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Cooking Under Fire; Putting It All On The Line


Cooking Under Fire 105K, Dept. back-up w/ captions, 26:46. Putting It All on the Line.

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Cooking Under Fire
Putting It All On The Line
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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

Our nine remaining finalists hit the road for Las Vegas, the next stop on our contest tour. Guest Chef Michael Mina joins the whole crew in the kitchen of his Vegas restaurant in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino to demonstrate one of his signature dishes. Chef Mina takes the finalists step by step through his Phyllo-Crusted Dover Sole , then the finalists are challenged to perform exact reproductions of the master's original.

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Game Show
Chicago: “Cooking Under Fire; Putting It All On The Line,” 05/06/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3B055DBF54F4ED8A6A3AF592E3DD754.
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APA: Cooking Under Fire; Putting It All On The Line. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3B055DBF54F4ED8A6A3AF592E3DD754
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