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ICA: Morimoto vs Cora vs Symon

The first ever Iron Chef Three-way!

Iron Chef AmericaThe branches of the United States military always work together to protect the country, but there also is an intense competitive spirit among the divisions of the armed forces. The Army, Navy and Marines move their rivalry to Kitchen Stadium and join forces with three Iron Chefs in the ultimate Military Grill Battle. Iron Chefs Morimoto, Symon and Cora travel to Hawaii where each will team with a well-seasoned cook from a different branch of the military.

At the scenic and historic Marine Base Hawaii at Kane’ohe Bay on the island of Oahu, the Iron Chefs and their military cohorts must cook to impress a tough panel of judges highlighting the usage of a world class grill and a bounty of Hawaiian ingredients in their culinary arsenal.

It’s good to see Cat Cora don her Iron Chef jacket one more (or is it one last?) time.  The judges for Battle: Ahi Tuna were Daniel Dae Kim, Sunny Anderson and Simon Majumdar

Check below for the outcome.

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Morimoto Cat Cora Simon
Taste 25 24 26
Plating 13 12 12
Originality 13 12 15
Total 51 48 53

ICA: Flay/Symon vs. Garces/Forgione

NewICAHeader ICA: Flay/Symon vs. Garces/Forgione

There are few things better than a Iron Chef on Iron Chef show down.  Tonight on a special Iron Chef was the annual Battle: Thanksgiving with Bobby Flay and Michael Symon teaming up to take on the last two Next Iron Chef winners Jose Garces and Marc Forgione.

These types of battles are always fun.  There’s no mystery – you know in advance who the competitors are, what the theme is and all that is left is to make some of the best Thanksgiving food ever.  Ever.

The judges for tonight’s Battle: Thanksgiving were Karine Bakhoum, Henry Winkler and Cady Huffman.  This was the first time in Kitchen Stadium for the Fonz.

Check below for the outcome.

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Flay/Symon                  Garces/Forgione
Taste: 29                      Taste: 25
Plating: 15                    Plating:  14
Originality: 15              Originality: 15
Total: 59*                     Total: 54

*One point shy of a perfect score.

ICA: Symon vs. Mooking

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Okay, ICA fans, this is going to be a good one.  I’ve been waiting to see this match-up ever since I saw it on the docket about two months ago.  Challenging Chef Roger Mooking is more than just a celebrated chef on the Toronto restaurant scene – he’s an R&B sensation in his native Canada. Will he rock Iron Chef Symon’s world, or will he walk away from Kitchen Stadium singing the blues?

Roger MookingRoger Mooking has had a very successful cooking show on Food Network: Canada for several years and when Scripps kicked off it’s new Cooking Channel last year they added it to the line-up.  It didn’t take long for American audiences to take a shine to Everyday Exotic.  As I opined in my review last summer I think EE is the best stand-and-stir show on TV right now.

Here is how the Cooking Channel web site describes it, “Chef and musician Roger Mooking gets bored easily. Bored of the same old everyday meals we all end up making time and time again. His mission? To give everyday weekday meals a fantastic exotic twist with one new ingredient.”  Mooking calls the key element his “obedient ingredient.”

The challenger’s appearance on ICA is part of the cross-promotions between Cooking Channel and Food Network to highlight new shows like the one where Mooking teams up with long time FN star Aaron Sanchez for the new food/travel show Heat Seekers.  Roger is an award winning R&B artist so don’t be surprised if he breaks out into song during the contest.

This should be a very enjoyable episode between two talented chefs in both of whom I have the utmost respect.  Roger’s Caribbean with just a touch of Asian cuisine should stand in stark contrast to the Midwestern wizardry of Cleveland’s favorite chef, Michael Symon.  Judges for Battle: Hot Dog were Craig Carton, Boomer Esiason, Donatella Arpaia and Andrew Zimmern.

Be sure to check out my exclusive interview with Roger Mooking HERE and with Iron Chef Michael Symon HERE.

Check below for the outcome.

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Symon                         Mooking
Taste: 38                     Taste: 31
Plating: 17                   Plating:  16
Originality: 19             Originality: 14
Total: 74                      Total: 61

ICA: Symon vs. Brock – Outcome

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SPOILER ALERT: The following information is the outcome of Symon vs. Brock.  If you want information on the combatants click HERE. If you are only interested in the outcome read on.

The judges for Battle: Pork Fat were Lorrie Morgan, Joshua Applestone and Karine Bakhoum. If you haven’t already be sure to read my exclusive interview with Iron Chef Michael Symon.

Symon                          Brock
Taste: 29                      Taste: 23
Plating: 15                    Plating:  15
Originality: 13               Originality: 13
Total: 57                      Total: 51

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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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