Hey Can You Cook?! 4
After three grueling weeks, 10 heart-stopping challenges and three excruciating eliminations, it all came down to the final showdown between Donna and Tamar for the "Hey, Can You Cook?!" championship! Former contestants -- and one former champ -- returned for a game of Family Food, and surprise judge chef Tyler Florence held the fate of the two finalists in his hands! And when it was over, the new champion was crowned ... congratulations, Tamar!
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"Family Food" The pressure is on as Rachael introduces today's first challenge to finalists Donna and Tamar: "When you're in the kitchen," she tells them, "it's not just about taste, but also smell and touch!" In order to test these three culinary senses, Rachael devises a game called "Family Food," and surprises the women by bringing back a few familiar faces to help them out: former competitors Tim, Wayne and Penny, and the first "Hey, Can You Cook?!" champion, Jenn Thomas!
With the teams divided up as Tamar, Penny and Jenn, and Donna, Tim and Wayne, Rachael explains what the teams must do to win. One person from each team will come up to the podium, and while blindfolded, they will be asked to taste, smell or touch a mystery food item. The first to buzz in and correctly identity the item wins a point. The team with the most points after four rounds wins the advantage for the elimination round. Let's play the "Food!"
The Final Cooking Showdown After a hilarious game of "Family Food," Rachael has another surprise guest for Donna and Tamar -- the judge for the final cooking showdown, chef Tyler Florence of Food Network's Tyler's Ultimate! Their challenge is to prepare a three-course tasting menu in just 30 minutes, using a quartet of main ingredients: either sundried tomatoes, jasmine rice, Brie cheese and quince paste, or preserved lemons, basmati rice, Stilton cheese and shitake mushrooms.
Tyler explains what he'll be looking for in the women's dishes. "Flavor, for the most part," he tells them. "You've got a really interesting palate there [of ingredients] -- you have spicy, sour, salty, sweet. I'm looking for a combination of all them, a smart dish, and most importantly, something simple that we can all make for dinner tonight."
With knives in hand and aprons securely tied, Donna and Tamar get cooking to prove once and for all that hey, they can cook!
And the Winner Is! Tension is high as Donna and Tamar anxiously await Tyler Florence's decision, and the announcement of the winner of "Hey, Can You Cook?!"
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