Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010.11.08 — Can You Cut the Ketchup? Condiment Fushigi

On Sunday, I watched 'Transformation,' which is Episode 4 (of Season 3's) 'Next Iron Chef.'
From the Food Network (Ca)'s web page, here's the description:
Airing: Sunday, November 7, 2010

In this episode, the remaining 7 chefs undertake the Chairman's charge of TRANSFORMATION. In the Secret Ingredient challenge, the secret ingredients are American condiments and sauces like ketchup, ranch dressing and mayonnaise. The chefs have 30 minutes to transform these condiments into a dish of their choosing.

This morning at work I heard my friend NR talking with his daughter via the phone. From hearing his side of the conversation he was being taken to task for having taken with him to work the left over pizza from the previous night's supper. M had expected to have it for her lunch. In his humorous way, he told her that she could improvise a pizza by taking 'a bagel, cut it in half, pour ketchup onto the halves and then cover that with cream cheese. Voila — instant pizza.' From NR's laughter and comments, this completely grossed M out.

Later I asked N if he watches 'The Next Iron Chef.' 'No,' he said. 'Ever?' 'No.' So I explained to him that the reason I asked him was because their challenge on Sunday was to  transform everyday condiments into unrecognizable food, with one of those condiments being, of course, ketchup.

But what makes this funnier, is that I do not recall what the ketchup chef did with the ketchup!

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