Alton Brown’s Favorite Battle, Traveling With Ties and Looking Forward to Next Iron Chef

by in Food Network Chef, October 28th, 2011

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This afternoon, Alton Brown took to Twitter for a live Q&A session with fans and Food Network. Alton touched on topics from Iron Chef America, to current food trends and this Sunday’s upcoming premiere episode of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs — find out what he had to say.

Question: How do you decide what tie to wear on Next Iron Chef?
Alton: I do dress myself and I must confess, I travel with about 30 ties so that I always have choices.

Question: Do you get nervous when you walk into Kitchen Stadium?
Alton: I have butterflies in my stomach every time I walk into kitchen stadium.

Question: If you could challenge one chef to a battle, who would it be and what secret ingredient would you have?
Alton: If I could challenge an Iron Chef, it would be Morimoto: Battle beanie-weenies.

Question: What has been your favorite Iron Chef Battle?
Alton: My favorite Iron Chef battle so far is Battle Yak.

Question: What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season of The Next Iron Chef: Super-Chefs?
Alton: I’m looking forward to sitting back and watching this season as an audience member. It’s gonna be a bumpy, but tasty ride.

Question: What is your favorite cookbook?
Alton: The 1962 edition of “Joy of Cooking.”

Question: What food trends are you really excited about right now?
Alton: As far as trends go, I’m excited about the increase interest in ancient cuisines, from Rome to Renaissance.

Tune in to The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs on Sunday, October 30 at 9pm/8c to watch 10 all-star chefs battle it out for a spot in Kitchen Stadium and the ultimate culinary title.


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