Title: Chopped S14E01 - Leftovers Overload
Channel: Spark Eliberty
Chopped - In each episode, four chefs compete in a three-round contest, attempting to incorporate unusual combinations of ingredients into dishes that are evaluated by a panel of three judges. At the beginning of each round ("Appetizer", "Entrée", and "Dessert"), the chefs are each given a basket containing three to five mystery ingredients and are expected to use all of them in some way. Although failing to use an ingredient is not an automatic disqualification, the judges do take such omissions into account when making their decisions. The ingredients are often not commonly prepared together. For example, in the episode "Yucca, Watermelon, Tortillas," the Appetizer ingredients consisted of watermelon, canned sardines, pepper jack cheese, and zucchini. The competitors are given access to a pantry and refrigerator stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients.