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Iron Chef: The Official Book

by Kaoru Hoketsu

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Like the show itself, strangely compelling. ( )
  sbszine | Apr 12, 2010 |
Yeah, I'm an Iron Chef junkie. The show just can't be beat for pure entertainment, and the book is as much fun as the show. ( )
  KApplebaum | Jan 17, 2010 |
Before i ordered this book I was not aware that there is more than one English language version. Therefore, these comments are for this version only.

While a book can never capture all the craziness that is the appeal of Iron Chef the TV show - the dodgy voice-overs, the quirky quips - this book does provide a lot of background information, on the chefs as well as the production of the show. For the geeks, there is a wealth of statistics, for foodies there are recipes, and there are also addresses for the Iron Chefs and some of the most famous challengers.

While some of the interviews/articles are a little hard to take seriously - how can you be so serious about such a wacky show? - you wouldn't expect the official book of the series to contain any dissenting voices. Overall, a good companion piece to one of the most entertaining shows on TV in the 20th century. ( )
2 vote ForrestFamily | Aug 21, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425180883, Hardcover)

Already a longtime hit in Japan, "Iron Chef" is taking over America-and this is the first and only official guide to "the culinary equivalent of the Friday night fights" (Orange County Register).

Each episode of this "oddly addictive"* show features a cook-off between one of the valiant Iron Chefs and a guest chef bold enough to challenge him. With pro-wrestling style theatrics, bad dubbing, and high-intensity plate-by-plate commentary, "Iron Chef" has boiled over into a bona fide phenomenon.

The book-first published in Japan but with added material for the American audience-features full-color photos, an episode guide, recipes, interviews with all the Iron Chefs, and much more. The heat is on...and the fans' mouths will be watering for this authentic insider's guide.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:43 -0400)

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