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

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. 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. 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.

      1. great I enjoyed last season's.

        1. I'm looking forward to seeing Murphy and Keeghan cook

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          1. Very excited for this!!!

            1. 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.

              1. 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.

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: FoodPopulist

                      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

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