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Atta Girl!

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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

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

Under the Radar

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!

Villa-ins

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

Atta Girl!

Cat Cora approves of Avery's elimination decision.

Culinary traditions are fascinating. They reflect the cultural roots of a country. In this week's episode, Narda Lepes, an Argentinian chef, describes Argentinian cuisine as a mix of Turkish, Armenian, Italian, and Spanish traditions. Chimichurri sauce is one of my favorite sauces to serve with meat, and it comes from Argentina. Some say its origins come from the Spanish pronunciation of curry; others say it's a Basque word. Either way, it's delicious! One of the rules for pesto -- another favorite of mine -- is do NOT overheat. The same is true of chimichurri. And that was one of Nookie's problems this week. I honestly thought he was done for, although his decision to sell the empanades to the woman at the kiosk was brilliant. But Avery surprised us all by voting for John, saying that she wanted to go up against the best. Atta girl!

Well, it's down to two girls and one guy. And while Nookie's demonstrated some great gamesmanship, he's up against two smart, talented chefs in Liz and Avery. Tweet me at @catcora with your predictions of who wins!

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