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White House Garden Foods Used In Cooking Competition At The White House, Which Was Won By White House Chef!

'Chiffonade this shit or it's off to Guantanamo.'Persons familiar with the Iron Chef competition, which is a thing where cooks try to make whipped pike souffles with saffron mousse and venison dumplings in 20 minutes, were thrilled to find out that the White House would be somehow debase itself in conjunction with this competition last night on the teevee. So here was the deal: Michelle Obama invited four intrepid chefs to her House and demanded that they make a delicious meal for her using scraps from her magical garden. The entire affair was beneath the dignity of the White House, which in the past has hosted such luminaries as a soothsayer, a sweatered mummy, and a fornicating intern.

The contestants: White House chef Cristeta Comerford, a man called Bobby Flay, a large orange troll, and a Cajun hobbit. In the end, Comerford and Flay beat the troll and the hobbit by making a bunch of seafood dishes. (Question: RIGGED FOR THE HOME TEAM???) And this is exactly the way that the Philippines will quietly take over all of America: through healthful cookery involving lemongrass, fresh vegetables, and animals from the sea.

Filipina White House cook wins ‘Iron Chef’ [ABS-CBS North America]
Michelle Obama appears on ‘Iron Chef America'; ‘Worst Cooks in America’ premieres [Washington Post]

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  1. JMP

    It looks like they rigged it by teaming the White House Chef with Flay; Batali’s probably the worst of the American Iron Chefs.

  2. JadedDIssonance

    And when the Troll of Orangerie’s soufflé fell, a rousing chorus of “Off With His Head!” sprang up from the Corps of Press, to which the First Lady nodded sparingly and he was dragged to the Blue Room by his Crocs.

  3. Gopherit

    [re=488202]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: No. Soylent Green is made of people. Their secret ingredient was some stupid herd animal called a teabagger.

  4. Gopherit

    [[re=488197]JMP[/re]: Oh, no. Bobby “Where’s my chipotle” Flay is a talentless hack. The end.

  5. freakishlystrong

    I didn’t watch the Iron Chef, (though I love it), but the Iron alt text is the winner in my heart.


    Highlight of the show is when the Secret Service tackled Emil after spicing the entree with a “Bam!”.

  7. S.Luggo

    I disapprove. How will this stop our skies from being filled with testes-flaming Nigerian Yeminis? How?

    Unless ……

  8. Sleeves

    [re=488202]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Soylent Green (Greuu!) was the theme ingredient presented by Chairman Koji. The secret ingredient, IIRC, was confidence yes confidence and nothing more than a few spoonfuls of ordinary LSD.

  9. Terry

    I thought Batalli and Lagasse should have won, but then again I can’t stand even the mere sight of Bobby Flay. The White House Chef seems very nice and was highly capable. I did like how the three men seemed sort of blushy and school boyish in front of the White House and Michelle Obama.

  10. S.Luggo

    Have that Filipina cook and Michelle Malkin ever been seen in the same place at the same time?
    Just asking.

  11. Papas got a brand new teabag

    when Flay started his career, he used to say “chipoltee” like, non-stop. therefore he should die already.

    and that frosted-tipped food-clown Guy Fieri needs to stop saying “marzzzcapone”.

  12. Fuck Toad

    “It looks like they rigged it by teaming the White House Chef with Flay; Batali’s probably the worst of the American Iron Chefs.”

    Not only do you slander Batali, but you do so by ranking him under Bobby Fucking Flay? Those are fighting words, sirrah. May you drown in an endless sea of mango-chipoltey salsa.

  13. Paterlanger

    Maybe they can do this again soon and send in the guy that just won the competition to be the new Iron Chef. A skinny, slightly blue skinned fellow with a bit of a British accent…I think his name is Mong Daal. I believe in you Mong, I beleeeeeve!

  14. Terry

    One correction to the post. Emeril is actually a Portuguese hobbit who moved to New Orleans from New Bedford, MA.

  15. hockeymom

    [re=488234]Fuck Toad[/re]: Completely agree. Batali is the real deal and Emeril is under-appreciated (even Bourdain says so). Flay doesn’t come close.

    Thank god we didn’t get Paula Deen or Rachel Ray. (though, they’re not really “real” chefs).

  16. hockeymom

    [re=488253]Carrie_Okie[/re]: Now THAT would have been a show. He would have unclothed Michelle with his eyes within the first 30 seconds.

  17. Berkeley Bear

    [re=488197]JMP[/re]: BS. Flay is the absolute worst. He has exactly one note – BBQ and faux Mexican. The WH chef outclassed him by a mile. I suspect he’s only allowed on the show because he’s a big hack for the network – everyone else is better. Batali is a much more respected chef, his food knowledge is amazing, and he brings in things that hardly any chef in America uses (lardo is the food of the gods). Legasse can cook (even Bourdain has come around on that) but his one note approach – all NO, all the time – didn’t play to the secret ingredient of fresh and light. I also think the judging panel – 3 women, 2 of them superfit and the third high on veggies and gardens – favored the lighter approach of the Flay/Camerford.

  18. Berkeley Bear

    [re=488201]Leopolt[/re]: Sweet potato pie is, after all, a secret Afro-muslim plot to give whitey the itis and take over while we are all in a food coma. Especially once topped with browned meringue and a side of ice cream.

  19. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    How was the arugula?

    And it can’t be a real Iron Chef unless one of the judges is a member of the lower house of parliament.

  20. sarcasticusername

    i only have one thing to say about iron chef; bring back the original japanese version!

  21. Oh hell to the no

    I find White House Chefs being in the public eye just boorish. The Great Ronald Reagan’s jellybean farmer was never seen nor heard, also.

  22. not a witty name

    Did anyone else actually read that Time article on the Reagan’s astrologer? Best part:

    Since Reagan was born with Mercury in Capricorn, his “memory is excellent. Like the elephant, you never forget.”

    lololol, things written in 1988.

  23. schvitzatura

    Warty, slug-infested hell-mound rutabagas, artfully prepared by TV’s cuisi-tainment commis


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