by Joseph Erdos in Shows, September 6th, 2016
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, September 5th, 2016
With every new season of Worst Cooks in America, Anne has proven she’s a leader in Boot Camp, having won six out of eight seasons. Having lost Season 9 to Rachael, Anne’s going into Season 10 with a comeback in mind. This time there are 16 recruits to choose from. Will she pick a stellar team and rule the challenges, grooming the perfect pick to win in the finale battle for $25,000? Tune in on Sundays at 9|8c to see which recruits she’s working with, and watch how she fares against the Blue Team’s Rachael Ray.
FN Dish recently caught up with Anne Burrell on the set to chat about the new season. She revealed her teaching process and gave advice to the Boot Camp recruits. Read on to get a window into Anne’s thought process, learn where she draws experience and inspiration from, and get her best piece of advice for the practicing home cook.
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by Maria Russo in Recipes, Shows, September 3rd, 2016
For Season 9, Worst Cooks in America has invited nine celebrities who can’t cook to take on the challenges of Boot Camp. Mentors Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell have lots in store for these unsuspecting individuals. In their daily lives, they’re comics, TV actors and reality stars, but when it comes to the kitchen, they’re disasters waiting to happen. Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to see the bumbling hilarity unfold. Every day leading up to the premiere, we’ll be revealing a star contestant on FN Dish. Today it’s TV personality and businesswoman Kenya Moore.
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by Nora Horvath in Shows, September 2nd, 2016
Bright, light and full of bold flavor, traditional pesto is a hallmark of the summer season, mainly thanks to the vibrant fresh basil that gives the sauce its famed green hue. But believe it or not, pesto doesn’t have to be all about the basil. In fact, you can make this standard puree with nearly any greens you happen to have on hand.
On this morning’s all-new episode of The Kitchen, the co-hosts checked off items from their summer bucket list and introduced simple ways to savor the tastes of the season, including a five-minute Non-Basil Pesto recipe. It’s easily customizable to whatever greens are available, and it yields craveable results every time. Geoffrey Zakarian starts with a flavorful blend of bold garlic and walnuts for subtle crunch then looks to the greens. He chooses a mix of arugula, kale and mint, but he also suggests fresh herbs and spinach, among other picks. Whirl them in the food processor with the garlic and nuts, then boost the richness by adding Parmesan and a hefty glug of olive oil for smoothness. Perhaps best of all is that this mixture keeps well in the fridge or freezer, so you can hang onto it for later.
by Maria Russo in Shows, August 31st, 2016
Gear up for a weekend of parties and intense competition on Food Network. It all starts with a joint birthday bash on The Pioneer Woman: Ree Drummond’s cooking up festive eats, including Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders and a three-layer confetti cake. Next, Trisha Yearwood is inviting her friends over for a girls-only barbecue. She’s whipping up barbecue pork ribs, her creamy Potato Salad and Butterscotch Pie for dessert. After, Valerie Bertinelli’s throwing one final summer soiree with an all-grilled menu that includes salmon burgers, sweet potato wedges, and even grilled pound cake with peaches. On Smollett Eats, brothers Jake and Jojo and sisters Jurnee and Jazz are going head-to-head when they take over rival food trucks to see who can draw a bigger crowd.
Then on Sunday, Giada De Laurentiis is taking a boat trip with family, and she’s packed a light picnic spread complete with kale salsa verde bruschetta and a white bean and bitter greens salad. Next, Bobby Flay is transforming his barbecue leftovers into brunch with simple takes on pulled pork corn chip pie and smoky home fries with burnt ends. Later, tune in for the second installment of Guy’s Superstar Grocery Games, in which the seven remaining chefs will have to make a gourmet dish using ingredients selected from the Food Pyramid. After that, The Great Food Truck Race is taking the contestants to a local strawberry farm, where the families will have to make both sweet and savory dishes incorporating the berries. Finish off the evening with Cooks vs. Cons. Each professional and amateur will have to impress the judges with a dish that incorporates salad dressing.
by Food Network Kitchen in How-to, Shows, August 31st, 2016
On the set of Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton’s Revenge, the sabotage situation proved to be a mixed bag for judge Antonia Lofaso. While she did find herself stuck in Alton Brown‘s Big Foot, a boot that she shared with the host, she won the opportunity to better her challenge fate after she bested the host in an impromptu rock-paper-scissors face-off. It was up to her to decide which animal-inspired cutting tool he would work with to prep a chopped salad, and ultimately she gave him the cat-claw gloves; the host saddled her with the bird beak. And almost immediately she realized the severity of the eviliciousness before her.
by Maria Russo in Shows, August 31st, 2016
By Angela Carlos
This week on Chopped Teen Tournament, we saw four young cooks compete for the chance to move on to the grand finale. You could feel the pressure rising as they used their experiences, both inside and outside the kitchen, to inspire their dishes. In Round 1, it wasn’t immediately clear what the teenage cooks were going to come up with using saucisson en croute (a fancy pig in a blanket), quinoa, white harissa and seaweed salad, but they figured it out, and Lyanna and Thomas even received a special nod from the judges for their restaurant-quality plating styles.
Quinoa has become increasingly popular over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest food to cook. As we saw, not all of the competitors were able to cook their quinoa to the judges’ satisfaction. Like rice, quinoa requires some know-how if you want to achieve that tender, fluffy (not mushy) texture.
Here’s how to cook quinoa
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, August 30th, 2016
On any given day, Cutthroat Kitchen is a scary place for chefs to be. It’s full of unforeseen pitfalls, like diabolical sabotages, not to mention an evilicious host who has no qualms about unleashing horror upon the competitors. But beginning next month, things will get a lot more frightening in the Cutthroat arena, as Alton Brown is set to kick off Cutthroat Kitchen: Tournament of Terror.
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10|9c, fearless chefs will come together for a five-part celebration of all things spooktacular. In true Cutthroat fashion, there will be no shortage of startling sabotages, but this time the focus will be on Halloween-themed cooking and challenges. Think witches, mummies and ghosts — and their usual tricks and treats, of course. A total of 16 chefs will face off over four preliminary heats, then it’s on to the grand finale, when the winners of those early rounds will return for an anything-can-happen final showdown.
by Joseph Erdos in Shows, August 29th, 2016
Chopped has returned with a third season of the popular five-part Teen Tournament. In tonight’s second round, four teens entered the prestigious kitchen to try their chances at decoding the mystery baskets. Even advanced practice cannot prepare a chef for the added pressure and time constraints of the competition. And the key to unlocking the ingredients isn’t always obvious from the get-go. The teens took the challenge in stride, bringing their raw talent to battle with the hopes of earning one of four spots in the finale. From that final showdown, only one will emerge victorious as the winner of $25,000.
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Worst Cooks Boot Camp is getting a bakeover, as coaches Lorraine Pascale and Duff Goldman draft 12 of the most-disastrous bakers in the nation into the most-difficult culinary Boot Camp on Worst Bakers in America, premiering Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10|9c. Duff and Lorraine will attempt to mold two teams of catastrophic recruits into potential dessert impresarios, until two rise to the top to face off in one final challenge. With $25,000 on the line, these wannabe bakers better show off their sweeter side if they intend to beat the competition and survive six weeks of baking challenges.