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Alton Brown hosts, and the show description states:
"In each episode, four chefs are greeted by Alton with a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cold hard cash and each contestant receives $25,000 to spend wisely over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors. After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes. A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank."
A few more details and news about the show:
- Alton Brown said that a lot of the time the best chef does not win as they think they are good enough to cook their way through all of the sabotage.
- The judges on the show do not know what transpires before they judge the food. So, they are blindly tasting food without knowing what went on with the auctions.
- You may have noticed on the trailers of the show that Penny Davidi will be appearing on the show. Penny was the villain on season 7 of Food Network Star, and I think she is scheduled to appear on the 2nd episode on August 18th.
- There are supposed to be videos on the Food Network site after each episode of Alton and the judges talking about the dishes prepared on the show.
Let me know what you think of the show after it airs, and if you think you will continue watching.