Senin, 04 Januari 2010

Super Chef Battle Food Network - Comerford Flay Won

First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged Iron chefs Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse to a Super Chef Battle at the White House. The Iron Chef stars will be pitted against White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, and Bobby Flay. The two-hour special will premier Sunday January 3rd, 2010 at 8pm. In true Farm-to-Table style, the challenge will involve creating a meal for America with the White House Kitchen’s local produce.

This Iron Chef Battle should be interesting to watch considering chef Comerford’s refreshing view on simple cooking. “Trends come and go,” says Comerford. “A few years back, you had this all-molecular gastronomy. I think it’s really just simplicity and freshness. It’s so simple that whatever’s seasonal, whatever’s out there. Food should taste as good as the raw ingredient. You should be able to get spinach and not put anything on it because if it’s a good product, you cannot mess it up unless you’re really a bad chef….Preparation is secondary.”



White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford

White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford is a Filipina. Yes, she is a Pinay. Cristeta Pasia Comerford (born 1962) has been the White House Executive Chef since 2005. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Filipino descent. Comerford appeared on an episode of Iron Chef America, originally broadcasted on January 3, 2010. She was teamed up with Bobby Flay and competed against a team of Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali. Comerford and Flay were triumphant.