Iron Chef: Behind the Battle

Iron Chef: Behind the Battle

About the Show

Get an insider's look at what went into creating some of the most-storied battles to ever take place in Kitchen Stadium, and hear from the chefs who competed in them.

Host

Host

Alton Brown

Alton Brown’s flair in the kitchen developed early with guidance from his mother and grandmother, who nurtured his budding culinary talent, and which he skillfully used later “as a way to get dates” in college. Switching gears as an adult, Alton spent a decade working as a cinematographer and video director, but realized that he spent all his time between shoots watching cooking shows, which he found to be dull and uninformative. Convinced that he could do better, Alton left the film business and moved to Vermont to train at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. Soon after, Alton tapped all of his training to create Good Eats, a smart and entertaining food show that blended wit with wisdom, history with pop culture and science with common cooking sense. Alton not only wrote and produced the shows but also starred in each offbeat episode on Food Network; the series premiered in 1999.

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