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Iron Chef Gauntlet is not Iron Chef, but it is familiar

When Food Network announced Iron Chef Gauntlet, it said that “the elite culinary skill, strategy and stamina of Iron Chef America returns,” and called the show “a fresh reboot of the fan-favorite franchise hosted by the incomparable Alton Brown.” I’m all for a reboot, but based on the premiere, which you can watch below, it’s essentially the same show …

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Alex Guarnaschelli discusses her Next Iron Chef win, Chopped

The Next Iron Chef: Redemption concluded shortly before Christmas, with chef and Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli defeating chef and Chopped judge Amanda Freitag to become the second female Iron Chef in the United States. Alex’s first battle aired this past weekend, and she defeated UK Iron Chef Judy Joo, assisted in her battle by a …

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Next Iron Chef going all-stars; Chopped will leave its studio; Margaret Cho hosts dinner parties

Food Network announced a bunch of new and returning shows for the next year, including confirming changes to Food Network Star (the show is adding mentors and tribes) and revealing that season four of Next Iron Chef will be an all-star season, bringing back previous contestants of the same series. That makes sense, because its …

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