All Posts By Maria Russo

Maria Russo is an online editor at FoodNetwork.com, covering top-tier show and talent packages and managing the FN Dish and Star Talk blogs. She grew up in a tight-knit Italian family in Michigan, where food was the focus of most conversations and it wasn't unusual to talk about the next day’s lunch and dinner menus while eating breakfast. Maria graduated from Barnard College in 2012 and currently lives in New York City. She likes her pasta cheesy, her eggs runny and her oysters briny.

Chatting with Guest Judges Jamele Hill and Jaymee Sire

by , July 27th, 2017

Food Network StarThe Food Network Star competition has dwindled to just four remaining hopefuls, which means that this week, with just a few challenges left until the finale, the pressure will be on the competitors to deliver Star-worthy performances every step of th...

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Get Ready to Go Back to Kitchen Stadium for All-New Series Iron Chef Showdown

by in Shows, July 25th, 2017

Iron Chef GauntletFresh off this spring’s game-changing Iron Chef Gauntlet competition, Alton Brown, the Chairman, and Iron Chefs you know and love are heading back to Kitchen Stadium for an all-new culinary contest: Iron Chef Showdown.

Inspired by the fan-favorite series Iron Chef America, Iron Chef Showdown will bring together the likes of A-list Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Jose Garces, Michael Symon, Alex Guarnaschelli and Stephanie Izard, who earned the coveted title just this year following her victory on Iron Chef Gauntlet. Look out for brand-new Secret Ingredients, all-star-chef matchups and elite culinary competition of the highest order. Alton will be on hand to host Iron Chef Showdown, while Mark Dacascos will reprise his role as Chairman. Plus, Jaymee Sire will enter the kitchen as a floor reporter, bringing you all the insider details of the what’s and how’s of each battle.

Whose cuisine will reign supreme? You’ll have to wait until later this year to find out. Stay tuned to Food Network for all the details on what’s ahead and when.

One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by , July 23rd, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greate...

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist Eliminated from the Competition

by , July 16th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greate...

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Star Report: Who Flunked Midterms and Who’s in Good Shape for the Second Half

by , July 10th, 2017

Food Network StarWeek 6 is often the point in the season when the tide starts to turn — a few people start to break out from the pack, while others get left behind. This year's midterm challenges brought those results once again, and we're here to break down the wh...

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by , July 9th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest pot...

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Enter to Win a Signed Copy of Jet Tila’s New Cookbook, 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

by in Books, Contests, Food Network Chef, July 6th, 2017

Jet TilaAs a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, Jet Tila offers his spot-on critiques of chefs’ sabotaged dishes, but he doesn’t just dish out feedback — when it’s his turn in the kitchen, he also dishes up plenty of food of his own. This Los Angeles-based chef and restaurateur is known for his Asian-inspired cooking and his culinary expertise, which he’s offering up to fans near and far in his just-released cookbook, 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes.

We caught up with Jet about this new book when he visited Food Network Kitchen for a Facebook Live demo of what he calls My Famous Drunken Noodles (click here to watch the demo and get the recipe), and he told us, “I believe that everyone in America can cook authentic Asian food.” Indeed this easy-to-follow cookbook breaks down the ins and outs of Asian cooking, and it’s chock-full of dishes you likely know and love but probably haven’t ventured to make at home, like tom yum soup, pad thai and drunken noodles. But with Jet’s go-to guide, your days of takeout are over. We’re giving five lucky, randomly selected readers the chance to win one signed copy each of 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Eat Before You Die. Read on below to hear from Jet, then find out how to enter to win the giveaway.

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The New York City Wine & Food Festival Is Coming Up — Order Your Tickets Now to Mix and Mingle with Food Network Chefs!

by in Events, June 28th, 2017

New York City Wine & Food FestivalThough we’re mere days into the official summer season, believe it or not, it’s time to think ahead to fall. Every October, the New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola comes to the Big Apple and hosts a weekend-long eating and drinking extravaganza, complete with chef demos, sit-down dinners, walk-around tastings, and plenty of opportunities to meet and greet your favorite Food Network stars.

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by , June 28th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest pot...

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Jet Tila’s Recipe for Famous Drunken Noodles Is the Only One You Need

by in Food Network Chef, June 27th, 2017

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ICYMI: Cutthroat Kitchen judge and longtime chef and restaurateur Jet Tila released a brand-new cookbook, 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die, this week, and he stopped by Food Network Kitchen to show us how to cook one of his signature dishes on Facebook Live. He made what he calls My Famous Drunken Noodles, and after just a few bites, we get why they’re so famous.

“We’re chasing the “yum” here,” Jet said as he prepped these easy-to-make noodles, noting the five essential flavors that make up Asian cuisine: sour, sweet, salty, hot and savory. He achieves all five of those tastes with just a few key ingredients, including sweet soy sauce and Sriracha. Click the play button on the video above to watch Jet make his Drunken Noodles, then read on below to get the recipe.

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