Iron Chef America
Not having a television means that my perusal of cooking programmes is, to say the least, limited. But at least I can find out about them on the internet and the playful online adverts for Iron Chef America – which include a yodeling catfish – certainly make me want to see this series although I’ve no idea when it will be screened in New Zealand.
I had heard a little about the original Japanese show, which comprised of a couple of chefs competing against each other and the clock to cook a meal featuring a mystery ingredient which is revealed at the beginning of each episode. Last year the Food Network (who recently made an appearance here, filming Anthony Bourdain at Savour New Zealand) made a very successful American version.