What to Watch: Mexican Food with a Southern Twist, Bobby’s Barbecue, and Stars on the Silver Screen

by in Shows, June 21st, 2013

What to WatchThis weekend, Food Network’s new episodes cover a little bit of everything, including Mexican night, movie night, packed lunches to go, barbecuing, muffins, cupcakes and more.

Start your Saturday morning with recipe ideas for a packed lunch to go, as Ree prepares sandwiches and salads for a group meeting. Then Trisha gets to cooking a Latin-style menu with her workout instructors. Later, Giada shares her favorite muffin recipe with various mix-in ideas.

On Sunday morning, Jamie Deen is preparing dishes for taco night with a Southern twist. Then Guy is cooking a special lobster dish. On Sandwich King, Jeff is remaking the sloppy joe to be healthier for his son Lorenzo. And Bobby is barbecuing bison short ribs and grilling fish tacos.

Then in the evening, come back for some competition, starting with a toy-themed episode of Cupcake Wars. Then it’s off to the movies on Food Network Star, where teams of the remaining finalists must cook and create movie trailers. And finally, on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert must help revitalize a Greek diner.

The Pioneer Woman: “The Building

Ree’s putting together a boxed lunch for a meeting at an old building the family is renovating. She has Colossal Club Sandwiches, individual portions of Easy Greek Salad, Homemade Black Pepper Potato Chips and Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies for everyone to munch on while they look over plans for the building.

Tune in: Saturday, June 22 at 10am/9c

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: “Z-Girls

After a tough workout, Trisha and her Zumba friends get in the kitchen to put together a Latin-themed feast. On the menu are Lori’s Salsa Ranchera, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, Cheater Beans and Frozen Sangaritas.

Tune in: Saturday, June 22 at 10:30am/9:30c

Giada at Home: “Muffin Mania

Giada is always on the hunt for the perfect corn muffin — light, fluffy and packed with flavor. In this episode, she makes an easy and delicious base muffin recipe and transforms it into different flavors like Blueberry Buttermilk, and Bacon and Scallion Corn Muffins. She serves them up with perfect companions like Pea, Lettuce and Fennel Soup and Homemade Chai Lattes.

Tune in: Saturday, June 22 at 11:30am/10:30c

Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen: “Taco Night Done Right!

Jamie Deen and his family are having a weeknight Mexican meal with some Southern twists. Jamie is making Turkey Tacos, a Cheesy Mexican Skillet Rice casserole, grilled corn salsa, 7-layer bars and Mexican Spiced Boiled Peanuts.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 10am/9c

Guy’s Big Bite: “A Lobster Tale

Guy Fieri is recreating a dish that wowed friends and family at a recent holiday dinner: Lobster Ravioli. To serve alongside it he has Warm Lentil and Acorn Squash Salad.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 10:30am/9:30c

Sandwich King: “Comfort Food Classics

Jeff remakes the classic sloppy joe into a healthier, kid-friendly sandwich he calls The Sloppy Lo. Jeff makes over another comfort food classic with his Chicken Pot Pie Sandwich, and rounds out the meal with Parmesan tots with a side of buttermilk dipping sauce.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 11am/10c

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: “Four Corners ‘Cue

Bobby Flay celebrates the flavors of his favorite American region with this Southwestern-style cookout, featuring dishes like Spice Rubbed Bison Short Ribs with an Orange-Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Grilled Fish Tacos, Creamed Corn Succotash and Tequila Sangria.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 11:30am/10:30c

Cupcake Wars: “Cupcakes ‘R’ Us

Four imaginative bakers are going to have to unleash their inner child as they compete for the chance to serve their creations at a black-tie awards gala for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Toy inventor Nancy Zwiers serves as guest judge.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 8pm/7c

Food Network Star: “Big Screen Bites

This week the remaining finalists will compete at a cinema. Paired into teams of three, they will have to create a menu and a movie trailer for a focus group of movie enthusiasts. Watch to find out whose concept will be a hit at the box office and who will go home.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 9pm/8c

Restaurant: Impossible: “It’s All Greek to Me

Robert Irvine visits the town of Woodstock, Ill., to help cousins Angelo and Angelo and their diner, Angelo’s. Their fathers started the restaurant 40 years ago but nothing has changed since — there’s still the same menu, the same decor and the same family drama. Robert has two days to unravel the issues of this Greek restaurant and figure out why the cousins are dangerously close to ruining their namesake business and all their fathers’ hard work.

Tune in: Sunday, June 23 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (13)

  1. Rich & Ann Lindemann says:

    I cannot believe that you let PAULA go. She is the reason that we turn to FN. She has great recipes, which are easy to create and a winning personality. Which of your other stars can you say that about?__Flay=arrogant, Giada=teeth and boobs, hit and miss recipes, Alex=dull, Ida=good recipes, but usually more difficult and semi dull, Guy=fun, interesting, but mostly spicy, Anne=quirky, babbles, but good recipes, Alton=presumptious, egotistical, Nigella= ho hum, Aaron= interesting to watch, mediocre food,
    Trisha= Paula who can sing, Neely's=too cutsey, Ree=simple prairie cook, don't like her voice, Robert=the epitome of arrogant, but helpful, Sandra= redo recipes and boring, Sunny=she is that, recipes mostly forgetable, Tyler= good recipes usually interesting to watch, not always, Duff=strictly decorating cakes & eating, very humorously quirky. Finally Michael=next to Paula the most fun to watch and very good recipes. Take heed, hopefully Oprah will pick up Paula, I will turn the channel in an instant!

  2. John says:

    I think you made a mistake dropping Paula Deen. I'm sure you feel like you've done the right thing, but you have not. You will not run into many honest and down-to-earth people like her. Anyone with sense would recognize this and realize that she is anything but racist. By the way, don't you get tired of people trying to play the race card, or is this part of shallow business decisions. For a change, Food Network, use you brain.

  3. John says:

    There you go. So it's okay for Kanye to say it. This is really a joke.

  4. Renna says:

    Really Food Network!!! You replaced Paula and left her by the roadside rather quickly! This woman has done more for the Food Network than the executives realize! She has done nothing more than others have done in their pasts-she only admitted to it. If more people were so honest, you would have NO ONE behind your cameras. We, as humans, all err and make prejudicial references. And, by the way, we Southerners are not all racist, uneducated hypocrites. Bring Paula back, PLEASE!

  5. Jeanne says:

    I think it is time to start a boycott against the Food Network. She is the reason that I started watching the show. I would also like to add, I grew up in the south in the 1940's and that is the way people talked. However, they don't today, except if you are a rap "artist" or a pro athlete, then it is o.k. to still use that word.

    Bend Or

  6. Michele says:

    Paula Deen gone, so am I from watching your channel. What happened to forgiveness for past mistakes and looking at all she has done for your station and all the joy she has brought over the last years. When asked, she told the truth. Maybe you should fire yourselves. I am sure in your lifetime, you have also done something you are now not proud of, however it doesn't look like anyone that decided this is stepping down. Remember, forgive past mistakes as others have forgiven you. Shame on you.

  7. CHERRY says:


  8. GA Girl says:

    Food Network really jumped the gun! Your spokesperson talked about not renewing her contract because of the reflection reflection on your brand. Well what you have done certainly will have an impact on your brand. Paula Deen is one of a distinguished group of chefs that helped bring the Food Network to what it is today. I guess you will be polling all your TV personalities and applicants for the Next Food Network Star to see if they ever in their lifetime did or said something that today is looked upon as not PC, discriminatory, racist, bigoted. Society evolves and changes and so do the people in the society. If the evidence shows that she embraces racism currently and is not embracing change that's one thing but the woman is being tried in the court of public opinion and has been gracious, has apologized, and has sid she wants to learn from her mistakes and move on. You blew it Food Network. Hope Paula regroups and comes back even stronger…..maybe on OWN.

  9. Charolette says:

    I am a Southerner and am highly upset that you've dropped Paula Deen. She is the reason I watch your network. BRING HER BACK!

  10. janice says:

    What has happened to this country that a person can be fired for making a joke 7 years ago in a private setting, and yet our court system frees child abusers and rapists because of technicalities. Get real! If everyone was fired because of a hurtful remark there would be no one working, including your network. The people of this country, including the people of the South have grown, and understand the ramifications of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's. It is 2013. It is time we use common sense and measure a man (WOMAN) on their merit instead of their political correctness! Stand up for what is right. Stop the madness. Damaging a career because of a misspoken word is not only ethically wrong, it is morally wrong.

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