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Old 04-01-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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I'm Ironed Chefed Out...

And all because of the judges........

Why cant they find people who know food?

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Old 04-02-2006, 12:01 PM   #2
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Because there is only one Jeffrey Steingarten. I also think Anthony Bourdain would make a good judge as well.
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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I agree. Im not thrilled about the judges myself. One thing that stood out for me yesterday was this female judge, saying she didnt care for a dish because she wasnt sure if it was a salad, appetizer or entre.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:24 PM   #4
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I agree. Im not thrilled about the judges myself. One thing that stood out for me yesterday was this female judge, saying she didnt care for a dish because she wasnt sure if it was a salad, appetizer or entre.
Was that Victoria Riccardi (the blonde)? She is to me, the worst judge on the show because many of her criticisms are superficial and off-base, and have nothing to do with the taste of the food. She supposedly has a degree from Le Cordon Blue, but whatever. People use the fact that they got a culinary degree like some sort of badge of honor or something. It means something, but not as much as most people think.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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Yeah thats her Iron! She just has no business being there IMO. I agree 100% with you. What does it TASTE like. That is what should matter.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:49 PM   #6
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I love watching up till the they start tasting the food and giving their opinions. I think it'd be awesome if other foodnetwork chefs were the judges and had to critique. Except for that lady on Good Food Fast......she just plane gets on my every last nerve.
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:46 PM   #7
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I'm glad someone else has this opinion. I loved IC when it first came around... got burned out then IC-America, was a great improvement... now growing weak on that too.

Am I alone in assuming the "secret" ingredient is not a secret, and the prep work, or at least, planning was done ahead of time?
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:37 PM   #8
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I just dont know what to think about some of judges on there. Just because you can afford to eat top shelf grub doesnt mean you know anything about it.

Just because you went to grub school doesnt mean you have a golden palate.

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I think it'd be awesome if other foodnetwork chefs were the judges and had to critique.
Now THAT would worth watching! The only problem is 66% of the Iron Chefs have their own shows!

I also think it's kinda cheesy where they stuck ole Alton at. I'd like see HIM go a round or two.

And I would probably have a REAL good time watchin Paula tryin to keep up and not say no curse werds!!!!!!!

Imagine Paula Deen vs Bobby Flay and the secret was butter.

Imagine Emeril Vs Batali and the secret was pasta.
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:04 PM   #9
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Imagine Paula Deen vs Bobby Flay and the secret was butter.

Imagine Emeril Vs Batali and the secret was pasta.
Those would be some great battles indeed.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I always thought that the orginal Iron Chef was much more entertaining than Iron Chef America. I feel like they got alot more creative with their dishes, even though most of them had some type of Asian influence.

I somewhat agree about Alton Brown. it would be great to see him do a battle here and there, but I really think he makes the best commentator.
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Don't watch IC-America much, but I usually like what Ted Allen (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) has to say when he's one of the judges.
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