January 13, 2009 10:00 pm
In the series opener, four chefs must use octopus, duck and animal crackers to make an extraordinary three-course meal in three rounds of competition. A panel of culinary experts determines which chef's dishes deserve the $10,000 prize. Hosted by Ted Allen.
January 20, 2009 10:00 pm
Featured ingredients include tofu, blueberries and oysters.
January 27, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must work with avocado, cantaloupe, pecans, bran flakes and brioche bread.
February 3, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must work with bananas, collard greens and grits.
February 10, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must work with yucca, watermelon and tortillas in three rounds of competition.
February 17, 2009 10:00 pm
Featured ingredients include canned peaches (appetizers); fruit punch and rice cakes (entrée); and beets, goat cheese and oatmeal (final course).
February 24, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must use quail in their appetizers, arctic char in their entrées, and beer in their desserts.
March 3, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must use coconut in their appetizers, calamari in their entrées and donuts with smoked Gouda in their desserts.
March 10, 2009 10:00 pm
Macaroni-and-cheese, cola and bacon are among the featured ingredients.
March 17, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must use string cheese in their appetizers, jicama in their entrées and gingersnaps in their desserts.
March 24, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must use apples, shrimp and peanut butter in their appetizers; pickled peppers and pepperoni in their entrées; and cereal in their desserts.
March 31, 2009 10:00 pm
Chocolate, figs and mussels are among the featured ingredients.
April 7, 2009 10:00 pm
The chefs must work with strawberries, turkey and gummi bears.