'Food Network Star' winner: Jeff Mauro takes Season 7, becomes 'Sandwich King'

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Jeff Mauro just won the seventh season of "Food Network Star" by making terrific sandwiches.The finale taped June 1, and Food Network gave Zap2it exclusive access, with the agreement that the winner would not be revealed until the finale aired Sunday (Aug. 14). The photo above shows Mauro the moment he was named.That finale was tense.Judges Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Food Network executive Susie Fogelson independently said that the final three contenders were all great, but Mauro's easy way in front of the camera and an idea no one else had put him over the top.Mauro's show "Sandwich King" premieres Aug. 21.For the first time, the cooking contest brought back all 15 hopefuls for a reunion show. Then, it was down to three, and Vic "Vegas" Moea, who invents his own words such as "lachanaga" -- a lasagna chimichanga -- was eliminated.It came down to Mauro and Susie Jimenez (pictured with him above), who...



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