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Martie Knows... Pastrami

Martie Duncan, Food Network Star contestant and host of "Martie Knows Parties," is ready to get married to the pastrami at Katz's Deli.  (If you've been to Katz's you can understand the sentiment.)

On this week's episode, the Food Network Star contenders led culinary tours of New York neighborhoods and prepared dishes inspired by local restaurants and markets.  Team Bobby took on Harlem, team Giada toured Arthur Avenue in Little Italy, and team Alton explored the Lower East Side.

Martie made puffed pastrami sandwiches inspired by her visit to Katz's. The judges enjoyed Martie's story and liked that she used the pastrami that Katz's is famous for and made it work for home entertaining.  And I've heard that the tour bus audiences said Martie was the most memorable tour guide!

If Martie is your favorite finalist, vote for her today!

SPOILER: Judson from team Alton and Kara from team Bobby were the bottom two contestants and Kara was sent home.

Find Martie's recipe for Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry appetizers (her inspiration for the puffed pastrami) on her blog.