Two years ago, a fan’s fantasy became reality, in a form never seen before: the Iron Chef Collection, a giant video repository. The motivation for spending his fortune to create the Iron Chef Collection was to encounter new, original, rarely seen episodes, which could be called true artistic creations.
To realize his dream, he secretly started downloading the top episodes of various styles of cooking. And he named his downloads the Iron Chef Collection. The invincible site of culinary videos.
The Iron Chef Collection is the arena where episodes and videos await to be downloaded by master fans from around the world. Both the ICC and the fans have unlimited time to tackle their favorite Iron Chef episodes. Using all of their bandwidth, hard drive capacity, memory, they are to watch episodes never seen before. And if an episode not aired on Food Network becomes available for download, it will gain the people’s ovation and fame forever.
Every download, reputations are on the line in the Iron Chef Collection, where fans pit their favorite episodes against each other. What inspiration does today’s downloaded episode bring? And when will the ICC update? The heat will be on!
That’s right. The Iron Chef Collection launched two years ago today.
For those of you who don’t know the story, a small group of people from the now defunct Stage6 started this site as a place for Iron Chef fans to feed their Kitchen Stadium addiction. I haven’t talked to any of the Stage6 admin crew in quite a while, but without them, this site would not ever have started, so I truly appreciate their efforts to help get this place off the ground. A huge thank you to my original site co-founders Hendrix and Lostbabee. Also, a big thank you to episode reviewer Rodney Schroeter, article contributor William “Blissey” Raymer, episode contributor DoomTurtle, and episode contributor Anonymous Donor. (If I forgot anyone, please let me know and I will gladly add you to the list.) I also very much appreciate all of you who have made a financial contribution to the site. While I can honestly say the site isn’t going anywhere in the foreseeable future, your contributions certainly do make it easier for me to keep it going strong.
I still have a few Japanese language episodes from 1997 to add in the coming weeks. And I will continue to beat the internet bushes in an attempt to track down even more Iron Chef episodes that haven’t been seen in years.