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Alton Brown calls Top Chef a "sous chef kind of show"... then takes it back

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 8th 2009 1:02PM
Alton BrownGiven the popularity of the second-season opener of The Next Iron Chef, I figured it was a good time to pull out this interview I did with the show's host, Alton Brown, at the network's TCA party in July. It was definitely the tastiest party of the tour, as each Iron Chef contestant plied the critics with delectable morsels of their creativity at various stations.

In a bit of a surprise, one of the contestants, Amanda Freitag, was being assisted by her friend Ariane Duarte, one of the more popular contestants from rival program Top Chef's New York season (I was so flabbergasted by the turn of events, I snapped a pic of the two with my cell phone). When I pointed this tidbit out to Brown, his response was very interesting...

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The Next Iron Chef is sizzling

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 8th 2009 11:26AM
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Even though I watch a lot of programming on the Food Network, I have to admit I missed almost all of the The Next Iron Chef in season one. Last Sunday, the second season of The Next Iron Chef blasted off with the best ratings for a series opener in Food Network history. Over two million viewers, a 1.1 rating among adults 25-54.

Why the big jump? Well, I think a lot of other people are like me. On Sunday, before I switched over to watch pro football, I clicked on Food Network where they were showing a marathon rerun of the first season of The Next Iron Chef. It only took half an episode for me to kick myself for not having watched the whole first season when it aired. It was terrific.

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2009 Food Network Fall TV Premiere Dates

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 18th 2009 1:38PM
Bobby FlayUnpack your knives: Beginning next month, the Food Network will unveil a whole new plate of shows, including returning fare 'The Next Iron Chef,' 'Iron Chef America' and 'Down Home with the Neelys' -- plus new offerings such as 'Alex's Day Off,' featuring network veteran Alex Guarnaschelli.

Here's a taste of what to expect, courtesy of the Food Network.

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