Channel Seven Announces An Australian Version Of Iron Chef
In the after glow of the Iron Chef Sakai appearing on Masterchef Australia, Channel Seven has announced they have bought the rights to Iron Chef.
The cult cooking show originally screened in Japan, and there is also a popular US version that you can see on Lifestyle Food.
The Daily Telegraph suggested Matt Preston for the role of Chairman Kaga, however Channel Seven said he “polarises” audiences.
Channel Seven are also on the hunt for three iron chefs. It will be interesting to see what cuisines they pick.
Firstly I think they should go for an unknown for the role for Chairman Kaga. But if they are looking for a face a person who has the right amount of flamboyance would be someone like Julie Zemiro. If Paul McDermott was not doing Good News Week he would have been fabulous for the role as well. Hopefully it won’t be Dicko.
For the Iron Chefs, I think they could have Shannon Bennett,because he was the last chef I saw on TV and that is how far my memory goes! Only joking I liked his style last night, relaxed but assertive, and he has the cooking credibility. There has to be an asian cuisine specialist, so either Tets, Shaun Presland, or Kylie Kwong. Personally I would go for someone less known. And just to drag in the viewers what about Adam Molenas?
Actually I wouldn’t mind seeing George Calombaris under a bit of pressure either. Oh and let Poh, as a challenger go head to head with someone as I think she would be well suited to the kitchen stadium environment.
By the way I know this show is not strictly reality TV but I will be covering it.