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Cooks vs. Cons

TVGRealityLifestyle & CultureFamilyCooking & FoodTV Series • 2016

Geoffrey Zakarian, a master of modern American cuisine, hosts the next generation of cooking competition, a battle which asks the ultimate question: c...more

Geoffrey Zakarian, a master of modern American cuisine, hosts the next generation of cooking competition, a battle which asks the ultimate question: c...more

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3 seasons available (31 episodes)

3 seasons available

(31 episodes)

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Episode 1

Pumpkin Thumpin'

Contestants have a French toast battle and pumpkin is the surprise ingredient. Then in the second round, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Curtis Stone determine whose dish is tops when ice cream toppings are used on savory dishes.
Episode 2

French Fries Freestyle

Contestants face challenges that involve peanuts as a surprise ingredient in the first round, and they have to repurpose french fries to impress guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Sunny Anderson who must then determine a winner.
Episode 3

'Tis the Seasoning

Forget naughty or nice -- who's a cook and who's a con? Judges Ted Allen and Daphne Oz ring in the holidays as rack of lamb is infused with traditional holiday drinks and holiday treats are re-gifted as tasty dishes.
Episode 4

Apple Apocalypse

Pros and amateur cooks must use Asian condiments in the pasta challenge and have to impress judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jet Tila with their savory apple dishes.
Episode 5

A Lotta Frittata

Contestants compete in a frittata challenge and work with olives as the surprise ingredient. In round two, judges Daphne Oz and Justin Warner must separate the pros from the home cooks in a rice challenge.
Episode 6

Lunchbox Bonanza

Contestants must include kids' lunch snacks in a traditional steak and eggs dish and then impress judges Daphne Oz and Scott Conant in the second round where the surprise ingredient is mustard.
Episode 7

Juicy Resolutions

Stuffed peppers come packed with flavor as cooks squeeze healthy juices into pockets of yum. Then, a gooey duel rages as cheese must be melted into a winning dish and judges Daphne Oz and Justin Warner must choose a winner.
Episode 8

Crantastic Quesadillas!

The contestants make quesadillas from a tart surprise ingredient, cranberries, and judges Scott Conant and Daphne Oz assess the amateurs' use waffles on the way to winning the big cash prize.
Episode 9

Salad Bar Blowout

The cooks peruse the salad bar for ingredients to deftly saute into their shrimp scampi variations. Then, the judges need a pick-me-up in round two, and the surprise ingredient of coffee does the trick.
Episode 10

Gas Station Gourmet

Pro and amateur cooks take on New Orleans when they prepare a hearty gumbo with ginger as the surprise ingredient in round one. Next, they must impress the judges with masterpieces made with gas station snacks.
Episode 11

Tailgate Takedown

Game day comes to the kitchen, as the cooks tackle sliders while incorporating tailgate snacks. Judges Eddie Jackson and Daphne Oz decide who comes out on top when the pros and amateurs cook with pizza toppings.
Episode 12

Tarts and Hearts

Love is in the air as the cooks and cons entwine tarts with vegetable or candy hearts. Round two seduces judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro as chocolate is lovingly used to crush the competition.
Episode 13

Macho Nachos

Canny choices are made when the cooks elevate nachos with a surprise ingredient. Then, the judges decide which cook takes the cake as pros and amateurs work cake into their savory fare.

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