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The chefs on "Chopped" better watch out!

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Everyone knows that Martha’s a renaissance woman—she’s a cook, baker, hostess, crafter, gardener, entrepreneur, the list goes on and on. And she’s not slowing down anytime soon: it was just announced that Martha will be joining the upcoming season of Food Network’s cooking competition show “Chopped.” According to a statement from Discovery, "the one-and-only Martha Stewart joins the cast as a judge, bringing her food expertise, impeccable credentials and discerning critique to the judges’ table." We know her standards are high, so the chef contestants better watch out!


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Martha has already appeared as a judge on the special Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes of “Chopped Junior,” the teenage spinoff of the popular program, so she’s familiar with the setup. But will she be harder on the adult chefs? Will the grown-up drama bring out a different side of Martha’s judging personality? There’s only one way to find out!


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And while the rest of the judging panel hasn’t been confirmed yet, chances are that Martha will see some friendly faces. Previous regular judges include her pal Geoffrey Zakarian, plus chefs Aarón Sánchez, Alex Guarnaschelli, Amanda Freitag, and Marc Murphy, all appeared on Martha’s show back in the day. So we know they already have chemistry! But the question is will it be Snoop Dogg-level chemistry a la "Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party"? Looks like the “Chopped” contestants aren’t the only ones who have some competition.


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Watch Martha and Geoffrey make a grilled ramp-and-asparagus quiche—it's just the thing for spring: