Iron Chef America

Season 3 Episode 1

Iron Chef Mario Batali vs. John Besh

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 26, 2006 on Food Network



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alton Brown: Riddle me this. What do you get if you mix up two chefs, four sous chefs, three judges, and one secret ingredient cooking for an hour? Well, I don't know either. But I'm willing to bet it's gonna be tasty and I know it's gonna be a hoot to watch. So lets get to it.

    • Alton Brown: Chef, what are you doing with those greens?
      Mario Batali: I'm gonna boil the hell out of it!

    • Art Smith: I really love grits. My middle name should be grits. I love them.
      Alton Brown: You know, we can do that, we have the power, I have the power to change your middle name. So you are henceforth known as Art Grits Smith.

    • Alton Brown: We can see those crawfish being peeled. That's a lot of work. It would be a lot easier to suck them out with his mouth, but that would be a sanitation violation here in Kitchen Stadium.

    • Lester Holt: I'm not a foodie. I don't know all the right language.
      Mario Batali: But you like to eat, right?
      Lester Holt: I like to eat.
      Mario Batali: That's all that matters.

  • Notes

    • John Besh would later compete on The Next Iron Chef and take second place in the competition. He lost to Michael Symon.

  • Allusions