I finally got a chance to watch the Iron Chef America specials that first aired on Food Network back in April. I really enjoyed it: it captures the atmosphere and the attitude of the original Japanese series. And it looks like a lot of people agree with me: it’s becoming a full series starting on January 16. Woohoo! There are a few things I would change though.

  • As good as Alton Brown is as a commentator, he needs someone to talk with, just like Mr. Fukui bantered with Dr. Hattori on the original.
  • They should never get another judge who is afraid of raw food.

By the way, the chairman of Iron Chef America is the real-life nephew of the original Chairman Kaga.