With apologies to Anita Ward for using her song title, we present this week’s theme: Bell Pepper. Bell Pepper was the theme ingredient on four different occasions in Kitchen Stadium.
- The first time was back in the second season. Episode 235 – Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michba vs. Artur Rutter
- It was next used two years later for Nakamura’s second battle as an Iron Chef. Episode 413 – Iron Chef Komei Nakamura vs. Lin Kumbi
- We would not see Bell Pepper as the theme ingredient again until the final season of Iron Chef, and then we saw it twice. The first time was in early 1999. Episode 703 – Iron Chef Masahiko Kobe vs.Constantino Gemmoli
- The fourth and final time we saw Bell Pepper as the theme was in the second battle of the King of Iron Chefs Tournament. Episode 735 – Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai vs. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
New this week in the video database: Bell Pepper (703), Bell Pepper (735)
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