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[07/07/21 - 11:01 AM]
The Summer Is Heating Up with New Flame-Filled Tournament "Chopped: Playing with Fire"
Ted Allen hosts the new five-part tournament, premiering Tuesday, August 10 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.

[via press release from Food Network]

THE SUMMER IS HEATING UP WITH NEW FLAME-FILLED TOURNAMENT "CHOPPED: PLAYING WITH FIRE"

Five-Part Tournament Premieres Tuesday, August 10th at 9pm on Food Network

Catch-Up on Prior Seasons of Chopped in its New Streaming Home on discovery+

NEW YORK- July 7, 2021- If you can't stand the heat, get out of the Chopped kitchen. Ted Allen hosts the new five-part tournament Chopped: Playing with Fire, premiering Tuesday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Set at the new tournament kitchen, each episode features four talented chefs showcasing their live-fire techniques and skills over three rounds - appetizer, entrée, and dessert - while using the mandatory basket of mystery ingredients to create delicious meals corresponding with the episodic-themed challenges of wild game, steak, surf and turf, and pork. The competitors must impress a rotating panel of judges with their dishes, including Eric Adjepong, Tiffani Faison, Eduardo Garcia, Alex Guarnaschelli and Chris Santos, to earn a spot in the grand finale for the title of Chopped Grand Champion and win $25,000. Who will come out on top of this fired-up tournament, and who will go down in flames? Fans can also catch up on all the action-packed episodes on discovery+ with new episodes available weekly, plus, re-watch every episode of Chopped to date on its new streaming home.

"There is nothing more delectable and entertaining than cooking over a grill during the summer. And these talented chefs are taking it to the next level - Chopped style - working with some of the most primal ingredients over a live flame in the Chopped kitchen. The stage couldn't be bigger to deliver all the action and emotion in this summertime treat," said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Sixteen up-and-coming stars compete to show what hot ideas, techniques, and flavors they bring to the table. During a preliminary battle, the competitors must use wild game in every basket; in the appetizer round, a Korean snack is a crispy, creepy-crawly shocker. The judges wonder what to expect when they chomp down on alligator entrées, and in the dessert round, the two chefs left fighting for a spot in the finale wrestle with a basket that includes some wild sandwiches and a daring dairy. Other episodes feature the chefs making flame-kissed dishes that celebrate the treasures of both land and sea, as they are tasked with using a strange sushi in the appetizer basket that requires raw talent to deal with; and four chefs are ready to take the judges to hog heaven using a prized piece of pork in their entrée basket. The winners from the four preliminary heats meet in the finale with their sights set on taking the tournament title of Chopped Champion. The appetizer basket has the chefs working with a meat you can't find at the grocery store, while a bucket of something frozen is part of the entrée round puzzle. The two remaining finalists who make it to the dessert round endeavor to give it their all with corn on the cob and a weird cheesecake.

Fans can meet the competing chefs and get a tour of the set at FoodNetwork.com/Chopped. Follow along with the competition on social media using #Chopped and get tips and tricks from the Chopped judges on mastering kitchen tools and appliances, plus find out how to work with some infamously difficult mystery basket ingredients.

Chopped: Playing with Fire is produced by Notional Entertainment.

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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.





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