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The Next Iron Chef Crowns a New Winner

Food Network Crowns a New Iron Chef

If you've been watching season two of The Next Iron Chef, then you already know that last night, a new Iron Chef was crowned. The two finalists — New York's Jehangir Mehta and Philadelphia's Jose Garces — flew back to Manhattan after a whirlwind trip in Tokyo to compete in Kitchen Stadium for the final showdown. Get the scoop (warning: spoilers ahead!) when you read more.

The two chefs were asked to prepare five dishes that exemplify the melting pot of American cuisine. Although the judges' table had plenty of high praise for Mehta — Anya Fernald thought he showed a "glimpse at greatness" — it was ultimately Garces who took home the title, getting high marks for his technical execution.

Despite the fact that Garces won, I'm left feeling a little wary of whether either cheftestant is truly ready to take on Iron Chef challenges. After all, Jeffrey Steingarten declared he wouldn't pay for any of the food Garces offered up in Kitchen Stadium — and Mehta served the judges a barely-cooked pork burger. Did you tune in to watch the season finale? Did the right person win?


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AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Oh kittykat83 I love your furry friend's outfit, so chic!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Happy Chef Garces won and I do not care what JS has to say, he doesn't chew or pay for my food and he's the not Chief Tastebud!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I didn't like Garces at all - when his food wasn't cooked properly throughout the challenges he had lied to the judges when they confronted about the issues.
kittykat83 kittykat83 7 years
Having been to several of Garces' restaurants and having some Philly pride, I was thrilled that he won. He's an amazing chef.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I stopped watching when the Applemen was sent home. I thought he was the best since the judges almost always liked his food and even said several times they would pay to have it again.
mannylove mannylove 7 years
Disappointing, I agree, none of these cheftestants have what it takes to be on Iron Chef, i'm really not looking forward to watching any of his battles.
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