• Paul Virant

I recently had a chance to pester Vie chef Paul Virant about whether he won his battle on Iron Chef America against Masaharu Morimoto, set to air this Sunday on the Food Network. The ease with which he brushed me off indicates the nondisclosure agreement he signed is onerous enough to ensure that if he broke it he’d be pickling beets in a subbasement of hell for all eternity.

But would you have a party if you lost?