Host Lara Spencer is at the Torrance Farmers' Market with "Burger Boys" Aaron and Christian and private chefs Leo and Suzanne. Both teams are given $200 and 30 minutes to shop for their farm-fresh ingredients, before hitting the pop-up kitchen. Aaron and Christian hope their handcrafted burger will win over the crowd, while Leo and Suzanne are betting that their Asian-inspired menu will be the crowd favorite, winning them the $5,000 prize.
It's a sunny day at the Pasadena Farmer's Market, where well-seasoned chefs Jodie Taffel and Jennifer Vela cook off against the young guns Ben Diaz and Ivo Knehnetsky. First, these chefs pucker up and sample classic Californian citrus in the Flavor of the Market Challenge. Then, they must Feed the Market by creatively revamping a Southern California staple - avocado!
The Alhambra Farmer's Market is buzzing with eager customers, who are drawn to the wide variety of fresh ingredients at this Asian-American hot spot. Here, food truck masters Severin Stone and Matthew Lipert compete against restaurant owner Rosie O'Conner and caterer Xiomara Hall. In the Flavor of the Market challenge, both teams must highlight an unfamiliar ingredient, bok choy. Then it's time to Feed the Market by using bamboo steamers! Can the comfort food kings win over the Farmer's Market customers, or will they be defeated by the spicy Latinas who bring the heat?
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