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Cooking Under Fire; Welcome To L.A.


Cooking Under Fire 102K, Dept. back-up with captions, 26:46. Welcome to L.A.

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Cooking Under Fire
Welcome To L.A.
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Series Description

Judges Ming Tsai, Todd English and Michael Ruhlman search the country to find the most culinary committed. They track 12 finalists plucked from the country's restaurants and culinary schools as they embark on a coast-to-coast cooking competition, this documentary-style series will bring viewers behind the scenes and into the kitchen. Each week, the aspiring chefs face intense cooking challenges, difficult deadlines, and the heated pressure of working against the clock. In order to survive, they must combine their kitchen savvy, unique style, and skills of organization and creativity to serve the judges a winning meal. Contestants who fail to perform will run the risk of being "86ed" -- taken off the competition menu and sent home. But success will bring them one step closer to the ultimate culinary prize: a chef position in one of restaurateur Todd English's Manhattan restaurants. Series release date: 4/2005

Program Description

In the tight Los Angeles kitchen of Sona restaurant, the temperature rises exponentially as the first challenge gets underway. Six at a time, our finalists take to the kitchen to concoct their own exceptional egg dishes in just 10 minutes. The contestants are then given one hour to prepare their own mise en place, to include all ingredients the chefs will use in the next challenge.

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Broadcast program

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Game Show
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