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Throw down the gauntlet: Food Network favorite returns with high-stakes search for new Iron Chef

Competitor Stephanie Izard in "Iron Chef Gauntlet"

This season's competitors in "Iron Chef Gauntlet"
It's been a long wait, but the lights are flickering back to life in Food Network's famous Kitchen Stadium, and for the first time since they went dark in 2013, audiences can once again hear those magic words that kick off every episode of "Iron Chef America": "Allez! Cuisine!" That's right, the show that began as a Japanese sensation and became one of Food Network's biggest hits is back, albeit in a somewhat different form. "Iron Chef Gauntlet," premiering Sunday, April 16, brings host Alton Brown ("Cutthroat Kitchen") back to the beloved show to oversee the heated culinary battles and discover whose cuisine reigns supreme. Fans of the old "Iron Chef America" should remember it well: Eac...