Quickfire Challenge. Guest judge is Wylie Dufresne. It's scaring me that I not only recognized him on sight, but I associated him with Marcel and that whole molecular gastronomy foam business. Anyway, Wylie loves eggs, so the challenge is to take an hour and create something with eggs. That's pretty open-ended, and it's a lot of time, but the cheftestants all recognize that they need to do something related to molecular gastronomy. The first named to the bottom is Fabio, who did all kinds of wizardry to make dishes that looked like eggs, but didn't actually contain eggs, like a dessert served in an egg shell with mango puree as the "yolk." The second on the bottom is Hosea, who made a trio of Japanese-type dishes but Dufresne felt like the three dishes didn't complement each other. The last on the bottom is Leah, who made a heavy and greasy potato ravioli. The top two, then, are Carla and Stefan. Carla made green eggs and ham, using spinach in the egg whites. Dufresne appreciated her use of humor. Stefan made two egg dishes, one savory and one sweet, both with impeccable technique. Dufresne names Carla the winner, and she's thrilled that she won by keeping it simple and not even using molecular gastronomy, since that's not her strength.
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