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Who will be Chicago’s Master of the Market?

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Watch chefs Patrick Fahy of Blackbird and avec in the West Loop, Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno in West Town and Ivan Yuen of Shanghai Terrace on the Magnificent Mile vie for the title of top chef of Daley Plaza Farmers Market in the Loop at noon, Thursday, Aug. 5, during the Country Chef Challenge.

In this farm-fresh twist on “Iron Chef,” the competing chefs will have 30 minutes to gather fresh ingredients from the farmers’ market, plus another 30 minutes to cook up a dish with their selected produce.

Judges include food trucker Matt Maroni, of Gaztro-wagon in Edgewater and on the go, Sun-Times Food Editor Janet Fuller and other media types.

The event also features entertainment starting at 11 a.m. including The Happiness Club, a Chicago youth performance group; and a juggler from Acrodazzle Entertainment. Country Financial will also give away prizes to farmers’ market shoppers, including 1,000 canvas shopping bags designed by Mather High School senior Gargi Vaghmare.