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Next Iron Chef Episode 1 10/4 [And subsequent episodes] (spoilers)

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No spoilers yet but i'm sure there will be eventually.

dude, this group is ultra-competitive and almost mean to each other. i miss the last crew and how cool they were when trying each other's food.

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  1. Seriously. It looks like Chef Appleman is getting the villain edit.

    Last night they aired (at least) the last two episodes from last year. It was fun to see them again.

    1. i think that all these ingredients were awful (just about). my husband was laughing at the discussing faces i was making. i mean unlaid eggs. ugh. gross.

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      1. re: AMFM

        they almost lost a viewer with this stuff. I can take gross stuff, but that was horrible. One thing you never want to read on a menu: fallopian.

      2. I'm watching it right now- wonder why five out of the ten are from New York? Seems like they could have done a better job of representing other areas of the country.

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        1. re: Clarkafella

          Since I consider all "reality shows" fixed, I assume that Nate Appleman relocated to New York to San Francisco BECAUSE he is going to win the competition and doesn't want to commute when they film.

          1. re: sbp

            There is no reason whatsoever to relocate to NY to be on Iron Chef. The FN films Iron Chef in blocks a few times a year, filming two episodes a day over a period of 1-2 weeks. They try to schedule the competitions so that each of the Iron Chef's challenges are grouped together so an Iron Chef does not need to be present for the entire 1-2 weeks. An Iron Chef only has to available for a few days at a time and few times throughout the year. This is not considering promotional appearances but I don't think those are a huge time commitment either

        2. Not impressed with their attitudes towards each other. And shouldn't the next Iron Chef be someone who's pretty established...you'd think they'd try to get Top Chef Masters-quality chefs. I miss the chefs being respectful of each other.

          1. I thought the judges were having a pissing contest. Really? it's opinion. Personally I thought Jeffrey Steingarten came off like an ass. I'm rich eat lots of food at top restaurants so I know more than you.

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            1. re: chris2269

              Normally I like Steingarten on Iron Chef America even when he is taking snarky shots at people as they don't seem mean spirited but I agree that last night he really came off like a jerk. Hopefully the judge's build some rapport and their discussions become more about the food as things progress.