Around the World in 80 Plates

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  • A Winner Comes Home

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    Season 1, Episode 10 - Aired 07/18/2012

    The final three chefs prepare for the last challenge, complete with high-end clients none too easy to please; the final journey makes for a shocking final elimination, naming one chef sole victor; food expert Wolfgang Puck guest-judges

  • Cry for Me Argentina

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    Season 1, Episode 9 - Aired 07/11/2012

    The remaining chefs travel to South America to take on the coveted empanada, but several of them feel uncomfortable making the dish; one competitor attempts to throw another under the bus, but their intentions quickly backfire.

  • Feeding the Demon

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    Season 1, Episode 8 - Aired 06/27/2012

    The adventure continues as the contestants are forced to face “The Demon chef” and his gastronomically innovative cuisine. A teammate’s lack of passion brings one contestant to a breaking point.

  • Thai Breaker

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    Season 1, Episode 7 - Aired 06/20/2012

    Exotic Thai markets and muddy rice paddies overwhelm one contestant, throwing her off course. The chefs hit the Thai streets to convince skeptical locals that their food is authentic.

  • Ciao Down

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    Season 1, Episode 6 - Aired 06/13/2012

    The chefs shift gears and head north to Bologna where they tackle the local favorite, tortellini. Tempers flare between two chefs over past grievances and one of the contestants is intent on taking a teammate down.

  • Tale of Two Villas

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    Season 1, Episode 5 - Aired 06/06/2012

    In Florence, the Course starts with a scavenger hunt where the chefs get firsthand experience on the traditions of the local cuisine. With their new knowledge, they head to beautiful villas in the rolling hills of Tuscany to create Tuscan cuisine for the Takeover. One chef causes a disaster in the middle of the night and must confess to his fellow chefs.

  • In and Out of Africa

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    Season 1, Episode 4 - Aired 05/30/2012

    The chefs are off to Marrakech where the Course takes them on a perilous trip through the Medina. For the Takeover, the teams prepare a local favorite, tagine. The heat rises in the kitchen as one team claims they were sabotaged when ingredients go missing in the kitchen.

  • Something Smells Fishy

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    Season 1, Episode 3 - Aired 05/23/2012

    On the Course in Spain, the chefs' knife skills are tested when they work alongside local fishermen on the docks of Barcelona. As they settle into their journey, the competition starts to get fierce and the banter is not so friendly. Acclaimed chef Jose Andres joins the locals dining in one of the world’s best restaurants as the teams serve up Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Forget Paris

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    Season 1, Episode 2 - Aired 05/16/2012

    The 11 remaining chefs are off to Lyon where the Course will take them through the Beaujolais countryside. For the Takeover, the teams run bistros and serve traditional Lyonnais dishes, but one chef outsmarts their fellow competitors by getting a traditional recipe from a local. Will the clever move pay off or will the chef go down in flames?

  • London Calling

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    Season 1, Episode 1 - Aired 05/09/2012

    Twelve Chefs begin the journey of a lifetime in London, England. On the Course, the chefs are immersed in the local food culture as they race in a pub crawl to win the Exceptional Ingredient. The tension rises quickly for one team as they unsuccessfully try and navigate the confusing streets of London. For the Takeover, the teams are sent to Gastropubs where they serve up authentic dishes to the British diners. Celebrity Chef, Nigella Lawson joins the locals in choosing a favorite restaurant.