Dear Alton Brown,
I cheered when Food Network ran The Iron Chef Gauntlet. I grinned when Stephanie Izzard won against the Iron Chefs.
I love the new format for Iron Chef. The Iron Chef Showdown reduces the amount of time watching the Iron Chefs cook. With the possible exception of Morimoto (“he made a smoker out of ice?”), the chefs are not intrinsically interesting to watch while they are cooking. Splitting the competition into two speeds things up.
When are you going to bring back Cutthroat Kitchen?
P.S. In my estimation you are still the sexiest man on television, even if you have shaved off all your hair.
P.P.S. You’re right about the nutmeg.