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Old 03-17-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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Like the show or not, last night Iron Chef was great.

Bobby Flay kicked the opponent's butt last night. The secret ingredient... spinach..

He made the spinach stand out as the leading flavor in 5 dishes.. Very creative!! Talk about a tough ingredient to have as a leading flavor. Spinach is one of those vegetables that is a good accompaniment, seldom does it really lead.

The more I see him cook, the more impressed I am with his skills...


I used to not like the show. The idiotic theatrics in the opening etc. for me could be eliminated. The cooking that is done I find interesting.

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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I started watching this and unfortunately fell asleep I would have liked to see the final dishes of both. I would have LOVED to had some of that mac and cheese!!!!!!

***just a friendly reminder to not make this a "bash FoodTV" thread ***
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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I saw only the verdict. Didn't see the show though.
Dang, next time it airs I'll try to catch it, but that's kinda like putting the cart before the horse right?
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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I am an avid watcher of Iron Chef America, and the Challenge shows. I draw inspiration from many of the concoctions, and sometimes, the food looks like it could be spectacular. I also like watching Boby Flay's Throwdown shows. Again, I get ideas from what he does. The same is true of the other Iron chef's. They make very interesting food from some pretty difficult theme ingredients.

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Old 03-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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I'll keep an eye out for that one. I love spinach.

I do the same thing as GW. Some of those wacky dishes can throw on a lightbulb.

Jeff, have you ever watched the original Iron Chef?
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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I'll keep an eye out for that one. I love spinach.

I do the same thing as GW. Some of those wacky dishes can throw on a lightbulb.

Jeff, have you ever watched the original Iron Chef?
now that was a stupid show. pure camp?

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Bobby Flay kicked the opponent's butt last night. The secret ingredient... spinach..

He made the spinach stand out as the leading flavor in 5 dishes.. Very creative!! Talk about a tough ingredient to have as a leading flavor. Spinach is one of those vegetables that is a good accompaniment, seldom does it really lead.

The more I see him cook, the more impressed I am with his skills...


I used to not like the show. The idiotic theatrics in the opening etc. for me could be eliminated. The cooking that is done I find interesting.
not on my tv.... Iron Chef America last night was Michael Symons (the new guy) and I can't remember who the challenger was. I didn't watch, bjust saw who it was in passing.

Bobby Flay clearly has cooking skills, but lacks many when it comes to dealing with the opposite sex. I prefer to avoid him.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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now that was a stupid show. pure camp?

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Camp and drama absolutely but I learned a lot from that show. It was quite a display of incredible cooking skills.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:32 PM   #9
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I agree. Camp and theatrics aside, Iron Chef, original or American, is some dang good cooking instruction.

I love greens, spinach included, so I really enjoyed the show.
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Bobby Flay clearly has cooking skills, but lacks many when it comes to dealing with the opposite sex. I prefer to avoid him.
Why do you say that? We watch Iron Chef and Throwdown all the time (his Throwdown assistants give as good as they get), I've seen his "chefography" (video biography), and we saw him in person doing a cooking demonstration a couple of weeks ago. I like him a lot - bought a cookbook, got it signed, and spoke to him for a couple of minutes.
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