After six weeks, eight original home cooks and four at-home cooking challenges, the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge is down to the final four. And each of those finalists is now busy preparing for the live finale. This year, the contest -- in its new, streamlined form -- had the cooks facing the same secret ingredients. One cook was eliminated by guest judges each week.
You might have noticed the weekly food challenges have gotten more difficult as the Cook of the Week Challenge 2017 progressed. With each new tricky food or odd flavor combination, our local home cooks have risen to the test masterfully. Indeed the creative use of ingredients is astounding -- and matched only by the recipes' growing complexity. Before we get to the finale, there is the final challenge to report.
Creativity through the roof sums up the recipes our home cooks have so far presented to the judges in this year's Cook of the Week Challenge. In this, the third of four challenges, the cooks have done it again. Our six competitors faced a secret ingredient bag including a tenderloin tail and 1 quart of aus jus from Chandler's Chophouse, whole canned artichoke hearts, falafel dough courtesy of Grecian Delights and goat cheese from Tony's Fresh Market.
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