They head to the grocery store to shop for their ingredients. Ludo complains that French people don't eat street food. Isn't France the home of the crepe? Isn't that French street food? Although I guess you can't really make a pig's ear crepe. Ludo decides to make a quesadilla, which Rick Bayless thinks is a bad choice, since a French guy knows nothing about quesadillas.
Wilo wants to make a tripleta, which is a sort of sandwich, but he's going to put a twist on it by using pita bread. Cindy reveals that she started a club called "Girls Who Eat Guts" and they go out and eat organ meat together. I don't think I'd want to be in that club, but I think it's awesome that she started it. She's my favorite, so far. She's decided to make menudo. No, not the band that Ricky Martin used to be in, although that was my first thought. It's a Mexican soup that she tells us is "the classic hangover cure." So it's the Mexican version of Mountain Dew and tater tots? Because that was my hangover cure in college.
Rick Bayless decides to make a taco, and Ludo thinks he's copying him. Oh, is it such a shock that Rick Bayless, king of Mexican food, decided to make a taco? Shut it, Ludo. Cram a quesadilla in it. Cindy tries to make peace by saying their two dishes will be very different.
The chefs return to the kitchen and start fretting over the time constraints. Cindy uses a pressure cooker since she usually cooks tripe for three hours and she just doesn't have that much time. The problem is that she's never used a pressure cooker before, so Rick steps in to generously help her out. Ludo is going to cook his pigs' ears, and this will shock you, the way that he learned in France, which means in a vegetable broth. Wilo reminds us that he's never even tried beef hearts, so he decides to slice them thin and hopes they turn out tender.
Rick narrates that he's feeling much better than he did during the Quickfire, because he has more time to let the flavors blend, which is more like his normal cooking style. Ludo is falling behind, and feels like everyone is done before him. Rick reminds him that everything needs to be packed in containers so they can transport it to Universal Studios. Rick offers to help Ludo pack things, but Ludo refuses the offer and interviews that he just wants Rick to get away and stop telling him how to cook. Yes, because offering to help is the same as telling someone what to do. Shut up, Ludo. Cram a pig's ear in it. Anyway, Ludo apparently finishes just in time, as there is no cursing when time runs out.