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Iron Chef America
Also known as Iron Chef America: The Series
Genre Reality TV, Cooking
Presented by Kevin Brauch
Alton Brown
Mark Dacascos
Starring Mario Batali
Cat Cora
Bobby Flay
Jose Garces
Masaharu Morimoto
Wolfgang Puck (retired)
Michael Symon
Composer(s) Craig Marks
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 92 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Stu Schreiberg
Producer(s) John Bravakis
Steve Kroopnick
Editor(s) Morgen Kassel
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 46 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Food Network
Original run January 2005 (2005-01) – present
Chronology
Related shows Iron Chef
Iron Chef USA
External links
Official website
.Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
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^ Love to watch Iron Chef America.
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^ Iron Chef America's "secret" ingredients .
  • Iron Chef America's "secret" ingredients - Slashfood 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.slashfood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The show is produced by Food Network, which also carried a dubbed version of the original Iron Chef.^ Iron Chef is WWF with food.
  • Iron Chef America - eG Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

^ Iron Chef's cheesy dubbing by SutureSelf .
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It would be sort of like Iron Chef America on Food Network ."
  • Coral Springs, teen cook-off, Vince Boccard, Iron Chef America, Food Network - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.sun-sentinel.com [Source type: General]

.Like the original Japanese program, the program is a sort of culinary game show.^ These culinary warriors are the ones to beat on the popular Food Network game show "Iron Chef America."

^ I used to watch the original Japanese show whenever it came on, usually while in the kitchen cooking.
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^ Genre: Reality Description: Modeled after the Japanese show "Iron Chef", "Iron Chef America" is part cooking show, part game show, and part spectacle.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In each episode, a new challenger chef "battles" one of the resident "Iron Chefs" in a one-hour cooking competition based on a theme ingredient.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Iron Chef America's "secret" ingredients .
  • Iron Chef America's "secret" ingredients - Slashfood 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.slashfood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, then new episodes of Iron Chef America and Worst Cooks in America .
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.The show is presented as a successor to the original Iron Chef, as opposed to being a remake.^ "The original Iron Chef was the best!"
  • Michelle Obama appears on 'Iron Chef America' Filmed at WH | Drudge Retort 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The original Iron Chef was the best!
  • Michelle Obama appears on 'Iron Chef America' Filmed at WH | Drudge Retort 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not scandal: Iron Chef being faked.
  • they're more like can openers than iron chefs | MetaFilter 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Chairman is portrayed by martial artist Mark Dacascos, who is introduced as the nephew of the original Japanese chairman Takeshi Kaga.^ Mark Dacascos is the new "Chairman" for this show (portrayed as the nephew of the original Chairman Kaga).
  • Iron Chef America on TV.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mark Dacascos (who plays the Chairman's nephew) is not related to Takeshi Kaga (who played the Chairman).
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In contrast, Dacascos is supposedly Kaga's nephew.
  • Review: "Iron Chef America" - Page 2 - Blogcritics Video 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The commentary is provided solely by Alton Brown, and Kevin Brauch is the floor reporter.^ Alton Brown's commentaries.
  • Chef Rachel Yang will be on Iron Chef America on January 17 | Seoul Eats 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.seouleats.com [Source type: General]

^ Color commentary is provided by Alton Brown, who I normally like, but in this series I just can't stand his goofy jokes and his enjoyment of calling the audience "kids".
  • Iron Chef America on TV.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is assisted in his efforts by Kevin Brauch , the Canadian host of The Thirsty Traveler , who leaps into the action on the cooking floor, gathering grunted interviews from the participants and seeking answers to questions posed by Alton.
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.In addition, regular ICA judge Ted Allen provided additional floor commentary for two special battles: Battle First Thanksgiving (Symon/Flay v.^ This challenge marks the first time in the show's history that culinary students have been invited to compete in kitchen stadium, where they will battle Iron Chef Michael Symon.
  • Phoenix students compete on Iron Chef America - Phoenix Arizona news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | ABC15.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.abc15.com [Source type: General]

^ So Ted Allen, the food writer and witty banter queen of “Queer Eye” is running around on the floor doing commentary and “Dr.
  • "Iron Chef America": Super Chef Battle with Michelle Obama and White House Chef Cristeta Comerford - Speakeasy - WSJ 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Ted Allen (Chopped) assists as a guest floor reporter.
  • Iron Chef America Goes To The White House Garden : Reality Roll Call 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC realityrollcall.com [Source type: General]
  • Food Network's Iron Chef America Goes to the White House - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Cora/Morimoto) and Battle White House Produce (Batali/Lagasse v.^ I would hate to be wrong, but it looks like they just might be using produce from the white house garden as the secret ingredient!

^ White House Staff Bobby Flay , Cristeta Comerford , Emerile Lagasse , Food Network , Iron Chef , Mario Batali , Michelle Obama .

^ Each iron chef competition features a guest chef challenging one of six iron chefs -- Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Mario Batali, Cat Cora,...
  • White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, Bobby Flay Wins Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]
  • “Iron Chef” In The White House With Michelle Obama 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

Flay/Comerford).
.Per the introduction fiction from the Battle of the Masters miniseries (and ignoring story elements from the 2002 Iron Chef Japan Cup Special), Chairman Kaga (the character) has ordered his nephew to continue the tradition of Kitchen Stadium, this time in New York's Chelsea Market.^ Then it's off to Kitchen Stadium where the battle begins.
  • Food Network's Iron Chef America Goes to the White House - Yahoo! Finance 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC biz.yahoo.com [Source type: News]
  • Food Network's Iron Chef America Goes to the White House - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]
  • Food Network's Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event And HGTV Dream Home 2010 Tour To Get Special Encore Airing On Local Stations | Press Releases | Financial Articles & Investing News | TheStreet.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.thestreet.com [Source type: General]
  • Food Network's Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event and HGTV Dream Home 2010 Tour to Get Special Encore Airing on Local Stations - FOXBusiness.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foxbusiness.com [Source type: General]

^ Psilakis 0 link Description: New York Chef Michael Psilakis challenges Iron Chef Cora to battle in Kitchen Stadium.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Philly chef is America's newest iron chef NEW YORK, Nov.
  • White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, Bobby Flay Wins Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

.For the inaugural battle, the elder Chairman dispatched two Iron Chefs: Hiroyuki Sakai and Masaharu Morimoto.^ Bring in Morimoto or Sakai to retain the honor of the original Iron Chefs.
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^ I thought the iron chef was Sakai!
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is it the same Sakai from the original Iron Chef?
  • The Basang Sisiw Show » Blog Archive » Wok This Way, Iron Chef: America, Philippine Podcasts 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC live.usa.ph [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike the original Iron Chef or Iron Chef USA, Alton Brown, rather than the Chairman, is credited as the show's host.^ "The original Iron Chef was the best!"
  • Michelle Obama appears on 'Iron Chef America' Filmed at WH | Drudge Retort 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The original Iron Chef was the best!
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^ Finally, make IRON CHEF USA more like the original!!!
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Contents

Iron Chefs

.On this version of Iron Chef, the Iron Chefs have either been previous Food Network personalities, are current personalities, were part of the original Iron Chef, or earned their position on The Next Iron Chef.^ That tendency earned Farmerie a spot on the second season of Food Network's "The Next Iron Chef."
  • North Allegheny grad faces 'Iron Chef' challenge - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.pittsburghlive.com [Source type: General]

^ "I was honored to take a part on 'The Next Iron Chef,' " Farmerie says.
  • North Allegheny grad faces 'Iron Chef' challenge - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.pittsburghlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps an Iron Chef battle is part of the "Next Iron Chef" competition.
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[1]
Iron Chef Specialty Win Loss Draw Total Win %1
Mario Batali Italian 19 5 0 24 79.2%
Cat Cora Greek & Mediterranean 15 11 1 27 57.4%
Bobby Flay Southwestern 28 13 2 43 67.4%
Jose Garces2 Latin Fusion 1 0 0 1 100.0%
Masaharu Morimoto3 Japanese 15 10 1 26 59.6%
Wolfgang Puck (retired) California Cuisine 1 0 0 1 100.0%
Michael Symon4 Mediterranean 13 2 1 16 84.4%

Note 1: Based on weighted average (.5 victory for a draw). .The win/loss data is based on the performance of the Iron Chef in Iron Chef America: The Series and the Battle of the Masters.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ The Iron Chef America competition is exciting .
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.Note 2: Garces' record excludes his defeat of Flay in Battle Melon, and his victory over Jehangir Mehta in the finale of The Next Iron Chef, which took place prior to his becoming an Iron Chef.^ So obvious that neither Mehta nor Garces was Iron Chef material.
  • The FN Dish » Archive » Great Garces! Congrats, Next Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.foodnetwork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps an Iron Chef battle is part of the "Next Iron Chef" competition.
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^ Next Iron Chef - I really really hope Chef Mehta wins.
  • White House to host �Iron Chef America� - Democratic Underground 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Note 3: Morimoto's record includes his battle as a competitor in the Battle of the Masters, but does not include his battles against Bobby Flay while an Iron Chef on the Japanese program.^ I agree that Bobby Flay is not the best choice to be considered an Iron Chef.
  • Iron Chef America - Off Topic - Cooking For Engineers 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.cookingforengineers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Episode 14 Iron Chef Morimoto / Flay vs Iron Che...
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chef Lynn Crawford clearly won the battle against Chef Bobby Flay.
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Note 4: Symon's record excludes his loss to Morimoto in Battle Asparagus, and his victory over John Besh in the finale of The Next Iron Chef, which took place prior to his becoming an Iron Chef.
.Wolfgang Puck was an Iron Chef for one battle, during the Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters mini-series; he defeated Iron Chef Morimoto.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ Iron Chef America at Cooking.com .
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.When the show was picked up as a regular series, Puck could not remain an Iron Chef, and was replaced by Morimoto.^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
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^ Flay and Batali will remain as Iron Chefs, while Masaharu Morimoto , an Iron Chef in the Japanese series who lives in the States, will replace Puck.
  • "Iron Chef America" coming weekly (fwd) - alt.tv.iron-chef | Google Groups 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC groups-beta.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My favo was when the Iron Chef Italian showed up.
  • Michelle Obama appears on 'Iron Chef America' Filmed at WH | Drudge Retort 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Emeril Lagasse was designated an Iron Chef for battle White House Produce.^ White House to host episode of 'Iron Chef America' .
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  • White House to host episode of 'Iron Chef America'» Ventura County Star 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.vcstar.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Iron Chef America' to visit White House .
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^ In theory the chefs were cooking produce from the White House Garden.
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.He wore a white Jacket with green trim, with Iron Chef Lagasse and the traditional Iron Chef insignia on it.^ Super Chef Emeril Lagasse and Iron Chef Mario Batali take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay and Super White House Chef Comerford in the culinary showdown of the century!
  • Chef Michael Smith vs. Bobby Flay (Iron Chef America) - Food Network Canada 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC community.foodnetwork.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Super Chef Battle," features Iron Chef Bobby Flay partnered with White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford competing against Iron Chef Mario Batali and Chef Emeril Lagasse.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ In a two hour special, Iron Chef Mario Batali teams up with Emeril Lagasse to battle Iron Chef Bobby Flay and White House Executive Chef Christeta Comerford, featuring First Lady Michele Obama.
  • Iron Chef America on TV.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2]
.Morimoto speaks English with a heavy accent and sometimes speaks in Japanese when describing his dishes.^ I find it demeaning that there needs to be a an English translator for Morimoto-san's Japanese inflected English.
  • Iron Chef America: Morimoto vs. Love - Slashfood 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.slashfood.com [Source type: General]

Consequently, his voice is at times dubbed by Joe Cipriano. .Cipriano, a veteran TV announcer and Los Angeles radio personality, also provided the voice for Hiroyuki Sakai in Battle of the Masters. When dubbing isn't used, subtitles may be provided to help viewers understand what Morimoto is saying.^ Yes, judging the judge may play into the hands of the producers, and yes, it may make the reality of reality TV a bit more devilish for the viewer, but is it really important?
  • Eating Las Vegas | Iron Chef America - Battle Sturgeon - Viewing Party at Marche Bacchus 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.eatinglv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Morimoto's offering may have been a little too much for the judges who complained about the use of wasabi.
  • Jersey City born Borgata excutive chef wins 'Iron Chef America' contest | Hudson County Now - - NJ.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ We may use third parties to provide any portion of the Wii Network Service.
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Chef's Jackets

.Each Iron Chef wears a specially designed chef's jacket, a simplified version of the more stylized attire worn by the Japanese Iron Chefs, along with an apron and trousers of their choice for each battle.^ American Iron Chef continues to be a joke compared to the Japanese version.
  • Iron Chef America: White House Episode « Food Network Humor 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC foodnetworkhumor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why Iron Chef America sucks compared to the Japanese version 1.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And as a battle at the White House, it wasn’t that special from a normal iron chef battle.
  • Iron Chef America: White House Episode « Food Network Humor 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC foodnetworkhumor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Through the Battle of the Masters and the show's first six seasons, the Iron Chefs wore contemporary denim chef's jackets with individualized solid-colored patches and trim: Batali's jacket trim was red, Cora's pink, Flay's blue, Morimoto's white, Puck's green and Symon's black.^ The 90-minute special will feature Iron Chefs Flay and Symon taking on Iron Chefs Morimoto and Cora.
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.delish.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.ca 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC ca.delish.com [Source type: General]

^ Sakai and Morimoto came to the US and competed with Batali, Puck and Flay.
  • The Basang Sisiw Show » Blog Archive » Wok This Way, Iron Chef: America, Philippine Podcasts 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC live.usa.ph [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
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On the left shoulder of each jacket was a flag representing the Chef's country of origin.
.During the show's sixth season, designer and Iron Chef America judge Mark Ecko designed new jackets for the Iron Chefs, which were first worn on the 2008 "Thanksgiving Showdown" episode.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
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^ I just watched Iron Chef America and she was a judge.
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^ Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, then new episodes of Iron Chef America and Worst Cooks in America .
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.The jackets are more individual to each chef than before, and include features such as short sleeves for Symon (resembling the black shirts he wears at his restaurant, Lola) and men's kimono styling for Morimoto (resembling the costume he wore on the original Iron Chef).^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
  • Michael Symon, Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.urbanohio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iron Chef America is more bogus than even I had imagined.
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^ I even went to the newest Iron Chef, Michael Symon's, restaurant Lola recently.
  • Iron Chefs Morimoto and Batali Lend Voices and Likenesses to Wii Game Iron Chef America Supreme Cuisine 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.geeksugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Colors differ by chef: charcoal grey (Flay), black (Symon), light blue (Cora), silver with a red undershirt (Morimoto), white with light brown trim (Batali), white with green trim (Lagasse, for Battle White House produce) and brown with wide red edging (Garces).^ White House to host ‘Iron Chef America’ featuring first lady with Batali, Flay and Lagasse .
  • White House to host ‘Iron Chef America’ featuring first lady with Batali, Flay and Lagasse 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ In theory the chefs were cooking produce from the White House Garden.
  • Iron Chef America - eG Forums - Page 7 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

^ Greatest Moments in Iron Chef America History airs this Sunday at 8:00pm ET/PT , followed by a special Thanksgiving Battle which pits Iron Chefs Flay and Symon against Morimoto and Cora .
  • Iron Chef: The Bon Appetit Foodist: Blogs & Forums : bonappetit.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.bonappetit.com [Source type: General]

."Iron Chef" with the chef's last name underneath is embroidered in modern script on the left front side of the jacket, in the manner of a traditional chef's coat.^ The mission for last night's grand finale of The Next Iron Chef: "Attain Greatness."
  • Iron Chef: News & Videos about Iron Chef - CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ The last thing I have to say is: Of course Iron Chef is usually the winner, it's IRON CHEF!!!
  • Iron Chef Boyardee - Page 1 - Dining - New York - Village Voice 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ I liked him in his previous Iron Chef battle, and I liked him last night.
  • Next Iron Chef America Debuts | Ruhlman.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.ruhlman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The jackets also include a large embroidered Iron Chef patch on the right arm, also bearing the chef's name, and the flag of their home country on the left sleeve.^ Jeff January 4th, 2010 Did anyone else notice that Emeril’s jacket said “Iron Chef”, when in fact he isn’t an Iron Chef??
  • Iron Chef America: White House Episode « Food Network Humor 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC foodnetworkhumor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windsor Township man an 'Iron Chef's' right-hand Mann .
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^ Congrats to Michael Symon on being named the next Iron Chef!!!
  • Michael Symon, Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.urbanohio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

History

.Iron Chef America first aired as a special titled Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters.^ Special Iron Chef America airing Sunday on Channel 11 .
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^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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^ It’ll be the first episode of Iron Chef America I’ll miss.
  • Iron Chef America Visits Obama Family Garden For Special Episode « ecorazzi.com :: the latest in green gossip 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.ecorazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike Iron Chef USA, Iron Chef America quickly earned legitimacy with the appearance of Iron Chefs Hiroyuki Sakai and Masaharu Morimoto (with Chen Kenichi also originally slated to appear, but absent due to a scheduling conflict).^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
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^ The three chefs will appear on Iron Chef America on March 1.
  • Marin's Iron Chef: Sausalito's Mourad Lahlou challenges Cat Cora on Food Network show - Marin Independent Journal 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.marinij.com [Source type: General]

^ Bring in Morimoto or Sakai to retain the honor of the original Iron Chefs.
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.The first Battle of the Masters involved Sakai and Flay, with the theme of trout.^ Iron Chef Japanese Masaharu Morimoto and Bobby Flay will team up for the first time against Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai and Mario Batali in the ultimate battle of culinary champions.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Morimoto beat Flay in their first battle in Japan, and Flay beat Morimoto in their second in New York.
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.There, Sakai had made two dishes of note: one was gift-wrapped to commemorate the opening of Kitchen Stadium America, while the other was trout ice cream, a dish that would be repeatedly recalled and referred to later on when anyone used the ice cream maker.^ If there was one dish I would like to eat out of this battle, that is the ONE!!!
  • Food Network Fan, food blog, celebrity chefs, cooking, wine, fun, recipes 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodnetworkfan.com [Source type: General]

^ Various participants in the show misled viewers with references to "using radishes from the White House garden" and other similar mentions.
  • Iron Chef Special Used Ringers, Not Veggies From The White House Garden -- Politics Daily 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.politicsdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ Full Episode Summary: Each week an "iron chef" and a challenger square off in Kitchen Stadium, cooking at least five dishes in 60 minutes using a secret ingredient revealed at the beginning of the hour by the Chairman.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online - Free TV Shows & Videos 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.tvduck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other battles in Battle of the Masters were Morimoto taking on Batali, Morimoto taking on Wolfgang Puck, and a tag team battle where Morimoto and Flay teamed up against Sakai and Batali.^ Sakai and Morimoto came to the US and competed with Batali, Puck and Flay.
  • The Basang Sisiw Show » Blog Archive » Wok This Way, Iron Chef: America, Philippine Podcasts 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC live.usa.ph [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top culinary talent from across the country battle to join the ranks of Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay & Masaharu Morimoto.
  • Next Iron Chef Premieres October 7 at Circle of Food – Healthy Food Blog 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.circleoffood.com [Source type: General]

^ Super Chef Emeril Lagasse and Iron Chef Mario Batali take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay and Super White House Chef Comerford in the culinary showdown of the century!
  • Chef Michael Smith vs. Bobby Flay (Iron Chef America) - Food Network Canada 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC community.foodnetwork.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Battle of the Masters was largely successful and a regular series was commissioned.
.The regular series is taped in New York, while Battle of the Masters took place in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Center Studios.^ The cook-off actually took place the following week, in what Iron Chef calls its "Kitchen Stadium" in New York City.
  • Iron Chef Special Used Ringers, Not Veggies From The White House Garden -- Politics Daily 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.politicsdaily.com [Source type: General]
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^ I suppose this should be obvious from the practical standpoint (Morimoto had to fly from New York to Japan for taping, and it seems implausible that he'd do so for nothing.
  • Iron Chef America - eG Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

^ Psilakis 0 link Description: New York Chef Michael Psilakis challenges Iron Chef Cora to battle in Kitchen Stadium.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because of other interests, Puck declined to appear in the regular series, and Morimoto took his place.^ Flay and Batali will remain as Iron Chefs, while Masaharu Morimoto , an Iron Chef in the Japanese series who lives in the States, will replace Puck.
  • "Iron Chef America" coming weekly (fwd) - alt.tv.iron-chef | Google Groups 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC groups-beta.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Flay and Batali will remain as : Iron Chefs, while Masaharu Morimoto , an Iron Chef in the Japanese : series who lives in the States, will replace Puck.
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^ Flay and Batali will remain as Iron > Chefs, while Masaharu Morimoto , an Iron Chef in the Japanese series who > lives in the States, will replace Puck.
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.Later that season, Cat Cora debuted as an Iron Chef during "Battle Potato", becoming the first female chef to hold the rank.^ Iron Chef Cat Cora is challenged to a battle you won’t forget!
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cat Cora goes first.
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.delish.com [Source type: General]
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^ So, Michael's first battle as Iron Chef is this Sunday.
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.The second season of Iron Chef America began airing in July 2005. This season saw its first and second ties on the American show: the first aired on July 31, 2005, with both challenger and Iron Chef receiving 45 points.^ Special Iron Chef America airing Sunday on Channel 11 .
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
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^ Iron Chef America is pathetic.
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.In this case, unlike Iron Chef, there is no overtime, although a rematch was suggested by Alton Brown.^ So, yes, tcv, there is an Alton Brown.
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^ Alton Brown is on it i'm there!
  • 'Nightline' Reveals Supposed Secrets of 'Iron Chef America' | Serious Eats 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.seriouseats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alton Brown, host of Food Network's "Good Eats," will fill the role of commentator Dr. Yukio Hatori in a new American version of the cult hit "Iron Chef," according to Access Atlanta.
  • 'Good Eats' Meets 'Iron Chef' On Food Network - Food News Story - KPRC Houston 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.click2houston.com [Source type: General]

.The third such tied result occurred in Season Three, when Susur Lee challenged Bobby Flay in Battle Bacon.^ He also told me his most memorable battle was seeing Susur Lee battle Bobby Flay .
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Victor Wong said: brilynn: Flay tied with Susur Lee.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Season 3, Episode 8: Flay vs. Lee: Bacon .
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.Starting November 2006, Australia's SBS, the domestic rights holder to the original Iron Chef program, started airing Iron Chef America: The Battle Of The Masters, replacing the original Japanese incarnation of the program.^ I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef.
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^ Special Iron Chef America airing Sunday on Channel 11 .
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

.On December 9, Season 1 of Iron Chef America began airing.^ These culinary warriors are the ones to beat on the popular Food Network game show "Iron Chef America."

^ To: vrwc54 We normally watch Iron Chef America...but for the sake of my blood pressure we will NOT be watching this episode.
  • Michelle Obama Reveals the Secret Ingredient on the Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, Iron Chef America Supreme Cuisine looks that terrible.
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The show was scheduled to run until February 17, 2007, but due to viewer feedback, SBS ended broadcast of Iron Chef America three weeks early and resumed showing the original Iron Chef on February 3, 2007.
.Starting in Season 8, Mario Batali was dropped from the show's opening sequence, though he continues to appear in on-air promos for the show.^ Especially, in Season 3 Episode 5 (Mario Batali vs. Ludovic Lefebvre - Secret ingredient: Tuna), she was unbelievably rude to the challenger.
  • Super Chef: Iron Chef America: Judge Karine Bakhoum 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.superchefblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First, they reported that Iron Chef and Food Network darling Mario Batali (of Molto Mario fame) was being kicked off the network, stripped of his Iron Chef rank and forced to watch as none of his shows were renewed for another season.

^ Though the Batali comment is silly, it is a cooking show, not Project Runway and its spin offs.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.Despite his appearance during the special battle in which he was teamed up with Emeril Lagasse against Flay and White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, it is not clear whether or not he will return to compete in Iron Chef America on a regular basis.^ Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford will compete on the show in a special two hour "super chef battle."
  • Mirror On America: Media Alert - Iron Chef comes to the White House 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC mirroronamerica.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ White House to host ‘Iron Chef America’ featuring first lady with Batali, Flay and Lagasse .
  • White House to host ‘Iron Chef America’ featuring first lady with Batali, Flay and Lagasse 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ Iron Chef of America two-hour special White House show was billed as being from the White House garden.
  • Iron Chef Special Used Ringers, Not Veggies From The White House Garden -- Politics Daily 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.politicsdaily.com [Source type: General]

Format

.In the first two seasons, after the challenger chef was introduced, the Chairman announced their Iron Chef opponent.^ The challengers can't choose their iron chef 3.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Chairman has five iron chefs – among them such culinary titans as Mario Batali and Madahuru Morimoto – one of whom engages in a five-course, one-hour cook off against a challenger chef.
  • Is Iron Chef America the greatest TV programme ever? | Television & radio | The Guardian 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Full Episode Summary: Each week an "iron chef" and a challenger square off in Kitchen Stadium, cooking at least five dishes in 60 minutes using a secret ingredient revealed at the beginning of the hour by the Chairman.
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.Starting with Season 3, the show returned to the format of its predecessor and had the challenger chefs select the Iron Chef they will battle.^ I just hope they have you challenge another Iron Chef.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The challengers can't choose their iron chef 3.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How do they select which chefs compete?
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In reality, the match-ups are determined well in advance in all three incarnations of the show, which is not to say the challengers had no influence on the selection of their opponent.^ In all, I liked the show and I’m still really intimidated by the knife skills!
  • Next Iron Chef America Debuts | Ruhlman.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.ruhlman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ina Garten says that she won't have the former Alias star on the show because she only has real friends on the show with her.
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^ You agree that if any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will no longer apply and will be considered deleted from the agreement, but all other parts of the agreement will remain in effect.
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.A theme ingredient (referred to as the "secret ingredient") is revealed, and the cooking begins.^ This is what Amatuer Gourmet said about ICA and the advance notice of the potential secret ingredient: Amatuer Gourmet This was revealed (unintentionally?
  • Iron Chef America - eG Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

^ Let's see how Cooking Thin's Kathleen Daelemans handle today's secret ingredient - foie gras!
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^ FLOTUS To Referee 'Iron Chef America,' Ingredients Must Be From White House Garden In a collision of politics, cooking and popular culture, Michelle Obama will reveal the secret ingredient that the chefs must use in their televised cook-off:...
  • Michelle Obama On 'Iron Chef America' (VIDEO): Use 'Anything From The White House Garden' 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

On occasion, the theme ingredient is actually a 'theme meal'; for example, eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc. are revealed and thus the "secret ingredient" is breakfast. .Unlike Iron Chef, where chefs had roughly 5 minutes to discuss their strategy before the battle begins, the revealing of the theme ingredient occurs 15 minutes before the start of the battle.^ OMG, they know the ingredient before the battle starts?!?
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^ Team Tru, consisting of Tramonto, Gand and executive sous chef Stuart Davis, battled Iron Chef Mario Batali, the robust, pony-tailed Italian chef from New York, in a fennel-themed contest.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Less than 5 minutes in when Love tells his two sous chefs, "Let's hit it boys," it's not to discuss strategy, but rather to down the first of three shots.
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.However, this segment is not shown on television, and it is a common assumption that the battle starts immediately after the secret ingredient is revealed.^ When they revealed the secret ingredient--ooh!
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Revealing the secrets behind the culinary battles .
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^ The secret ingredient of this battle was tomatoes.
  • Food Network Fan, food blog, celebrity chefs, cooking, wine, fun, recipes 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodnetworkfan.com [Source type: General]

This practice was described on an episode of Unwrapped.
The start of the battle is typically announced by the Chairman in the following tagline:
So now America, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of my uncle: Allez cuisine! [3][4]
"There's the Chairman's familiar ."Allez Cuisine!" the French phrase that calls the Iron Chefs to culinary battle."^ Iron Chef America/Supreme Cuisine 2.7 out of 5 stars ( 15 ) .
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^ Can Chef Dumont impress the judges with her cuisine, or will Iron Chef Cora triumph?
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I liked him in his previous Iron Chef battle, and I liked him last night.
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—Alton Brown (Flay v. Tsai)
Allez cuisine! (loosely translated as "Go cook!" or "Start cooking!") is the phrase that started battles in the original Japanese series (hence the reference to his uncle, Chairman Kaga).
.On Iron Chef America, both the challenger and the Iron Chef have 60 minutes to prepare a minimum of five dishes based on a theme ingredient.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
  • they're more like can openers than iron chefs | MetaFilter 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Iron Chef America competition is exciting .
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

.Just as with the original Iron Chef, the secret ingredient is not truly secret.^ "The original Iron Chef was the best!"
  • Michelle Obama appears on 'Iron Chef America' Filmed at WH | Drudge Retort 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Iron Chef America, hamburger meat as the secret ingredient...
  • Iron Chef America - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The original Iron Chef was the best!
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.Both the competitor and the Iron Chef are given a list of three to five ingredients before the battle, of which one will be the secret ingredient.^ They're given a list of 3 to 5 possible secret ingredients sometime before the battle.
  • White House to host �Iron Chef America� - Democratic Underground 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Iron Chef America, hamburger meat as the secret ingredient...
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^ Rebecca said: Are the chefs told of the secret ingredient before hand?
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5]
After the first commercial break, Brown typically asks Kevin Brauch to introduce the judges. .Generally, Kevin pays homage to the program's origins by adding, Konban Wa (Japanese for "Good evening") to his introduction.^ Subject: Not as good as Iron Chef I'll go against the flow: I don't think Iron Chef America is a patch on the original Japanese Iron Chef.
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^ Even in the original Japanese Iron Chef, the chefs were given five possible ingredients before-hand, and it was pretty much always known which chef would get picked.
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.Unlike the original series, none of the judges participate in the running commentary, although Brown returns to them roughly mid-battle for their comments on the ongoing battle and the secret ingredient.^ The secret ingredient of this battle was tomatoes.
  • Food Network Fan, food blog, celebrity chefs, cooking, wine, fun, recipes 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodnetworkfan.com [Source type: General]

^ "OK, we've got English peas working on both sides," says Alton Brown, the witty and knowledgeable host who gives a running commentary as the battle of the burners wages before him.
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^ They're given a list of 3 to 5 possible secret ingredients sometime before the battle.
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.Over the course of the cooking hour, Brown may also provide further information on the theme ingredient, using visual aids as required.^ Full Episode Summary: Each week an "iron chef" and a challenger square off in Kitchen Stadium, cooking at least five dishes in 60 minutes using a secret ingredient revealed at the beginning of the hour by the Chairman.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online - Free TV Shows & Videos 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.tvduck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The ability to properly use salt is critical to good cooking," Brown said.
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.delish.com [Source type: General]
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^ That’s something you definitely miss watching it on TV. The hour went by quickly, with hosts Alton Brown and Kevin Brauch providing running commentary.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The dishes are tasted by a panel of three judges, two of whom are professional food critics (a contrast to the original Iron Chef, which typically had one professional food critic as a judge).^ I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef.
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^ In the original Iron Chef, it looked like they had to plate all of their dishes for all the judges.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iron Chef is WWF with food.
  • Iron Chef America - eG Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

.Like the original Iron Chef, each chef can be awarded up to 20 points by each judge; consisting of up to 10 points for taste, up to 5 points for plating (the appearance of their presentation), and up to 5 points for the originality of their dishes.^ I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef.
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^ In the original Iron Chef, it looked like they had to plate all of their dishes for all the judges.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by njmac I like Iron Chef.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The chef with the higher score is declared the winner. .When a battle finishes in a tie it remains as the final result, unlike Iron Chef, where an overtime battle was immediately called with a new theme ingredient; however, if the overtime battle was to also result in a tie, the tie would remain as the final result.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ The secret ingredient in the final cook-off was swordfish, not a Symon specialty, and the show's twist was that three current Iron Chefs -- Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora and Bobby Flay -- were brought in as judges.
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^ This challenge marks the first time in the show's history that culinary students have been invited to compete in kitchen stadium, where they will battle Iron Chef Michael Symon.
  • Phoenix students compete on Iron Chef America - Phoenix Arizona news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | ABC15.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.abc15.com [Source type: General]

.(Also in contrast with the original, the final scores are subdivided by category, rather than by individual judge.^ So when is Food Network going to realize your true potential and make you an actual judge rather than a Next [schmop schmef] Iron Chef judge.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How were you able to find out how each judge scored the battle individually?
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^ Every judge observed that this would be a battle of restraint, rather than indulgence.
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)
.Iron Chef America is also not affiliated with any culinary institution, unlike Iron Chef which was associated with Hattori Nutrition College.^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ Iron Chef America is pathetic.
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^ Iron Chef America - eG Forums eG Forums: Iron Chef America - eG Forums .
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.Chefs also bring in their own assistants, or sous-chefs.^ Yeo 0 link Description: Chef Patricia Yeo, Bobby Flay’s former sous chef from Battle of the Masters, returns to Kitchen Stadium as a challenger in her own right.
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.Like Iron Chef, each chef is allowed two sous-chefs.^ I liked him in his previous Iron Chef battle, and I liked him last night.
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^ Well, like it or not, Iron Chef wine is coming.
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^ Iron Chef This game looks like the hurried up and made it as fast as possible.
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.In tag-team or two-on-one battles, both chefs on one side each bring one sous-chef.^ Even if only, say, two IC Japan chefs were selected for battle, all four came in and were prepared to tape.
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^ RSS Print Email Tags: cat cora & little miss sunshine Posted in: Who won the Iron Chef Thanksgiving Battle by 1 Lousy Point?
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^ RSS Print Email Tags: oprah's chef battles iron chef cora Posted in: I Saw 3 out of 5 Iron Chefs this past weekend -- Not Bad!
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.On the original Iron Chef, early episodes had two chefs without sous-chefs, while later episodes had two chefs and one sous-chef per side.^ I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef.
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^ Original Iron Chef will always be the best one by Terry_1978 .
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^ In each episode, one of the resident Iron Chefs is challenged by another renowned chef.
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The sous-chefs brought in by the Iron Chefs are as follows:
  • Batali – Anne Burrell and Mark Ladner
  • Cora – Lorilynn Bauer and David Schimmel (other sous-chefs have been employed on occasion)
  • Flay – Flay employs a rotating staff of sous-chefs from his restaurants
  • Morimoto – Ariki Omae and Makoto Okuwa (other sous-chefs have been employed on occasion)
  • Symon – Cory Barrett and Derek Clayton
  • Garces – Dave Conn and MacGregor Mann
.All of the sous-chefs for both Iron Chef and challenger are informally introduced at some point in the contest, unlike the original Iron Chef.^ I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef.
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^ "The original Iron Chef was the best!"
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^ The original Iron Chef was the best!
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.Sous-chefs have occasionally entered into battle against Iron Chefs (including the Iron Chef under whom they worked).^ You work on Iron Chef?
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^ Battle for culinary supremacy against your favorite Food Network chefs.
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^ Team Tru, consisting of Tramonto, Gand and executive sous chef Stuart Davis, battled Iron Chef Mario Batali, the robust, pony-tailed Italian chef from New York, in a fennel-themed contest.
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.The rules in Iron Chef America are thought to favor the Iron Chef less[citation needed] than the original program, however, some challengers have noted favoritism in the selection of theme ingredients[6].^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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^ "The original Iron Chef was the best!"
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^ I'd love to see some of the original Japanese Iron Chefs as judges.
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.On Iron Chef the Iron Chef's food was always tasted second, while on Iron Chef America, a coin toss before the show determines which chef's food is tasted first.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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^ The Iron Chef America competition is exciting .
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^ Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, followed by a new Iron Chef America .
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.As the tasting and judgment take upwards of 45 minutes to complete (although it is edited down to five to ten minutes per chef in post-production), the chef serving second is allowed to reheat his or her dishes, which was allowed on Iron Chef.^ Post a comment on Iron Chef America .
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^ It takes 45 minutes to get through the judging.
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^ Due to the waiting time, the chefs are allowed to reheat and replate their dishes.
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.Several of the secrets to how the show is taped were revealed in an episode of Unwrapped entitled "Food Network Unwrapped 2." It was stated that the chefs find out what the secret ingredient is about 15 minutes before the battle begins because the opening sequence is recorded many times.^ Michelle Obama will appear on the show and announce the "secret ingredient" to the chefs before the competition.
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^ When they revealed the secret ingredient--ooh!
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^ How were you able to find out how each judge scored the battle individually?
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.It is only the final taping of this sequence where the words "Allez cuisine!"^ Was I the only one who couldn’t help but laugh hysterically at the way Alton said “Allez Cuisine”?
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^ Otherwise, in the words of my uncle: Allez cuisine!
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are said and the battle begins. .Moreover, at the end of the one-hour battle, the chefs must still prepare 4 plates of each of their 5 dishes for the judges and the Chairman.^ The Chairman has five iron chefs – among them such culinary titans as Mario Batali and Madahuru Morimoto – one of whom engages in a five-course, one-hour cook off against a challenger chef.
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^ Six of Chicago's top chefs prepared three dishes using fresh local ingredients from the Green City Market.
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^ Though I didn't taste the dishes, reactions to Chef Crawford's dishes make it very clear she should have won and that the judging is too subjective.
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.This is done during a 45-minute period after the battle ends and before tasting begins.^ Regardless of whether they used William Shatner or not, letting 45 minutes pass between the end of the cooking and the serving of the food is inexcusable.
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^ After the initial battle is over, they have 45 minutes to plate 4 versions of each of the 5 dishes to be served to the judge.
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They consider this to be part of the competition, and it is timed, but it is not recorded or shown to the viewers. .The plates which the audience sees prepared during the one-hour battle are the plates used to obtain close-up footage of the dish for use in the final episode.^ Six of Chicago's top chefs prepared three dishes using fresh local ingredients from the Green City Market.
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^ The most obvious point you make is that they recook the dishes after the time is up: on Japanese Iron Chef, the cooks had to create five plates of each dish.
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^ Joseph, I only saw them plate one serving of all the different dishes.
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.Usually, on taping days, two different battles will be taped, one beginning at about 10 a.m.^ As a vegetarian, there is one major difference I've noticed between the two shows (Japanese vs. American).
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^ Even if only, say, two IC Japan chefs were selected for battle, all four came in and were prepared to tape.
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^ Best: when I was about 10 we went to Spain and ate at one of the best restaurants in Madrid, the name of which I no longer remember.
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and the second at about 4 p.m. .A Food Network crew has about 90 minutes between each show to clean the set and prepare for the second show.^ Earlier this year, Food Network ran a series of shows revealing the behind-the-scenes of several of their shows including Rachael's Thirty Minute Meals, Giada's Everyday Italian, and Emeril Live!
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^ These culinary warriors are the ones to beat on the popular Food Network game show "Iron Chef America."

^ I had been told that the Food Network threatened anyone who attended with a million-dollar fine if they revealed anything about the episode before it aired.
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.Chefs provide the producers with shopping lists for each of the possible secret ingredients.^ In it, superstar chef Mario Batali teamed with Emeril Lagasse, and Bobby Flay with White House chef Cristeta Comerford to cook five dishes using the secret ingredient: produce from the White House garden.
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^ In Iron Chef America, hamburger meat as the secret ingredient...
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^ Rebecca said: Are the chefs told of the secret ingredient before hand?
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.Consequently, they can surmise what the secret ingredient will be just before it is officially revealed, based on which of their items were purchased.^ Of course they know the secret ingredient!
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^ When they revealed the secret ingredient--ooh!
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^ I said it before and I'll say it again, "they just HAVE to make a game out of everything".
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[7]

Special battles

.ICA will occasionally stage special themed battles, generally during the holiday period.^ Well, that was a special tag-team holiday dessert battle, so it wasn't really about the ingredient.
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.The first of these was held on November 12, 2006. A special 90-minute episode of Iron Chef America pitted two guest Food Network personalities, Giada De Laurentiis and Rachael Ray, against each other after they each received tips and training from Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Mario Batali, respectively.^ Special Iron Chef America airing Sunday on Channel 11 .
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^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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^ Food Network has a new, two-hour Iron Chef America at 8, then the series premiere of The Worst Cooks in America .
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.While the early part of the episode made it appear as though it would be a head-to-head battle, the Chairman announced just prior to the secret ingredient reveal that it would in fact be a tag-team battle, with each of the women joined by the Iron Chef who trained her.^ I thought the secret ingredient would be oil!
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^ I think it would have been more equitable if they had an Iron Chef on each team.
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^ In Iron Chef America, hamburger meat as the secret ingredient...
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The secret ingredient for the special was cranberries. .The expanded timeframe allowed for longer cuts of the competition hour and the tasting segments to be presented, and the show as a whole had a more laid-back feel than regular ICA episodes.^ I’ve always been excited about this show because it does pit eight talented chef-restaurateurs against one another and focuses, more than any other competition shows I’ve seen, on the food and on the cooking.
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^ Bone Crusher a Rap artist was a judge on the show and i wish he was on more often because he was a better judge than her.
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^ Much more entertaining than the standard cooking shows, that I can't sit through.
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.Plenty of joking and good-natured ribbing took place on both sides of the kitchen, such as Batali's effort to "bribe" the judges with cranberry bellini cocktails.^ Episode 2 Batali vs. Oliver 1 link Description: Jamie Oliver crosses the pond and enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge good friend and Iron Chef Mario Batali.
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^ Both took a very Southern take (naturally) with the secret ingredient, but Cat just took a few more points to win the prize.
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.The battle was won by Iron Chef Batali and guest chef Ray.^ Can this southern chef win over Iron Chef Batali?
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^ Team Tru, consisting of Tramonto, Gand and executive sous chef Stuart Davis, battled Iron Chef Mario Batali, the robust, pony-tailed Italian chef from New York, in a fennel-themed contest.
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^ This challenge marks the first time in the show's history that culinary students have been invited to compete in kitchen stadium, where they will battle Iron Chef Michael Symon.
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.A second special holiday episode premiered on Sunday, November 25, 2007. This special, titled Iron Chef America: All Star Holiday Dessert Battle, paired Iron Chef Cat Cora and popular Food Network personality Paula Deen against fellow Food Network chefs Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine, with sugar as the secret ingredient.^ Special Iron Chef America airing Sunday on Channel 11 .
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^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
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^ Iron Chef America/Supreme Cuisine 2.7 out of 5 stars ( 15 ) .
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.While this special was the usual 60-minutes in length, the tone was similar to the previous ICA special, with lots of "smack talking" and teasing among the four chefs.^ The 90-minute special will feature Iron Chefs Flay and Symon taking on Iron Chefs Morimoto and Cora.
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^ Permalink Email this Share Comments (0) Tweet This What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, Golden Globes, 24, Iron Chef America .
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.Iron Chef Cora and guest chef Deen's team emerged victorious.^ Great team of Iron Chefs.
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^ Episode 7 Cora vs. Hilson 0 link Description: Chef Hilson enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Cat Cora.
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^ Can Chef Dumont impress the judges with her cuisine, or will Iron Chef Cora triumph?
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.On October 26, 2008 a Halloween battle took place between Iron Chef Michael Symon and former Next Iron Chef competitor Chris Cosentino.^ Congrats to Michael Symon on being named the next Iron Chef!!!
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^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
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^ Perhaps an Iron Chef battle is part of the "Next Iron Chef" competition.
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The theme ingredient was offal (organ meats, pig trotters, coxcombs, etc.), an ingredient with which each of the chefs is known to cook routinely. .Igor and the Monster from the Broadway production of Young Frankenstein also made a special appearance, assisting with the presentation of the secret ingredient.^ I wish I could tell you how it turned out or about the secret ingredient, but they made me sign a confidentiality agreement!
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.The victory went to Iron Chef Symon.^ FD: back when, I went to Ron Siegel’s original-Japanese-Iron-Chef recreation at Charles.
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^ Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Michael Symon bested Iron Chefs Cat Cora and Morimoto in last night's Iron Chef Thanksgiving Showdown .
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^ FSB: Iron Chef Symon gets back to business .
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.A 90-minute "Thanksgiving Showdown" premiered on November 16, 2008. The secret ingredients were foods that might have been used at the first Thanksgiving feast: duck, lobster, heritage turkey, venison, leeks and walnuts.^ Alvy Ampersand at 12:05 PM on February 20, 2008 [ 9 favorites ] {waves arms open} Tonight's secret ingredient...
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^ RavinDave at 3:24 AM on February 21, 2008 unsupervised: 3) The secret ingredient is not exactly secret.
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^ It starts too quickly: ICA gets from the titles to the secret ingredient in under two minutes.
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.This battle marked the first time in ICA history that the American Iron Chefs competed against each other, with the team of Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battling against Cat Cora and Masaharu Morimoto.^ I agree that Bobby Flay is not the best choice to be considered an Iron Chef.
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^ Congrats to Michael Symon on being named the next Iron Chef!!!
  • Michael Symon, Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.urbanohio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's what separates the great Iron Chefs from, well, Bobby Flay.

.There were two floor reporters for this special: regular floor reporter Kevin Brauch covered Flay and Symon while ICA judge Ted Allen covered Cora and Morimoto.^ So Ted Allen, the food writer and witty banter queen of “Queer Eye” is running around on the floor doing commentary and “Dr.
  • "Iron Chef America": Super Chef Battle with Michelle Obama and White House Chef Cristeta Comerford - Speakeasy - WSJ 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ The secret ingredient in the final cook-off was swordfish, not a Symon specialty, and the show's twist was that three current Iron Chefs -- Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora and Bobby Flay -- were brought in as judges.
  • Michael Symon, Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.urbanohio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Current Iron Chef America master chefs include Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Cat Cora.
  • Iron Chef America grills Wii, DS - News at GameSpot 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, Mark Ecko appeared early in the episode to present the new Iron Chef jackets and describe the design process.^ Iron Chef America episode.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wow, you actually caught the first American attempt of Iron Chef, Iron Chef USA. It never got further than two episodes.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Designer Mark Ecko helped the chefs exit the early 90s and enter the now, as their denim blue jackets were finally tossed and updated with ones that were modern and personalized.
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.delish.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.ca 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC ca.delish.com [Source type: General]

.Iron Chefs Flay and Symon defeated Iron Chefs Cora and Morimoto by one point.^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
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^ Episode 14 Iron Chef Morimoto / Flay vs Iron Che...
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re: Michael Symon: Iron chef.
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.First Lady Michelle Obama's White House Kitchen Garden was featured in a new special episode on January 3, 2010. The episode, called "The Super Chef Battle", featured Iron Chef Mario Batali and Super Chef Emeril Lagasse against Iron Chef Bobby Flay and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in a battle that required the chefs to create an American meal, with the produce from the White House garden as the secret ingredient.^ Email me Iron Chef America news.
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News - Topix 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ I agree that Bobby Flay is not the best choice to be considered an Iron Chef.
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^ The Food Network announced Wednesday that an episode of Iron Chef America will be taped at the White House featuring Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse.
  • White House to host �Iron Chef America� - Democratic Underground 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.First Lady Michelle Obama made a special appearance, welcoming the chefs to the White House, and announcing the secret ingredient.^ Slashfood article on Michelle Obama's appearance on Iron Chef America .
  • Daily Kos: Michelle Obama on Iron Chef America--Wingnuts Go Crazy 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the White House Chef, not the First Lady, who will be competing for the Iron Chef title.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ I bet Michelle and her White House Chefs will do us proud.
  • Daily Kos: Michelle Obama on Iron Chef America--Wingnuts Go Crazy 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

[8] .This battle was also notable as the first for which the Chairman was not present in Kitchen Stadium.^ While part of the special, airing January 3 is from the White House, the actual battle is out of the show's Kitchen Stadium set.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - First lady challenges Iron Chefs « - Blogs from CNN.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Food Network Canada star Michael Smith battles Iron Chef Bobby Flay in Kitchen Stadium.
  • Iron Chef America Television show - Iron Chef America TV Show - Yahoo! TV 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bull 0 link Description: The Chairman invites acclaimed Texas Chef David Bull to kitchen stadium for battle.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the Chairman appeared on video, and presented a supplemental range of sustainable foods to be used in the battle, it fell to announcer Alton Brown to start the battle with the traditional "Allez Cuisine."^ The Chairman then begins the battle with a karate chop and the words: "So now America, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of my uncle: allez cuisine!"
  • Is Iron Chef America the greatest TV programme ever? | Television & radio | The Guardian 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I like Alton Brown though, only guy on Food Network worth watching.
  • Iron Chef America grills Wii, DS - News at GameSpot 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Under the watchful eye of The Chairman and Alton Brown, players can play as these world-famous chefs but eventually must face off against them.
  • Amazon.com: Iron Chef America/Supreme Cuisine: Nintendo Wii: Video Games 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.This battle was also the first that carried a prize: $25,000 was donated to City Meals, a New York charity similar to Meals on Wheels in the names of the winning team.^ The winning team’s charity of choice gets $25,000.
  • "Iron Chef America": Super Chef Battle with Michelle Obama and White House Chef Cristeta Comerford - Speakeasy - WSJ 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Team Tru, consisting of Tramonto, Gand and executive sous chef Stuart Davis, battled Iron Chef Mario Batali, the robust, pony-tailed Italian chef from New York, in a fennel-themed contest.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After working in several restaurants, he joined the highly acclaimed Nobu restaurant in New York City, and is currently its head chef.
  • IRON CHEF AMERICA III | Cora vs. Falkner - Foodnetwork.ca 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodnetwork.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • IRON CHEF AMERICA III | Batali vs. Chalmerkittichai - Foodnetwork.ca 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodnetwork.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Iron Chef Flay and Chef Comerford defeated Iron Chefs Batali and Lagasse.^ Episode 12 Flay vs. Lee 0 link Description: Iron Chef Flay is challenged by Chef SuSur Lee of Toronto Canada.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Episode 6 Flay vs. Samuelsson 0 link Description: NYC Chef March Samuelsson challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay in the kitchen stadium for a chance at becoming crowned champion.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Related: More on the Iron Chef America shoot is here , including photos and a media call with Chefs Comerford and Flay.
  • Obama Foodorama: Iron Chef America Promo Video For White House Episode Debuts. Are Supersized Chefs A Problem For The Obama Anti-Obesity Campaign? 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC obamafoodorama.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

Greatest moments

.On November 16, 2008, the Food Network preceded its "Thanksgiving Showdown" ICA special with a half-hour retrospective of the 10 best ICA moments.^ Food Network has a new, two-hour Iron Chef America at 8, then the series premiere of The Worst Cooks in America .
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^ Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Michael Symon bested Iron Chefs Cat Cora and Morimoto in last night's Iron Chef Thanksgiving Showdown .
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.delish.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.ca 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC ca.delish.com [Source type: General]

^ Come on, Food Network, DO SOMETHING. Anonymous on 09/30/2008 hit the nail on the head: "She is rude, uninformed, and unrefined."
  • Super Chef: Iron Chef America: Judge Karine Bakhoum 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.superchefblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the program, the Chairman presents each moment, followed by a female voice-over narration describing the challenge the Iron Chefs face, including live fish, big ingredients, time, the ice cream machine and unorthodox cooking methods.^ The challengers can't choose their iron chef 3.
  • Anyone else think Iron Chef America sucks? - Mac Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, followed by a new Iron Chef America .
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^ Also at 8: Food Network has a new Challenge , followed by a new Iron Chef America .
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.The introduction is followed by a clip of each moment interspersed with comments by the Iron Chefs and ICA judges.^ Can Chef Dumont impress the judges with her cuisine, or will Iron Chef Cora triumph?
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the original Iron Chef, it looked like they had to plate all of their dishes for all the judges.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment Hopefully you already have a ticket for tonight's Chelsea After Dark party, hosted by Iron Chef Bobby Flay .
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.delish.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Chef America News and Recap - Delish.ca 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC ca.delish.com [Source type: General]

Number Title Battle Competitors Moment
1 It's Alive! Cobia Mario Batali v. Jamie Oliver Sous chef Gennaro Contaldo's distraction antics
2 Sugar Smack Sugar Cat Cora/Paula Deen v. Tyler Florence/Robert Irvine Paula Deen's verbal warfare
3 The Bird is the Word Garlic Mario Batali v. Chris Cosentino Chef Cosentino presents squab brains and talons
4 Better Dining Through Science Beets Masaharu Morimoto v. Homaro Cantu In an upset, the molecular gastronomists take the battle
5 Trout in the Machine Trout Bobby Flay v. Hiroyuki Sakai The infamous trout ice cream
6 Edible Art Asparagus Masaharu Morimoto v. Michael Symon Morimoto's "stained glass" sushi
7 I Fought the Clock and the Clock Won Scallops Masaharu Morimoto v. Roberto Donna Donna fails to complete his five dishes
8 The Wheel's on Fire Parmigiano Reggiano Mario Batali v. Andrew Carmellini Batali's Parmesan bowl filled with flaming grappa
9 Smokin' Hot Chiles Masaharu Morimoto v. Tim Love Morimoto struggles with an unfamiliar ingredient: a Jalapeño chile
10 Size Matters Elk Bobby Flay v. Kent and Kevin Rathbun The chefs battle each other and the largest secret ingredient ever

Production details

Kitchen Stadium

.Located at the Chelsea Market in New York City, Iron Chef America's version of Kitchen Stadium has a more modern appearance than the one from Iron Chef.^ Iron Chef America is more bogus than even I had imagined."
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^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ Slashfood article on Michelle Obama's appearance on Iron Chef America .
  • Daily Kos: Michelle Obama on Iron Chef America--Wingnuts Go Crazy 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

.Much of the equipment in the kitchen is top-of-the line; appliances include six burner stove tops, an infrared grill, blast chillers, convection ovens, deep fryers, cutting boards, a plethora of small electrical appliances like blenders and food processors, as well as pantry stations.^ Pick real, sophisticated and articulate artisans, not some hot under the collar lettuce choppers who throw their cutting boards on the floor and jump up and down on the food preperation table like Rocky.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now it is more homey bistro food -which is extremely well done, but there was nothing in Cleve like the original Lolita.
  • Michael Symon, Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.urbanohio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First of all, they cook alone, not with a sous chef and assistants, three ovens, a ten burner stove and various other pieces of equipment.
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.Both kitchens in Kitchen Stadium are set up with the same appliances, and each pantry station has the same food items including expensive items like saffron.^ He was like a machine on the floor of Kitchen Stadium.
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^ Chef Walzog holds down the kitchen at SW Steakhouse at the Wynn--purportedly the highest grossing restaurant in Las Vegas for both food and wine.
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^ JKew wrote: And for a real laugh, I'd like to see the truly awful Sandra "Semi-Homemade" Lee take on Kitchen Stadium.
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.Challengers may also sometimes bring their own equipment to their sections; most notably, postmodern chef Homaro Cantu brought a Class 4 Laser, liquid nitrogen, and an inkjet printer with edible inks and paper for his signature dishes.^ Karine commented to The Chicago Tribune : My favorite dish of the whole competition was Chef Bowles' bison, because it was the most intriguing, the most original, it was flavorful and for me it was the most satisfying dish.
  • Super Chef: Iron Chef America: Judge Karine Bakhoum 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.superchefblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unless you fancy using liquid nitrogen at home, have an "anti-griddle" in your kitchen or are confident you can make five dishes out of an elk.
  • Is Iron Chef America the greatest TV programme ever? | Television & radio | The Guardian 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Especially: which Iron Chef would do battle; the identity of the challenger and, most importantly, the secret ingredient.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9] .One of the most infamous appliances in the kitchen is the ice cream machine (dubbed by the commentators as the Ice Cream Machine of Doom), which is often used to create unusual and abstract flavors of ice cream when chefs attempt to make a dessert course with the theme ingredient.^ Karine commented to The Chicago Tribune : My favorite dish of the whole competition was Chef Bowles' bison, because it was the most intriguing, the most original, it was flavorful and for me it was the most satisfying dish.
  • Super Chef: Iron Chef America: Judge Karine Bakhoum 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.superchefblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Black Lantern hopes to re-create the intensity of the show, and scullions will attempt to earn the title of master chef by taking 15 theme ingredients, stirring in "hundreds of dish variations," and sautéing with 300 various minigame challenges.
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^ I'm all for the use of The Shat as the Chairman (although how often could they keep that going), but the rest of the idiotic attempt to make it into football just fell flat.
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[10]
.The commentator's station has Alton Brown standing in front of two large monitors providing several camera views of the action.^ So while the real VIPs got proper seats in the viewing arena, about half a dozen of us had to stand along the sideline dodging camera crews and equipment.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That’s something you definitely miss watching it on TV. The hour went by quickly, with hosts Alton Brown and Kevin Brauch providing running commentary.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And on a final note — I like Alton Brown, but I don’t think he provides levity to the show.
  • Next Iron Chef America Debuts | Ruhlman.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.ruhlman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The station is much closer to and on the same level as the cooking stations, allowing Alton Brown to converse with the competitors and ask brief questions.^ Often, Alton just asks the contestents themselves the questions that Kevin should be asking.
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^ I much prefer Alton “unplugged” which is what I think we get closer to in ICA. .
  • Next Iron Chef America Debuts | Ruhlman.com 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC blog.ruhlman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was constantly asking Alton for the time, anticipating Altons questions and even offering more information than Alton was seeking.
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Alton Brown has made frequent comments about Kitchen Stadium being "an orbiting space station" or "an underwater facility."
.There is a small section in the back of the stadium reserved for the studio audience, which is mostly composed of guests of the chefs.^ It was damn near stadium size, which is why they had the electricity of a live audience, and ICA is so flat - a small studio atop the Chelsea Market, home to FN. That, too, really kills the energy of ICA for me.
  • Iron Chef America - eG Forums 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC forums.egullet.org [Source type: General]

^ Will Chef Bull be able to take the glory back home to Texas, or will Iron Chef Flay dominate kitchen stadium?
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Part of what made Iron Chef so great was how all the guests and audience took it so seriously; how into the food everyone was.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the first two seasons, the audience is almost never mentioned or shown on camera unless there is a special guest in the audience.^ There are two sets of seats for audience members.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Starting with season 3, the show again takes a cue from its predecessor and gives a little more attention to the audience, particularly when someone close to the challenger or special guests are present.^ I find it not a little amusing that while Chef Keller is presenting this video on burger-craft, he did not win the burger quickfire challenge on this past summer's Top Chef Masters.
  • How to Make a Burger with Hubert Keller : Don't press down with your spatula! - CHOW 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you post more on food TV -- and please do, it'd be interesting to hear what else you watch -- give her show a go: it's so bad it's good.
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^ The second new recipe, White House Cauliflower Gratin, is a little more challenging, and requires constant attention during the initial phase of cooking.
  • Obama Foodorama: White House Iron Chef America Recipes: Kitchen Garden Herb-Roasted Chicken, Cauliflower Gratin 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC obamafoodorama.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.The audience is also now sometimes heard applauding the chefs, although they are ignored by cameras.^ The episode of the Iron Chefs where they went to New York was the worst one ever BECAUSE of the annoying hooting audience.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As they raved, one of the Iron Chef's assistants came out to the audience with a plate of this particular dish.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What I'd heard from a knowlegable friend is that they ask the challenger for some ideas for possible secret ingredients, then, yes, the chefs are told it'll be one of two things.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Despite Kitchen Stadium America's state-of-the-art appearance, problems arose during the first season.^ Before they took us upstairs to Kitchen Stadium, we were told there would be no bathroom breaks during the four-hour taping of the show.
  • Food for Thought - a Foodtv.ca blog - Lynn Crawford vs. Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.foodtv.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course the judges aren't eating the dishes made in Kitchen Stadium during the show.
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^ Above: Comerford in the Kitchen Stadium ) Or could it be that Mrs. Obama is just out for some Bad TV Foodie Fun , and for two hours on January 3, we get to forget the dire implications of America's collective eating problem?
  • Obama Foodorama: Iron Chef America Promo Video For White House Episode Debuts. Are Supersized Chefs A Problem For The Obama Anti-Obesity Campaign? 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC obamafoodorama.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.In her battle against Mario Batali, Chef Anita Lo had trouble getting her burners hot enough to cook her food.^ Team Tru, consisting of Tramonto, Gand and executive sous chef Stuart Davis, battled Iron Chef Mario Batali, the robust, pony-tailed Italian chef from New York, in a fennel-themed contest.
  • What I Can Tell You About The Taping I Attended of "Iron Chef America" Without Having To Pay The Food Network $1,000,000 - The Amateur Gourmet 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amateurgourmet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Platform: Nintendo DS Face off against celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Cat Cora and Masahuru Marimoto under the watchful eye of The Chairman and Alton Brown.
  • Amazon.com: Iron Chef America/Supreme Cuisine: Nintendo DS: Video Games 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Chairman has five iron chefs – among them such culinary titans as Mario Batali and Madahuru Morimoto – one of whom engages in a five-course, one-hour cook off against a challenger chef.
  • Is Iron Chef America the greatest TV programme ever? | Television & radio | The Guardian 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.At one point, one of Lo's assistants took a pot over to Mario Batali's side of the kitchen to use his stove, which Batali happily agreed to.^ Episode 18 Batali vs. Blais 0 link Description: Atlanta chef Richard Blais from One Midtown Kitchen comes to Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Mario Batali.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Episode 5 Batali vs. Lefebvre 0 link Description: Los Angeles based chef Ludovic Lefebvre challenges Iron Chef Mario Batali to an impressive battle in Kitchen Stadium.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Episode 8 Batali vs. Liu 0 link Description: New York Chef Tony Liu challenges Mario Batali to a culinary showdown in Kitchen Stadium.
  • Watch Iron Chef America Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] .In several battles contestants have experienced technical problems with the ice cream machine.^ They DO seem to use the ice cream machine a lot for the insane projects, don't they, Puds38 ?

.Though there have not been serious injuries in Kitchen Stadium America (unlike Iron Chef Bobby Flay receiving an electric shock as a then-challenger on the original Iron Chef), several contestants have suffered minor cuts from knife slips.^ I'd rather it be the original Iron Chef.
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^ I agree that Bobby Flay is not the best choice to be considered an Iron Chef.
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^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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.In the Behind the Scenes: Iron Chef America special, Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai voices his distaste for the modern look of the American Kitchen Stadium.^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ I thought the iron chef was Sakai!
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^ [Just kidding, Sakai isn't on Iron Chef America.
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Sakai referred to the kitchen as "cold."

The Next Iron Chef

.In 2007, a competition was held to determine who among eight chefs would become the new Iron Chef.^ Episode 6 Flay vs. Samuelsson 0 link Description: NYC Chef March Samuelsson challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay in the kitchen stadium for a chance at becoming crowned champion.
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^ Episode 7 Flay vs. Kelly 0 link Description: A grill-off pits Iron Chef Bobby Flay against New York chef Peter Kelly.
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^ I think it would have been more equitable if they had an Iron Chef on each team.
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.The show ran for six episodes, and followed the contestants through a series of eight culinary challenges taking place in the United States, France, and Germany.^ Episode 7 Iron Chef Flay vs Michelle Bernstein 0 link Description: Iron Chef Flay takes on Challenger Michelle Bernstein in a battle to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!
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^ Episode 7 Cora vs. Dumont 0 link Description: Chef Mary Dumont enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Cora to a culinary showdown.
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^ Episode 9 Iron Chef Flay vs Rick Bayless 0 link Description: Iron Chef Bobby Flay takes on Challenger Rick Bayless in a battle of southwestern flair.
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.Contestants would be eliminated by a panel of judges at the end of each episode, until the final two chefs returned to the United States to compete in Kitchen Stadium.^ Episode 6 Flay vs. Samuelsson 0 link Description: NYC Chef March Samuelsson challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay in the kitchen stadium for a chance at becoming crowned champion.
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^ Episode 7 Cora vs. Hilson 0 link Description: Chef Hilson enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Cat Cora.
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^ Episode 5 Morimoto vs. Nicotra 0 link Description: Chef Fortunato Nicotra and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto face off in the episode from the Kitchen Stadium.
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.The final battle featured swordfish as the secret ingredient, and was judged by Iron Chefs Flay, Cora, and Morimoto.^ Can Chef Dumont impress the judges with her cuisine, or will Iron Chef Cora triumph?
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^ The secret ingredient in the final cook-off was swordfish, not a Symon specialty, and the show's twist was that three current Iron Chefs -- Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora and Bobby Flay -- were brought in as judges.
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^ Episode 14 Iron Chef Morimoto / Flay vs Iron Che...
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.Chef Michael Symon was declared the winner of the competition, and subsequently joined Iron Chef America."^ Congrats to Michael Symon on being named the next Iron Chef!!!
  • Michael Symon, Iron Chef 1 February 2010 2:33 UTC www.urbanohio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
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^ Topic: Michael Symon, Iron Chef (Read 8827 times) .
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[12]
.In 2009, a second season of the Next Iron Chef pitted ten chefs against one another for the title of Iron Chef.^ In each episode, one of the resident Iron Chefs is challenged by another renowned chef.
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^ Iron Chef America seems to be pitting all the popular chef's against one another.
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^ Cantu was up against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the stoic Japanese chef of Nobu fame, and beets.
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.This season ran for eight episodes, during which the contestants competed in culinary challenges held in the United States and Japan.^ Episode 10 Batali vs. Clark 0 link Description: Iron Chef Mario Batali is challenged to a culinary showdown by Chef Charles Clark.
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^ Episode 7 Cora vs. Dumont 0 link Description: Chef Mary Dumont enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Cora to a culinary showdown.
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^ Episode 8 Batali vs. Liu 0 link Description: New York Chef Tony Liu challenges Mario Batali to a culinary showdown in Kitchen Stadium.
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.Contestants were eliminated by a panel of judges at the end of each episode until the finale, in which chefs Jehangir Mehta and Jose Garces returned to the United States to compete in Kitchen Stadium.^ I marveled at the panoply of professional equipment (and sous-chefs) at the Stadium Kitchen where they held the competition.
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^ Episode 6 Flay vs. Samuelsson 0 link Description: NYC Chef March Samuelsson challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay in the kitchen stadium for a chance at becoming crowned champion.
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^ Episode 7 Cora vs. Hilson 0 link Description: Chef Hilson enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Cat Cora.
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.The final battle featured various racks and ribs (pork, buffalo, and beef) as the secret ingredient, and was judged by the panel along with Iron Chefs Flay, Morimoto, and Symon.^ So it could mean Symon is an "Iron Chef."
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^ Episode 14 Iron Chef Morimoto / Flay vs Iron Che...
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^ Re: Michael Symon: Iron chef.
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.Chef Jose Garces was declared the winner of the competition, and joined Iron Chef America as its newest Iron Chef.^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ Iron Chef America - eG Forums eG Forums: Iron Chef America - eG Forums .
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^ Post a comment on Iron Chef America .
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.Garces made his debut as an Iron Chef on January 17, 2010 against Seattle chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chichi in Battle Hawaiian Moi, with Iron Chef Garces emerging with his inaugural victory.^ Hannah Lee Says: January 6th, 2010 at 7:26 am From Obama Foodarama [1/5/10]: It may not have been the most epic battle in culinary history, as show host Alton Brown kept telling viewers, but the White House episode of Iron Chef America was a history maker for Food Network.
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^ Cantu was up against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the stoic Japanese chef of Nobu fame, and beets.
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^ Episode 13 Iron Chef Cora vs Kerry Simon 0 link Description: Chef Kerry Simon goes up against our newest Iron Chef, Cat Cora, in a hamburger battle that’s bound to make your mouth water.
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Video game

Cover for the Wii version of Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine
.An Iron Chef America video game, titled Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine, was developed for the Wii and Nintendo DS by Black Lantern Studios and published by Destineer.^ Iron Chef America/Supreme Cuisine 2.7 out of 5 stars ( 15 ) .
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^ Iron Chef America is a strange beast.
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^ Anyone play Iron Chef Wii?
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Both versions were released on November 6, 2008, having been delayed from the original release date of September 23, 2008.
.The game features "a series of fast-paced and intense culinary challenges" and includes the voice acting and likeness of The Chairman (Mark Dacascos), commentator Alton Brown and Iron Chefs Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora, who players can either play or compete against.^ Iron Chef This game looks like the hurried up and made it as fast as possible.
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^ Mark Dacascos (who plays the Chairman's nephew) is not related to Takeshi Kaga (who played the Chairman).
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^ In Iron Chef you can compete on a career level or quick challenges.
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[13][14] The Wii version of the game has received mediocre to slightly unfavorable reviews, with an average score of 42% determined by critical score aggregator Metacritic.[15] The DS version of the game has received overall better scores, with median review score of 62%. [16]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Joanne Chen (2007-11-21). "Michael Symon back in action: The Lola chef wins his first Iron Chef competition against Ricky Moore". Fortune Small Business. CNN Money. http://money.cnn.com/2007/11/21/smbusiness/Ironchef.fsb/index.htm?section=money_latest. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  2. ^ http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2009/12/02/ica_super-chef-battle_emeril-lagasse_s4x3_lg.jpg
  3. ^ "LAist Interview: Iron Chef America's Chairman, Mark Dacascos"
  4. ^ "Jacki Garfinkel, Iron Chef America: Secrets of Kitchen Stadium" mediavillage.com
  5. ^ Fashingbauer Cooper, Gael; Andy Dehnart (2005-08-30). "'Iron Chef' ingredients aren't so secret". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8717337/. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Peter; Tedd Mann (2007-05-28). "Diary of an Iron Chef: How Peter Kelly beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay at his own game, the grill". MSNBC. http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070528/CUSTOM04/70523008. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  7. ^ Kelly, Peter; Tedd Mann (2007-05-28). "Diary of an Iron Chef: How Peter Kelly beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay at his own game, the grill". MSNBC. http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070528/CUSTOM04/70523008. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  8. ^ http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2009/11/michelle-obamas-white-house-garden-is-having-quite-a-week--the-garden-played-astarring-role-in-tuesday-nights-episode-of-the.html
  9. ^ Masaharu Morimoto vs Homaro Cantu. No. 24, season 3.
  10. ^ Behind the Scenes: Iron Chef America, Food Network Special, hosted by Alton Brown
  11. ^ Mario Batali vs Anita Lo. No. 9, season 1.
  12. ^ "Attain Greatness". The Next Iron Chef. 2007-11-11. No. 6, season 1.
  13. ^ Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine officially cooked up for Wii, DS, Joystiq, Retrieved March 10, 2008
  14. ^ IGN: Alton Brown and Iron Chef Cat Cora Join Destineer's Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine Video Game, IGN, Retrieved August 30, 2008
  15. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/wii/ironchefamericasupremecuisine?part=rss
  16. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ds/ironchefamericasupremecuisine

External links


Iron Chef America
Also known as Iron Chef America: The Series
Genre Reality TV, Cooking
Presented by Kevin Brauch
Alton Brown
Mark Dacascos
Starring Mario Batali
Cat Cora
Bobby Flay
Jose Garces
Masaharu Morimoto
Wolfgang Puck (retired)
Michael Symon
Composer(s) Craig Marks
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 92 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Stu Schreiberg
Producer(s) John Bravakis
Steve Kroopnick
Editor(s) Morgen Kassel
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 46 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Food Network
Original run January 2005 (2005-01) – present
Chronology
Related shows Iron Chef
Iron Chef USA
External links
Official website

Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA. The show is produced by Food Network, which also carried a dubbed version of the original Iron Chef. Like the original Japanese program, the program is a sort of culinary game show. In each episode, a new challenger chef "battles" one of the resident "Iron Chefs" in a one-hour cooking competition based on a theme ingredient.

The show is presented as a successor to the original Iron Chef, as opposed to being a remake. The Chairman is portrayed by martial artist Mark Dacascos, who is introduced as the nephew of the original Japanese chairman Takeshi Kaga. The commentary is provided solely by Alton Brown, and Kevin Brauch is the floor reporter. In addition, regular ICA judge Ted Allen provided additional floor commentary for two special battles: Battle First Thanksgiving (Symon/Flay v. Cora/Morimoto) and Battle White House Produce (Batali/Lagasse v. Flay/Comerford).

Per the introduction fiction from the Battle of the Masters miniseries (and ignoring story elements from the 2002 Iron Chef Japan Cup Special), Chairman Kaga (the character) has ordered his nephew to continue the tradition of Kitchen Stadium, this time in New York's Chelsea Market. For the inaugural battle, the elder Chairman dispatched two Iron Chefs: Hiroyuki Sakai and Masaharu Morimoto.

Unlike the original Iron Chef or Iron Chef USA, Alton Brown, rather than the Chairman, is credited as the show's host.

Contents

The Iron Chefs

On this version of Iron Chef, the Iron Chefs have either been previous Food Network personalities, are current personalities, were part of the original Iron Chef, or earned their position on The Next Iron Chef.[1]

The winning percentage for Iron Chefs participating on Iron Chef America is based on a weighted average methodology. A win is worth one (1) point, a draw is worth a half (0.5) point and a loss is worth zero (0) points. To calculate the winning percentage rate, the total number of points earned is summed up, and that sum is then divided by the number of battles the Iron Chef has fought. The win/loss data is based solely on the performance of the participant as an Iron Chef in Iron Chef America: The Series and the Battle of the Masters.

Iron Chef Specialty Win Loss Draw Total Win %1
Mario Batali Italian 19 5 0 24 79.2%
Cat Cora Greek & Mediterranean 17 13 1 31 56.5%
Bobby Flay Southwestern 30 13 2 45 68.9%
Jose Garces2 Latin Fusion 3 1 0 4 75.0%
Masaharu Morimoto3 Japanese 18 11 1 30 61.7%
Wolfgang Puck (retired) California Cuisine 1 0 0 1 100.0%
Michael Symon4 Mediterranean 16 3 1 20 82.5%


^1 Based on weighted average (.5 victory for a draw). The win/loss data is based on the performance of the Iron Chef in Iron Chef America: The Series and the Battle of the Masters.
^2 Garces' record excludes his defeat of Flay in Battle Melon, and his victory over Jehangir Mehta in the finale of The Next Iron Chef, which took place prior to his becoming an Iron Chef.
^3 Morimoto's record includes his battle as a competitor in the Battle of the Masters, but does not include his battles against Bobby Flay while an Iron Chef on the Japanese program.
^4 Symon's record excludes his loss to Morimoto in Battle Asparagus, and his victory over John Besh in the finale of The Next Iron Chef, which took place prior to his becoming an Iron Chef.

Wolfgang Puck was an Iron Chef for one battle, during the Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters mini-series; he defeated Iron Chef Morimoto. When the show was picked up as a regular series, Puck could not remain an Iron Chef, and was replaced by Morimoto. Emeril Lagasse was designated an Iron Chef for battle White House Produce. He wore a white Jacket with green trim, with Iron Chef Lagasse and the traditional Iron Chef insignia on it.[2]

Morimoto speaks English with a thick Japanese accent, and he sometimes speaks in Japanese when describing his dishes. Consequently, his voice is at times dubbed by Joe Cipriano. Cipriano, a veteran TV announcer and Los Angeles radio personality, also provided the voice for Hiroyuki Sakai in Battle of the Masters. When his voice is not dubbed, subtitles may be provided to help viewers understand what Morimoto is saying.

Chef's Jackets

Each Iron Chef wears a specially designed chef's jacket, a simplified version of the more stylized attire worn by the Japanese Iron Chefs, along with an apron and trousers of their choice for each battle. Through the Battle of the Masters and the show's first six seasons, the Iron Chefs wore contemporary denim chef's jackets with individualized solid-colored patches and trim: Batali's jacket trim was red, Cora's pink, Flay's blue, Morimoto's white, Puck's green and Symon's black. On the left shoulder of each jacket was a flag representing the Chef's country of origin.

During the show's sixth season, designer and Iron Chef America judge Mark Ecko designed new jackets for the Iron Chefs, which were first worn on the 2008 "Thanksgiving Showdown" episode. The jackets are more individual to each chef than before, and include features such as short sleeves for Symon's jacket that make it resemble the black shirts he wears at his restaurant, Lola, and men's kimono styling for Morimoto's jacket that makes it resemble the costume he wore on the original Iron Chef. Colors differ by chef: charcoal grey (Flay), black (Symon), light blue (Cora), silver with a red undershirt (Morimoto), white with light brown trim (Batali), white with green trim (Lagasse, for Battle White House produce) and brown with wide red edging (Garces). "Iron Chef" with the chef's last name underneath is embroidered in modern script on the left front side of the jacket, in the manner of a traditional chef's coat. The jackets also include a large embroidered Iron Chef patch on the right arm, also bearing the chef's name, and an American flag on the left sleeve.

History

Iron Chef America first aired as a special titled Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters. Unlike Iron Chef USA, Iron Chef America quickly earned legitimacy with the appearance of Iron Chefs Hiroyuki Sakai and Masaharu Morimoto. (Chen Kenichi was also originally slated to appear, but he was absent due to a scheduling conflict.) The first Battle of the Masters involved Sakai and Flay, with the theme of trout. There, Sakai had made two dishes of note: one was gift-wrapped to commemorate the opening of Kitchen Stadium America, while the other was trout ice cream, a dish that would be repeatedly recalled and referred to later on when anyone used the ice cream maker. Other battles in Battle of the Masters were Morimoto taking on Batali, Morimoto taking on Wolfgang Puck, and a tag team battle where Morimoto and Flay teamed up against Sakai and Batali. Battle of the Masters was largely successful and a regular series was commissioned.

The regular series is taped in New York, while Battle of the Masters took place in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Center Studios. Because of his other interests, Puck was forced to decline to appear in the regular series, and Morimoto took his place. Later that season, Cat Cora debuted as an Iron Chef during "Battle Potato," becoming the first female chef to hold the rank.

The second season of Iron Chef America began airing in July 2005. This season saw its first and second ties on the American show: the first aired on July 31, 2005, with both challenger and Iron Chef receiving 45 points. In this case, unlike Iron Chef, there is no overtime, although a rematch was suggested by Alton Brown. The third such tied result occurred in Season Three, when Susur Lee challenged Bobby Flay in Battle Bacon.

Starting November 2006, Australia's SBS, the domestic rights holder to the original Iron Chef program, started airing Iron Chef America: The Battle Of The Masters, replacing the original Japanese incarnation of the program. On December 9, Season 1 of Iron Chef America began airing. The show was scheduled to run until February 17, 2007, but due to viewer feedback, SBS ended broadcast of Iron Chef America three weeks early and resumed showing the original Iron Chef on February 3, 2007.

Starting in Season 8, Mario Batali was dropped from the show's opening sequence, though he continues to appear in on-air promos for the show. Despite his appearance during the special battle in which he was teamed up with Emeril Lagasse against Flay and White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, it is not clear whether or not he will return to compete in Iron Chef America on a regular basis. However, in a July 2010 interview with Slashfood's Allen Salkin, Batali explained that his absence from the series was due to travel conflicts with the show's summer shooting schedule and expressed a desire to appear in 2-3 battles for Season 9. [3]

Format

In the first two seasons, after the challenger chef was introduced, the Chairman announced their Iron Chef opponent. Starting with Season 3, the show returned to the format of its predecessor and had the challenger chefs select the Iron Chef they will battle. In reality, the match-ups are determined well in advance in all three incarnations of the show, which is not to say that the challengers have no influence on the selection of their opponent.

A theme ingredient (referred to as the "secret ingredient") is revealed, and the cooking begins. On occasion, the theme ingredient is actually a 'theme meal;' for example, eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc. are revealed and thus the "secret ingredient" is breakfast. Unlike Iron Chef, where chefs had roughly 5 minutes to discuss their strategy before the battle begins, the revelation of the theme ingredient occurs 45 minutes before the start of the battle. However, this segment is not shown on television, and it is a common assumption that the battle starts immediately after the secret ingredient is revealed. This practice was described on an episode of Unwrapped.

The start of the battle is typically announced by the Chairman in the following tagline:

"So now America, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of my uncle: 'Allez cuisine!'"[4][5]
"There's the Chairman's familiar "Allez Cuisine!" the French phrase that calls the Iron Chefs to culinary battle."
—Alton Brown (Flay v. Tsai)

"Allez cuisine!" (loosely translated as "Go cook!" or "Start cooking!") is the phrase that started battles in the original Japanese series (hence the reference to his uncle, Chairman Kaga).

On Iron Chef America, both the challenger and the Iron Chef have 60 minutes to prepare a minimum of five dishes based on a theme ingredient. Just as with the original Iron Chef, the "secret" ingredient is not truly secret. Both the competitor and the Iron Chef are given a list of three to five ingredients before the battle, of which one will be the secret ingredient.[6]

After the first commercial break, Brown typically asks Kevin Brauch to introduce the judges. Generally, Kevin pays homage to the program's origins by adding, Konban Wa (Japanese for "Good evening") to his introduction. Unlike the original series, none of the judges participate in the running commentary, although Brown returns to them roughly mid-battle for their comments on the ongoing battle and the secret ingredient. Over the course of the cooking hour, Brown may also provide further information on the theme ingredient, using visual aids as required.

The dishes are tasted by a panel of three judges, two of whom are professional food critics (a contrast to the original Iron Chef, which typically had one professional food critic as a judge). Like the original Iron Chef, each chef can be awarded up to 20 points by each judge; consisting of up to 10 points for taste, up to 5 points for plating (the appearance of their presentation), and up to 5 points for the originality of their dishes. The chef with the higher score is declared the winner. When a battle finishes in a tie it remains as the final result, unlike Iron Chef, where an overtime battle was immediately called with a new theme ingredient; however, if the overtime battle was to also result in a tie, the tie would remain as the final result. (Also in contrast with the original, the final scores are subdivided by category, rather than by individual judge.)

Iron Chef America is also not affiliated with any culinary institution, unlike Iron Chef which was associated with Hattori Nutrition College. Chefs also bring in their own assistants, or sous-chefs. Like Iron Chef, each chef is allowed two sous-chefs. In tag-team or two-on-one battles, both chefs on one side each bring one sous-chef. On the original Iron Chef, early episodes had two chefs without sous-chefs, while later episodes had two chefs and one sous-chef per side. The sous-chefs brought in by the Iron Chefs are as follows:

  • Batali – Anne Burrell and Mark Ladner
  • Cora – Lorilynn Bauer, David Schimmel, Ed Cotton, Richard Blais (other sous-chefs have been employed on occasion)
  • Flay – Flay employs a rotating staff of sous-chefs from his restaurants
  • Morimoto – Ariki Omae and Makoto Okuwa (other sous-chefs have been employed on occasion)
  • Symon – Cory Barrett and Derek Clayton
  • Garces – Dave Conn and MacGregor Mann

All of the sous-chefs for both Iron Chef and challenger are informally introduced at some point in the contest, unlike the original Iron Chef. Sous-chefs have occasionally entered into battle against Iron Chefs, including the Iron Chef under whom they worked.

The rules in Iron Chef America are thought to favor the Iron Chef less[citation needed] than the original program, however, some challengers have noted favoritism in the selection of theme ingredients.[7] On Iron Chef the Iron Chef's food was always tasted second, while on Iron Chef America, the chef whose food is tasted first is determined by toss of coin before the show.

As the tasting and judgment take upwards of 45 minutes to complete (although it is edited down to five to ten minutes per chef in post-production), the chef serving second is allowed to reheat his or her dishes, which was allowed on Iron Chef.

Several of the secrets to how the show is taped were revealed in an episode of Unwrapped entitled "Food Network Unwrapped 2." It was stated that the chefs find out what the secret ingredient is about 15 minutes before the battle begins because the opening sequence is recorded many times. It is only the final taping of this sequence where the words "Allez cuisine!" are said and the battle begins. Moreover, at the end of the one-hour battle, the chefs must still prepare 4 plates of each of their 5 dishes for the judges and the Chairman. This is done during a 45-minute period after the battle ends and before tasting begins. They consider this to be part of the competition, and it is timed, but it is not recorded or shown to the viewers. The plates which the audience sees prepared during the one-hour battle are the plates used to obtain close-up footage of the dish for use in the final episode. Usually, on taping days, two different battles will be taped, one beginning at about 10 a.m. and the second at about 4 p.m. A Food Network crew has about 90 minutes between each show to clean the set and prepare for the second show.

Chefs provide the producers with shopping lists for each of the possible secret ingredients. Consequently, they can surmise what the secret ingredient will be just before it is officially revealed, based on which of their items were purchased.[7]

Special battles

ICA will occasionally stage special themed battles, generally during the holiday period. The first of these was held on November 12, 2006. A special 90-minute episode of Iron Chef America pitted two guest Food Network personalities, Giada De Laurentiis and Rachael Ray, the latter of whom does not consider herself a chef, against each other after they each received tips and training from Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Mario Batali, respectively. While the early part of the episode made it appear as though it would be a head-to-head battle, the Chairman announced just prior to the secret ingredient reveal that it would in fact be a tag-team battle, with each of the women joined by the Iron Chef who trained her. The secret ingredient for the special was cranberries. The expanded timeframe allowed for longer cuts of the competition hour and the tasting segments to be presented, and the show as a whole had a more laid-back feel than regular ICA episodes. Plenty of joking and good-natured ribbing took place on both sides of the kitchen, such as Batali's effort to "bribe" the judges with cranberry bellini cocktails. The battle was won by Iron Chef Batali and guest chef Ray.

A second special holiday episode premiered on Sunday, November 25, 2007. This special, titled Iron Chef America: All Star Holiday Dessert Battle, paired Iron Chef Cat Cora and popular Food Network personality Paula Deen against fellow Food Network chefs Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine, with sugar as the secret ingredient. While this special was the usual 60-minutes in length, the tone was similar to the previous ICA special, with lots of "smack talking" and teasing among the four chefs. Iron Chef Cora and guest chef Deen's team emerged victorious.

On October 26, 2008, a Halloween battle took place between Iron Chef Michael Symon and former Next Iron Chef competitor Chris Cosentino. The theme ingredient was offal (organ meats, pig trotters, coxcombs, etc.), an ingredient with which each of the chefs is known to cook routinely. Igor and the Monster from the Broadway production of Young Frankenstein also made a special appearance, assisting with the presentation of the secret ingredient. The victory went to Iron Chef Symon.

A 90-minute "Thanksgiving Showdown" premiered on November 16, 2008. The secret ingredients were foods that might have been used at the first Thanksgiving feast: duck, lobster, heritage turkey, venison, leeks and walnuts. This battle marked the first time in ICA history that the American Iron Chefs competed against each other, with the team of Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battling against Cat Cora and Masaharu Morimoto. There were two floor reporters for this special: regular floor reporter Kevin Brauch covered Flay and Symon while ICA judge Ted Allen covered Cora and Morimoto. In addition, Mark Ecko appeared early in the episode to present the new Iron Chef jackets and describe the design process. Iron Chefs Flay and Symon defeated Iron Chefs Cora and Morimoto by one point.

First Lady Michelle Obama's White House Kitchen Garden was featured in a new special episode on January 3, 2010. The episode, called "The Super Chef Battle," featured Iron Chef Mario Batali and Super Chef Emeril Lagasse against Iron Chef Bobby Flay and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in a battle that required the chefs to create an American meal, with the produce from the White House garden as the secret ingredient. First Lady Michelle Obama made a special appearance, welcoming the chefs to the White House, and announcing the secret ingredient.[8] This battle was also notable as the first for which the Chairman was not present in Kitchen Stadium. Although the Chairman appeared on video, and presented a supplemental range of sustainable foods to be used in the battle, it fell to announcer Alton Brown to start the battle with the traditional "Allez cuisine!" This battle was also the first that carried a prize: $25,000 was donated to City Meals, a New York charity similar to Meals on Wheels in the names of the winning team. Iron Chef Flay and Chef Comerford defeated Iron Chefs Batali and Lagasse.

Greatest moments

On November 16, 2008, the Food Network preceded its "Thanksgiving Showdown" ICA special with a half-hour retrospective of the 10 best ICA moments. In the program, the Chairman presents each moment, followed by a female voice-over narration describing the challenge the Iron Chefs face, including live fish, big ingredients, time, the ice cream machine and unorthodox cooking methods. The introduction is followed by a clip of each moment interspersed with comments by the Iron Chefs and ICA judges.

Number Title Battle Competitors Moment
1 It's Alive! Cobia Mario Batali v. Jamie Oliver Sous chef Gennaro Contaldo's distraction antics.
2 Sugar Smack Sugar Cat Cora/Paula Deen v. Tyler Florence/Robert Irvine Paula Deen's verbal warfare.
3 The Bird is the Word Garlic Mario Batali v. Chris Cosentino Chef Cosentino presents squab brains and talons.
4 Better Dining Through Science Beets Masaharu Morimoto v. Homaro Cantu In an upset, the molecular gastronomists take the battle.
5 Trout in the Machine Trout Bobby Flay v. Hiroyuki Sakai The infamous trout ice cream.
6 Edible Art Asparagus Masaharu Morimoto v. Michael Symon Morimoto's "stained glass" sushi.
7 I Fought the Clock and the Clock Won Scallops Masaharu Morimoto v. Roberto Donna Donna fails to complete his five dishes.
8 The Wheel's on Fire Parmigiano Reggiano Mario Batali v. Andrew Carmellini Batali's Parmesan bowl filled with flaming grappa.
9 Smokin' Hot Chiles Masaharu Morimoto v. Tim Love Morimoto struggles with an unfamiliar ingredient: a Jalapeño chile.
10 Size Matters Elk Bobby Flay v. Kent and Kevin Rathbun The chefs battle each other and the largest secret ingredient ever.


Production details

Kitchen Stadium

Located at the Chelsea Market in New York City, Iron Chef America's version of Kitchen Stadium has a more modern appearance than the one from Iron Chef. Much of the equipment in the kitchen is top-of-the line; appliances include six burner stove tops, an infrared grill, blast chillers, convection ovens, deep fryers, cutting boards, a plethora of small electrical appliances like blenders and food processors, as well as pantry stations. Both kitchens in Kitchen Stadium are set up with the same appliances, and each pantry station has the same food items including expensive items like saffron. Challengers may also sometimes bring their own equipment to their sections; most notably, postmodern chef Homaro Cantu brought a Class 4 Laser, liquid nitrogen, and an inkjet printer with edible inks and paper for his signature dishes.[9] One of the most infamous appliances in the kitchen is the ice cream machine (dubbed by the commentators as the Ice Cream Machine of Doom), which is often used to create unusual and abstract flavors of ice cream when chefs attempt to make a dessert course with the theme ingredient.[10]

The commentator's station has Alton Brown standing in front of two large monitors providing several camera views of the action. The station is much closer to and on the same level as the cooking stations, allowing Alton Brown to converse with the competitors and ask brief questions. Alton Brown has made frequent comments about Kitchen Stadium being "an orbiting space station" or "an underwater facility."

There is a small section in the back of the stadium reserved for the studio audience, which is mostly composed of guests of the chefs. During the first two seasons, the audience is almost never mentioned or shown on camera unless there is a special guest in the audience. Starting with season 3, the show again takes a cue from its predecessor and gives a little more attention to the audience, particularly when someone close to the challenger or special guests are present. The audience is also now sometimes heard applauding the chefs, although they are ignored by cameras.

Despite Kitchen Stadium America's state-of-the-art appearance, problems arose during the first season. In her battle against Mario Batali, Chef Anita Lo had trouble getting her burners hot enough to cook her food. At one point, one of Lo's assistants took a pot over to Mario Batali's side of the kitchen to use his stove, which Batali happily agreed to.[11] In several battles contestants have experienced technical problems with the ice cream machine. Though there have not been serious injuries in Kitchen Stadium America (unlike Iron Chef Bobby Flay receiving an electric shock as a then-challenger on the original Iron Chef), several contestants have suffered minor cuts from knife slips.

In the Behind the Scenes: Iron Chef America special, Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai voices his distaste for the modern look of the American Kitchen Stadium. Sakai referred to the kitchen as "cold."

The Next Iron Chef

In 2007, a competition was held to determine who among eight chefs would become "The Next Iron Chef." The show ran for six episodes, and followed the contestants through a series of eight culinary challenges taking place in the United States, France, and Germany. Contestants would be eliminated by a panel of judges at the end of each episode, until the final two chefs returned to the United States to compete in Kitchen Stadium. The final battle featured swordfish as the secret ingredient, and was judged by Iron Chefs Flay, Cora, and Morimoto. Chef Michael Symon was declared the winner of the competition, and subsequently joined Iron Chef America.[12]

A second season of The Next Iron Chef pitted ten chefs against one another for the title of Iron Chef beginning in October, 2009. This season ran for eight episodes, during which the contestants competed in culinary challenges held in the United States and Japan. Contestants were eliminated by a panel of judges at the end of each episode until the finale, in which chefs Jehangir Mehta and Jose Garces returned to the United States to compete in Kitchen Stadium. The final battle featured various racks and ribs (pork, buffalo, and beef) as the secret ingredient, and was judged by the panel along with Iron Chefs Flay, Morimoto, and Symon. Chef Jose Garces was declared the winner of the competition, and joined Iron Chef America as its newest Iron Chef. Garces made his debut as an Iron Chef on January 17, 2010 against Seattle chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chichi in Battle Hawaiian Moi, with Iron Chef Garces emerging victorious.

Food Network will launch its third season of The Next Iron Chef in October 2010. Planned locations include Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.

Video game

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Cover for the Wii version of Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine

An Iron Chef America video game, titled Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine, was developed for the Wii and Nintendo DS by Black Lantern Studios and published by Destineer. Both versions were released on November 6, 2008, having been delayed from the original release date of September 23, 2008.

The game features "a series of fast-paced and intense culinary challenges" and includes the voice acting and likeness of The Chairman (Mark Dacascos), commentator Alton Brown and Iron Chefs Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora, who players can either play or compete against.[13][14] The Wii version of the game has received mediocre to slightly unfavorable reviews, with an average score of 42% determined by critical score aggregator Metacritic.[15] The DS version of the game has received overall better scores, with median review score of 62%.[16]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Joanne Chen (2007-11-21). "Michael Symon back in action: The Lola chef wins his first Iron Chef competition against Ricky Moore". Fortune Small Business. CNN Money. http://money.cnn.com/2007/11/21/smbusiness/Ironchef.fsb/index.htm?section=money_latest. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  2. ^ http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2009/12/02/
  3. ^ "Batali's Humble Dream - Behind the Apron (July 29, 2010)">[1]
  4. ^ Podell, Corey (2007-09-13). ""LAist Interview: Iron Chef America's Chairman, Mark Dacascos"". Laist.com. http://www.laist.com/2007/09/13/laist_interview_35.php. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Jacki Garfinkel, Iron Chef America: Secrets of Kitchen Stadium" mediavillage.com[dead link]
  6. ^ Fashingbauer Cooper, Gael; Andy Dehnart (2005-08-30). "'Iron Chef' ingredients aren't so secret". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8717337/. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  7. ^ a b Kelly, Peter; Tedd Mann (2007-05-28). "Diary of an Iron Chef: How Peter Kelly beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay at his own game, the grill". MSNBC. http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070528/CUSTOM04/70523008. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  8. ^ November 4, 2009  (2009-11-04). "Michelle Obama welcomes 'Iron Chef America' | Daily Dish | Los Angeles Times". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2009/11/michelle-obamas-white-house-garden-is-having-quite-a-week--the-garden-played-astarring-role-in-tuesday-nights-episode-of-the.html. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  9. ^ Masaharu Morimoto vs Homaro Cantu. No. 24, season 3.
  10. ^ Behind the Scenes: Iron Chef America, Food Network Special, hosted by Alton Brown
  11. ^ Mario Batali vs Anita Lo. No. 9, season 1.
  12. ^ "Attain Greatness". The Next Iron Chef. 2007-11-11. No. 6, season 1.
  13. ^ Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine officially cooked up for Wii, DS, Joystiq. Retrieved March 10, 2008.
  14. ^ IGN: Alton Brown and Iron Chef Cat Cora Join Destineer's Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine Video Game, IGN. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  15. ^ "Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine for Wii Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2008-11-25. http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/wii/ironchefamericasupremecuisine?part=rss. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  16. ^ "Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine for DS Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2008-11-18. http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ds/ironchefamericasupremecuisine. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 

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