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Apr 27, 2012 05:01 AM

And I Always Thought At Chopped Contestants Were "Struggling" Chefs Who Could Really Use The Money...

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  1. Well to be fair, she was on an "all stars" episode and played for charity

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    1. re: Justpaula

      Although I find calling former contestants from another Food Network show "All-Stars" a bit of a stretch.

    2. I never thought that... I just thought they were basically "unknown" because they hadn't been on national tv before. Some of the New Yorkers who've been on are not what I'd call "struggling" any more than most chefs are "struggling."

      1. Don't confuse the 'Chopped All Stars' subseries with the regular Chopped.

        This season All Stars is structured as:
        - a battle among Iron Chefs
        - a battle among FN personalities
        - a battle among last season's Next Food Network Stars
        - a battle among Chopped judges
        - a final battle among the winners of these 4
        The prize - $50,000 to the charity of the winner's choice

        1. Why am I so not surprised. She's not an especially likable individual, this story seems to play to that stereotype. Bully her landlord into getting what she wants via a lawsuit.

          1. I don't care much for her, but I don't think she is a professional chef - more of a good home cook. My guess is that hubby has the bucks. It seemed that she cooked well on Chopped, although I was very happy to see her go on NFNS.

            As for the lawsuit, who knows what happened? I guess I'm not surprised that she is as contentious in the rest of her life as she was on the previous show.