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Iron Chef America

A fast based, competitive cooking show. A resident chef is challenged by a challenger chef to prepare a minimum five course meal based on a secret ingredient which must be part of each course.

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Iron Chef America, TV Show, Compelling, Educational, Mouth Watering

  • May 9, 2009
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     If you like competition, gourmet food and gastronomical inspiration, this show is for you. Two chefs and their support teams race the clock to create and prepare unique dishes based on a secret ingredient. The show is visually exciting as the viewer watches each step in the preparation of each stage of each dish. The narrator names the ingredients and each process as the chefs race  from step to step. It is a reality show so things happen and mistakes are made. 
    I watched a segment this afternoon. The show was Battle Spinach with the secret ingredient being spinach. The two chefs were Bobby Flay, whom I like a lot and a Korean chef, from Los Vegas, Akira Back.
      I had forgotten how much I liked the show, as my own dinner, Pizza Rustica, needed to wait while I jumped from kitchen to couch to watch the food being prepared.

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May 25, 2009
I'll take Iron Chef over Hell's Kitchen any day! At least the contestants know what they're doing. Although I have to say, I do love Top Chef the most.
May 10, 2009
As a culinary student, aspiring chef and a huge fan of how food works, I love this show! It's fun and it is educational all at the same time. I was a big fan of battle coffee :) I also enjoy watching Bobby Flay get his butted kicked, caus seriously, who like Bobby Flay?
May 10, 2009
This is a great show! Have you seen The Chopping Block? It's a very similar competition. And i love Pizza Rustica! Do you have a good recipe to share?
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Quick Tip by . November 14, 2009
I wish Iron Chef Morimoto was on the show more. :( As an OG Iron Chef there should be a spinoff Iron Chef: Morimoto ed.
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Iron Chef America is a one hour cooking show depicting  two chefs in the ultimate food challenge. The viewer observes two competing chefs, along with their team of sous chefs, prepare a meal of at least five courses using a secret ingredient throughout. The narrator, Alton Brown, describes the dishes being prepared, mistakes and all. The camera pans in on each ingredient and step in preparation, flashing back on the process as the end product begins to emerge. Alton Brown narrates as the camera pans, guessing as to what the end dish will be as the viewer gets caught up in the pace and the momentary mystery.  As the clock counts down the viewer sees brief fires, ovens unheated and some profanity at the chefs try to be the best. The show culminates with the judging as the chefs explain their inspiration and each of the courses to the three guest judges.  It is fast paced, exciting and mouth watering.
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Genre: Food Reality, Cooking
Studio: Food Network
Original Air Date: January 2005 – Present
Starring: Alton Brown

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