City Paper: The Next Iron Chef

Yesterday, Meal Ticket got a chance to jump in on a conference call with The Next Iron Chef America finalists Jehangir Mehta (NYC’s Grafitti) and Philadelphia’s own Jose Garces.  Following Sunday night’s exit of chef Seamus Mullen, only the secret ingredient (the Food Network preview clip makes it look like ribs) of Battle Imagination stands between one of these men and the job of Iron Chef. The chefs spoke on using strategy outside of cooking skills, how they feel about their portrayal on television and why peanut butter and jelly is as odd a pairing as fish ice cream.

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