Monday, October 1, 2012

Nothing less than reality: The Next Iron Chef On The Food Network

If you want to see real people doing real things, only with the difference that all their moves are followed by the camera, reality TV is meant just for you. If you want to see some rough competition in the kitchen and see people creating delicious meals or simply failing in it, you might want to check out The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, where the participants have all already managed to fail winning a show, but have been brought back and given the second chance to become a member of the Iron Chef culinary society.

With the main judges panel consisting of Donatella Arpaia, Geoffrey Zakarian and Simon Majumdar, and only 9 contestants already announced, the show will start long before the official premiere. While the show premieres on November 4th, the selection process of the tenth cast member will start already on October 12th and will continue until October 26th. The tenth cast member is chosen through a web-exclusive "Road to Redemption" tournament. Competing for the tenth slot are Duskie Estes, Robert Trevino and newcomers Lee Anne Wong and Madison Cowan.

"Our web-exclusive  'Road to Redemption' tournament adds a whole new layer to The Next Iron Chef experience," said Bob Madden, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Digital – Food Network Category, Scripps Networks Interactive. "This online exclusive will give our audience more of the content they crave and the opportunity to witness more excitement and energy from these skilled competitors. is thrilled to play a part in selecting the tenth competitor for this season's cast."

Other competitors are Nate Appleman, Jehangir Mehta, Elizabeth Falkner, Amanda Freitag, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Spike Mendelsohn, Marcel Vigneron and Tim Love.

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