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Old 10-30-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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Iron Chef Holiday All Stars

Okay, for me I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this tid bit:

Iron Chef America All Star Holiday Battle Sunday, November 25th at 9PM ET/PT with Cat Cora and Paula Deen pitted against Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine.

Maybe it's just me, but I can't picture Paula going mach two and cooking up a storm in Iron Chef fashion, but she's got Cat with her, so she'll at least come in second. Go team Tyler and Robert (neither an Iron Chef btw).

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Old 10-31-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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I'll be sure to watch that. I think Tyler and Robert have the upper hand, because I don't know how, if at all, Chef Cora will be able to light a big enough fire under Paula Deen to expedite her cooking. Paula is the queen of take your time cookin' but man it sure tastes good!
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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Love Paula, and always pull for Cat but boy, in her kitchen Paula sure is Southern - but! she does have a very successful restaurant and she didn't earn that by just standing in front of the counter and talking!
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Love Paula, and always pull for Cat but boy, in her kitchen Paula sure is Southern - but! she does have a very successful restaurant and she didn't earn that by just standing in front of the counter and talking!
True, but IMHO nothing Paula makes can really be expedited into the 60 minute time frame. Chef Cora obviously knows how to speedily prepare dishes, and on a grander scale so does Robert. Tyler is pretty good, but the fastest thing he does is talk.

As I said, I'll for sure look forward to it.

I like how FN is kind of intermingling some of the shows: as one point they had Giada and Bobby Flay vs. Rachel Ray and Mario Batali. Just a couple weeks ago, Guy Fieri was on Dinner:IMPOSSIBLE. Of course, Emeril has had various friends in the show as well.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:47 PM   #5
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I like Paula but I just can't imagine how they'll light enough of a fire under her to succeed in kitchen stadium. Then there's the "secret ingredient" which Robert will work with no matter what they put in front of him and Tyler can jump in on that, but unless the secret ingredient is butter, Paula's going to be hanging on and praying. She's just got that slowness that some southern ladies enbody.

I liked Guy verses Robert ~ they are obviously pushing Robert right now and their "newer" stars. What I would love to see is Guy on Emeril. That would be a good show.
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Guy on Emeril? That would be completely NERTZ!

The proposed special sounds more like "Plastic Chef" than "Iron Chef" to me.....
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Should be funny to watch. I don't know that you could make a pair of cooks with more opposite styles than Cora and Paula Deen.
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The proposed special sounds more like "Plastic Chef" than "Iron Chef" to me.....

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:14 PM   #9
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That is going to be an interesting battle.
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Guy on Emeril? That would be completely NERTZ!
Huh? What's NERTZ? Is that an insult to Guy?
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