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Dating back to the early ’90s, Japan’s “Iron Chef” and the Food Network have grown up together, with the competition franchise setting the template for the myriad cook-against-the-clock shows that dot Food Network’s schedule, along with a host of other channels.
“Iron Chef” segs have aired on Food Network since the cabler’s inception. But it was one particularly heated showdown between Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and challenger Bobby Flay that put the show over the top with viewers and spawned Food Network’s own “Iron Chef America” rendition.
The 2000 “New York Battle” episode, produced by Fuji TV, was a mano-a-mano duel fought with rock crabs that included a dramatic shot of Flay getting electrocuted while grabbing a metal pot. It ended with Flay prematurely declaring victory and jumping on top of his cutting board. This disturbed Morimoto (the ultimate winner) who broke his usual stoic demeanor to »
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They were forced to cook up their best for a panel comprised of Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelson and Aarón Sanchez.
So, which judge-turned-contestant best took advantage of such ingredients as pink grapefruit, canned pizza sauce and French Toast sticks.
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