The Bay Area is representing well so far on this season of Iron Chef America, with Dominique Crenn besting Michael Symon a few weeks back. On Sunday, September 5, Meadowood executive chef Christopher Kostow takes his turn, marking his second national TV appearance in a month. As he tells Food Gal today, “It’s good exposure, especially when you have a restaurant in Napa that’s off the beaten path. I didn’t miss any time in my kitchen, either, which was important to me.” We’re a little worried for him however, but maybe we’re just reading into his hints about the secret ingredient: “It was an ingredient I don’t like eating at all. I never have. But it’s very versatile. It’s often used in pastry or in a sweet realm.” He also says it would never really have a place at Meadowood. We’re stumped. Have they done kumquats before?
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