What to Watch: Premieres of The Kitchen and Rachael Ray’s 3 in the Bag

by in Shows, January 3rd, 2014

The KitchenThis weekend, two brand-new shows are joining the Food Network lineup. On Saturday morning, watch the premiere of Food Network’s new series, The Kitchen — part cooking show and part talk show hosted by Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, Katie Lee, Marcela Valladolid and Sunny Anderson. Then, on Sunday morning, tune in for Rachael Ray’s new cooking show, 3 in the Bag, where she’ll show viewers how to create three exciting meals out of one grocery bag of ingredients.

Also this weekend, Giada De Laurentiis will judge a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen filled with the usual sabotages. Plus, watch all-new episodes of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, On the Rocks, Sandwich King, Guy’s Big Bite, Giada at Home and a special Sunday-night episode of Chopped.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: “Healthy Twists

Longtime friend Chef Art Smith visits Trisha in the kitchen to share some healthy but classic Southern dishes. Trisha impresses him with her Slimmed-Down Carrot Cake and Unfried Chicken while Art takes on the ultimate garlic cauliflower mash.

Tune In on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10:30am/9:30c

The Kitchen: “Welcome to The Kitchen

While Katie Lee makes Creamy Kale and Eggs for breakfast, the chefs discuss their New Year’s resolutions. They also introduce and prepare delicious dishes to help viewers get dinner on the table. They debate the merits of several kitchen gadgets versus a good paring knife, and Geoffrey Zakarian makes Red Velvet cocktails while the chefs dish on what they’re “Into and Over” this week.

Tune In on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11am/10c

On the Rocks: “Reputation Revamp

Bar expert John Green revamps one of the oldest bars in Hawthorne, Calif., the Falcon Inn. Years of mismanagement ruined the bar’s reputation and it’s up to John to get them back on track. In just four days, John will transform this dingy bar to keep The Falcon off the rocks!

Tune In on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11pm/10c

Rachael Ray’s 3 in the Bag: “Gluten-Free Times Three

With more and more people asking Rachael Ray for gluten-free recipes, she’s come up with three meals that don’t sacrifice a thing in terms of flavor. First out of the bag: Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Tacos. Then it’s Zucchini Pappardelle with Pesto and Eggplant Alla Norma. Last but not least is Poblano Posole, a classic Mexican stew served with radishes, avocado and scallions.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9:30am/8:30c

Guy’s Big Bite: “Mediterranean State of Mind

Guy Fieri celebrates the Mediterranean-esque bounty of Sonoma County by cooking a healthy meal with his friend and local celebrity chef, Mark Stark. First up are Guy’s Mediterranean sardines stuffed with lemon, garlic and herbs, cooked on the grill and served with homemade spicy tartar sauce. To go with those, Guy’s got an orzo salad chock-full of veggies covered with a feta and red wine vinegar dressing. Last but not least, Chef Mark tears it up with his recipe for an Italian kale slaw with crunchy veggies and smoked almonds, all topped off with fried farm-fresh eggs.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 10am/9c

Sandwich King: “Shawarma-Rama

Jeff’s starting off with a chicken shawarma sandwich topped with a fresh cucumber and tomato salad and drizzled with tahini sauce. Next up is lamb kefta with roasted tomatoes, served ballpark style. Then Lorenzo joins Jeff in the kitchen to make kiddie kebabs. This Mediterranean feast is rounded out with roasted beet and mint hummus.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 10:30am/9:30c

Giada at Home: “Healthy and Hearty

Giada De Laurentiis creates hearty and colorful meals that feature vegetables as the main component, like kale, raisin and pine nut soccas, Tuscan barley and vegetable soup, fettuccine with roasted tomatoes, peas and fresh mozzarella, and tofu and black bean scramble with smoked salmon.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 11am/10c

Guy’s Grocery Games: “Game-Day Rush

It’s Closing Time, and the chefs have just two minutes to shop for their game-day-feast ingredients. Then, in a Single Aisle Showdown, the chefs are tasked to make their best dish using only the produce and condiments aisle. And Guy’s final game has two chefs using Five Ingredients or Less to make an upscale chicken dinner.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8pm/7c

Chopped: “Waste Not

The chefs must make use of ingredients that are usually thrown out for being imperfect, overripe or stale. For example, the first basket includes juicer pulp and tea bags. Then, in the second round, the competitors have to get creative with a little bit of salad dressing and some paltry scraps of poultry. And the finalists get some often-tossed portions of fruit and the peels of a veggie to work into their desserts.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9pm/8c

Cutthroat Kitchen: “The Yolk’s on You

Giada De Laurentiis guest judges this episode of Cutthroat Kitchen and is welcomed with a sweet version of a deviled egg. Then, one chef must avoid being canned by making chicken and waffles with a whole canned chicken. Finally, we see if one chef can create a delicious dessert after his or her sugar is replaced with sugar cane.

Tune In on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (15)

  1. Deb says:

    It's on the weekend. Hurray! Last thing we need is yet another game-show infecting the weeknights. Better yet, move three-quarters of all the competitions to the weekend and get back to what made Food Network good in the first place – Cooking & great Recipes. Show us some cooking in the evening, too.

  2. suzie says:

    I love any new "COOKING" shows, but getting a little tired of so many reality shows….I really don't care about most of the cooking competitions. Some of the chef challenges are good, but the grocery shows and so many other shows that aren't really teaching me anything new about food…. thumbs down. Julia Child taught us about food and how to cook…that's what I want from Food Network and Cooking Channel.

    • rascal says:

      I totally agree. Too many stupid competitions, with ridiculous ingredients, in situations that none of the viewers can relate to. Make shows that are for the real world.

    • Melanie says:

      I agree…. Go back to the "cooking shows".with recipes for real foods that normal people want to cook. We can see competitions and reality shows on all the other statins. Get back to your original concept when I loved watching you Food Network.

  3. Patty says:

    I am watching "The Kitchen"….while I like who is on this show, find it fun and interesting, will someone please tell the cooks to stop all talking at the same time!!!! It's so frustrating because you want to hear what one of them said, but the other four were talking at the same time. Geez!!!

    • Cathie says:

      Patty, I agree. The Thanksgiving Live show was the same way. I guess that kind of thing happens when you get all those big egos in the same place. I won't be watching again. And I also agree with Deb below when she says the Food Network needs to get rid of most of the competition shows (Cupcake wars, sweet Genius, etc,) and get back to COOKING shows, especially in the evening.

  4. Melanie says:

    Why must they put such loud annoying background music on Rachael's cooking shows. I used to love watching her shows, but the loud music is so annoying I only want to mute the show. The other shows let the host talk without loud music. Don't they think she can hold the audience by just explaining the recipes. Turn off the music, or at least turn it way down.

    • Nancy says:

      YES!! That is something I LIKE about both Ina's show, and Giada's show. Very minimal music, sometimes none. which is good, and kept low.

  5. Gretchen says:

    The Kitchen is not very interesting, everyone is so busy trying to be cute and funny…..

  6. Pat says:

    I totally agree and I tell my husband week after week ..the music is worse than old elevator music. Who is getting anything out of that noise. I like to hear the sounds of cooking as well as the host talking. Not much real cooking on food network anymore, Cutthroat kitchen is horrible. Not even a cooking show. Yuk. I am moving to public tv now as they cook on their shows!

  7. marla75013 says:

    I really want to know why the network keeps pushing Jeff, the "sandwich guy" on us. I think it was rigged when he won food network star. He must be related to someone cause he just doesn't have the right personality for this…at least in my eyes he doesn't.

  8. @sandismom says:

    When the network announces a person is going to have a new show on, like RACHAEL RAY w 3 in the bag,_don't say its on Sunday at 8:30 am then not air it. Network has only shown it 4 times if that. _

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