Parents' Guide to

Iron Chef America

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun food battle features creative chefs and great food.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

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I started watching this after my 11 year old daughter found it on the food channel. She was already interested in cooking and this made her really excited about it. We like the action and the chefs passion for their work. We also enjoyed who will be the next iron chef.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The fun and high-energy series showcases how chefs combine humor and culinary genius to quickly create new flavors and sophisticated dishes. While the chefs are too busy to talk extensively about what they are doing while they are cooking, the commentators offer lots of information about the ingredients they are using. They also speculate about the recipes that are being put together.

There's lots of good-natured bragging and showing off, and on occasion a guest judge takes the competition a bit too seriously. But ultimately, the chefs featured here demonstrate a passion for cooking while having a good time doing it. It's definitely a great series that's mild enough for cooking fans to and foodies of all ages savor.

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