Preview: The Next Iron Chef

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The Next Iron Chef won’t air on the Food Network till Sunday night, but we’ve got a sneak preview of the premiere to share with you. Watch the video to see the look on Jehangir Mehta’s face when confronted with duck tongue and to hear the creepy intonations of host Alton Brown: “Run, chefs, run. Cook, chefs, cook.” Early predictions based on the entire first episode (which we’ve seen): Philly’s Jose Garces could win the whole thing, San Francisco transplant Nate Appleman will be “the bad guy,” and Donatella Arpaia and Jeffrey Steingarten abhor each other.