10 Facts About Iron Chef America


Iron Chef America is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA that aired in 2001.

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In Season 11, the show's fiction expanded to include international Iron Chefs, spread by the Chairman "like Johnny Appleseed".

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Each Iron Chef wears a specially designed chef's jacket, a simplified version of the more stylized attire worn by the Japanese Iron Chefs, along with an apron and trousers of their choice for each battle.

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Iron Chef America first aired as a special titled Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters.

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Unlike Iron Chef USA, Iron Chef America quickly earned legitimacy with the appearance of Iron Chefs Hiroyuki Sakai and Masaharu Morimoto.

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Iron Chef America is not affiliated with any culinary institution, unlike Iron Chef, which was associated with Hattori Nutrition College.

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Rules in Iron Chef America are thought to favor the Iron Chef less than the original program some challengers have noted favoritism in the selection of theme ingredients.

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Second season of The Next Iron Chef pitted ten chefs against one another for the title of Iron Chef beginning in October 2009.

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In October 2011, a fourth season of The Next Iron Chef premiered featuring super chefs like Alex Guarnaschelli, Anne Burrell, Robert Irvine, among others.

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In 2017 a reboot of the Iron Chef and Iron Chef America was created and is hosted by Alton Brown, who takes over as the series' Chairman.

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