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Old 03-11-2005, 04:40 PM   #11
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Ah! Well I don't watch it either, but Iron Chef as I understand it is a show where chefs compete against each other. Anyone offer any other comments here?
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:46 PM   #12
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Love it or hate it, it's the most realistic cooking show on television, because it really gives people an idea of what the atmosphere in a working kitchen is really like. It also is a good way to showcase a Chef's true talents and diversity because of the rules involved in the show. One guy I was a bit disappointed in was Rick Bayless. His food I'm sure tasted good, but his presentation looked horrible.
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was rick bayless on the original iron chef, or iron chef america?

i absolutely love the original series, from japan. i have seen it with captions and natural sound (they're speaking japanese), and with english voice overs. i prefer the captioned one.

it's not only great to watch to see just how great the chefs are, but also to get a peek into the japanese culture, and culinary mind set. it cracks me up when a young actress doesn't like a dish, but giggles, covering her mouth, kow towing profusely as she zings the chef. or how uncomfortable a star athlete acts when he is asked for his thoughts, and he can only talk about what his coach would say (scripted?). then they show a picture of his coach looking on with a stern face.
i love it.
and the host, or "chairman", is just wacky enough to sell the whole silly idea.
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He was on Iron Chef America. He challenged Bobby Flay.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:07 PM   #15
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Soooo, the chefs have a cook-off?

We have a BBC programme called Ready, Steady, Cook when two chefs are given 2 bags of shopping (unseen before the contestants appear on the show) and then have to make a number of dishes with the ingredients in the bag. All very decorous....

One of my fave chefs, Nick Nairn, is a regular guest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_rad...ok_index.shtml
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Soooo, the chefs have a cook-off?

We have a BBC programme called Ready, Steady, Cook when two chefs are given 2 bags of shopping (unseen before the contestants appear on the show) and then have to make a number of dishes with the ingredients in the bag. All very decorous....

One of my fave chefs, Nick Nairn, is a regular guest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_rad...ok_index.shtml
They had an American equivalent called "Ready, Set, Cook" on Food TV but it got cancelled after a few seasons. It was a good show though. They did have to alter it, as I recall, as some of the contestants brought bags of, say, sea urchin, green beans, polenta, chicken feet, garbanzo beans, and cool whip. It got sort of silly. So, as I recall, towrd the end the show was deciding what was in each bag.
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