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Redemption Journals: Chef Jehangir Mehta

Chef Jehangir Mehta was the sixth rival chef eliminated on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption. Flip through his personal scrapbook photo journal to relive the most-memorable moments from his time on the show.
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Jehangir Mehta

Jehangir Mehta is the chef and owner of Graffiti and Mehtaphor restaurants in New York City. After falling to Iron Chef Jose Garces in the finale of The Next Iron Chef Season 2, it was his goal to finally earn the coveted title this season, but ultimately he was eliminated in the sixth episode.

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Thoughts From Chef Mehta

Each rival was given a journal to use during the competition, and Chef Mehta filled his with recipe ideas, notes about the challenges and to-do lists to follow while cooking.

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Buffalo 2.0

In the season premiere, Chef Mehta was given a final opportunity to redeem himself with buffalo, the ingredient that cost him the finale win in Season 2. He wrote to himself, "I deserve to win," and although his duo of buffalo offerings wasn't the best dish of the day, he did achieve redemption.

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Week-Two Win

This is the standout falafel-inspired dish that earned Chef Mehta his first win of the competition. Simon Majumdar called the plate "pretty glorious," and Iron Chef Zakarian added that he was "very impressed" with it.

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