purposed potato fries; Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Sunny Anderson choose the winner.
Judges Ted Allen and Daphne Oz enjoy a rack of lamb infused with traditional holiday drinks; in round two, holiday treats are re-invented as dishes.
Asian condiments must be used to create umami dishes; judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jet Tilla critique savory apple dishes.
The contestants must include olives in their creamy egg cakes; judges Daphne Oz and Justin Warner choose the best rice dish.
Daphne Oz and Scott Conant judge; the competitors must use kids' lunch snacks in a steak and egg meal; in round two, the chefs try to make use of mustard as the surprise ingredient.
The cooks make stuffed peppers; judges Daphne Oz and Justin Warner judge the chefs' cheesy dishes.
Salad bar toppings must be incorporated into shrimp scampi variations; judges Jeff Mauro and Daphne Oz enjoy the second round preparations that include coffee as an ingredient.
The pro and amateur cooks must concoct a gumbo with ginger as the surprise ingredient; judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Justin Warner pick a winner after trying some gas station snack masterpieces in round 2.
The cooks must incorporate tailgate snacks in their sliders; the pros and amateurs must make dishes out of pizza toppings; Eddie Jackson and Daphne Oz judge.
The cooks and cons must combine tarts with vegetable or candy hearts; Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro judge the contestants' chocolate dishes.
Nachos with canned soup for round one; in round two, cake must be used in a savory dish; Sunny Anderson and Daphne Oz judge.
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