I was channel surfing last night and clicked on a food program called Chopped. I am not sure why I stopped to watch this station but something about the title and the concept intrigued me. Four chefs compete for $10,000 by trying to create a tasty, appealing three-course meal from unique and unassociated ingredients. All ingredients must be used and on the plate within the allotted time constraint. It is done in rounds with appetizer, then entrée, and then dessert. After each round, one contestant gets “ chopped”.