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Chopped“I think I’ll use the ice cream machine.”

“I can’t think of what to do with [final ingredient], so I figure I’ll just chop it up and throw it on top just before the end.”

“I believe that my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal savior will lead me to win.”

“I’ve never made this dish before, but…”

“I still have about five minutes left, so I’ve decided to make a sauce.”

Too much saffron

“I’ll just leave this under the broiler and be sure to take it off the heat before it starts burning.”

“Oh, no, I’ve cut my finger.”

The slightest sign of disagreement or back-talk after a judge offers a critique

“The deep fryer isn’t quite hot enough, but I don’t have time to wait.”

Finishing early, then just standing around

“A lot of people don’t know about sous-vide, but it’s a really warm water bath that allows you to cook something for a seemingly eternal amount of time…”

“So I go to the pantry, and I see some lentils, and I think they would make a great addition to the dish. There’s only twenty minutes left, but I think that’s enough time to cook them thoroughly.”

“Wait, who’s using the Robot Coupe??”

Serving an entree-sized appetizer dish, or worse; an appetizer-sized entree

“I know I’m up against three professional chefs, but I’ve been cooking since I was eight years old. I’ve got this.”

Being a pastry chef

“I’ve never worked with this ingredient before, so I’ll just figure out what to do with it at the end.”

“I figured I’d be able to camouflage it with artistic plating.”

Truffle oil

“The meat isn’t quite done, but it’ll finish cooking out of the oven if I put enough sauce on it.”

“I think I have enough time to make a bread pudding in thirty minutes.”

Interrupting Alex Guarnaschelli while she’s talking.

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