Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2013- Round 5 Contestant Videos

Round 5 Contestant Videos

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Round 5 Challenge

The final 4 contestants had to make a sandwich and a wrap this round. One had to be cold, whilst the other had to be hot with no preference to which one they chose. One also had to use 3 proteins inside. Lastly, they could not use olives or bleu cheese at all. We also asked them to tell us a little about why they chose what they chose. Hopefully their recipes are inspirational enough for you, our loyal fans, to make them yourself. If you are not drooling, you best be making an appointment with your doctor to get your brain checked out. These spicy recipes rocked the world wide web.

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Our talented Judges:
Carol Borge
Greg Bagarozy
Sir McMillan
Scott Roberts
Firehead Thomas
Guest Judge:
Johnny McLaughlin
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Feast Your Eyes Challenge Calendar: (All Videos will be posted at 9am est.)
February 27 Contestant Intro Videos were released LINK
March 6- 1st Challenge LINK
March 9- Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 10- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 13- 2nd Challenge LINK
March 16- Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 17- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 20- 3rd Challenge LINK
March 23- Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 24- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 27- 4th Challenge LINK
March 30- Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
March 31- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
April 3- 5th Challenge LINK
April 6- Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 7- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 10- 6th & Final Challenge
April 13- Midnight Deadline for Final Challenge
April 14- Finalist Videos are posted
April 17- Winner is announced!


Sam Peters of Patter Fam Sauces

Mike Isenberg of Wicked Cactus Sauces

Jennifer Reynolds of Sauce Goddess

Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Company

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10 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2013- Round 5 Contestant Videos

  • April 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Did I miss something? No sesame oil on my plate! 🙂

  • April 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Over the last few weeks everyone’s dishes have looked good but I have had the privilege of eating every one of Sam’s dishes on Thursday nights for dinner. They all have been nothing less than spicy, beautiful, and delicious. I have thoroughly enjoyed every bite of every dish that he has created for this competition. I am also a consumer of Patter Fam Sauces and OH MY what a pleasure it has been cooking with their products.

    I have also had the privilege of watching Sean edit these segments and they have had a full 30-minute show every week. It’s a shame you guys don’t get to see the full versions, as they are very entertaining and educational.

    Great job everyone! Sean, great video work and Sam I wish you the best of luck!

  • April 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I liked all the videos. Every sandwich I would have tried. My only complaint is there was a lot going on. So many components and so many ingredients made me lose track of what was being made. But I liked all the finished products. Creativity does not have to be complicated. Glad I am not a judge as this will be a hard round to decide on.

  • April 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Creativity on all of your parts, but a couple of you lost me with the ingredients. Sorry, but takes the right cooking and presentation methods to make veggies appetizing to me.

    And I was surprised that you all didn’t bake your own bread for the sandwiches.

  • April 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Yes, I did give points for baking bread. I too, LOVED all of the sammiches, and this was the hardest round to judge for me. I had to “knit-pick” to place everyone. I liked Mike’s giardiniera, although those cauliflower pieces were way too big!

  • April 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    But you’re cool with tofu, right Scott?

  • April 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    “Cool” in what way? The way Sam cooked/presented it, or my opinions about it in general?

  • April 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I do like vegetables. But I was left feeling kind of “meh” with a couple of these.

  • April 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Bottom line is, very little weight was given by me because they did or did not make their own bread. That small amount of weight might have been a factor IF there were some very close scores. I thought all four contestants were very creative. For me, it all came down to visual appeal, and that’s where a few items did not ring my bell…instead of making my stomach growl in eager anticipation, I saw things that I would probably never order in a restaurant.

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