Tuesday, November 13
The Next Iron Chef (a limited series) has come to a close and Cleveland's Michael Symon is the big winner.
I wasn't able to catch the final episode on Sunday...was too busy trolling around NYC-- I mean, taking in the culture. And I didn't get back until after midnight last night.
Thankfully, I was sent this excellent commentary from Scott:
While I lament the fact that Besh lost to Symon in “The Next Iron Chef” it was a wonderful competition. Symon is a most deserving champion and a culinary technician of the first order. That being said, I believe Besh is more than worthy and should, at some point, rise to become an Iron Chef himself. Nothing against the ladies, but Besh can cook circles around Cat Cora and more than hold his own versus Flay and Batali. Promoting Besh, a Southerner, would have gone a long way toward adding some regional flair to the Iron Chef ranks, but it’s hard to take anything away from Chef Symon who dominated in a most convincing way.
Thanks so much for sending this in, Scott! Anyone else want to put in their two cents on the outcome?
From the few episodes I've seen, Symon definitely seems like a more viable TV commodity. It doesn't hurt that he can cook his ass off.
If one's ass could be cooked off, that is.
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