History Headscratchers / Chopped

27th Jul '14 9:57:17 PM edara
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** ...no? And I've found that only about half the episodes have one man and one woman left in the dessert round, the other half of the time being two men (and how rarely does two women happen?).

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** ...no? And I've found that only about half the episodes have one man and one woman left in the dessert round, the other half of the time being two men (and how rarely does two women happen?).happen?).
* Why do people seem to typecast the judges? For example, Maneet Chauhan, in her Iron Chef America debut, was announced as having an Latin-Indian fusion style. On Chopped, they only do mention the "Indian" part. And Aaron Sanchez having to be "Mr. Taco" even though he has roots in New Orleans and France.
15th Feb '14 3:57:08 PM epicparadox
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** ...no?

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** ...no?no? And I've found that only about half the episodes have one man and one woman left in the dessert round, the other half of the time being two men (and how rarely does two women happen?).
15th Feb '14 3:52:31 PM epicparadox
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* Isn't it a little suspiscious that almost all finals have a chef of each gender?

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* Isn't it a little suspiscious that almost all finals have a chef of each gender?gender?
** ...no?
4th Feb '14 10:46:43 PM Mau
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** Deliberately invoked as RealityShowGenreBlindness. It ''is'' on the signup form for ''Chopped''. Although they gotten to this less after one chef was ''fatally'' allergic to at least one ingredient in every basket. That would've been a nightmare PR for FN.

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** Deliberately invoked as RealityShowGenreBlindness. It ''is'' on the signup form for ''Chopped''. Although they gotten to this less after one chef was ''fatally'' allergic to at least one ingredient in every basket. That would've been a nightmare PR for FN.FN.
* Isn't it a little suspiscious that almost all finals have a chef of each gender?
7th Jun '13 8:24:47 PM 84788484
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** More importantly, why does it matter? A plate got finished after time was up. It doesn't ultimately matter ''which'' plate it was.
30th Oct '12 9:06:49 AM edara
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** RuleOfDrama, most likely. Most of the chefs, being professionals, likely encounter the stuff they are allergic to on a semi-regular basis in their restraunts. However, there they have other chefs who can taste the food and comment on it, while here they are on their own.

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** RuleOfDrama, most likely. Most of the chefs, being professionals, likely encounter the stuff they are allergic to on a semi-regular basis in their restraunts. restaurants. However, there they have other chefs who can taste the food and comment on it, while here they are on their own.own.
** Deliberately invoked as RealityShowGenreBlindness. It ''is'' on the signup form for ''Chopped''. Although they gotten to this less after one chef was ''fatally'' allergic to at least one ingredient in every basket. That would've been a nightmare PR for FN.
24th Oct '12 9:44:48 PM Hyrin
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* Why don't they ask contestants beforehand if they have major allergies? If you're vegetarian or whatever, yeah, suck it up and chop up that bird, but seriously.

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* Why don't they ask contestants beforehand if they have major allergies? If you're vegetarian or whatever, yeah, suck it up and chop up that bird, but seriously.seriously.
** RuleOfDrama, most likely. Most of the chefs, being professionals, likely encounter the stuff they are allergic to on a semi-regular basis in their restraunts. However, there they have other chefs who can taste the food and comment on it, while here they are on their own.
14th Oct '12 8:37:51 AM TheViolentTomboy
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** Why not? They already have multiple cameras running non-stop so they won't miss any highlights; might as well track which plate is which while they're at it.

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** Why not? They already have multiple cameras running non-stop so they won't miss any highlights; might as well track which plate is which while they're at it.it.
* Why don't they ask contestants beforehand if they have major allergies? If you're vegetarian or whatever, yeah, suck it up and chop up that bird, but seriously.
28th Aug '12 7:44:19 PM SharleeD
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* This one confuses me a bit. Sometimes the chefs run out of time to complete those dishes. Once in a blue moon, a contestant finishes garnishing or plating that last plate a second or so after time is called. With up to four similar looking dishes, how does the judge know that THEIR dish is the one that was plated after time was called? Barring an egregious incident (One chef plated ''three plates'' after time was called), how would they know? Do they track it from photography stage to service?

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* This one confuses me a bit. Sometimes the chefs run out of time to complete those dishes. Once in a blue moon, a contestant finishes garnishing or plating that last plate a second or so after time is called. With up to four similar looking dishes, how does the judge know that THEIR dish is the one that was plated after time was called? Barring an egregious incident (One chef plated ''three plates'' after time was called), how would they know? Do they track it from photography stage to service?service?
** Why not? They already have multiple cameras running non-stop so they won't miss any highlights; might as well track which plate is which while they're at it.
15th Aug '12 2:00:16 PM edara
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* This one confuses me a bit. Sometimes the chefs run out of time to complete those dishes. Once in a blue moon, a contestant finishes garnishing or plating that last plate a second or so after time is called. With up to four similar looking dishes, how does the judge know that THEIR dish is the one that was plated after time was called? Barring an egregious incident (One chef plated ''three plates'' after time was called), how would they know? Do they track it from photography stage to service?
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