Secret Ingredient Scam
I spent my Sunday night watching FoodTV's new show, Iron Chef America
. I've long been a fan of the original Japanese Iron Chef
, but I quite liked Food TV's adaptation of it. However, I was upset to read in this NY Times article
that the 'secret ingredient' presented to the chefs at the beginning of the competition isn't that secret after all:
Both teams are readier for the challenge than most viewers realize. They have come to Kitchen Stadium knowing that they will be cooking with one of two ingredients, striped bass or buffalo, a choice negotiated in advance with the network.
Hmm. Instead of calling it the 'Secret Ingredient' perhaps they should call it the 'Previously Negotiated and Agreed Upon Ingredient'.
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