Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2

Maybe I'm just hungry, but I want to wish Happy Birthday to Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai. I haven't watched any of the American iterations, but I remember how much fun the original Iron Chef episodes were to watch. In fact, I think it was Chef Sakai's Asparagus Battle episode that made me a fan. Watching two experts confronted with a mystery ingredient and an hour to make as many impressive dishes as possible used to be what I called 'leftovers night'; on TV, it was almost an Olympic event.
I'm going to skip ahead to the final section of the Asparagus battle, which shows off my favorite aspects of the show: cuisine porn shots, funny dubs of pompous commentary, and game show competition with a feel-good movie soundtrack.

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