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Fired up: 'Kitchen Inferno' is heating up Wednesday nights

A contestant as seen in “Kitchen Inferno”

A contestant and host Curtis Stone as seen in “Kitchen Inferno”
What is it about high-pressure cooking and high-stakes gambling that makes them go so well together? Is that a weird question? They're really not two things that traditionally go hand in hand, and yet if the incredible success of the Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen" has taught us anything, it's that there's a huge appetite for this unconventional melange. Alright, so "Cutthroat Kitchen" isn't really gambling -- the contestants aren't actually betting their own money, just the cash prize that they could potentially win. But it still adds a tense element to the Alton Brown-hosted show that would otherwise be absent. In a similar vein, the network's latest competition, "...