I found this episode boring and lacking focus. They could have used the vintage equipment and standard home equipment in the EC. Home cooks, home equipment, easily accessible ingredients (no banana leaves!) but make something w depth of flavor, complex and amazing. I like the zoom cooking party idea above, might have been interesting where the home cook says well it didn’t work I’m ordering pizza for my guests.
these challenges where there are too many factors, such as write a recipe, home cooks, 90 minutes, guest chefs, 2 entrees for judges become so complicated that it is hard to know wha