All Posts By Maria Russo

Maria Russo is an editor at Food Network, now living in New York City after being born and raised in the great state of Michigan. She likes her eggs runny, her pasta cheesy and has been known to throw back dozens of oysters at a time.

A First-Timer’s Introduction to Eviliciousness — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, May 15th, 2016

With nearly 12 full seasons under their belts, the Cutthroat Kitchen judges are pros at the ins and out of all things evilicious, from host Alton Brown‘s surprise antics to the makings of an especially diabolical sabotage. But on tonight’s all-new episode, guest judge Monti Carlo experienced sabotages in all their glory during her first-ever visit to the Cutthroat arena. And of course, her initial reaction to the extent of the eviliciousness before her was downright shock when she appeared on the After-Show.

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Top-Rated Cinnamon Rolls — Most Popular Pin of the Week

by in Community, May 15th, 2016

Cinnamon RollsTender and fluffy on the inside with layers of buttery cinnamon sugar throughout, The Pioneer Woman’s five-star cinnamon rolls, featured in Food Network Magazine, are the ultimate in morning indulgence and this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week. After baking the rolls until they’re golden and puffed, blanket them with a sweetened coffee-maple drizzle for an over-the-top treat.

For more sweet-tooth-satisfying ideas, check out Food Network’s Let’s Bake! board on Pinterest.

Get the Recipe: The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls Featured in Food Network Magazine

KFC Unleashes Edible Nail Polish That Actually Tastes Like Chicken

by in News, May 14th, 2016

KFC Unleashes Edible Nail Polish That Actually Tastes Like ChickenKFC fans, take note. The chain has just unveiled the ultimate in wearable fan paraphernalia: edible nail polish!

Yup, this is for real. Though it’s not exactly considered a top purveyor of beauty products, the national fried-chicken joint partnered with Ogilvy & Mather and McCormick (the company that produces KFC’s secret spice blend for its famous chicken) to create a nail polish that can be applied just like any other nail polish but that also tastes just like fried chicken, according to a recent article on Fortune.com.

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2-Ingredient Desserts That Won’t Disappoint

by in Recipes, Shows, May 14th, 2016

Peanut Butter Ice CreamForget everything you know about homemade desserts because these two-ingredient beauties are reinventing the sweet-treat wheel. Neither tricky nor time-consuming to make, fuss-free picks like flavorful ice cream, fruity sorbet and chocolatey ice pops are indeed easy to make with products and produce you likely have on hand. Read on below to see how the cast of The Kitchen put them together on this morning’s new episode.

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Caption It: High-Five to Us

by , May 13th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12Let's be honest. The stress of Comeback Kitchen is real and likely all-consuming for the competitors. After all, finalists have just three weeks to prove themselves worthy of a second shot at Stardom — and one of those weeks is already behind them....

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Chefs Answer: What’s the Job of a Food Network Star Like?

by , May 12th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12After 11 weeks of camera challenges, timed cooking tasks and seemingly unending competition pressure, one finalist will be shining the brightest — and Food Network's newest Star will be crowned. It's then that the winner will be part of the Food Ne...

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Food Network Chefs Reveal Their Culinary Mentors

by , May 12th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12When Food Network Star kicks off next week, all eyes will be on the finalists as they begin the long road toward the coveted crown. But to lead the hopefuls on their journeys and give them the feedback they'll need to grow, mentors Bobby Flay and Gi...

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The Top Recipes from Past Food Network Star Winners

by , May 11th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12When a Food Network Star winner graduates from the 11-week competition and earns the crown of victory, you can be sure he or she is equipped with not only the charm and charisma to capture a TV audience, but also the culinary chops to wow you with mu...

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What Not to Do to Succeed on Food Network Star

by , May 11th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12Act naturally, command your culinary point of view, demonstrate complete mastery in the kitchen and make the camera your friend. After 11 seasons of Food Network Star, we know that having and demonstrating these essential abilities will go a long way...

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Food Network Star Finalists Answer: “What Do You Make for Dinner on a Regular Tuesday Night?”

by , May 10th, 2016

Food Network Star, Season 12In just a few short weeks, the spotlight will shine on Food Star Kitchen, and this year's cast of Food Network Star hopefuls will have to wow mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis not just on camera but also on the plate. From day one the final...

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