Michelle Obama hosts Iron Chef America tonight


First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting her signature healthy eating initiative on Iron Chef tonight with a fresh vegetable challenge. The secret ingredient is anything the contestants can gather from the White House garden. White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, a holdover from the Bush administration, is teamed with Bobby Flay against Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, poor thing.

The show won’t be available to 3.1 million local Cablevision subscribers. Cablevision and Food Network producers Scripps Network are still in negotiations over Scripps’ request for an increased fee per viewer (there’s a lot of that going around). The Food Network and sister channel HGTV have been pulled from Cablevision. As of Friday, Cablevision said they had no plans to revisit that decision.

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