So growing up we all had idols im pretty young 24 and grew up watching morimoto, julia child, jaques pepin, ramsey,micheal roux etc. So if you could battle it out one on one with one or these guys/girls who would it be? For me it would be Chen Kenichi, I remember being so inspired by him as a young adolesent. I have never in my lire seen such an amazing display of culinary activity as his battle foie gras against a tour d'argent exécutive chef(his name escapes me). I have no doubt watched that episode on YouTube no less than a dozen times. Which suprised me given his deep concentration into szechuan cuisin(his father is basically the father of it) if mememory serves me right. That aided deeply in my love of fusion cuisin and had led to some of my favorite culinary advenures i.e. osso bucco potstickers and several asian and african themed corn beef and cabbages. Anyways end rant curious what others say.