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Did You Watch the Iron Chef Holiday Special?

Last night, as I was flipping through the channels, I landed on a bizzaro-world version of Iron Chef America. It was an all-star holiday battle pitting Cat Cora and Paula Deen against Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine. Everyone was in great spirits and the holiday vibe was really ringing true. Paula created a cheese fudge dipped in caramel and white chocolate, Tyler goofed his Bouche de Noel, sous chefs dressed as elves yelled "bite me," Robert had his finger bit by Paula, Cat proved she was an Iron Chef by keeping her cool, and Alton subtly mocked the entire thing. Did I mention that Tina Fey was one of the judges?

Did you guys watch it? If so what did you think? I thought it was a really hysterical episode, and if you missed out make sure you set your Tivo — it's on again tomorrow night.


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tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I still haven't seen it!!!:(
bellechic bellechic 9 years
Yes!! and I feel in love with Paula Deen. Her sons used to have an awesome show on teh foodnetwork.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan michichan 9 years
Man, you and I are going right well back to win the top poster of november, eh?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
That she is.
michichan michichan 9 years
She's deeper than she seems!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Wow, I never knew that about Paula! I've got to see this show!
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Aimeeb-the most shocking part to me was that she had a 10 year relationship with a married man. She finally stopped it when she met her new husband.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
misslarue I've heard that ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Loved it!!
misslarue misslarue 9 years
I love Paula! I read her memoir and she has an interesting past.
michichan michichan 9 years
I wonder if anyone else secretly gets a little bit of pleasure watching Paula
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I didn't know about it. We had too many things going on to even had a chance to watch any TV.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I'm with YumSugar and cavorter. Also, I'm not a fan of Paula Deen...she's annoying and most of the food she cooks is gross. Blech!
Food Food 9 years
cavorter - the whole thing was absolutely ridiculous, but I think the fact that two of the boy's dishes (bouche noel and the eggnog ice cream) didn't come together correctly hurt them. I personally don't think the outcome was even needed, it was just one big surreal ride through food tv land.
cavorter cavorter 9 years
I thought it was a little ridiculous. Did anyone else find the outcome kind of fishy? All the judges seemed to find Paula and Cat's foods cute, but too sweet, while the men's dishes were raved about for taste. I understand the women had the edge in presentation and originality, but no way they were equal in taste!
puglady puglady 9 years
I loved it. However, seeing Paula and Tyler kiss on the lips was a bit disturbing.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
I love, love, love Paula. She's SOOOO cute. The way that she kept baiting Robert was great. It felt like a party. I loved it.
michichan michichan 9 years
All of you tivoers are going to have an awesome night tonight. By the way, dn't microwave up popcorn to snack you. You'll be inspired for other munchies
bidds626 bidds626 9 years
It was awesome!!! I love all the chefs, I watch Irvine almost every day and Cora is my fave iron chef...Deen is really a breath of fresh air and so much fun to watch. I forgot it was on, but thankfully food network is one of my first go-tos when i channel surf :)
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
kothmia, Robert's arms totally distracted me for a while there! I wanted the girls to win, but thought the boys had it in the bag after the judging; luckily, the girls prevailed! My mom has made Paula's cheese fudge, and I can't eat it because I can't get over the fact that it has Velveeta in it. My dad loves it, though, so it can't be too bad because he's a super picky eater!
mollywog mollywog 9 years
I saw the other one that was on, R Ray and G Delaurientis which I really enjoyed but somehow I missed the holiday one. I don't have a tivo, but I'll be watching the holiday show for sure when it's on again!
em1282 em1282 9 years
I totally forgot this was going to be on last night...must be the ever-present food coma I was in this ENTIRE weekend. :) Can't wait to watch it though, I love some Tyler Florence cooking. Or, y'know, Tyler pretty much doing anything. :)
kothmia kothmia 9 years
Paula cracked me up. It was obvious that those cooking were having a blast, and that's one of the things that this show sometimes lacks. Yes, it's a 'big deal' to be there, but have some fun for goodness sake! Using 'personalities' instead of working chefs I think let that happen this time. (And did you see the arms on Robert Irvine?! OMG!)
t-and-co t-and-co 9 years
I ti-voed it! I'll be watching it later tonight before "The Hills"
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