Whether you’re looking to improve your cooking skills or simply looking to watch some friendly competition, Iron Chef America is the place to go. Tonight’s episode is the fifth of the 13th season, and will air on the Food Network at 10pm ET/PT.
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Tonight’s episode will feature Boston chef Douglass Williams vs. Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. The judges are Ming-Na Wen and John T. Edge.
It’s only fitting that Williams competes on Father’s Day, considering he is a new Dad; he and his wife gave birth to their twins, Raffa and Lev, four months ago.
Interestingly enough, Williams’ wife went into labor as he was gearing up to fly to LA to compete on the show. Speaking to Boston.com in an interview, Williams recently said, “All of my dreams felt like they were coming true in the same week.” It was as he was preparing to board his flight that his wife called saying she was heading to the hospital. He asked if he should still go, and she said, “yes”.
Williams taped the episode for Iron Chef, and flew home. Three days later, his sons were born. Speaking about the experience, he tells Boston.com, “I’ve already won. Being on the show, getting the advice I’ve gotten, meeting the people I met, having that experience. That’s what Alex told me: You’ve already won.”
Alex Guarnaschelli, Williams’ competitor tonight, is the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurant. She has appeared on a number of Food Network shows, including Chopped, Iron Chef America, All-Star Family Cook-off, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
In 2008, Guarnashcelli was named the host of the Food Network’s The Cooking Loft with Alex Guarnaschelli. She also appeared as a judge on an episode of Chef Gauntlet.