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Foodies Get Game at 'Cook or Be Cooked!' Preview

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For those who are handier with a Wiimote than a spatula, the Food Network and Namco Bandai have an upcoming release for the Wii that might be of interest. "Cook or Be Cooked!" is a game designed to closely mimic real-life cooking actions (minus the tasty results...we're not that Jetsons yet!) using Food Network-approved recipes you can duplicate in your kitchen once you've mastered the game.

To preview the game, which is due out this fall, Iron Chef America's Michael Symon came to town to demonstrate some real-life cooking timed against the virtual cooking of the same dish in the "Cook or Be Cooked!" game. Foodies, bloggers, and other media members were on hand at Hipcooks West to watch the restaurant-owner and Food Network personality battle in a whole other kind of kitchen stadium as he worked to match the motions of the game in the kitchen, and talk about why this game can help teach adults and kids practical cooking skills.