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Feb 23, 2009 11:44 AM

Need ingredients for Iron Chef home cookoff

As it would be unfair for the contestents themselves to argue over the ingredients of which might sway towards their style of cooking, I am asking here - as for the most part it would be unbiased.

Another dilemma I am facing is which of the responses do I choose, as again that would be biased towards me - even though I didn't pick the ingredients, I might pick the ingredients which look the most appealing to my cooking. Do I just use the first response?

I would like 4-5 ingredients, all of them would have to be used in a single plating.

And please keep them within a reasonable range for a dish (marshmallows, pheasant, skittles, tofu, and sweetbreads, for example would not be acceptable). A main course, no deserts, etc.


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  1. I don't have a list of ingredients, but I have a suggestion for choosing which response. Start from the first response. Each cheftestant gets x number of vetoes. If the proposed ingredients are rejected by both chefs, then neither veto is used. The first list agreeable to both is used.

    1. Open a large cookbook with a large index, close your eyes, and point. Choose the main ingredient from the entry. Repeat 4 or 5 times (or more). The challenge for the cooks will be to blend things that may not seem to fit together at first glance.