AND NEW! For "Festive Truffles" (Cranberry, pistachio, goat cheese balls)
Defending title: Jakeem + 4 other competitors; 6 entries total
Conditions: 1) Must contain starch; 2) Must contain something that grew from the ground; 3) Must contain raw fruit or vegetable. [Other dietary considerations: no garlic, onion, meat, or soft (unpasteurized) cheeses]
Scoring: 50% presentation, 50% taste
AND NEW! For Lion's Tail
Defending title: n/a
Conditions: None; Restrictions: None
3 competitors + tamales
Conditions: Whole pie
Scoring: Least pie left wins
AND NEW! Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
Challenge: Chocolate chip cookies
Conditions: Gluten-free; Must have story
Scoring: Taste, story
Disqualification: Clinton (chicken broth)
Round 1 was a draw between Adrienne and Carolyn.
Sudden death round with an alternate cocktail.
+ Homemade poutine!!
EPIC FOOD CHALLENGE: GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES
Scoring: 1/3 creativity, 1/3 presentation, 1/3 taste
Condition: must bring a baker's dozen
7 competitors, 91 cupcakes
CURE YOUR OWN BACON
Wins by default. Clinton eats all bacon before bringing it to challenge.