An Americanized version of the original Japanese TV series having to do with culinary competition set in a TV studio where one chef competes against others for an opportunity to eventually ... See full summary »
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Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual ... See full summary »
Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal ... See full summary »
Two professional chefs and two amateur chefs square off in a cooking competition, and the judges try to figure out which two are which. If a professional chef wins, they get $10,000.00. If an amateur chef wins, they get $15,000.00.
4 bakers compete to make cupcakes with best taste and presentation. 3 rounds eliminate a contestant. The 2 finalists create a 1000 cupcake display. The winner gets to showcase their cupcake presentation at a major event and win $10,000.
Every time I watch this show, they emphasize that the judges are completely unbiased. Yet, while they are critiquing the plates, the 2 chefs are standing there in front of them and grimacing when their plates receive any sort of criticism. The number of times this happens, and Bobby Flay wins, is extraordinary. The judges should judge without any influences - i.e. the chefs and audience. Its disappointing, and becoming very predictable. Also, there is a lot of times when Bobby's dish is NOT the best, yet he wins. Same happens in Iron Chef - I stopped watching because it didn't make sense - several of the guest chefs deserved to win. All quite political. Starts to resemble the Oscars.....
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