What to Watch: Dinner in a Hurry and Creativity in Competition

by in Shows, March 1st, 2013

Ree DrummondThis weekend Food Network has a bunch of competition shows that show off the competitors’ extreme creativity. But first, learn how to put together dinner in a hurry, which also requires some creative thinking on the fly.

If you’ve ever been stuck in a situation with unexpected guests coming over for dinner, you know it’s tough to pull off a meal in such a limited amount of time. But on The Pioneer Woman, Ree can show you how she cooks up an entire meal with just a phone call’s notice.

This weekend the competition shows get innovative. On Sugar Dome, the teams must create food art inspired by the deep sea. On Cupcake Wars, four bakers are fighting for the chance to cater an event at the San Diego Zoo. The remaining recruits on Worst Cooks in America must train their palates and prove to Chefs Anne and Bobby that they can create unique flavor combinations from what they’ve learned. Then Chef Bobby Flay goes to battle on Iron Chef America against Chef Hong Thaimee.

The Pioneer Woman: “Beat the Clock

Ree and Ladd’s friends Butch and Julie are unexpectedly coming over for dinner, so Ree must put together a meal in practically no time at all. Using what she has on hand, Ree creates a menu that includes Patty Melts With Crash Hot Potatoes, Quick-Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad and Bananas Foster With Ice Cream for dessert.

Tune in: Saturday, March 2 at 10am/9c

Sugar Dome: “Dangers of the Deep

Cake artists, sugar artists and Hollywood scenic artists make up the teams that will be creating unique food art that captures the danger and mystery of the sea. Only one team will win the $15,000 prize for turning out the best deep sea creation.

Tune in: Saturday, March 2 at 1pm/12c

Cupcake Wars: “San Diego Zoo

Four bakers fight for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a members’ only party at the San Diego zoo. The fur will be flying at this challenge.

Tune in: Sunday, March 3 at 8pm/7c

Worst Cooks in America: “Fire and Ice

On this episode, the remaining 10 recruits must train their palates in order to be tested on their creativity. The first challenge requires them to make a unique flavor combination of gelato. The second challenge tests their ability to put a personal spin on the classic burger. Willie Degel from Restaurant Stakeout is guest judge.

Tune in: Sunday, March 3 at 9pm/8c

Iron Chef America: “Flay vs. Thaimee

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Hong Thaimee, executive chef at Ngam, a Thai restaurant in New York City. The judging panel includes Troy Johnson, Ree Drummond and Josh Ozersky.

Tune in: Sunday, March 3 at 10pm/9c

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