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Cooking Under Fire; Mise En Place Cook-Off


Cooking Under Fire 103K, Dept. back-up w/ captions, 26:46. Mise en Place Cook-Off

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Cooking Under Fire
Mise En Place Cook-Off
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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 L.A., our 11 up-and-coming chefs continue to sizzle and bake at Sona restaurant. David Myers, Sona's chef/owner, is serious about food, but he teaches the aspiring chefs that food elements can be playful. But the unveiling of the mystery "proteins" really gets them going: whole ducks, prawns with heads, and spicy sausage. The challenge is for each finalist to take these main ingredients and cook a dish for the judges using only use the mise en place they prepared in episode 2.

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Broadcast program

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Game Show
Chicago: “Cooking Under Fire; Mise En Place Cook-Off,” 04/20/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57930CBFE1F54D0DA2C8163F184BE3B8.
MLA: “Cooking Under Fire; Mise En Place Cook-Off.” 04/20/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57930CBFE1F54D0DA2C8163F184BE3B8>.
APA: Cooking Under Fire; Mise En Place Cook-Off. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57930CBFE1F54D0DA2C8163F184BE3B8
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