Oh no! The appeal of Iron Chef to most Americans lies not in the content of the show, but the way it's produced for American television: especially the corny, poorly dubbed translations. Most people in America don't know who the celebrities on the judges' panel are, nor do we care; they're not why I watch the show. Although the cooking is impressive, I don't really tune in to find out how to make salmon gelato. It's the novelty of the show that draws me in, and there's no good way to reproduce that.
If we must exploit a successful foreign TV show, why can't we at least give it a new title; make it its own entity? Great show, I'd hate to see it spoiled.
eat less meat