Normal Public Library Teens

Iron Chef Competition

Posted by Kristi on July 23, 2010

Our last special event for the summer reading program is almost upon us, and I’m really excited about this one.  We’re going to be doing an Iron Chef competition.  Don’t have a clue what Iron Chef is?  Here’s a brief intro:

Originally, Iron Chef was a crazy Japanese cooking show, famous in Japan for its flamboyant host Takeshi Kaga (known as the Chairman) and its timed cooking battles in which challengers faced a team of experts called the “Iron Chefs”, each team using the same secret ingredient to construct their dish.  Eventually, the show was picked up by the Food Network here in the U.S. and dubbed into English.  Now there’s also a U.S. version called Iron Chef America.  If you’re curious to know more, you can find tons of video clips of the show on YouTube, including this one from the original Japanese show, featuring a sushi battle.

And that’s what we’re hoping to recreate here in our own small way at the Normal Public Library!  Come to the library on Thursday, July 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 for a chance to compete for the title of Teen Iron Chef.  Contestants will compete in teams, with the theme for the evening being no-bake snacks.  You’ll have all kinds of materials with which to construct your masterpiece – and don’t forget the secret ingredient!  After the battle, each team’s creation will be judged by our panel, using three criteria: appearance, creativity, and of course, taste.  Only one team will be crowned the ultimate winners, and the competition will be stiff.

If this all sounds good to you, then hurry in to the library to sign up before time runs out!  We’ve got a limited number of spaces left.  Hope to see you all there next Thursday!

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