Elijah Wood Shows His Foodie Side on Esquire Network’s ‘Knife Fight’ (Video)

The “Wilfred” star guest-judges on the culinary competition show

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 2:53 PM

“Wilfred” star Elijah Wood heads to the kitchen as a celebrity guest judge on Tuesday’s episode of Esquire Network’s action-packed chef face-off, “Knife Fight.”

A sneak peek for Tuesday’s episode, “Kobayashi vs. Arrington,” features an enthusiastic and wide-eyed Wood asking chef Nyesha Arrington about the inspiration behind her choice of Mediterranean flavors. Shaking his head in admiration he murmurs, “That’s awesome.”

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The show, executive produced by Drew Barrymore and hosted by “Top Chef” Season 2 winner Ilan Hall, pits famous Los Angeles chefs against each other in a gritty competition at Hall’s LA restaurant, The Gorbals. “Knife Fight” is like “Fight Club” for foodies in which fist-swinging men are replaced with knife wielding chefs.

The dueling chefs work under the pressure of a very up-close-and-personal-audience consisting of jeering friends, inquisitive judges, and famous Hollywood faces, all of whom interact with the contestants as they work to prepare three dishes using three mystery ingredients.

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“Knife Fight” airs Tuesdasy at 9/8c on Esquire Network.

Watch the preview below: