November 16, 2001 |
Attention, "Iron Chef" fans: Someone moved our cheese. Rest assured, the campy original series from Japan is still on the Food Network, Fridays through Sundays. But, sadly, tonight's premiere of "Iron Chef USA" (9 p.m. UPN), set in Las Vegas, is a hollow shell of the cult classic. Start with the basic ingredients, good ones all: An eccentric zillionaire assembles a stable of four Iron Chefs, representing different cooking styles, to battle in a kitchen stadium.