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The cheftestants have to make a holiday dish based on their own heritage and must share knives, so of course everyone is chopping with spatulas and grating up onions like complete wackjobs. Stefan makes latkes to pay homage to his Jewish ex-wife, Josh makes johnnycakes and Brooke does some kind of spin on apple pie and cheddar cheese. Micah is a self-proclaimed "Blaxican" and so it's his moment to shine by making tamales, but wait - Josie is making them too. Marilyn finds the tamales highly unusual and later calls them "tacos" when it comes down to judging. Oy. Brooke's "homey" dish ends up winning Marilyn's heart.
The celeb parade doesn't stop with Marilyn - in walk actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, who are delightfully annoying, and the chefs must make dishes to "satisfy their foodie cravings" at their homecoming party. Lawdy. Celeb chef Rick Moonen is also involved in the judging, and John is freaking out because he used to work for him and "no one understands that that isn't a good thing." He makes a clam chowder that Moonen taught him to make - safe enough - and nonshockingly ends up in the top four.
Bart and Eliza both make elk, although the judges think Eliza's plate is bland and dry. Kristen makes a killer tortelloni that everyone loves and Stefan's goulash is also a hit because it's "what a pregnant woman craves." Danyele is super-nervous and can barely keep her head on straight, which lands her in the bottom. Josh takes a hit for his underseasoned pork - P.S. he likes to say that he's known for his pork, but concedes that "maybe he should stop cooking it." Padma thinks he should just stop saying it. Oh snap. In the end, Brooke wins yet again and responds with "shut up" upon hearing the news. Eliza gets sent home for her lackluster elk. Until next week!