Iron Chef America

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  • In Iron Chef America, another in the series of "Iron Chef" shows, chefs from all across the country and even the world do battle with four Iron Chefs, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, returning Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (from the original series) and their newest Iron chef, and the first ever female Iron Chef, Cat Cora. Mark Dacascos is the new "Chairman" for this show (portrayed as the nephew of the original Chairman Kaga). Alton Brown (Good Eats) provides commentary during the battle, with Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveller) doing reporting on-the-scene updates. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?moreless

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  • S 12 : Ep 11

    Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad 60's Meal

    Aired 9/6/14

  • S 12 : Ep 10

    Ultimate Bar Food: Flay/Anderson vs. Morimoto/Majumdar

    Aired 7/19/14

  • S 12 : Ep 9

    Dessert Luau: Guarnaschelli/Iuzzini vs. Zakarian/Falkner

    Aired 6/7/14

  • S 12 : Ep 8

    Grill Masters: U.S.A. vs. Australia

    Aired 5/25/14

  • S 12 : Ep 2

    Halloween Scary Combinations

    Aired 10/26/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Dacascos

    Chairman

  • Wolfgang Puck

    Himself

  • Bobby Flay

    Iron Chef

  • Mario Batali

    Iron Chef

  • Alton Brown

    Commentator

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  • Quotes (129)

    • Alton Brown: Over on Morimoto's side, who says cooking isn't a physical process? The Chef is really working up a batter here composed of all-purpose flour and one of those ostrich eggs. Now that's looking like it could either be a noodle batter of some sort or maybe a really good wallpaper paste!

    • Alton Brown: You know, I've been watching the action over on Morimoto's side and I certainly don't want to question a man with knife skills of that calibre.

    • Alton Brown: I'm Alton Brown, here in the heart of our gourmet academy where you can taste the anticipation and may I say, it tastes delicious! Now the time has come for our gastronomical battle royale!

    • Mario Batali: Michael is a pastry chef who was a sous chef before. So I'm particularly frightened of the potential disastrous results of being that I've never really made great desserts, I've always scoffed at them so who knows?

    • Kevin Brauch: I mean, you say 'Battle Chocolate' and everyone says 'yum!' Alton Brown: Yeah, and then somebody gets out a fish!

    • Alton Brown: I notice open flame on Mario Batali's cook top, I don't like the look of that. Mario Batali: Duck string, going down. Alton Brown: Well, that won't last long then. At least it's not something more critical like his apron!

    • Alton Brown: Well travelling through the world on chocolate to me means sleeping in a cheap Paris motel eating a bag of Hershey Kisses but maybe you can work with me and help me upgrade a little bit.

    • Jeffrey Steingarten: Don't you think that seared scallops are kind of over? Mario Batali: I am not one to follow food as fashion, but one to follow food more as the greatness of things that will never go out of style. Jeffrey Steingarten: Good for you!

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    Notes (49)

    • Masaharu Morimoto and Bobby Flay had twice competed against each other in the original Iron Chef. The first battle went to Morimoto and the second went to Flay.

    • In 2001 the challenger, Todd English, was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People".

    • Todd English used to be Iron Chef American from the really short-lived "Iron Chef USA". When his battle record was given, it did not include his single appearance on ICUSA. We can assume therefore that Iron Chef USA is not "in canon" to this series. (In contrast, Iron Chef Japan battle records are listed, when appropiate.)

    • Chef Kerry Simon had a prior appearance on Iron Chef America as a judge in the first and second episodes.

    • The bandanna Aaron Sanchez is wearing around his head bears a picture of the Mexican flag.

    • Michael Symon would later compete on The Next Iron Chef and win the prize of being an Iron Chef.

    • Tamara Murphy guest stars in this episode of Iron Chef America as the challenger.

    • Tanya Steel guest stars on this episode of Iron Chef America as a judge.

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    Trivia (34)

    • Originally part of the "Battle of the Masters" Iron Chef miniseries, prior to the pickup of the series for a full season.

    • Originally part of the "Battle of the Masters" Iron Chef miniseries, prior to the pickup of the series for a full season.

    • Originally part of the "Battle of the Masters" Iron Chef miniseries, prior to the pickup of the series for a full season.

    • This is Iron Chef Puck's only battle in the series. When the show was picked up for its first full season, Morimoto was brought on full-time as an American Iron Chef.

    • Official title for this episode is "Iron Chef America: 2 on 2", according to Food Network.

    • Originally part of the "Battle of the Masters" Iron Chef miniseries, prior to the pickup of the series for a full season.

    • This is the first episode in the "new" Kitchen Stadium set, now filmed in New York.

    • First episode of the show after the "Battle of the Masters" miniseries.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Iron Chef Batali: (in a warbly falsetto, addressing a pot of crawfish) Come to me, my little pretties. Come to me. Batali is imitating the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz.

  • Fan Reviews (47)
  • SHOW JUMPING THE SHARK THEY"RE TRYING TO COOK

    By egb1967, May 15, 2014

  • ghosts of holidays past

    By AmericanAsian, Dec 01, 2013

  • This show is fixed

    By donaldrichardbenson, Oct 20, 2013

  • iron chef a big yawn

    By waynebarber2013, Sep 28, 2013

  • possible show idea

    By BOBthebeekeeper, Apr 18, 2013