Hmm. No one seems to like the shows I like judging from my past few threads. LOL That's ok. I'll try another one I'm also surprised no one's talked about.
Sunday's Iron Chef America: Battle Zucchini (though I think they should have called it summer squash myself).
Thought it was one of the better ones. A difficult dish to bring out to the forefront.
I thought Hamilton was excellent. Amazed at her composure during the competition, though after she was like wow that was rough.
Thought they both came up with interesting dishes. Thought Bobby Flay, known for his big bold flavors was able to work with something so delicate (compared to a side of Bison, for instance) and do such a nice job. Ruhlman thought the same thing.
And such a close battle. I think the taste was either tied or one point off and she had three more points than he on originality, so if she hadn't done that odd thing in the glass, it could have been a tie.
All in all I think the best battle since the Battle Rice one with Batali a couple months back.