Simon Says: Judge Simon Majumdar's Best One-Liners from The Next Iron Chef: Redemption

On Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, judge Simon Majumdar doesn't try to hide his approval of or frustration with rivals' dishes. Check out some of his best praises and constructive critiques said to date on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption.
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British Slang

When Chef Love presented the judges with crispy kale after having received flack for serving raw kale earlier, Simon told him, "That's a bit of an up yours, as we say in England."

Home Cooks Take Note

Simon warned Chef Mendelsohn against the use of a melon baller in such a serious cooking competition, "We are talking about becoming The Next Iron Chef, not The Next Home Dinner Party Cook."

Caribbean Flair

This was the breakfast cereal-inspired dish from Chef Vigneron that Simon deemed "an accident in a tiki bar."

Personal Chef

Chef Freitag's canned corned beef-based offering was so good that Simon told her, "You're making food that just makes me want to carry you off so you can be my chef forever and ever and ever."

Culinary Exorcism

"Maybe have to get a priest in to exorcise my mouth," he wondered after tasting Chef Vigneron's too-salty acqua pazza with clam cakes.

Seeing Green

"I think it kind of looked like you'd put Kermit in a blender," Simon told Chef Guarnaschelli, speaking of this spiced ham-based ravioli with peas and pesto.

When Higher Powers Aren't Enough

"A blessing from the pope wouldn't have saved this mousse," he noted after tasting Chef Appleman's mortadella mousse.

Unhappy and He Knows It

After it was revealed that Chef Appleman had been chosen to compete in the Secret Ingredient Showdown, Simon told his fellow judges, "He is not a happy bunny."

Cursed Union

"Fruit and seafood is a marriage made in hell," Simon said of the culinary odd couple of clams and strawberries.

Culinary Nursery Rhymes

Speaking of Chef Vigneron's roasted lamb, Simon reflected, "If that had been any more undercooked, it would have been following Bo Peep around."

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