One of my favorite television shows lately has been the American Iron Chef Series on Food Network.
It's not entirely my favorite style of cooking and includes a lot of "grilling" versus "low and slow" cooking, but it's amazing what these chef's are able to accomplish in an hour in front of an audience. If you haven't seen the show, you will surely want to check it out.
Meet the Iron Chef's
Schedule of upcoming American Iron Chef broadcasts:
Feb 5 Flay vs. Michelle Bernstein
Feb 19 Batali vs. Tamara Murphy
Feb 26 New Orleans Chef Battle
My favorite is Cat Cora. She is able to weave a little down-home into just about every dish she makes on the show. Her unique culinary background includes dishes that range from authentic Southern-American, to what I call "fu-fu" French, to Greek-Mediterranean. And the best thing...she usually manages to include all of these influences at the same time create some unique concoctions. She recently made a "bacon flavored ice cream" on the show.