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EG's Chris Cognac to appear on Iron Chef


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I heard through the grapevine that Chris Cognac, a/k/a the Culinary Detective, is going to appear as a judge on the Food Network show Iron Chef.

That is so cool! details, i want details! when will it be? i'll be in america for some of jan and feb......

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That is one I will have to watch! I hope that he will post later about his experience if he can.

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I leave in 2 weeks for NYC and will judge a couple of battles. I am pretty stoked as it should be a lot of fun. I am just hoping its not battle frog or lizard!

Hell, frog would be good and lizard in the right hands? :raz::laugh:

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That's awesome Chris! Enjoy yourself.

I'm a "celebrity judge" for a local Philly food competition in a couple of weeks but will hopefully be able to retain my anonymity on a national level. :biggrin:

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I leave in 2 weeks for NYC and will judge a couple of battles. I am pretty stoked as it should be a lot of fun. I am just hoping its not battle frog or lizard!

You can't say you've lived until you have a platter of frog ribs placed in front of you. Besides, we're talking Iron Chef America: how exotic could the ingredients be?

I hope you do write about your stint on the two episodes, perhaps giving commentary after each of them airs?

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Chris, this is awesome! Any idea of what the secret ingredient will be? Maybe it will be a dessert theme for Valentine's Day....?

I caught a recent IC episode with Bobby Flay v. The Two Hot Tamales, it was pretty entertaining. The ladies did very well...except for their sorbet... Still they managed to eke out a tie.

Oh...it's cold in New York right now, bring a trench coat... :cool:

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Who are the chefs? I heard John Besh of Restaurant August (New Orleans) will go up against Bobby Flay. Is this one of the battles that you'll be judging?

Dude. Besh was a real Marine. In a war. That kind of Marine. Flay will end up cowering in a corner and if they use seafood, he might as well just help John cook. It will be another "no mas, no mas" kind of event.

And he has 4 young children. And a high powered lawyer of a wife. And he served free food in a hurricane disaster area. Nothing will phase him. Flay would be toast.

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Who are the chefs? I heard John Besh of Restaurant August (New Orleans) will go up against Bobby Flay. Is this one of the battles that you'll be judging?

Dude. Besh was a real Marine. In a war. That kind of Marine. Flay will end up cowering in a corner and if they use seafood, he might as well just help John cook. It will be another "no mas, no mas" kind of event.

I should say that I "heard" this from Besh's PR agent, so it's not a rumor. And yeah, I expect that Bobby will be begging for mercy when all is said and done.

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Flay would be toast.

Maybe it will be time to officially change the spelling to "Flail." :wink:

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Who are the chefs? I heard John Besh of Restaurant August (New Orleans) will go up against Bobby Flay. Is this one of the battles that you'll be judging?

This may be the one Iron Chef episode that is a must see.

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I am judging 2 Flay battles, on the 24th and 25th...dont know and dont want to know the ingredient. I will be writing about it for my paper and maybe USA Weekend (to which I contribute some stuff)...

I would really like it to be something that they can both work with....Onion would work well...garlic.....Lobster!....I am thinking they will be more exotic because they have been through most of the ingredients in the first 2 seasons....oh, battle ribs?....Battle Chili pepper.....

I am trying to decide which of my wild shirts to bring.....(some of you are aware of my "shirt thing")

I understand that its pretty damn cold and had to buy a pair of jeans....I just repo'd my jacket from a buddy.....

Moo, Cluck, Oink.....they all taste good!

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Dude. Besh was a real Marine. In a war. That kind of Marine. Flay will end up cowering in a corner and if they use seafood, he might as well just help John cook. It will be another "no mas, no mas" kind of event.

But I'll bet that no enemy combatants have ever thrown the "jump onto the cutting board" move on Besh. So there's that.

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Nothing will phase him. Flay would be toast.

You say that, but what if Flay has R. Lee Ermey as a sous chef? I'm not a Flay fan, but I'm just sayin'...

Oh, yeah, ooh-rah! That's what I'm sayin'.

I always attempt to have the ratio of my intelligence to weight ratio be greater than one. But, I am from the midwest. I am sure you can now understand my life's conundrum.

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Dude. Besh was a real Marine. In a war. That kind of Marine. Flay will end up cowering in a corner and if they use seafood, he might as well just help John cook. It will be another "no mas, no mas" kind of event.

But I'll bet that no enemy combatants have ever thrown the "jump onto the cutting board" move on Besh. So there's that.

Well, some weiner jumping on a cutting board probably isn't as scary as Scuds and 7.62 steel core ammo coming at you when there's nothing to hide behind but sand piles. He can take it.

I have to admit, other than battle hamburger, which I only watched because my buddy John T Edge was judging, I haven't seen a complete episode. But when a homeboy is up there in world famous Kitchen Stadium I will be glued to his every whack of of the cleaver.

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John Besh among the ruins. Jarhead Chef with gnocchi and truffles.

(This photo, just to be clear, was taken by me and it is not in any way representative of the fine level work that David Grunfeld does with me at Chile Pepper (David's another tough guy-bonafied bad deal photographer). Buy the magazine, or at least look at it on the rack, or maybe just steal it, because this is pretty sad compared to the real deal. I should really be ashamed of myself.)

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I should really be ashamed of myself.)

Not at all, Brooks, not at all.

Judy Jones aka "moosnsqrl"

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Mayhaw Maw, can you find out if Besh is on the 24 or 25th? I would love to have one of his battles......Hell, he might be fun to just have a few drinks w in NYC and talk food/war....trust me, those 2 subjects go together well.....what do you think I dreamed about in my foxhole for 9 months...food dammit!

Battle Sausage...now that could work....all different kinds...oh yea.....damn I am getting hungry and have to go to work...

Moo, Cluck, Oink.....they all taste good!

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Battle Sausage...now that

sounds like most every war I know.

I always attempt to have the ratio of my intelligence to weight ratio be greater than one. But, I am from the midwest. I am sure you can now understand my life's conundrum.

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