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The Baking Championship Gets a Little Bit Sweeter with Kids

by in Shows, January 5th, 2015
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Kids Baking ChampionshipIn Food Network’s new series Kids Baking Championship, premiering Monday, Feb. 2 at 8|7c, hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli will lead eight talented kid bakers through challenges designed to find the most-impressive and creative young baker. In each challenge the contestants, ranging in age from 10 to 13, will be tested on their baking skills and originality as they whip up delectable desserts, including creative cakes, mouthwatering cookies and pastries.

These talented kids make baking seem as easy as pie, but the competition is about more than sweets and goodies. At stake is a prize package consisting of a set of Food Network bakeware, a profile in Food Network Magazine, an original cake featured at Charm City Cakes and a $10,000 grand prize. But only one will become the Kids Baking Champion!

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Speak Up, Fans: Where Do You Eat the Best Pizza Ever?

by in Community, Shows, January 5th, 2015

Best. Pizza. Ever.When it comes to tried-and-true eats and drinks, there’s good, maybe even great, and then there’s the best — those craveable, mouthwatering specialties worthy of an extra-special trip. These must-try plates are the subjects of the all-new series Best. Ever., premiering tonight at 10|9c, wherein host Ted Allen and your favorite Food Network chefs and stars are revealing their picks for the best-made pizza, burgers, barbecue and breakfast dishes from coast to coast.

Before you tune in tonight to see what pies the cast has chosen for its Best. Pizza. Ever. feature, FN Dish wants to know: What do you consider to be the best-ever pizza, and where do you eat it? Leave a comment below, tell us on Food Network’s Facebook page or Food Network’s Google+ page, or tweet @FoodNetwork using #BestPizzaEver to tell us your local restaurant picks and share your version of the ultimate pie. FN Dish will round up your answers and reveal your top selections on Thursday.

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“We Really Stepped Up Our Sabotages” — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, January 4th, 2015

While even the seemingly most-approachable sabotages are still a challenge for Cutthroat Kitchen competitors, Alton Brown took the game to extreme heights and lengths on tonight’s all-new episode when he auctioned off not one but two next-level tests. “We really stepped up our sabotages,” Alton explained on the latest installment of his After-Show, introducing judge Simon Majumdar to these evilicious unfoldings.

“We thought we would up the ante this time and make somebody cook in a bunk bed,” Alton told Simon of a sabotage for the breakfast hash round. “Prep on the bottom, cook on the top,” he added of the doozy. After checking out the top bunk’s burner and work station, Simon cited the potential areas of struggle as “just about everything,” though he noted of Chef Jouvens, who was forced to contend with this sabotage, “He got the heat, so that’s why he managed to get a crust on his potatoes.”

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One-on-One with the First Recruit Eliminated from the Blue Team — Worst Cooks in America

by in Shows, January 4th, 2015

Blue Team Elimination on Worst Cooks in AmericaThis season on Worst Cooks in America, 14 new helpless home cooks have joined the ranks to be mentored by chefs Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell. Split into the Blue and Red teams, they’ll face new cooking challenges every week, honing their skills until just two finalists (one from each team) remain to face off in one final cook-off, the winner of which will walk away with $25,000 in cash, along with bragging rights for his or her mentor. Unfortunately, however, every week the two lowest-scoring recruits will be kicked out of Boot Camp, losing the chance to win the prize money, but leaving with new skills they’ve learned from their mentors.

Every Sunday night, FN Dish has the exclusive interviews with the eliminated recruits from the Red Team and the Blue Team.

Find out who on the Blue Team went home

One-on-One with the First Recruit Eliminated from the Red Team — Worst Cooks in America

by in Shows, January 4th, 2015

Red Team elimination on Worst Cooks in AmericaThis season on Worst Cooks in America, 14 new helpless home cooks have joined the ranks to be mentored by chefs Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell. Split into the Blue and Red teams, they’ll face new cooking challenges every week, honing their skills until just two finalists (one from each team) remain to face off in one final cook-off, the winner of which will walk away with $25,000 in cash, along with bragging rights for his or her mentor. Unfortunately, however, every week the two lowest-scoring recruits will be kicked out of Boot Camp, losing the chance to win the prize money, but leaving with new skills they’ve learned from their mentors.

Every Sunday night, FN Dish has the exclusive interviews with the eliminated recruits from the Red Team and the Blue Team.

Find out who on the Red Team went home

POLL: Lighter Recipes Fit for 2015

by in Shows, January 3rd, 2015

The KitchenFrom better-for-you breakfasts to surprisingly light desserts, this morning’s all-new episode of The Kitchen celebrated healthier cooking as the cast kicked off 2015 with fresh new recipes. But just because the new year often signals the start of smarter-eating resolutions doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods; in fact, the co-hosts greeted 2015 by introducing made-over recipes for a few classically indulgent dishes, including pasta with Alfredo sauce and cheesy nachos (click here to get all of the recipes featured on the show).

FN Dish wants to know: As you settle into the new year and perhaps begin a better-for-you eating plan, what dish would you most like to lighten up? Do you have a strong sweet tooth that craves made-over chocolate cake, or do you tend toward savory plates and prefer healthier chips and dip? Cast your vote below for the food you’d like to make cleaner, then browse more of Food Network’s made-over meals.

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What to Watch: Plan Your New Year’s Healthy Reboot with Food Network

by in Shows, January 2nd, 2015

The KitchenWith the holidays over, it’s time to turn over a new leaf, and for many that means making healthy resolutions. Whether you’re simply hoping to shed the extra holiday pounds or want to learn how to make over your entire eating repertoire, Food Network has programming to help steer you in the right direction.

Saturday morning, watch Ree and Trisha whip up some healthy favorites that aren’t lacking in flavor. On The Kitchen, the co-hosts offer their tips for lightening up classic recipes and advise viewers on ways to kick off the new year right. Sunday, tune in for Giada’s healthy spa day with friends. After that, Guy Fieri shares his lightened-up Italian menu that packs a punch. Finally, Daphne Brogdon gets in the kitchen with her mom and sister to cook healthy family favorites.

And don’t forget: Sunday evening, tune in for the premiere of Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style and a new season of Worst Cooks in America with Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell. Plus, there are all-new sabotages on Cutthroat Kitchen.

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Better Together: Robert’s Top 5 Workouts to Do with a Partner

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, December 31st, 2014

Robert Irvine and Gail KimIt’s no secret that Robert Irvine, Food Network’s own restaurant renovator and the host of the upcoming special Fitness: Impossible (airing Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 11|10c), has a no-nonsense attitude when it comes to prioritizing his workouts. “I make the time, no excuses,” he recently told FN Dish of his exercise regime. But his determination in the gym doesn’t necessarily mean he goes fitness alone. “When Gail and I work out together, we will do the same circuit,” Robert says of his partnered fitness sessions with his wife, Gail Kim. “We motivate and push each other.”

For fans looking to take a similar better-together approach to working out with a partner or spouse, Robert says that when it comes to exercising in pairs, “it depends on your fitness goals,” but he offers his top-five ideas for ways to exercise as a twosome.

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According to Alton, Every Cutthroat Kitchen Competitor Needs This Pantry Ingredient

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, December 30th, 2014

Alton BrownSpices, flour, bread, vinegar. These versatile ingredients are seemingly crucial to making and transforming myriad challenge dishes on Cutthroat Kitchen, but according to host Alton Brown, none of these is the most-crucial ingredient to grab while shopping.

On this week’s all-new episode of the After-Show, he revealed that when it comes to those precious 60 seconds in the pantry, contestants ought to be sure to grab one ingredient above all else: eggs. “I don’t care what you think you’re making. Don’t come out of the pantry without eggs,” he said. “It’s liquid meat and can do so many different things.” From binding meats and creating batters and doughs to beefing up vegetarian dishes, eggs can shine both in and on countless dishes, and it’s chefs’ ability to know that before shopping that could ultimately save them while cooking.

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