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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
reality TV, and there are plenty of good shows around.“Dancing With the Stars,” “Real Housewives of
Anywhere,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “Top Chef” to name a few, but my
favorite Reality TV show of all time is gone.
Chef America,” but the original straight from Japan, “Iron Chef.”Several things made this show a classic.
the secret ingredient.The ingredient
was announced by the “Chairman” a millionaire who ran the cooking competition
in his own “Kitchen Stadium” all so he could sample the greatest cuisines from
around the world.His Iron Chefs
represented Italy, China, France, and Japan.All the chefs were from Japan.Challengers
came from around the world.
Iron chefs Italian, Chinese, Japan, and French
ingredient was never anything that sounded appetizing; never lobster, pasta, halibut,
or pork. The Chairman announced the secret ingredient with much fanfare,
ingredient…BLOWFISH balls!! Ugggh”
they grunt a lot in Japan, because virtually everything they say ends with “I think”
Next was the
dubbing.The show is all Japanese, so in
America they had to dub the dialog.Lips
moved, and the English that came out was never timed correctly and always
seemed to not quite fit.
was always an actress, a pretty little thing who weighed about seventeen
pounds.She would giggle after
everything she said.Her voice sounded
like she was about nine years old.The
Japanese to English never sounded quite right.
balls, very good I think, hi? Tee hee, tee hee, you know when I was a little
girl, we ate the balls all the time, I think…Tee hee, tee hee.”
always a judge who was a baseball player. His voice sounded like the Colonel in “A
Bridge Over The River Kwai” deep and guttural.
good, ugggh…blowfish balls pares very well with pasta. Iron chef Italian is
sure to make classic spaghetti and blowfish balls ugggh.”
actress has to add,
blowfish balls, but balls, you know, they seem so funny I think, tee hee tee hee.”
rings, and Iron Chef Chinese, Makahota, takes on French Chef Robeson.The galleries cheer every chop, pare, slice
and dice.The chefs had their pick of
every ingredient known to man to use in the blowfish balls challenge.
hour, time was up and the chefs presented several dishes to the judges.
prepare the blowfish balls with sea urchin roe, and salmon eyes…Ugggh! Enjoy please,
Chef always defeated the challenger; usually by a mere two points. I loved that show.
America” is ok, but it does not compare to the original. "The original very, very good I think…Ugggh!"