Ever wondered what it's like to be one of 10 to compete for the title of Iron Chef? To find out, our partners at Slashfood picked the brain of current contender Marc Forgione. At his eponymous restaurant, Forgione talked to Slashfood candidly about his biggest competitors ("Marco Canora was there for business"), what he learned ("It made me a much, much better chef") and how The Next Iron Chef is different from most reality TV. Check out their video to get the inside details!
Marc Forgione on The Next Iron Chef [Video]
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Does The Next Iron Chef Feel Too Much Like Top Chef? To my surprise, I was riveted by last night's episode of The Next Iron Chef. In week two, the first challenge focused on simplicity — creating a single bite of food — while the other involved innovation in the form of so-called molecular gastronomy.
Will You Keep Watching "The Next Iron Chef?" Here's a novel idea: Take eight ridiculously qualified chefs and make them compete against each other. Add a lot of over-the-top theatrics, a knowledgeable — if not slightly patronizing — host, throw in a beautiful backdrop, and you've got yourself the first episode of "The Next Iron Chef." [Warning, spoilers ahead].