There’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to Netflix’s “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.” In this case, the more culinary experts, the better, as the beloved cooking competition returned in a new format on June 15.
Much like the original Japanese “Iron Chef” and the American versions, “Iron Chef America” and “The Next Iron Chef,” the series follows a competitive format in which up-and-coming cooks challenge the show’s pro Iron Chefs. In each episode, rising and pro chefs use the same secret ingredients or themes to create a dish that will be judged by a panel, with winning contestants advancing to the final episode to face off for the title of Iron Legend. Alton Brown and Mark Dacascos return as co-host and theatrical Charmain respectively, while “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish joins as co-host. This season also introduces five new Iron Chefs: Gabriela Cámara, Dominique Crenn, Ming Tsai, Curtis Stone and Marcus Samuelsson.
Kish, Dacascos and Tsai sat down with Character Media for a series of rapid-fire questions before the premiere of the Netflix series. Some of their answers may surprise viewers, as these foodies share their cooking tips, their guilty pleasure fast-food orders and the most unexpected ingredients hidden in their fridge. On a more serious note, the trio also discussed the importance of diversity in this season of “Iron Chef,” and how representation has played a big part in their journeys through the culinary world.
Catch the full interview above and watch the full series “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” now streaming on Netflix!