Chicago Chef Graham Bowles challenges Iron Chef Flay to a sweet battle. Can he hold his own in Kitchen Stadium, or will Chef Flay walk home the winner?
Challenger stats: Chef Bowles
Restaurant: Avenues at The Peninsula Chicago
Ideal secret ingredient: Foie gras
Interests: Politics, government
Culinary inspirations: Music, art, poetry, traveling
Ideal judge: Mathias Merges, Frank Bruni
Culinary secret weapon: Touch/finesse
Favorite restaurant: Cafe Salamera, Alinea, Hot Doug's
Favorite food: Laughing Cow cheese, macaroni & cheese, ramen noodles
Food you won't go near: Black licorice
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: Dog
Favorite food destination: I'm living in it! Chicago is on top right now.
Alternative dream job: President of the United States of America