I can't imagine Appelman as an Iron Chef. His personality is just not made for TV. Plus he always seems kind of, um, disturbed and not quite stable. I didn't watch the season in which Mehta first competed, but I recall something was said at the start of this season about Mehta being "the bad guy" on his first season. I don't care - I like him. Unlike Appelman, he is intense, but serene.