Simon Says: Judge Simon Majumdar’s Best One-Liners From The Next Iron Chef

by in Shows, December 23rd, 2012

Simon Majumdar

There’s no question that this season of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption has been one of Food Network’s most-intense culinary competitions to date. After all, 10 superstar chefs have put their personal and professional reputations on the line — for a second time — in the hopes of making gastronomical history by claiming the only title that matters: that of The Next Iron Chef. Week after week rivals fall and their hopes at achieving redemption become crushed in an instant.

Despite the anxious, pressure cooker-like challenges and Showdowns in which the chefs inevitably find themselves, judge Simon Majumdar has managed to interject a host of witty, well-timed reactions and one-liners that delivered some of the smartest and flat-out funniest moments of the show. Among his best instances of constructive and comedic criticism have been his reaction to Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s use of an apparently juvenile melon baller — he quipped that “We are talking about becoming The Next Iron Chef, not The Next Home Dinner Party Cook” — and his judgment of Alex Guarnaschelli’s too-green spiced ham ravioli, which he deemed reminiscent of “Kermit in a blender.” These sharp, entertaining remarks have provided some of the most LOL-worthy moments of the season to date, and what makes them perhaps even more hilarious is that they’re coming from Simon, a notoriously no-nonsense judge with little tolerance for less than perfection.

Want to relive these top moments and more? Flip through this gallery to find all of Simon’s best Next Iron Chef one-liners, then tell us in the comments: Which of them is your favorite?

Don’t miss the finale of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption this Sunday at 9pm/8c.

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Comments (5)

  1. Flour Child says:

    "10 superstar chefs – in hopes of making history – for a second time -" Uh, Tim Love and Marcel were there for the first time? That means "Redemption" was not an accurate depiction of this lackluster season filled with mostly mediocre cooks. A true redemption would have occurred if the chosen chefs were previous runners -up. Some of these people didn't pass go. As for Simon's witticisms, he shouldn't leave his day job. He was hardly a comedian in the making except to the FN brass (& himself).

  2. mlp says:

    I'm a great fan of Mr. Majumdar. I think he's often hilarious. More importantly, I think he makes every effort to be as fair and impartial as possible. I can't taste the food so I trust his judgment when he gives his opinions.

  3. Guest says:

    Simon is a legend in his own mind.

  4. Natalia says:

    I dont think giada has to gudge anybody at all,her 10 min show sucks,she has no idea h ow to cook.the best gudge for chopped is Alex,no wonder she is iron chef,giada pretends she know something but in fact she just makes weird faces and smiles where it is not propriete.thank u for ur attention

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