I’m not sure whatÂ culinary mischief you were getting yourself into last night, but I hopeÂ you caught the battle ofÂ Mario BataliÂ & Rachael Ray against Bobby Flay & Giada de Laurentiis on Iron Chef:Â America.
The surprise ingredinet was cranberries, a food we rarely see beyond the Thanksgiving holiday.Â At the start of the event, Mario gifted the judges with cranberry Bellini’s in order to tempt their appetites.Â A little bribe, Mario?
At first Mario & especially Rachel looked a little flustered as the one-hour timed cooking spectacular went underway while Bobby & Giada appeared calm & in control.Â But by the end of the Kitchen Stadium half, it was Rachel who was quickly adapting to the fast paced culinary environment, as the judges were way more impressed with the plating & taste of Ray’s food compared with de Laurentiis’.
By the end, Rachel Ray & Mario Batali held the Iron Chef crown & I’m sure Rachel has sworn never to sign on for this type of cooking ever again!
Let’s see, for another Food Network segment let’s see Paula Deen vs Ina Garten!