reasons why Scrapheap Challenge is better than Iron Chef
costumes are functional and fireproofed, not something silly made of silver
lamé, by a brocade addict.
wimpy knives, how about a 2 hp, 14" diameter abrasive cutoff saw that could
take off a leg in two seconds. Instead of a one handed tenderizing mallet,
try a 5 kg sledge on a 1 meter handle.
ingredients supply weighs 800 tons, and covers half an acre.
torch isn't some wimpy hand held thing, only suitable for browning brulé,
its got a 6 tank gas manifold, and an oxygen tank as tall as you
fire extinguisher is a "how many times" not an "just in case"
ingredients don't try to run away. They may take a crane to move, and
might try to crush you however.
squeaky voiced actress (called the "BDJ" by the shows fans) only there
to be decorative. The co-host has a Ph.D., and created the show.
would you rather cut in half, a white delivery van or a live squid?
aren't judged on beauty of presentation. Ugly, and menacing looking are
UK visitors: Iron Chef is a Japanese cookery show. A professional
chef is pitted against one of the "house" chefs. They get a mystery
ingredient (in the case of seafood, often still live), and one hour to
cook a gourmet meal from it, which is then scored by a panel of judges.
While the idea is an interesting one, what makes the show (and makes it
funny) is the sports match like commentary, complete with a pair of announcers
in the booth, and a fast talking color commentator on the field. For those
who have yet to see Kitchen Stadium, I suggest two fan sites,
Chef and Iron Chef
fate is decided by the laws of physics, not the whims of a fortune teller
turned food writer.
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