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Feds Try To Bust Iron Chef Contestant For His "Secret Ingredients"

The Times sat down with restaurateur and Iron Chef America contestant Susur Lee for their Frequent Flier column yesterday, and as it turns out, Lee, a Canadian, has had more than his fare share of problems bringing his culinary goods across the border. A few years back, Lee was en route to New York to film Iron Chef, with a bag stuffed with ingredients he wanted to use at Kitchen Stadium. Although everything was totally on the up and up, airport security was suspicious:

"I had a bag of special corn starch. Corn starch is white and powdery. Of course, it was assumed that it was something illegal. It didn’t help matters when the corn starch went flying everywhere when the bag was opened."

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