Anyway, the challenge this week is to create a dish that could be served in zero gravity, and the winning dish will actually be produced in Houston to go into space. Colicchio explains that they'll be cooking for a table of eight that will include NASA scientists, astronauts, and the judges. And the guest of honor will be Mr. Buzz Aldrin, who will show up to the opening of a supermarket these days. Yeah, yeah, national hero and whatnot. Also, desperate to make a dime, it seems. Or loves the limelight. Anyway, he's going to be there. Vicki gives them three tips about how to make a dish that will taste good after being freeze-dried and then reconstituted. She tells them not to use a lot of sugar, to avoid large pieces of ingredients, and not to be afraid of making it spicy. So keep in mind that the challenge is to make a dish that can be freeze-dried and sent into space. That seems important, since they went to all this trouble to set the challenge at NASA and whatnot.
The cheftestants head to the grocery store to pick their food. Ed and Angelo head right to the meat counter. Ed is buying large racks of lamb. He interviews that he heard the astronauts like spicy food, so he intends to go "one hundred percent Moroccan." Angelo is buying short ribs while Tiffany looks for whitefish and Kelly's hunting down olive oil. Kelly interviews that the person eliminated tonight will be the only person who won't be allowed to go to Singapore. I think we get that, don't we? Meanwhile, Angelo is trying to joke around with Ed and he totally bonks some poor lady with his cart.