Cat Cora, the first female winner of competition cooking show Iron Chef, recently sat down for a Q&A session on Reddit and answered all of our burning questions about cooking. (She also dished about what goes on behind the scenes on Iron Chef.)
"The toughest Iron Chef ingredient I had were things that were not protein, like milk, coffee, butter, that you usually use within a dish, but they had to be the star of the dish. So those were the most challenging types of ingredients, versus chicken, or fish, or shrimp, something that's a protein. Who I lost to with the largest lead was Will Shriver, who used to be the White House chef at the time and he smoked me."