If you do not know what this means, I suggest you use the search, impetuous fools.
If my memory serves is almost a year ago when first I donned the crimson sparkled robe of Chairman Kaga for the epic battles here in Kitchen stadium.
We have seen both spectacular culinary excellence, and mediocrity in the extreme (remember my eggs?) Though I had thought to hang out sparkly robe for good, I have been called back for one final battle.
Today I received the following email:
Shortly thereafter I received an email from Iron Chef Fenris, but it was in the form of a song parody, and I won’t iflict it upon you, as it went to the tune “I am Woman.”
After careful consideration I have decided to pick up the mantle and hold a new battle between these two, provided they are both willing, and check in, and provided that five judges also check in.
The rules will follow the previous two Iron Chef contests. If you wish to be a judge please review those threads. Search for “Iron Chef” in the subject line in MPSIMS.
The Chefs work very hard posting recipes and deserve timely criticism and scores.
My plan is to post the secret ingredient this Friday at 10:00PM, immediately after the close of Iron Chef America hosted by the great William Shatner provided the Chefs and judges are agreable. They will then have 48 hours to post their recipes, and the judges will have 48 hours to post their detailed commentary and email their scores.
I volunteered to judge in the other thread, so I’ll check in here. I’m representing the ‘everyman’ - my culinary tastes are not quite as refined as those on the show so if you pick something like foia gras (which I never heard of before watching Iron Chef on TV) I’ll be lost but I’ll try to provide comments that seem both witty to myself and lame to the rest of the SDMB community.
I would like to be considered for judgeship. My only culinary qualifications would be owning a set of those nifty canapé cutters and a lemon zester, but I have been told that I know my way around a kitchen.
Chairman Scylla, many thanks to you for coming just so the other two previous Chairpeople may go head to head in an epic battle for me to reclaim my title as SDMB Iron Chef. I can’t let anyone hold that title for long.
Counting the hours before IC USA comes on
As a prior judge, I am thrilled to see another Iron Chef thread, especially one involving JavaMaven and Fenris. Not to be missed. Unfortunately, this weekend is very bad for me. I cannot be counted upon for sure to be a judge, but if my visiting sister/dinner party/child’s ear infection/work/sleep allows for the extra hours of time necessary to do a fair job judging, I will attempt to post. However, don’t count on me.
Good Luck to both chefs, although with your skills in the kitchen, you don’t need luck.
I see we have our 5 judges. Excellent. If for any reason you feel that you will not be able to post your commentary and email me your scores before the deadline, which will be 10:15PM EST on Tuesday, please let me know.
Remember each Chef will receive a possible 20 points. 10 for taste. 5 for creativity. 5 for presentation.
Iron Chef and challenger will have 48 hours from the time of this post to present their final menus.
Any questions or problems, please let me know immediately.
Now, on to the unveiling:
I have thought long and hard about what to offer these Chefs. All too easy to go with a mere turkey, or Venison, or Corn.
I hearken back to my childhood years on my Grandfather’s boat. We’d go out with rakes, or even wading barefoot if the water was still warm, all for the goal of that most subtle and delicious bottom dweller.
I present you with:
We have Long-necks, and Cherrystones ranging in size from thumbnail small, to softball large. We have the Geoduck of the Pacific North. We have Steamers, and even the Giant clam of the South Pacific, whose shell is large enough to hide a man.
What we do not have are scallops, mussels, or oysters. This is a pure clam battle.