Chefs are challenged to create the biggest and tastiest sausage dishes they can concot when New England Patirots football player Rob Gronkowski steps in as guest judge for the Quickfire Challenge. Next up, the chefs must brush up on their reading for a unique Elimination Challenge where their dishes must be inspired by a literary work from a famous New England author including Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Dr. Seuess. As the chefs cook their cusiine to bring fiction to the plate, they hope their dishes don't get lost in translation as the judges are joined by Chef Tony Maws and Clarkson Potter Editor Francis Lam at the Judges' Table.
Top Chef Gets Sporty and Bookish
The Season 12 chefs tackle a hearty meal for New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski and a literary-inspired Elimination Challenge.