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Cooking Competitions: All the Rage, Even in Houston

Cooking competitions seem to be all the rage these days. From Food Network shows like Chopped and the long-running series Iron Chef, to reality series like Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef, millions enjoy watching chefs of varying skills try to prepare pleasingly edible dishes under time constraints using odd ingredients. But it’s not just […]

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Cooking competitions seem to be all the rage these days. From Food Network shows like Chopped and the long-running series Iron Chef, to reality series like Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef, millions enjoy watching chefs of varying skills try to prepare pleasingly edible dishes under time constraints using odd ingredients.

But it’s not just made-for-TV. Similar competitions have sprung up across the country, including here in Houston. We learn more from Eric Sandler, who covers the bar and restaurant scene for CultureMap Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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