Iron Chef: The Beginning.
Today begins the most exciting competition to hit this blog yet (not to mention the only one thus far). What is it, you ask? IRON CHEF. Admittedly, I have never actually seen the show, but I can’t imagine it’s terribly hard to replicate. Our two contestants who will face off in the greatest culinary test our kitchen has to offer. In this fight to the finish, our contestants will prepare the most delectable meal they can manage with the ingredients provided to them while of course, showcasing the Secret Ingredient.
Because of schedule conflicts and space constraints, our two contestants will go on separate nights, and neither will know what the other has prepared until the winner is revealed. To keep an even playing field, each chef will be provided with the same Secret Ingredient, which they are notified of via text message on the morning of their Iron Chef destiny.
Elizabeth and I will be the Official Judges, occasionally garnering help from special Guest Judges. We will assess each dish based on creativity, presentation, use of the Secret Ingredient and overall taste and appeal, among other criteria. The winning chef will receive a prize and move onto the next round, where they will face off with Elizabeth. The runner-up chef in the first round will then join me to judge Round 2. This will be the first of a multi-part series, and we hope to continue the competition as the winter progresses and we find ourselves unable to leave our home. All of the recipes and deliciousness will be documented and sent to you (via this blog) so you can keep up with all the fun and try out the tastiness for yourself.
With that said, ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?!