Man Alive!: Those were the days! Kitchen Stadium took in many refugees from the wonderful Iron Fans community. I miss the old crew!
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ironnut77: rosdaddy - ManAlive was indeed with us on IronFans. A bunch of the IronFans members followed him here once that site was defunct. Sadly, not many remain active today.
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rosdaddy: Hey ManAlive - Nice to digitally meet you (or, re-meet if you were on the boards back in the early oughts)
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Man Alive!: I'm still here! My heart swells every time I see renewed interest in Iron Chef!
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ironnut77: Haven't seen ManAlive in a while - hope all is well, and that he can see the slight uptick in activity on this site recently. ICJ is STILL alive!
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ironnut77: Dust? More like clumps of clay Welcome back Rosdaddy!
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rosdaddy: *blows dust off his old IronFans username* Well, would you look at that...here I am...again. WHAT'S UP, IRONFANS ALUMS?? (And everyone else!) Hi!!!!
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Man Alive!: A reboot of Iron Chef is coming to Netflix! And welcome, icfanus5!
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icfanus5: Hello all and Happy New Year! Long time IC fan. Started watching when I was probably 10 or 11 years old, I'm 35 now! I'm sad to see a lot of the people no longer with us, like Kobe and Kandagawa.
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ironchefquack: Thanks, glad to be here!!
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Man Alive!: It’s wonderful to see some renewed interest in ICJ episodes! Thanks to all of our members who have been sharing their collections in recent weeks!
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ironnut77: ishinabelover111: the site ironcheffans.com has a listing, but still working to restore links to episodes
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ishinabelover111: I've gotten back into iron chef after I recalled watching it whenever it aired on SBS, but I am struggling to find any sort of solid archive for the show that is still maintained today. ironchefdb.com only has links to youtube videos and not enough info
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Man Alive!: After many years, the original forum background has been restored! I thought it was lost to time, but it's back!
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ironnut77: Random SHOUT to keep some activity on the site! :-)
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okonomiyagi: A special celebrity episode of Panel Quiz Attack 25 (Japan's longest-running quiz show), hosted by Shinsuke Shimada (Episode 436, Battle Taisho Prawn vs. Chen): www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ3uTUchjJU
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Iron Chef Mandy: What? ICJ is/was back on Cooking Channel? Who refused to let me know? DO I HAVE IT?
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Lam: I see the challenger is maybe venturing into Iron Chef Chen's zone. Chilli bamboo shoots? Matching two such strong flavor might be to much. And the soft serve bamboo shoots? I'm afraid that the flavor of the bamboo shoots would overwhelm the icecream, unless it is not icecream but extremely soft bamboo cooked with a savory sauce. I see Himura-san is being very creative to expand into other cuisines, while Hattori-san is being ultra conservative.
Ohta: (To Hattori): Hattori-san, what are your thoughts on today's battle? How do you feel about today's theme ingredient?
Hattori: It is a very difficult ingredient due to it almost never being used as a main flavor. I'm going to try my best to bring it to the forefront without sacrificing the flavor of traditional Japanese cooking. I will be borrowing a little from the mainland but as little as possible.
*Hattori takes quartered bamboo soots from chef Otonashi and places them in each of the pots then seals the pressure cooker and turns up the heat.*
Hattori: (to chef Otonashi) Mince two of those and add them to the rice in the cooker.
*Hattori hands a bowl to chef Nakamura who is finishing up filleting the swordfish.*
Hattori: The marinade.
*Hattori adds the mushrooms and a large number of quartered prepared shoots to a heavy pot with water.*
Post by ironchefcanadian on Mar 7, 2007 19:51:18 GMT -5
Michiba: "Okay, you can see that Hattori-sensei's trying to speed up the tenderizing process on some of those shoots by using the pressure cooker. The only real risk he's taking is that, if they're cooked too long like that, some bitterness will creep in. That's why bamboo shoots are normally boiled in an open pot. He'll probably let that simmer a bit longer once he takes the pressure lid off.
"It also looks like he plans to marinade that swordfish along with the shoots; I don't see any other ingredients out, but I'd guess that he's thinking about a baking application."
Fukui: Wow, Hattori-san is really keeping his wits about him out there. I imagine the pressure from this battle is certainly getting to him, but he's hiding it very well. Lam-san, Michiba-san, as judges for this battle, what will you be looking for in the chefs' dishes today?
Post by ironchefcanadian on Mar 7, 2007 20:05:11 GMT -5
Michiba: "So, he is doing an American-style chili -- that is, a braise of ground beef along with some spices, incorporating bamboo shoots along the way.
"So we should look for some heat here, but it'll be along the lines of North American rather than the Szechuan heat.
"Now Fukui-san, because this is not a comfortable ingredient for either of these two, they know they probably won't gain points for originality. So I expect that they'll be putting more effort into presentation and layout, and that's going to be the key to victory, I think."
Lam: Well, I'll be looking forward to see the how the textures vary amongst the different dishes. It will also be important how they will match the other ingredients with the bamboo shoots. This will determine how the dish will taste and I think that will be another road to win.
Post by allezcuisine on Mar 8, 2007 9:44:22 GMT -5
Ohta: Quee-san! I have an updated list on what chef Himura is gathering on his side of KS today. Cumin, Chili Powder, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Tabasco sauce, Jalapeño pepper, and beef stock. Sounds spicy.
Ohta: I also have information from Doc Hattori; he tells me he plans to use cornish game hens and some spinach. We can also see various mushrooms over on Doc's side. I will try to get a look at those. Back to you.
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." - Robert Byrne
Post by ironchefcanadian on Mar 8, 2007 10:13:52 GMT -5
Michiba: "I'm surprised that Himura-san doesn't have tomatoes out, but otherwise it looks like the American-style chili's going to be his main dish. It'll be hard to incorporate the bamboo in any meaningful way, unless he decides to turn the bamboo shoot into a bowl for presentation, so he's got his work cut out for him.
"And Hattori-sensei's mushroom strategy also makes sense. I think I mentioned before that mushrooms containe glutamate, and that's especially true of shiitake mushrooms, which I see he's got out on the board. They'll really help in bringing out the flavor of the shoots. He's also got enoki mushrooms out -- you see those with the really small heads and the string-like stalks? They're used as a garnish, especially for ramen. Spinach is also a common topping for ramen, so I wouldn't be surprised if a soup becomes part of Hattori-sensei's offering."
Post by ironchefcanadian on Mar 8, 2007 12:22:55 GMT -5
Michiba: "It looks like Hattori-sensei's preparing a sansho-leaf sauce. That's a traditional accompaniment for bamboo shoots, especially for dishes made in spring when the really young shoots, or takenomo, are in season. You boil the shoots and add this sauce on top, with some of the leave on the side for garnish.
"Now Fukui-san, traditionally you use miso paste and sake for the sauce, so it'll be interesting to see if Hattori-sensei uses a variation on this.
As for the challenger . . . it does seem like his crew's a bit in over their heads right now, doesn't it Chai-dono?"
Post by ironchefcanadian on Mar 8, 2007 12:28:29 GMT -5
Michiba: "Oh, and incidentally, there are two reasons why you want canned tomatoes rather than fresh ones. First, tomatoes aren't in season in Japan right now, and second, the tomatoes are already pre-cooked during the canning process, so it will be a time saver for Himura-san."