iron chef america scripted?
July 23, 2009 3:14am CST
i'm not trying to start a rumor here but these are the only words i can come up with to shorten my curiosity. isn't it weird that both contestants seem to have all the right ingredients? i know how to cook and there are universal ingredients if that is the right term. but sometimes if the surprise ingredient is a sausage (provided by the studio of course) one of the contestants would come up with crabs to go with it. one would have craw fish. i don't think the network has that big a budget for ingredients that they are not sure the chefs would even use. i also don't want to believe that both chefs have their restaurants' refrigirators with them when they go to that show. not to mention that there are about two more iron chefs at least present so that there would be three iron chefs the challenger would choose from.
• United States
25 Jul 09
That's an interesting theory you brought up. I've always wondered how the chefs did so well on that show. It wouldn't be surprising if the show was scripted. So many of these "reality" shows are scripted these days. I do love watching the show and am still amazed by all the awesome dishes the chefs come up with. It wouldn't change my mind if the show was scripted, I love watching them cook.
25 Jul 09
right you are there. this doubt hadn't even stopped me from getting hold of all youtube reruns of this show. it still is quite amazing how fast one can cook gourmet. well, they're chefs but it is till quite amazing. i grew up with my mom telling me that that salt has to be on that pork or fish or chicken for at least 30 minutes. that's almost like 3 or more gourmet dishes already from that show .
• United States
26 Jul 09
I’ve noticed that same thing. I always assumed the cooks are told the secret ingredient prior to arriving. I don’t see how else they could have a 5 course meal randomly come to mind without planning in advanced. I’ve seen some challenging have their “own” special seasoning. So unless the chefs are told ahead of time I don’t see how there’s any way to know. That’s what I think at least.
23 Jul 09
I have been an avid viewer of the Lifestyle Network since I gave birth to our first (and still the only) child more than 3 years ago; and I'm quite familiar with the Iron Chef America show you've mentioned here. I loved this show but lately, I have not been able to watch this because aside from being too preoccuppied with my job and attending to my own family's needs, I find this show rather quite repetitive, in such a way that seems almost every opponent chef or challenger loses. But I still love to watch some of the other shows like Martha Stewart Living, Rachel Ray, Sweet Dreams, and others.