posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 03:43 PM
I love to watch TV. I am not a junkie by any means, but if there is a show I like, I will watch it semi-religiously.
This used to be the case with the original series of "The Iron Chef". This was the one where a trio/quartet of some of the most talented gourmet
chefs in Japan squared off against formidable challengers from the world.
Week after week, the Iron Chefs defended their honor by creating unique dishes utilizing the theme ingredient for the week. Mind you, not all Iron
Chefs were thrilled with the theme ingredients, but they always used their ingenious creativity to come up with some of the most outlandish dishes
ever. Octopus, potatoes, turtle, peaches. There were no limits as to what they could or couldnt use, just so long as they stuck to the theme.
Since my enfatuation with the Iron Chef, I have tuned into see what the genius' could do. Recently, the food network has replaced the original Iron
Chef with the sub-par Iron Chef America.
Now I'm not saying that the American chefs are not as talented, but the weak, American favored themes are so boring, and the show does not have the
pizzazz or appeal that the original did.
The thing that gets me most is the fact that the theme ingredients are so lame. Take for instance a recent theme of "Farmers Market". This means
that the theme is vegetables and the chefs can use anything they like. I mean how much more lame can you get.
Sorry Iron Chef America. If I had one ounce of respect left for your show, it has now officially disappeared.
Bring back Chen Kenichi!