This week's challenge was far from comforting. Our contestants were split into four teams of three, and asked to cook a four-course dinner, with each course created in the form of a trio. The overall purpose of a trio is to have a chef demonstrate three different techniques using one common ingredient, allowing the diner to taste how varied the results can be. I appreciate the idea behind this, but more often than not, I prefer to eat one complete dish, rather than three small ones. Trios often leave me confused and hungry, especially if the dish doesn't have a connective rationale for its presentation on the plate.