Meet the Iron Chefs

Batali's secret weapons and other tidbits about the "Iron Chef America" cast.

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As "The Chairman," actor Mark Dacascos begins every "Iron Chef America" challenge by taking a big dramatic bite from an apple. Then, he uncovers the secret ingredient that forms the base for every dish prepared by the Iron Chef and the guest challenger. Skilled in the martial arts, Dacascos studied under his parents, former national martial arts champions. (Courtesy Food Network)
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