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POLL: Jyll, Wolfgang Puck and a Dish Called Risotto

by in Shows, July 18th, 2011

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When Wolfgang Puck escorted Jyll to the kitchen to show her how to properly make risotto during last night’s episode of Food Network Star, were you shocked?

Related: Penny for Your Thoughts

What to Watch: Amusement Park Eats, Food Network Star and Heat Seekers

by in Shows, July 15th, 2011

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In between trips to the beach and grilling at the house, gather the family and check out the latest Food Network has to offer this weekend:

Amusement Park Eats
Get ready for the sweetest ride of your life as host George Duran discovers some of the tastiest treats that amusement parks have to offer.  These menus start at cotton candy and corn dogs, and move on to unusual and exotic dishes.
Tune in: Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m. Central

Food Network Star and a sneak peek after the jump »

This Week on Food Network’s Star Blog

by in Shows, July 14th, 2011

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The seventh season of Food Network Star is in full swing and the writers on the Star blog are dishing. This week, fans said goodbye to a fan favorite and it got everyone talking — even Melissa d’Arabian. If you missed last week’s episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central

Cupcake Wars: Tony Awards

by in Shows, July 13th, 2011

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Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world’s first cupcake bakery. She joins us on the FN Dish each week to recap all the sweet details of the competition from her seat at the judges’ table. Here’s what she had to say about this week’s episode.

There’s nothing I look forward to more than returning champions day — to see the familiar faces of former winners “baking it out” makes for great competition and delicious tastings.  Let me also take my hat off to the champions, Doron, Arlene, Rebecca and Victoria, who were willing to take the risk to come back again. They had a lot to lose and it took guts to do.

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This Week on Food Network’s Star Blog

by in Shows, July 7th, 2011

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The seventh season of Food Network Star is in full swing and the writers on the Star blog are dishing. This week, Melissa d’Arabian urges the finalists to be authentic, Guy remembers the anxiety and Penny, once again, stirs the pot. If you missed last week’s episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central

Prepare for a Sugar High: Duff’s Sweet New Series

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, July 7th, 2011

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Duff Goldman, best known as the pastry mastermind behind the popular Food Network show, Ace of Cakes, is exploring a sugary curiosity. His new show, Sugar High, takes him on a cross-country trek to capture the sweet secrets and tasty techniques that keep the cookies from crumbling in the top bakeries around the nation. Premiering August 8, this six-episode summer feature will showcase the best sweet spots. From diners and curbside snow-cone machines to food carts and boutique bakeries, Duff will prove that decadent desserts are anything but ordinary.

Follow Duff as he stops for chilled bread pudding on the Venice boardwalk in California, pull up a seat at a roadhouse in Dallas for s’mores and have a slice of apple strudel in Chicago that is reminiscent of something you’d get in Europe. He also returns to down-home style with traditional rice pudding at a dessert boutique in Philadelphia.

Want a closer look? Flip through Sugar High’s behind-the-scenes photos.

Tune in: Monday, August 8 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/ 9:30 p.m. Central

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Cupcake Wars: Tim Burton Bake-Off

by in Shows, July 6th, 2011

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Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world’s first cupcake bakery. She joins us on the FN Dish each week to recap all the sweet details of the competition from her seat at the judges’ table. Here’s what she had to say about this week’s episode.

The wild world of Tim Burton had all of our cupcake bakers very inspired this week, and it also brought out the absinthe, blood orange and currant flavors in round one. Bravo to Nancy for making the first fruitcake I’ve ever really enjoyed. Tiffany did well with her absinthe and goat cheese frosting, though it was dripping off the side. Lori’s textures were lovely, but missing red currant flavor. Bayah did something different by working with tapioca, but her filling didn’t set in time and turned the inside of her cupcake to goo. We were sorry to see her go because her green fairy was a hint of her decorating talents, which we definitely could have used in round two, where both Nancy and Tiffany ended up playing it safe.

Get the winning cupcake recipe »

This Week on Food Network’s Star Blog

by in Shows, June 30th, 2011

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The seventh season of Food Network Star is in full swing and the writers on the Star blog are dishing. This week, Melissa d’Arabian gives the finalists pep talks, Paula makes a surprise appearance and Orchid reins in Chris. If you missed last week’s episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central

Cupcake Wars: The Final Frontier

by in Shows, June 30th, 2011

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Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world’s first cupcake bakery. She joins us on the FN Dish each week to recap all the sweet details of the competition from her seat at the judges’ table. Here’s what she had to say about this week’s episode.

One of my favorite things about Cupcake Wars is meeting the most interesting guest judges and this episode was about as good as it gets — a real live NASA astronaut, Tracy Caldwell Dyson. Justin, Florian and I had time to ask Tracy every question imaginable about living in space, including the possibility of cupcakes in space.  Tracy enlightened us that anything that produces crumbs isn’t ideal — due to the lack of gravity, cupcake crumbs would fly around and get into everything.

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Join Anne in the Mediterranean, Read About Her Favorite Ingredients

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, June 29th, 2011

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This October, you can join Anne Burrell and other Food Network at Sea guests as they set sail and cruise the Mediterranean. In anticipation of this voyage, we recently caught up with her to talk about one of her favorite destinations, Italy. Below, she dishes on her first time there, her favorite ingredients to cook with and tools she uses in the kitchen.

FN Dish: What was it like the first time you were in Italy?
Anne: I visited Italy in May and it was so beautiful there. There were flowers everywhere –it was springtime and everything was just opening up. The grape vines were just starting to bud; it just seemed like there was sunshine everywhere.

Find out what Anne’s favorite ingredients are »