An Iron Chef Fans Diary, September, 2001

Saturday, September 1st, 2001
Main Ingredient: Sanma (River Fish on IC), Pacific Saury (SM)

Cooking Style: French vs. Japanese

Iron Chef: Hiroyuki Sakai    Challenger: Kazumi Nagayama

A rerun of August 10th. Everybody is getting tired of reruns.
We're waiting for the "new" battles.


Sunday, September 2nd, 2001
Main Ingredient: Lobster

Cooking Style: French vs. Californian

Iron Chef: Hiroyuki Sakai     Challenger: Ron Siegel
Repeating Siegel's victory over Sakai.


Tuesday, September 4th, 2001
We tripped a circuit breaker. The website computer won't restart.
I took it into the shop, it will be ten to twelve days before they can get to it.


Wednesday, September 5th, 2001
I set up Elaine's computer to work on the website.
Loading files from backup disks. You DO make backups don't you?
I received much encouragement from the Forum members.


Thursday, September 6th, 2001
I'm trying to organize my backup files and get them uploaded to the website.


Friday, September 7th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Duck (IC)  Wild Duck (SM)
Cooking Style: French vs. European, Japanese Style
Iron Chef: Hiroyuki Sakai   Challenger: Mitsuo Hazama

I cooked along and got four dishes. Hmm, tastes just like chicken.

Saturday, September 8th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Shanghai Cabbage (IC) Bok Choy (SM)

Cooking Style: Szechwan Chinese vs. Cantonese Chinese
Iron Chef: Chen Kenichi   Challenger: Hisao Yaginuma
Rerun of August 18th.

I tried to reload the website using Netscape Composer but it didn't work.

I'll have to install Frontpage on Elaine's computer.

Sunday, September 9th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Guinea Fowl (IC) Guinea Hen (SM)

Cooking Style: Japanese
Iron Chef: Hiroyuki Sakai   Challenger: Tomoji Ichikawa

I cooked along and made two dishes, still tastes like chicken.


 Brett - 07:46pm Sep 10, 2001 (5089.)  (posting on Iron Chef Fan Forum)


I, am finally entering into management of the largest restaurant in the world.

You know, we've served Billions, the sacred Golden Arches adorn our pathway.

OK, I start at McDonalds tomorrow at 9.

I have two recipes from the cook along GUINEA chicken. I'll have to send them later.

Sakai used carrot dressing on his GF salad ya know.

Several fans wished me well.


Tuesday, September 11th, 2001

I went to orientation at McDonald's at 8:00 a.m. Elaine went to work at the Cleveland

Hopkins Airport office of the Federal Aviation Administration.

A little before 9:00 a.m. my boss said he heard something on the news about an

airplane hitting a building in New York.  There was a television on downstairs.

We went to the basement and watched the terrible news.

About 10:30 Elaine came in and told me there was an airplane sixty miles away
headed toward Cleveland. The air traffic controllers in the Hopkins tower could hear

yelling and fighting on the cockpit. Elaine's boss had told her to go home.

The plane turned around and crashed in Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, September 12th, 2001

Neither of us had to go to work. We watched the news all day.


Thursday, September 13th, 2001

Elaine went in to the FAA office. The situation was very tense. There was a lot of yelling

in the conference room. All of the airports in the United States were closed.

I started working the grill at 11:00 a.m. on 49� cheeseburger day. I cooked about a

thousand hamburger patties the first hour I was there. They said I was really fast.

They asked me where I had cooked before. I told them I cooked at home. I told them

about Wooden Chef, but they didn't understand and I didn't feel like explaining.


Friday, September 14th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Foie Gras, Cheese, Rice, Anglerfish, Duck
Cooking Style: The Maverick of Japanese Cooking
Iron Chef: Rokusaboro Michiba  

Challengers: Yousei Kobayakawa (Foie Gras),

                     Hideaki Otakura  (Cheese),

                     Koichiro Goto (Rice),

                     Yasuo Kawada (Anglerfish),

                    Gianfranco Vissani (Duck)

                    Special: The Legend of Michiba


Saturday, September 15th, 2001
Main Ingredients: Kenichi; Prawns, Carrots   Sakai; Cod, Apples and Chocolate

Cooking Style:  Chinese and French
Iron Chef: Chen Kenichi and Hiroyuki Sakai

Challengers: Kenichi; Saito, Kiyoshi   Sakai; Yusei, Kondo  
The background of Iron Chef Chinese Chen Kenichi and

Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai; some of their greatest battles.

Sunday, September 16th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Spanish Mackerel

Cooking Style: Chinese vs. Japanese
Iron Chef: Chen Kenichi   Challenger: Mitsuo Harada
Rerun of July 14th


Thursday, September 19th, 2001

I called the computer repair shop. They couldn't find anything wrong with it and

demonstrated it rebooting correctly four times. When I took it home and set it up

it still didn't work. I called the help line and a very nice, patient man figured out

that I had too much wattage plugged into my new surge protector which was in              

one wall socket. I ran another surge protector box from another socket and split
the load, then everything worked. The new monster was probably the cause of   
the circuit breaker tripping.
People are saying that we should all try to get back to normal, so I went to work  

getting the website back into operation.

Friday, September 21st, 2001        The First of the "New" Battles ! 
Main Ingredient: Bamboo Shoots
Cooking Style: Szechwan Chinese vs. Kyoto Style Japanese

Iron Chef: Chen Kenichi   Challenger: Munetaka Takahashi of Ikumatsu Resaurant

Not exactly a great ingredient. The bamboo shoots were boiled for an hour before the battle

otherwise they would be too tough to eat. Takahashi only made three dishes, Chen-san beat

him with five dishes, including an artistic tortoise shell made of carved bamboo shoot.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2001
Main Ingredients: Maitake Mushrooms

Cooking Style:  Italian vs. Japanese
Iron Chef: Masahiko Kobe  Challenger: Takatsugo Sasaoka  
Hey, this is a rerun. What happened to the 52 "new" shows?

Ah! the telltale commercial says they will be shown on FRIDAYS!

Sunday, September 23th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Pen Shell Clams (Big clams with only a small edible part)

Cooking Style: Chinese vs. The Wizard of Japanese Seafood
Iron Chef: Chen Kenichi   Challenger: Takashi Shimamura
Rerun. The Challenger didn't focus on the theme ingredient very well.

                   Chen beat him with his original clam soup.


 * Brett - 09:08am Sep 26, 2001 (5309.)

Back to Normal, sort of

Well, I see everyone is getting back to normal, as close as Forum members can get.

As far as the news goes, Elaine's job at the FAA has been very interesting lately. They never were able to get the new air traffic computer network set up, remember that one. There is no money to completely rebuild the infrastructure of the airline system. There is lots of yelling in the teleconferencing room. As far as she knows, there was no Q33NY designation, sorry, someone made that up.

In other news, Woodenchef is back in operation. I could tell that people were looking because the hit counter started as soon as I got it working. New this time are Potatoes and Veal.

I like DJ's IC Tenn story, I can picture the Pork Shuttle making Hickory smoked Truffles.


Friday, September 28th, 2001      The Second of the "New" Battles.   
Main Ingredient: Lamb  
Cooking Style: First "Wave" vs. Third "Wave" of Neo-Japanese   
Iron Chef: Hiroyuki Sakai   Challenger: Mario Nakagawa

Nakagawa was Sakai's apprentice. He challenged his master and was beaten.

Saturday, September 29th, 2001
Main Ingredient: Porcini Mushrooms

Cooking Style:  Japanese vs. Italian

Iron Chef: Masaharu Morimoto    Challenger: Marco Molinari, an award winning pasta chef
A rerun of Molinari beating Morimoto. Last seen August 31st.


Sunday, September 30, 2001
Main Ingredient: Bamboo Shoots

Cooking Style: Japanese

Iron Chef: Masaharu Morimoto   Challenger: Tetsuo Hagiwara of Menoso Reataurant

Hagiwara beat Morimoto.



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