Though I’m a much bigger fan of the Japanese original (that’s a wiki link), Iron Chef America isn’t half bad. Hosted by Atlanta’s own Alton Brown on the Food Network, the competition show features a number of great cooks (remember the Richard Blais episode?).
Now, a couple of Iron Chef’s (Mario Batali & Bobby Flay), will join Emeril Lagasse in a Super Chef Battle at the White House. I must admit, it saddened me to hear that Atlanta’s White House Restaurant was not the hosting location. Instead, the trio will take a trip to our nation’s capital to challenge White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford and first lady Michelle Obama.
The episode, a two-hour special, will premier Sunday January 3rd, 2010 at 8pm. The challenge at hand? Create a meal for America using the White House Kitchen’s local produce as the secret ingredient. Talk about taking Farm to Table to the next level? I’ll be watching!
[via prince of petworth]