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April 9, 2008

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Video Feature: Local chefs tout culinary creativity in UI’s ‘Iron Chef’ cookoff

With a handful of surprise ingredients, 15 minutes to prepare a recipe and one hour to cook, teams of local chefs contended in the UI’s "Iron Chef" cookoff April 4 at the Iowa Iowa Memorial Union. The cookoff was part of a daylong symposium called "Food, Ethnic Identities and Memory,” which included food-themed lectures throughout the day. The UI Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts sponsored the symposium, with cookoff co-sponsors IMU Food Services, Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance and Edible Iowa River Valley magazine.

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