What to Watch: A Weekend of New Adventure and Competition

by in Shows, January 11th, 2013

Iron Chef America Judges and The ChairmanThis weekend, Food Network has a bunch of new episodes that capture the spirit of adventure, the willingness to try new things and the sense of competition.

On Saturday watch Barefoot Contessa and Giada at Home. Ina and Jeffrey travel through Napa Valley on their California adventure. Giada shows you how she likes to mix things up for dinner on Monday nights by going meatless.

On Sunday night, there are three competitions back-to-back. First, on Sugar Dome, different artists are challenged to create displays inspired by the ’80s. On Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, the stars head to a farm outside of Hollywood to convene with the sources of the food they must cook. And on Iron Chef America, it’s a rematch between Iron Chef Zakarian and challenger Chef Michael Chiarello, with special guest judge Neil Patrick Harris.

Barefoot Contessa: “The Adventure Begins

Ina and Jeffrey are headed to California. The first leg of their trip has them visiting Napa. Their first dinner is Chicken With Wild Mushrooms and Green Salad With Napa Vinaigrette. Then it’s on to Robert Sinskey Vineyards to make Baked Goat Cheese. The evening ends with a casual supper featuring Jeffrey’s Grilled Pork Chops With Green Beans Gremolata.

Tune in: Saturday, January 12 at 11am/10c

Giada at Home: “Meatless Mondays

Giada makes meatless meals every Monday night at home, not only for the health benefits but for the benefit of the environment as well. She shares some of her favorite recipes like Avocado Hummus With Crispy Pita Chips, Lentil Burgers With Lemon-Basil Mayonnaise and Roasted Vegetable Tostadas With Chipotle Cream.

Tune in: Saturday, January 12 at 11:30am/10:30c

Sugar Dome: “The 80s

It’s a trip back to the 1980s on Sugar Dome. Cake artists, sugar artists and graffiti artists must take on the challenge of reimagining the time of neon pants, big hair and loud music. The challenges will be grueling and filled with twists. The artists must create revolutionary displays that capture the decade. Only one can win the $15,000 prize. Actress Charlene Tilton guest judges.

Tune in: Sunday, January 13 at 8pm/7c

Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off: “Hollywood Walk of Farm

In Episode 2, the celebrities head to Underwood Family Farms where they must gather ingredients to cook a fresh, farm-to-table dinner for the employees and their families and friends. The winning team will be determined by the guests. The bottom two celebrity contestants from the losing team must battle it out to determine who will go home.

Tune in: Sunday, January 13 at 9pm/8c

Iron Chef America: “Zakarian vs. Chiarello

After losing to Iron Chef Zakarian in The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, challenger Chef Michael Chiarello seeks redemption in this Kitchen Stadium battle. The judges are Neil Patrick Harris, Donatella Arpaia and David Burtka (pictured above).

Tune in: Sunday, January 13 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (2)

  1. nicole pentlicki says:

    i would love to see more judging done by celebrity guests just like you did on iron chef america with neil patric harris on iron chef that show very enjoyable thanks for listening i love all your shows thank you nicole pentlicki

  2. sohbet says:

    goood blog fine administrator

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