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Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission to challenge the absolute masters in one kind of cooking-award winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more-some with a roomful of trophies to prove it. In each episode, one of these cooks thinks Food Network is shooting their profile for a television special. What they don't know is that Bobby is going to drop in for a surprise visit and challenge them to an unexpected cook-off. Since they're in their element and Bobby's out of his, prepare for an exciting, tension-filled competition. Written by E.

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"So to all you cooks out there, keep doing what you do. But ask yourself this, are you ready for a Throwdown?"


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$200,000 (estimated)

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11 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched several of the episodes and Bobby Flay wins some and loses some. The premise of the show is that Bobby Flay challenges other cooks and chefs in their specialty. Although Bobby doesn't have the same flair that Emeril has, but he makes up for it with his charm and personability. I always learn something about cooking when I watch his shows, whether it be Throwdown, Boy Meets Grill or Iron Chef America. His cooking style is very flavorful and very American in nature. He seems like an average guy when he challenges the other competitors. The first episode I saw, he challenged a Chowder King. The Chowder King submitted a monkfish chowder and Bobby submitted a corn chowder. Bobby won this Throwdown but the next one I watched, he challenged a wedding cake designer/baker. Bobby lost this challenge but did win in the category of taste. I saw Bobby (a grill expert) lose to a Soldier with a flair for grilling. Bobby also won a different challenge in a burger throwdown. It is a great show. The recipes shared by both Bobby Flay and the challengers is worth watching the show.

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