Iron Chef America
Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA. The show is produced by Food Network, which also carried a dubbed version of the original Iron Chef. Like the original Japanese program, the program is a culinary game show. In each episode, a new challenger chef competes against one of the resident "Iron Chefs" in a one-hour cooking competition based on a secret ingredient or ingredients, and sometimes theme.
The show is presented as a successor to the original Iron Chef, as opposed to being a remake. The Chairman is portrayed by martial artist Mark Dacascos, who is introduced as the nephew of the original Japanese chairman Takeshi Kaga. The commentary is provided solely by Alton Brown, and Kevin Brauch is the floor reporter. The music is written by composer Craig Marks, who released the soundtrack titled "Iron Chef America & The Next Iron Chef" by the end of 2010. In addition, regular ICA judge Ted Allen provided additional floor commentary for two special battles: Battle First Thanksgiving (Symon/Flay v. Cora/Morimoto) and Battle White House Produce (Batali/Lagasse v. Flay/Comerford).
Per the introduction fiction from the Battle of the Masters miniseries (and ignoring story elements from the 2002 Iron Chef Japan Cup Special), Chairman Kaga (the character) has ordered his nephew to continue the tradition of Kitchen Stadium, initially in Los Angeles, where the Battle of the Masters took place, before establishing a permanent Kitchen Stadium in New York's Chelsea Market. For the Battle of the Masters, the elder Chairman dispatched two Iron Chefs: Hiroyuki Sakai and Masaharu Morimoto.
Unlike the original Iron Chef or Iron Chef USA, Alton Brown, rather than the Chairman, is credited as the show's host.
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... In 2001, Simon challenged and lost to Iron Chef American Todd English (in Battle Dungeness Crab aka Las Vegas Showdown) in one of only two produced episodes of Iron Chef USA ... In the second episode of the 2005 season, Simon appeared on Iron Chef America, challenging and defeating Cat Cora in Battle Hamburger ... He has also been a judge for Iron Chef America ...
... The winning percentage for Iron Chefs participating on Iron Chef America is based on a weighted average methodology ... is then divided by the number of battles the Iron Chef has fought ... The win/loss data is based solely on the performance of the participant as an Iron Chef in Iron Chef America The Series and the Battle of the Masters ...
... The Next Iron Chef, is a limited-run series on the Food Network, airing its fifth season in 2012 ... Each season is a stand-alone competition to select a chef to be designated an Iron Chef, who will appear on the Food Network program Iron Chef America ... In Season 1, eight chefs from around the United States battled to be the next Iron Chef ...
... The winning percentage for Iron Chefs participating on Iron Chef America is an average ... data is based solely on the performance of the participant as an Iron Chef in Iron Chef America The Series and the Battle of the Masters ... Iron Chef Seasons Specialty Win Loss Draw Total Win % Mario Batali BOM, 1 - Italian 24. 79.2% Cat Cora 1 - Greek/Mediterranean 34. 63.2% Bobby Flay BOM, 1 - Southwestern 15. 2 ...
... Flay is an Iron Chef on the show Iron Chef America ... In 2000, when the original Iron Chef show traveled to New York for a special battle, he challenged Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto to battle rock crab ... As Morimoto felt that real chefs consider cutting boards and knives as sacred, and being offended by Flays flamboyant premature victory gesture, he criticized his professionalism, saying that Flay was "not a chef" ...
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