I know the site has become essentially an archive and not offering anything new of value in a while. It is approaching the time to renew the domain name and the hosting for another year. Do people still use the site? Do you want me to keep it going? I have no problem doing so, but I want it to be because the Iron Chef community thinks it is a valuable resource for them and for new fans.
I’d gladly appreciate any thoughts, concerns, suggestions that you may have.
UPDATE 11/27: It has been renewed for another year. (I will renew the domain next for 2 years when it is up next month.) I appreciate all who said they wanted to chip in to offset the costs, but I don’t want anybody to feel like they need to do that to keep the site up and going. (Of course, I’m not going to turn it down either. ) I hope you all continue to enjoy the site.
Hi, everybody. 久しぶりですね。
The site (domain, hosting, etc.) has been renewed for another year. So, continue to watch/download your favorite episodes. (I know I have at least a couple of episodes on a hard drive somewhere that I have not posted. I’ll do my best to find them and get them up before Thanksgiving.)
He was a challenger twice and several chefs he trained competed in Kitchen Stadium as well.
Ep108 – vs. Michiba
Ep201 – vs. Michiba
Beyond Kitchen Stadium – Shu and Kandagawa cook for former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi
Sgt. Pepper taught his band to play. No, that’s not it. Let me try again.
It was 20 years ago today, October 10, 1993, that Chairman Kaga opened Kitchen Stadium and the world was first introduced to Ryouri no Tetsujin. We were lucky enough to have been able to get our hands on that first episode (and the next 20 or so that followed it) earlier this year.
Thank you Iron Chef for 20 great years.
(I’ll have a few more non-FN episodes posted in the next day or so, including a couple of 85 minute versions.)
(This one’s a personal post from me. I’ll be back to the “regularly scheduled” Iron Chef posts later this week. –Keith)
March 11, 2011, 2:46 PM.
Today marks the two year anniversary of the 2011 Touhoku Earthquake and Tsunami. I remember staying up all night watching pictures/video of the devastation and just staring at the screen not believing what I was seeing. Buildings washed away in a matter of minutes. Families separated, wondering if they would ever see each other again (and the sad realization that many would not.) I can’t imagine what it would be like to go through something like that.
The earthquake was centered off the northeast coast of Japan. I visited Sendai on my trip last summer, but our schedule did not really leave time to get out to see any of the areas that had been hardest hit by the tsunami. I was able to meet a couple of guys who live in Sendai, Maynard Plant and Blaise Plant of the Japanese music group Monkey Majik, who stayed to help the community in the weeks that followed the disaster when they probably easily could have called their record company and said “get us out of here.” That’s one of the reasons I have so much respect for them and was so honored to have met them. I still get goosebumps when I watch the video for Blaise’s Take My Hand, which he wrote after the earthquake hit.
I saved a lot of videos of the events as they unfolded and in the weeks that followed. I’ll watch a few of them tonight. (It’s still weird to see the Music Station episode from one week later with no audience, messages of encouragement from the various musical artists between performances, and a heart wrenching PSA encouraging people to reassure their children that everything is OK and that they not alone.) I’d encourage you to send a thought/prayer/whatever-you-do for the people of Japan as they remember that day and hope they don’t ever have to see another one like it. がんばって日本
As you probably know, there is no new Iron Chef Yomigaeru episode from Japan again this week. The show is scheduled to return to the Japanese airwaves on February 15th. But don’t fear, Iron Chef fans, you won’t have to go the whole weekend without new content.
Check back Friday morning (US time) for a very special addition to the Iron Chef Collection. Trust me when I say you won’t be disappointed.