Iron Chef: More Signs the Economy Sucks
When I first started watching Iron Chef back when it was shot in Japan, I recall the exotic, expensive secret ingredients. Nothing was too expensive or rare.
Now that it's an American production, I've noticed the secret ingredients have started getting a little chintzy. The meats and fish have gotten cheaper and the weird stuff nobody wants to eat like fish bladders and sea urchin testicles are more plentiful.
But last night's challenge took the cake.
And another thing...I realize the Iron Chefs have a home court advantage, but do they always have to win?
Why don't they just call it Iron Bobby Flay or Iron Mario Battali?
And why is there just one female Iron Chef? What, Cat Cora is the only female chef in America?
And another thing, the Food Network is clearly running out of ideas.
The newish cupcake competition is just ridiculous, and so are all the other rip-offs of Top Chef.
And Guy Fieri is just obnoxious with his 80's hair and obvious conceit. So he likes to eat copious amounts of greasy diner food, is that really such a big deal?
Now there's another food network called the Food Channel, owned by the same company.
Do we really need another channel devoted to food?
I know a good new show concept: The Real Housewives of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
It sounds to me a lot more entertaining than a banana challenge.