Cast Blog: #80PLATES

Under the Radar

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Avery Pursell: "I Felt That I Did Not Perform Well"

Final Destination

The Suspense is Killing Me

Homeward Bound

Food Reigns

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Meat Sweats

Atta Girl!

The Final Four

Axis of Evil

Big Trouble in Little China

The Future is Hong Kong

Rocket Science

The Third Opium War

Cheating In Chiang Mai

The Thai That Binds

Okie Dokie

Full of Bologna

Troop Bologna?

Pick Up Your Game!

My Baloney has a First Name it’s J-E-N-N-A

When in Rome...

Super Tuscan

That's a Spicy Meatball!


Down in Africa

Funky Cold Medina

Spice Girls

The Art of Culinary War

Prawn Stars

Barcelona or Bust

It's in His Lisp

My Retirement Plan

Allons-y a Lyon!

Truly Exceptional

Lyon for Lambs

Truck Nutz

Playing the Game

The Dog's Bollocks

London on a Plate

Piss and Vinegar

Under the Radar

Cat Cora explains that being a strong cook can actually be a liability.

In this week's episode politics starts to trump cooking skills. Of course, it's only a game. As Jenna said, Nookie and John would have been fired in the real world for watering down their juice. Damn straight! But in this game, being a good chef and a strong competitor can be a liability.

Politics plays a role in the kitchen too. Being too competitive with your peers isn't conducive to harmony in the kitchen. We have to channel our competitive natures into seeking success for the whole team. This week every team did that. Everyone worked well together.

The game element of the show really accentuates people's competitiveness. Jenna's had a target on her back since the first show. She's highly competitive but also comes across as bossy. But John mentioned her cooking skills when he decided to vote for her. Her talent as a chef made her too much of a threat. In a game like, this sometimes you're better off flying a little under the radar.

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