Behind the Scenes of The Next Iron Chef Culinary Edition

By: Sarah De Heer

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Rival Chef Amanda Freitag hugs fellow safe Rival Chef Elizabeth Falkner after the for the "White Bread" as seen on Food Network's Season 5.

Photo by: Eddy Chen/Creel Films ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen/Creel Films, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

NIC Season 5 Behind the Scenes 03:06

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Season 5 of The Next Iron Chef.

Wonder how the food for Episode 1 of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption got on the beach? What about the unforgettable auction episode with calf heads, a giant mortadella and paiche fish that sent Chef Falkner home? Or how about what happens to all the leftover food? The culinary team at Food Network gives fans a peek at what it's like on set from a food perspective. Click the play button above to watch exclusive commentary from Alton, Simon and Geoffrey, too.

Fun facts The Next Iron Chef: Redemption Kitchen Set includes
  • 194 Pots and Pans
  • 754 Plates, Bowls, Glasses and Accessories of Various Shapes and Sizes
  • 14 Blenders Plus Extra Carafes
  • 18 Whisks
  • 30 Tongs of Varying Sizes
  • 4 Meat Grinders
  • 145 Spices, Chemicals, Dried Herbs, Chile peppers, etc.
The most used spices include
  • Chile Varieties
  • Fennel
  • Cumin
The most used supplies and products are
  • Paper Towels
  • Olive Oil
  • Bacon
  • Bread

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Caption this photo of Alton Brown from the final battle between Chefs Lee Anne Wong and Duskie Estes on Food Network's Next Iron Chef Road to Redemption.