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Ryan Competes in Top Chef Cook-off

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Ryan heads to the Heirloom Tomato Festival in Sonoma to compete in a cook-off against fellow Top Chef contestant Casey Thompson.
After Ryan juggles cooking for his restaurant and filling out a big order for his catering business, he heads to Sonoma County to participate in a chef's competition. He goes against his fellow Top Chef alum and fan favorite Casey Thompson.

Before he gets to the competition, Ryan stops by a nearby olive press where he gets inspiration to cook seasonal tomatoes with fresh olive oil.

Ryan meets up with celebrity chef Guy Fieri at the Heirloom Tomato Festival at the Kendall-Jackson Winery before the competition gets underway. And, Ryan makes him a batch of orange-olive oil shortbread cookies.

Ryan and Top Chef contestant Casey Thompson need to make three dishes in 30 minutes and incorporate tomatoes. The judges tell Ryan he needs to use two main proteins in his dish -- salmon and pork. On top of that he must use plenty of heirloom tomatoes in all three of his dishes.

Ryan prepared the following dishes for the cook-off:
Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Gremolata with a Tomato Twist
Bagna Cauda
Babaganoush with Grilled Japanese Eggplant

For more information on the Heirloom Tomato Festival:

Kendall-Jackson Wine Center
5007 Fulton Road
Fulton, California 95439

Segment 1
Tomato Jam
Tomato Jam
Ryan's tomato based jam/relish is mixed with onions, garlic, and ginger. It is a great way to extend the use of tomatoes during season.
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Segment 2
Orange-Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies
Orange-Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies
Ryan shares a recipe for shortbread cookies featuring the unique flavors of olive oil, oranges and lavender.
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Segment 3
Ryan Takes on Casey Thompson
Ryan Takes on Casey Thompson
Ryan prepares to take on fellow Top Chef Casey Thompson in a cook-off. Both chefs need to make three dishes in 30 minutes and incorporate tomatoes.
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Segment 4
Does Ryan Win the Cook-Off?
Does Ryan Win the Cook-Off?
The judges pick a winner for the cook-off. Will Ryan or fellow Top Chef Casey Thompson take home the trophy?
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Segment 5
What Makes Great Olive Oil?
What Makes Great Olive Oil?
Ryan learns the secret to great olive oil.
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Photo Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Photos: Top Chef Cook-off
Go behind the scenes as Chef Ryan Scott competes in a cook-off against fellow Top Chef Casey Thompson.
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