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Chopped All-Stars, Season 2 to debut 04/08/12

FoodPopulist Mar 5, 2012 09:36 PM

They're doing it again.

The announced line-ups are:
-Iron Chefs Cat Cora, Marc Forgione, Jose Garces and Michael Symon
-Food show hosts Keegan Gerhard (Food Network Challenge), Jeffrey Saad (United Tastes of America, Cooking Channel), Aarti Sequeira (Aarti Party) and Marcela Valladolid (Mexican Made Easy)
-Food Network Star Season Seven Finalists Justin Balmes, Penny Davidi, Vic "Vegas" Moea and Chris Nirschel
-Chopped judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson and Chris Santos


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  1. DiningDiva RE: FoodPopulist Mar 5, 2012 10:45 PM

    Drat, I'm out of the country on the 8th, but I'm glad to see the All-Stars back. There were some good competitions last season.

    1. moto RE: FoodPopulist Mar 6, 2012 01:09 AM

      many of the all stars in last season's matches displayed phenomenal technical mastery and speed -- two levels higher than most of the winners in the regular competitions. the eliminations that reduced the competitors to the final two, Sanchez and Applebaum, were highly entertaining.

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        smartie RE: FoodPopulist Mar 6, 2012 05:12 AM

        great I enjoyed last season's.

        1. Firegoat RE: FoodPopulist Mar 6, 2012 05:50 AM

          I'm looking forward to seeing Murphy and Keeghan cook

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            DiningDiva RE: Firegoat Mar 6, 2012 01:05 PM

            Me, that caught my eye for sure

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            Cgrout RE: FoodPopulist Mar 6, 2012 06:17 AM

            Very excited for this!!!

            1. coney with everything RE: FoodPopulist Mar 6, 2012 07:07 AM

              Penny? Should be entertaining...she might be one of those trash talkers.

              Is Aarti Party still around?? Haven't seen a new episode in ages.

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                Worldwide Diner RE: FoodPopulist Mar 6, 2012 07:19 AM

                It would be more exciting if each episode had a contestant from each group, i.e., one IC, one show host, 1 FNS finalist, and 1 Chopped judge. We can then see whether the IC chefs truly reign supreme.

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                  Janet from Richmond RE: FoodPopulist Mar 7, 2012 07:03 AM

                  Thanks for the head's up!!! I enjoyed this last year.

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                    FoodPopulist RE: FoodPopulist Apr 7, 2012 08:51 AM

                    Bumping this as a reminder for people who care. It seems like there were a decent number of comments for threads last time around.

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                      paulj RE: FoodPopulist Apr 7, 2012 08:55 AM

                      FN was also trying to remind us with a Chopped marathon on CookingChannel last night (Friday). Presumably the DDD fans would have had a fit if they did that on the main channel.

                      1. re: paulj
                        FoodPopulist RE: paulj Apr 7, 2012 09:17 AM

                        They're also re-running the first All-Stars tonight on the main channel.

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