Sorry for being on the Charlie Trotter kick (just got a bunch of his books through a connection), but seeing him against Thomas Keller would be quite interesting for me. That intensity that permeates their cookbooks and their food...whew!
OK, hows about a seniors matchup. Pepin vs. Bocuse with Roger Verge reffing. Have Trotter,Yamaguchi,Giradet,and Ducasse on the taste panel with Dean Fearing in there just to stir things up. Leave Bobby Flay at home.
[This message has been edited by chefjohnpaul (edited September 15, 2000).]
chefjohnpaul, Dean cannot come out and play! He has to say at home and work, he lost a star you know.
You can't take the hokeyness out of the show! It must remain the same.
I would like to see grandma iron chef. Great grandma home cooks battling it out.
I would also like to see beverage iron chef. working with only juices,purees,milks, etc. and some booze of course.
Teenage fast food Iron Chefs. See who breaks the 5 second rule first and what other non food products can find their way into your meal.
Also Managers Iron Chef, let them try and cook what they order instead of what you ordered!
Hospital Cook Iron Chef (I was one, don't jump on me) How unrecognizable can you make a dish.
Iron Chef Roadside Diner. How far will the judges make it before succumbing to the lumps in their stomachs.
Iron Chef White Trash Cooking. 'Nuff.. said on that one!