“Chopped” is a popular cooking show, combining the ingredients of skill, speed and ingenuity.
Each week, 4 chefs turn a mystery basket into a 3-course meal. Along the way they’re “chopped” by a panel of expert judges, until 1 winner remains.
Oh yeah: The chefs have only seconds to plan, and 30 minutes to cook, with items they don’t know about beforehand.
This Tuesday (August 9, 8 p.m., Food Network), Westport’s own Maizy Boosin puts herself on the chopping block.
What’s especially impressive is that she’s only 13 years old.
The rising 8th grader at New Canaan Country School appears on the junior version of Chopped. But it’s no less intense than the show with the big boys (and girls).
Her episode — taped last May — features chefs Maneel Chauhan and Andrew Gruel, plus actress Meghan Markle.
The show begins with a 3 1/2-pound peanut butter cup, and a too-hot griddle. The basket also includes pork and strong-flavored candy.
I can’t tell you how Maizy does. (Because I don’t know.) Tune in Tuesday to find out.
Maybe with a nice big bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
(Maizy’s Chopped Junior episode will also air on Wednesday, August 10 at 3 a.m.; Saturday, August 13 at 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 21 at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.)
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