Chef Marc Murphy challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?
Challenger stats: Chef Murphy
From: Grew up all over, now I live in New York City
Restaurants: Landmarc, Ditch Plains and Landmarc at Time Warner Center
Cuisine: French bistro, rustic Italian
Interests: Family, surfing, cooking, art, ballet and opera, motorcycle riding
Ideal secret ingredient: Bacon
Culinary inspirations: Traveling. I grew up all over Europe and each city I lived in (Rome, Genoa, Paris before I was 10) provided inspiration.
Ideal judge: Gale Greene, Ruth Reichl, Melissa Clark
Culinary secret weapon: My team
Favorite restaurant: Crispo, Extra-Virgin, A Voce
Favorite food: Grits with blood sausage and a fried egg
Food you won't go near: Coffee, okra
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: Goat eyeballs
Favorite food destination: Italy
Alternative dream job: Racecar driver, architect