VOTE: An Iron Chef Italian Dish Showdown — Rival Recipes

by in Shows, October 27th, 2012

NIC rival recipes gnocchi vs. perciatelliA little friendly competition never hurt anyone and the newest season of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption is sure to have plenty of it.

With just eight days until the premiere (Sunday, November 4 at 9pm/8c), FN Dish decided to heat things up and start the competition early. Starting today and continuing each week, editors will present two chefs with their corresponding dishes in what’s called Rival Recipes. Fans will then pick their favorite dish in a poll: the winner gets bragging rights and fans get two delicious recipes (it’s a win-win situation for the reader).

First up are the two newest Iron Chefs: Chef Marc Forgione (Season 3 winner) and Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Season 4 winner), who is also a judge this season. Both chefs have mastered and revolutionized American-style cooking and here they offer two classic Italian dishes.

We’re pitting Chef Forgione’s Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage (from Food Network Magazine) against Chef Zakarian’s Perciatelli With Bolognese. Dumplings versus spaghetti. White sauce versus red sauce. Which will you choose? Vote below.

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Comments (5)

  1. Italian Dish says:

    I adore noodles with red sauce, grew up on the stuff like everyone, but I like the simplicity of the dumplings, butter & sage. This is a great vegetarian dish as well. Thanks for the recipes.

  2. A. Margie says:

    I SURE HOPE CHEF ESTES WILL BE ON NICR…… LOVE HER LOVE HER LOVE HER.

  3. Wow, wonderful blog format! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you make running a blog look easy. The full glance of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

  4. Sous Chef B says:

    Yes, its true that pasta and meat-sauce is THE quintessential Goomba grub. But, I agree with the other commenter that the simplicity and lightness of the gnocchi with butter and sage is MUCH more appealing to my pallet than the heavy pasta and red sauce.

  5. Sharon M says:

    I think it would be great to have another woman Iron Chef. Someone to give Cat Cora a run for the money. Personally, I would like Amanda Fritag to nail it. Alex is my second choice. HOWEVER…
    The culinary field seems to be male dominated so I guess we'll see tonight! (-:

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