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With the new format of Iron Chef America, Chef Zakarian and Chef Symon were tied after both receiving a 12 for their first dish. The culinary curveball was then announced, in which the chefs had to incorporate peanuts into at least one of their dishes.
After the judges scored all of the dishes, Michael Symon received a total of 82 points (first dish, taste, culinary curveball, originality, plating), while Geoffrey Zakarian received 76 points. Pretty high scores for both of them, and Michael Symon lived up to his reputation. We have yet to see an upset in any of the battles so far.
Michael Symon will now compete against the winner of the Masaharu Morimoto vs. Jose Garces battle in two weeks. The winner of that battle will be the Champion of Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions.