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ICA: Flay vs. Andres

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SPOILER ALERT: This is the recap of a classic ICA episode from TV.com:

Theme : Goat

Chefs : Chef José Andrés challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay.

Full Recap

Secret Ingredient: Goat

Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s Dishes
Goat Meatball Salad
Chile Relleno with Picadillo of Goat
Red Curry Goat with Risotto Cake
BBQ Goat Taquito with Queso Fundido
Tagine of Goat

Challenger José Andrés’ Dishes
Goat Tartare
Goat Couscous
Goat Ribs and Corn on the Cob
Goat Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes
Goat Milk Sorbet with Red Wine

Judges
Tim Ryan – President Culinary Institute of America
Rene Syler – Anchorwoman CBS’ The Early Show
Jeffrey Steingarten – Author “The Man Who Ate Everything”

Iron Chef
Taste: 24
Plating: 12
Originality: 12
Total: 48

Challenger
Taste: 27
Plating: 14
Originality: 14
Total: 55

Winner: Chef José Andrés

ICA: Cora vs. Stupak

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SPOILER ALERT: This is the recap from TV.com:

Battle: Chocolate

Chefs: Iron Chef Cat Cora battles Alex Stupak

Stupak is the pastry chef for Wylie Dufresne’s Clinton Street institution WD~50

Full Recap

Theme: Chocolate

Judges
Ted Allen
Domenica Catelli
Jeffrey Steingarten

Challenger Stupak’s Dishes
Marinated Bay Scallops w/ Cocoa Lime Vinaigrette
Chocolate Stuffed Quail
Milk Chocolate Pudding
Soft White Chocolate w/ Strawberries
Chocolate Capsule w/ Chocolate Cake

Iron Chef Cora’s Dishes
Seabass Tartare w/ Caviar Chocolate Ganache
Butternut Squash and Chocolate Anglotti
Cocoa and Vanilla Bean Poached Lobster
Rabbit Mole
Chocolate Passionfruit S’Mores
Chocolate Medley

Iron Chef Cora
Taste: 23
Plating: 12
Originality: 11
Total: 46

Challenger Stupak
Taste: 23
Plating: 12
Originality: 14
Total: 49

Winner: Alex Stupak

ICA: Flay vs. Ford

NewICAHeader ICA: Flay vs. Burke

Chef Ben Ford, owner of Ford’s Filling Station, comes to Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Flay. Will Ford’s finesse win over the judges, or will Iron Chef Flay’s flare burn the competition?

From TV.com:

Battle: Blue Foot Chicken

Chefs: Iron Chef Bobby Flay is challenged by L.A. Chef Ben Ford.

Ben Ford is the Owner of Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, CA.

Full Recap

Secret Ingredient: Blue Foot Chicken

Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s Dishes
Sour Orange Chicken
Curry Fried Chicken
16 Spice Chicken with Mango Sauce
Chicken Kiev with Lobster Butter
“Thanksgiving” Chicken and Mushroom Stuffing

Challenger Ben Ford’s Dishes
Carpaccio of Chicken with Poached Quail Egg
Seared Chicken Livers on Rosemary Skewers
Chicken Meatballs with Pasta
Braised Chicken and Stuffed Cabbage
Chicken Breast with Kobe Beef Hash

Judges
Jeffrey Steingarten – Food Critic
Cady Huffman – Actress
Andrew Knowlton – Bon Appetit Magazine

Iron Chef
Taste: 22
Plating: 11
Originality: 11
Total: 44

Challenger
Taste: 17
Plating: 8
Originality: 10
Total: 35

Winner: Iron Chef Bobby Flay

 

ICA: Flay vs. Bowels

A battle tailor made for Valentine’s Day as Chicago’s Graham Elliot Bowles took on Bobby Flay in Battle: Chocolate.  Here’s the summary from TV.com:

Synopsis

Theme : Chocolate

bobby flay graham bowlesChefs : Chicago Chef Graham Bowles battles Iron Chef Bobby Flay.

Full Recap

Theme : Chocolate

Iron Chef Dishes
Mexican Chocolate Pumpkin Soup
Chocolate Espresso Duck Breast
Chocolate Blue Corn Johnnycakes
Dark Chocolate Caramel Parfait with Cranberry-Raspberry Compote
Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle with Blackberry-White Chocolate Sauce

Challenger Dishes
Lobster Carpaccio with White Chocolate Panna Cotta
Savory Mexican Chocolate Soup
Grilled Ahi Tuna with Chocolate Essence
Cocoa Dusted Bison Tenderloin with Chocolate BBQ Sauce
Chocolate Ice Cream, Plantains, Chocolate Soda Pop

Judges
Ted Allen, Karine Bakhoum and Jeffrey Steingarten.

Iron Chef
Taste : 26
Plating : 12
Originality : 11
Total : 49

Challenger
Taste : 21
Plating : 12
Originality : 14
Total : 47

Winner : Iron Chef Flay

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
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2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
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2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
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