- JG Jan 23, 1999 11:19 PM
Saw the wierdest show, it was on at 10 pm ch. 73 and it was in asian. It was some sort of cooking competion involving lobster. These chefs were go ast it franticly, making the strangest but interesting dishes i`ve ever seen.They were cooking for a panel of judges, while other chefs looked on, dressed in surreal chefs garb. Again the dishes were very unique, I wish I understood what they were saying. This is a weekly show, has anybody else seen it? If so your thoughts
sounds like Iron Chef, Japanese show where visiting
chefs compete against shows chefs using specific
ingredients. I've never seen it, there was an article
in Savuer. It has quite a cult following (numerous
websites) use to be subtitled. I think I read food
network will be showing it with subtitles in the
future. Seems production company did not realize how
popular it was over here and only now is trying to
capitalize on it (and I've never seen the show!)
I agree, it is a great show, even though I can't
understand a word they're saying. I actually sent off
an email to Food TV long ago, suggesting that they
show it with subtitles, in place of their extremely
lame game shows i.e. Ready, Set, Cook.
Ready Set Cook, which allows cooks to use something
like $9 in ingredients, and 20 minutes, results in
recipes that are little more than a mish mash. Not
interesting to watch at all. Iron Chef allows chefs
to utilize fine ingredients and plenty of time, and
the results are exceptionally interesting. I also
like the Japanese respect and appreciation for food
and good eating which is evidenced by the show, and
which I wish more Americans would share. Looking
forward to watching it with subtitles, as I'm sure
that the show can get only more interesting if I can
understand what these guys are saying.
100 % AGREED Great show. FT net work
needs a wake-up call. Ready set... is
pitiful, Ruggerio is a clown, the game
show pathectic. Especially Emeril, he is
a good cook but he grates on me.
Shouting, piing shit on top, and alot of
his recipes don`t work. The N.Y. times
article on him should of been his demise,
his 15 mins. has got to be over soon. He
must be stopped!!! He really irks me. I
mean how much essence do u have to use.
It`s Prudhommes concoction any way. The
!@#$%% recipe thief. Sorry but let me tell you what I really think of him...
YES!!! Ready, Set, Cook is lame and Pressure Cooker
is lamer. The shows are rerun too often. Emeril is
no longer entertaining and his recipes are awful.
The Food Network should be showing more instructive
chef shows such as Lydia's Kitchen (starring Lydia
Bastianich), Jacques Pepin (with or without his
daughter), Cooking Secrets of the CIA and even some
old shows done by chefs that are no longer with us like
Pierre Franey. Improvement is long overdue at Food TV.
re: christina z
Really touched a nerve...
Food Network has clearly lost its way. The game shows
are all awful. Add to that the completely detestable
Robin Leach. Emphasis on real cooking and cuisines is
a must. I agree that classic shows (Julia Child, the
Great Chefs series, etc. would be an excellent
substitute for the misguided "show-biz" clamor all too
I've been watching it for a year and a half on TKR
cable in rockland county, but for the last six months
or so it hasn't been on.There are so many funny
comments by the panel it kills me not to know what they
are saying, it would be great to get all the shows to
be aired with subtitles, even without them it was a
great show! Why doesn't somebody do an english
version,the Food Channel,nah they could never do it as
classy as the Japanese,maybe the C.I.A.,they do
everything with class.
Iron Chef is AMAZING. I didn't see the Saveur piece,
but there was a huge spread in the LA Times back in
October of 1998. The first ever American chef to beat
one of the Iron Chefs on the show (there are four, each
specializing in a different cuisine - Italian, French,
Chinese, Japanese) has a restaurant, Charles Nob Hill,
in San Francisco. My only question is, what channel is
it on now? I have TimeWarner cable in lower Manhattan,
and used to be able to watch it (Sat, 10pm) but now
it's nowhere to be found. Anyone?
All you need to know about "Iron Chefs."
This is a great show and if one ignores the outrageous
costume of the MC and the frentic pace of the show one
could come to appreciate the talent of the three iron
chefs and their challengers.
p.s. The "Japanese" Iron Chef is the executive chef of
Nobu NYC. He flies to Japan every month for taping
I REALLY THINK THAT THE IRON CHEF'S ARE GOOD! BUT FOR SOME REASON I DON'T FEEL THAT IT IS FAIR. I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT ALL THEY ARE JUDGED ON, BUT I DO KNOW, THAT IT IS TIMES WHEN I WATCH THE TASTING, AND IT SEEMS THAT THE IRON CHEF IS NOT DOING SO WELL, BUT FOR SOME REASON HE ALWAYS SEEMS TO PULL IT OFF AT THE END. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS ALL BASED ON?
re: NATASHA ARRINGTON
After having a tough time at first, I'm getting rather good at predicting who will win at Iron Chef. I think there is a tendency for the judges, particularly the actors, to overcompensate in their remarks to their less-favored chefs, knowing that they are about to vote for the other.
And of course, the comments are heavily edited. On the New York Iron Chef contest, Nina Zagat barely got a word in edgewise; presumably, her other remarks were left in the editor's wastebasket.