January 10th, 2006

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Iron Chef II

Oddly enough, the choice of ingredient for this battle proved a difficult one. I had wanted a winter vegetable, and was fully prepared to go forward with one until our last ingredient was pronounced difficult to work with because of its subtle flavors. Rather than swing to entirely the other extreme (because, let's face it, a little chipotle goes a long way...), I decided upon something I personally love working with. You have once again avoided The Great Pumpkin battle, and have instead moved into the world of aromatics.

The secret ingredient for this battle is:

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