'Chopped Season 1' on Serious Eats

'Chopped' Season Premiere Rechat

"I want to care more about these people, can't someone say something funny or bitchy or edgy?" —Ed Levine "Animal Crackers in My Soup." Trust me, all will become clear if you keep reading. Three of the Serious Eats gang sat down to watch the premiere of the new chef competition show Chopped. We chatted via IM about it as the episode unfolded. Adam: So from what I understand, it's four competitors each show, three courses, one chef eliminated with each course? So no recurring stable of contestants to whittle down over the season Ed: Yes, it's all about cooking, but I miss the artificially induced drama. Ted Allen is rather bland. It has some elements of Iron Chef and... More

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