Real life he's not dead, just the character supposedly. That said, I think they did that schtick but then shortly afterward they did the United States Special I think when Flay first challenged Morimoto (here in his sliver gear from the Japanese version) and the infamous Flay on top of the chopping board incident.Originally Posted by live4romance;4115541;
Personally, I think they'd been better off with Tsai because as far as I know Morimoto doesn't compete much now and they need a fusion cook. I think Batali still cooks some, though people are more interested in challenging Flay (Bit controversial) or Cora (female) than they are any of the specific cuisine challengers.
I take it back - Morimoto was a favorite for a time, because he was on the Japanese version.
That said, this winner will be interesting - I rarely see Garces compete and Symon tends to be picked a lot.