Bobby Flay loses lobster mac ‘n cheese Throwdown to Cal Hancock of Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company, in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine

Resident Foodies say: This week, Bobby Flay lost a lobster mac ‘n cheese Throwdown to Cal Hancock of the Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. in Cundy’s Harbor, near Harpswell, Maine.

Dishes: Cal Hancock’s lobster mac ‘n cheese had a nice, creamy mascarpone sauce, with a touch of cheddar, and huge chunks of fresh Maine lobster. The crust consists of panko bread crumbs, herbed butter, lemon zest, and some parmesan cheese. Play the video below to hear Cal describe her lobster mac ‘n cheese.

Bobby Flay used fontina, taleggio, and Parmigiano-Reggiano in his lobster mac ‘n cheese. It had both tarragon and mussel stock to give the dish a very distinctive flavor. Click here for Bobby Flay’s mac ‘n cheese recipe.

Judges: The judges–Chef Tony Poulin of Southern Maine Community College and Tom Martin of Lucky Catch Lobster–loved both dishes, but selected Cal Hancock’s, the more traditional dish, as the winner.

Bobby Flay loses Thanksgiving Throwdown to Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Resident Foodies say: In a twist, Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, challenged Bobby Flay to a Thanksgiving dinner Throwdown, back at her Oklahoma ranch. It was a visual and culinary feast!

The judges picked Ree as the winner, but it was very close.

For the recipes of Bobby’s and Ree’s Thanksgiving dinner, click below:

1. Ree Drummond’s Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms

2. Ree Drummond’s Giblet Gravy

3. Ree Drummond’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes

4. Ree Drummond’s Pecan Pie

5. Ree Drummond’s Pie Crust

6. Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

7. Bobby Flay’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Vanilla-Pecan Butter

8. Ree Drummond’s Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

9. Bobby Flay’s Sourdough, Wild Mushroom, and Bacon Dressing

10. Bobby Flay’s Thanksgiving Pioneer-Style Herb Roasted Turkey

Bobby Flay loses spicy chicken wing throwdown to Colette Burnett of Super Wings NY

Throwdown: Bobby Flay challenged Colette Burnett, a Trinidad native and owner of Brooklyn Super Wings NY, to a spicy chicken wing throwdown. Colette’s wings have been voted as “Best Wings in Brooklyn 2010.” So Bobby was up for some stiff competition. Colette was ecstatic, almost to the point of tears, when she saw Bobby walk up to her to throw down the challenge. That was perhaps the best reaction of a contestant ever!

Dishes: Colette Burnett made her Caribbean style chicken wing with her tamarind sauce for cooking and her signature dipping “lava sauce,” prepared from fresh herbs (not dried). To make the lava sauce, take a 1/2 cup of olive oil, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of vinegar, 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 tablespoons of sugar, cayenne pepper, and, finally, the “secret sauce.”

Meanwhile, Bobby made a Caribbean style, jerk wing with rum-brown sugar glaze. Click here for the recipe

Judges: Margo Lane of the Grill Village in Manhattan and Ramin Ganeshram, author of Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad & Tobago. The judges liked both dishes, but preferred the authentic Caribbean chicken wings by Colette.

Winner: Colette Burnett of Super Wings NY. Congrats, Colette!