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‘Iron Chef’ fires up Food net

Cooking skeins bring home the bacon for net

Food Network gobbled up its best-ever numbers Sunday with a special edition of “Iron Chef America.”

All-star installment — a teaming of Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay vs. Rachael Ray and Mario Batali — delivered a staggering 5.8 million viewers total.

Overall viewership for “Battle Cranberry” bested everything for the night on cable and on the CW.

Showing ranks as the most-watched telecast ever among Food’s target adults 25-54 demo. Among adults 18-49, 9 p.m. episode delivered a big 2.6 million.

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