Long-running Food Network show Chopped recently aired an episode titled “No Meat, No Problem.”
They challenged contestants to create meals using only vegetarian ingredients.
On the show, contestants must impress judges with meals they created within a limited time period using ingredients from a mystery box revealed at the beginning of each of the three segments (appetizer, entrée, and dessert).
Along with celebrity chef judges Alex Guernecelli and Chris Santos, the meatless episode featured guest judge Kimbal Musk—a restaurateur and brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
While the episode did feature dairy products, the show’s four “chef-testants” worked with a variety of plant-based ingredients, including eggplant, basil, rhubarb, dates, Buffalo cauliflower wings, and plant-based burger patties. “It’s a plant protein that has a texture the same as beef and has soy-based blood,” Musk described the burger.