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“Cooks vs. Cons” 5/31

COMPETING: Casey (Hoboken), Mark, Armen (Glendale) & Michael (Wilmington, NC)
J: Ted & Sunny

R1: HUEVOS RANCHEROS + NOODLES
Casey: Black bean ravioli rancheros- W
Mark: Ramen rancheros- L (standup comedian)
Armen: Armenian – R-U
Michael: Veggie noodle

R2: YOGURT
Casey: Fish & chips (caterer & priv. chef)
Michael: Lamb burger & home fries (ice sculptor for 16 yrs.)
Armen: Lamb chops w/ yogurt tzatziki (Mini Kabob)
W- Casey

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“Cooks vs. Cons” 5/24

COMPETED: Troy (Raleigh), Suzanne (PHX), Felix (Oahu) & Lulu (NSH)
J: Carla & Alex

R1: BURGERS + BACKYARD BEVERAGES
Suzanne: Bison chorizo w/ radish- W
Felix: Swordfish w/ chutney- L (Pounders Restaurant EC at the Polynesian Cultural Center)
Lulu: Bacon w/ Habanero BBQ- R-U
Troy: Carolina & hush puppies

R2: BUFFALO
Lulu: “Hot chicken” & waffles (priv. chef)
Troy: Chicken-fried chicken w/ sawmill gravy (barber)
Suzanne: Pimento cheese-stuffed Filet Mignon (artist)
W- Troy

“Cooks vs. Cons” 5/17

COMPETING: Erica (ATL), George (CT), Lindsey (NSH) & Stephen (HOU, TX)
J: Justin & Eddie

R1: CHILI CHEESE FRIES + APRICOT
George: Sweet & spicy- W
Stephen: Moroccan chili w/ latke fries- R-U
Lindsey: Chili cheese fries- L (tattoo artist who also does body piercings)
Erica: Southern turkey

R2: GARLIC
George: Steak, potato & Brussels sprouts (Little Mark’s Big BBQ owner)
Stephen: Salmon w/ Jajik sauce & couscous (forensic biologist)
Erica: Steak, potatoes & asparagus (Gourmet Sidewalk Cafe food truck owner & caterer)
W- George

“Cooks vs. Cons” 5/10

COMPETING: Troy (Glengoffe, Jamaica), Rachel (Manchester, NH), Adriana (S.D.) & Mike (Long Island)
J: Jordan Andino & Alex

R1: JAMBALAYA + BUTTER
Rachel: Butternut squash rice- R-U
Troy: Tropical vegetable- W
Adriana: Shrimp & chorizo- L (priv. chef)
Michael: Crawfish-infused butter

R2: HONEY
Troy: Jerk salmon w/ honey yogurt slaw (SC in Brooklyn)
Rachel: Cereal-crusted pork w/ honey slaw (university admissions specialist)
Michael: Honey balsamic pan-seared duck (pediatric technician)
W- Rachel

“Cooks vs. Cons” 5/3

One thing I haven’t mentioned yet about its spinoff- Lorraine will be hosting S2 of “Bakers vs. Fakers”.

COMPETING: Brandon (Huntsville), Doug (ORL), Motavia (D.C.) & Joanne (CHI- she’s of Korean descent)
J: Jet & Aarti

R1: BREAKFAST SANDWICHES + LEMON
Brandon: Southern- R-U
Motavia: Crab cake- W
Doug: Classic bacon, egg & cheese- L (PRO WRESTLER)
Joanne: Korean

R2: MAPLE
Brandon: Pig ‘n grits w/ maple mostarda
Joanne: Pan-seared portobellos w/ Korean maple BBQ (litigator)
Motavia: Chicken & waffles
W- Brandon

“Cooks vs. Cons” 4/26

COMPETED: Michael (L.A.), Carla (Annapolis), May (S.F.) & Demal (Charleston, SC)
J: Justin & Aarti

R1: TUNA CASSEROLE + MILK
Demale: Grilled Ahi tuna casserole- W
May: Tuna casserole-stuffed mushroom- R-U
Carla: Ahi tuna casserole- L (EC at Evelyn’s)
Michael: Deconstructed Ahi tuna cassrole

R2: EGGS
Demal: Crab cake w/ eggplant succotash (priv. chef/owner)
May: Eggplant Rollatini w/ lamb (nanny)
Michael: Cannoli-stuffed French toast (entertainment law attorney)
W- Demal

“Cooks vs. Cons” 4/19

COMPETED: Conley (Tulsa), Candace, Joe (Long Island) & Chris (N.O.)
J: Simon & Alex

R1: FRIED CHICKEN + PINEAPPLE
Candace: Pineapple chicken Katsu- R-U
Conley: Milanese w/ pineapple salsa- W
Chris: Creole chicken & waffles w/ pineapple sauce
Joe: Kung Pao chicken slider- L (SCPO policeman)

R2: POTATOES
Candace: Potato & pork dumplings (classical pianist)
Conley: Pork medallions & potato frico (caterer & culinary instructor at The Girl Can Cook)
Chris: Creole potato-crusted salmon (Felix’s Sea Foods EC)
W- Chris